Oscars 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Margot Robbie to Emma Stone.
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Oscars 2018

Finally, we've arrived at the biggest and best night of awards season! 

The Academy Awards have been going strong for 90 years now, and as you know, celebs have always paid homage to classic old Hollywood style on the red carpet.

Last night seemed different. Yes, there were still a few cases of vintage waves and "safe" makeup. But overall, I saw more colour, more freshness and more FUN in the beauty than ever before!

Ready to see the looks? Here are all the close-ups:

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Oscars 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Oscars.

Margot Robbie Oscars 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Oscars.

Margot went super-natural, which makes sense with her delicate white dress. There's a kiss of colour on her lips, with matching rosy cheeks and silver eyeshadow. I love that she skipped eyeliner to keep it fresh. But the real standout is her bob, freshly chopped a couple inches shorter. The bend is the 2018 way to do texture!

Margot is wearing: Face rollerBlush in Rose ÉcrinHighlighter in Ivory GoldEyeshadow in TitaneEyeliner in ClairMascara in NoirBrow pencil in Brun ClairLip colour in Tender RoseLipstick in CécileHair oilSmoothing lotionTexturizing sprayHairspray

Emma Stone

Emma Stone Oscars 2018

Emma Stone at the 2018 Oscars.

Emma Stone Oscars 2018

Emma Stone at the 2018 Oscars.

I never thought I'd write this sentence, but I LOVE Emma's shimmery, '80s-inspired pink and purple eyeshadow! It's actually even more '80s because of the hot pink "power blush" applied high up, towards the eyes. This is the kind of playful makeup I like to see on her—not the dark, cool tones she wore at the Globes! The smooth, straight lob in a deep side part is perfection (as is her strawberry blonde colour).

Emma is wearingFace maskSheet maskEye creamMoisturizer (mixed with foundation) • FoundationBlush in KingpinBlush in BuzzedEyeshadow palette in WantedLip balmLip crayon in Let's Go CrazyLip gloss in Super OrgasmHair oilVolumizing spray

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 Oscars.

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 Oscars.

The Lupita looks just keep getting better and better. Her skin is even more incredible than usual, and I love the tone-on-tone effect with the bronze lipstick. As we've come to expect, she did colour on her eyes—a bright blue inspired by an ancient Egyptian goddess! The hair is equally cool; there are three braids woven with gold string, a nod to traditional Rwandan hairstyles.

Lupita is wearing: Blush in 6Blush in Rum RaisinHighlighterEyeshadow in It ListEyeshadow in All Made UpEyeliner in Bleu MagiqueLip balmLip liner in AmandelleLipstick in Henne

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot Oscars 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Oscars.

Gal Gadot Oscars 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Oscars.

We've seen versions of this makeup on Gal before, but it was definitely the right choice for her Art Deco-style dress. It's all about the lush berry lip with long lashes and perfect brows. Her skin is very fresh, and there's just enough contouring to accentuate her amazing bone structure. The clean, simple updo looks chic and glam.

Gal is wearing: Foundation in Warm GoldenPowder in Light/MediumHighlighter in Sunlit DreamEyeshadow in Crème BrûléeEyeshadow in CaramelEyeliner in OnyxMascara in BlackLip liner in WineLipstick in Bombshell Red

Zendaya

Zendaya Oscars 2018

Zendaya at the 2018 Oscars.

Zendaya Oscars 2018

Zendaya at the 2018 Oscars.

I swear this photo has not been retouched—Zendaya's skin really looks this air-brushed! I could also stare at her smoky eyes for DAYS, the blending is so immaculate. Clear lip gloss balances them out nicely. I think her brows and lashes are more natural than we've seen in the past. The top knot is cute... this was not the place for one of her exaggerated wigs!

Zendaya is wearing: MoisturizerTinted moisturizerSkin booster (mixed with foundation and as highlighter) • Foundation in 9 DarkContour in Medium to DarkHighlighterConcealer in 6 MediumPowder in 3 DarkEyeshadow in The Dolce VitaMascara in Glossy BlackBrow pencil in NaomiBrow mascara in ClearLip gloss in Hall of Fame

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Oscars 2018

Salma Hayek at the 2018 Oscars.

