The Oscars – film, fashion, the pinnacle of awards season. I don’t usually cover the Oscars on my blog, but this year, I feel compelled. But not for the red carpet fashion, because let’s face it, last night was kind of a snooze fest. (Except for Lupita Nyong’o who has won every red carpet of 2014.) However, there were some outstanding beauty looks last night. Here are my picks.
BEST THROWBACK LOOK: Olivia Wilde
Pregnancy has been good to Olivia Wilde, who has looked fantastic on the red carpet this year. I love the ’60s vibe she has going on here. The winged eyeliner works perfectly with her almond-shaped eyes, finished with a matte, nude lip. The updo prettily frames her face. The halter-neck, black Valentino gown and white teardrop Lorraine Schwartz earrings adds to the mod look.
BEST HAIR: Jared Leto
If I knew my hair could look half as good as Jared Leto’s, I would grow it out again. Jared dons super shiny, beachy waves, with ombre coloring. Plus, I love the white tuxedo Saint Laurent jacket and Monsieur Jean Yves Paris red bow tie. Looking sharp.
BEST SMOKY EYE: Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson’s Versace gown was one of the few that I thought really stood out last night. But we’re here to talk about beauty, not fashion, and she expertly pulled off a staple makeup look, the smoky eye. Like Olivia Wilde, Kate has almond-shaped eyes, and the shimmery mocha shade looks gorgeous with her green eyes. A soft glow from a highlighter emphasizes her cheekbones, paired with glossy, baby pink lips.
BEST LIPS: Kerry Washington
Another pregnant woman who stunned on the red carpet was Kerry Washington. I loved that she went very pin-up pretty with big curls, cascading over her bare shoulders. Her cheeks are beautifully contoured, and she played up the doll-inspired look with lush lashes. But it’s Kerry’s amazing bordeaux pout that set her apart from every other woman that night.
BEST BEAUTY PERFECTION: Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie glowed, and it seems to comes from within. Her soft brown tresses are simply swept back away from her face. Beautiful full lashes flutter on top of her amazing green eyes. Angelina’s world-famous lips were pretty in shiny, nude gloss. Her face is every bit as flawless as those 42-carat (!!!) diamond Robert Procop earrings.
Who do you think was the fairest of them all at this year’s Oscars?