Salma Hayek Oscars 2018

Salma Hayek at the 2018 Oscars.

Few people could look as gorgeous as Salma in purple lipstick! I think it makes her dress look more lavish and elegant. As always, her skin defies the aging process. I'm just not a fan of the unnaturally long lashes (but at least they're not heavy). The romantic low chignon with face-framing wavy pieces was the obvious choice for this look.

Salma is wearing: EssenceSerumMoisturizerPrimerFoundationConcealer in CustardBlush in BeamHighlighter in QuartzPowder in Diffused LightEyeshadow palette (lavender and plum shades) • Eyeshadow in Slip • Eyeliner in PrunellaMascaraBrow pencil in Soft BrownBrow mascara in BrownLip liner in 11Lip colour in Velvet Slipper

Allison Williams

Allison Williams Oscars 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 Oscars.

Allison Williams Oscars 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 Oscars.

Finally, Allison got the memo! Previously this awards season, we'd seen her in harsh, dry, brown-toned makeup. So this is a huge improvement, even if it's not very memorable (and the lashes are a bit over-the-top). The waves look soft and touchable, but the effect is too "done"—too boring and conservative.

Allison is wearing: Face maskFace mistMoisturizerEye creamFoundation in 20 ClairConcealer in Beige IvoirePowder in 20 ClairBronzerBronzer in LightBlush in JerseyHighlighter in Rosy GoldEyeshadow in Tissé RivoliEyeshadow in SableEyeshadow in New MoonEyeliner in NoirMascara in NoirBrow pencil in Blond Doré • Brow mascara in BlondLip balm

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez Oscars 2018

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 Oscars.

Gina Rodriguez Oscars 2018

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 Oscars.

Gina's skin looks great, and I think she pulls off pale pink lipstick really well. But I can't get behind the white eyeshadow! I think she needed more shading at the lash lines, not so much at her outer lids—like she had on this red carpet in 2015. It's way more interesting from the side, as it's not an updo but a low bubble ponytail (well, with only one bubble). I do think it would be nice to see her hair down more often.

Gina is wearing: Eye maskFoundation in Rich CaramelBlush in Shy PinkEyeshadow in Blooming Desert (mixed with lip treatment) • Lip treatment (as highlighter) • Eyeshadow in Shimmering NudesEyeliner in Warm BrownMascara in Classic BlackBrow pencil in BrunetteLipstick in Nile Nude

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson Oscars 2018

Taraji P. Henson at the 2018 Oscars.

Taraji P. Henson Oscars 2018

Taraji P. Henson at the 2018 Oscars.

Like Salma, Taraji went for a purple lip—I've always liked this colour on her! The silvery shadow is unexpected and cool, although I'd prefer more natural lashes (and less precise brows). I'm such a fan of this angular straight lob on her; it's definitely her Life Cut.

Taraji is wearing: ExfoliatorEye gelsSerumPrimerFoundation in MediumSetting sprayBlush in HazeContourHighlighter in ConfidenceEyeshadow in FawnEyeliner in BlackFalse lashesLip liner in CorkLip colour in SavageLip colour in Drama Queen

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman Oscars 2018

Nicole Kidman at the 2018 Oscars.

Nicole Kidman Oscars 2018

Nicole Kidman at the 2018 Oscars.

Nicole looks really good here! I like the red lipstick and blush; they brighten her face and look younger/more current than when she does paler tones. The fuller brows are also good, and I'm fine with the lashes since she doesn't have much lid space. Her skin doesn't look dry, like it did at the SAGs. I'm glad she wore it down! I think updos can be a bit aging on her.

Nicole is wearing: Sheet maskMoisturizerSunscreenFoundation in Natural IvoryConcealer in FairBlush in RosyBlush in PureEyeshadow in Smoky SteelEyeliner in Cosmic BlackMascara in BlackBrow pencil in BlondeLip balmLip crayon in Classic Red

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?

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