Oscars 2018 After-Parties: Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks - The Skincare Edit

Oscars 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup at the After-Parties

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The Oscars have officially come and gone, but before we say goodbye to another awards season, I've got one more batch of glam to show you... from the after-parties!

There are A LOT of looks to cover here, so I'm going to keep my commentary short and sweet—first impressions only. Let's do this!

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Miley Cyrus at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Hooray, Miley has long hair again! She looks fab in these soft blonde waves with red lipstick and chunky upper lashes.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Olivia Munn at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Olivia should wear these rich raspberry shades more often. I love the bold blush and lipstick with the matching dress. Lovely hair, too.

Olivia is wearing: Lipstick in Palpitante

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Phoebe Tonkin at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Phoebe's red lips have an amazing stained, matte texture. Perfect with the flushed cheeks, clean eyes and textured lob.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Ana de Armas at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Ana's new bangs are super-cute, and I'm glad she lightened up her hair colour (it was too dark here). Her makeup is subtle and pretty.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Olivia Wilde at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I like the way Olivia's bob is styled here (versus the last time we saw it). Also into the light lipstick with winged-out shadow and a touch of purple... very ethereal!

Jaime King

Jaime King at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Jaime King at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

I don't know how Jaime manages to make rounded bangs look good, but she does! Maybe it's because her smile is so genuine (even if she could use some Whitestrips).

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Gabrielle Union at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Gabrielle's big, twisty side bun is so perfect with the bow feature at the back of her dress. I like that she went neutral with the makeup, just emphasizing her lashes.

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Amber Valletta at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

How stunning is Amber?! Anyone with deep-set eyes like hers should try this sparkly shadow look. I like her soft, flipped-over hair as well.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Adriana Lima at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

This is classic Adriana. The tight, centre-parted updo shows off her perfect features and glowing skin. I especially like the peach lip colour and fluffy lashes.

Adriana is wearing: Primer • Illuminator • Contour • Blush in Light Mauve • Highlighter in Molten Gold • Eyeshadow palette • Mascara • Brow pencil • Brow mascara • Lipstick in Driver

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Give me real, natural skin like Tracee's any day over heavy, dry foundation! As always, she looks confident and cool in lined eyes, nude matte lips and a knotty updo. 

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I know many of you didn't like Salma's Oscars look, but I think we can all give this one a thumbs up! I love her thick, brushed-out waves, and softer lip colour. The lashes are super-long, but work because they're fine and soft in texture.

Salma is wearing: EssenceSerumMoisturizerPrimerFoundationConcealer in CustardBlush in BeamHighlighter in QuartzPowder in Diffused Light • Eyeshadow in Slip • Eyeliner in PrunellaMascaraBrow pencil in Soft BrownBrow mascara in Brown

Halston Sage

Halston Sage at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Halston Sage at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Halston looks so soft and pretty. I love her loose waves, and her skin is super-flawless. I think the false lashes are okay here because of her eye shape, and the fact that the rest of the makeup is so simple.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Joan Smalls at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Joan basically matched her makeup to her dress. She always looks incredible, but I'm not crazy about the greyish lip colour, and I think her lashes could be less stiff/spiky.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Hailee Steinfeld at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Hailee pulls off this unforgiving updo well, and I like the orangey lipstick. But I think her skin finish is a bit heavy (especially if you compare to the rest of her body), and she doesn't need to overline her lips so much. 

Amy Adams

Amy Adams at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Amy Adams at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I always love Amy, and this look is no exception. The peachy tones are great with her skin and hair, and the ponytail is cute and casual. It's also nice to see someone with normal smile lines around her eyes!

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Lupita kept the same hair as at the Oscars (I imagine that's not quick to take out!). But instead of blue shadow and bronze lips, she went for purple with metallic red. Always mesmerizing!

Lupita is wearing: Blush in 6Blush in Rum RaisinHighlighterLip balm

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Emma Roberts at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Emma's bob is cute, and the gold eyeshadow is nice... but something is seriously off with this contouring! Her skin tone also looks "off" from the eyes down, I think from a too-yellow foundation.

Emma is wearing: MoisturizerTinted moisturizer • Primer • Foundation in 4 Fair and 7 MediumSkin booster (as highlighter) • Highlighter • Powder in 2 MediumEyeshadow in BetteEyeshadow in Jean • Eyeliner in Audrey • Highlighter (at inner corners of eyes) • Mascara in Glossy BlackBrow pencil in Rita • Brow mascara in Clear • Lip liner in Pillow Talk • Lipstick in The Duchess • Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Hailey Baldwin at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Sometimes, an exaggerated cat eye just WORKS, and Hailey is proving that here. Somehow, it looks fun (not juvenile) with the pink lips and half-up hair.

Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Jasmine Tookes at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Jasmine's SKIN! If only there wasn't so much coverage on her cheeks—is that "baking"? It's too light, and detracts from the rest of the gorgeousness, including her purple smoky eyes.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Margot Robbie at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

To switch up her Oscars look, Margot added some glittery gold liner in her lower waterlines. Notice how it *doesn't* match her dress, which is silver.

Margot is wearing: Blush 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

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Taylor Hill at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Taylor's cat eyes are even more dramatic than Hailey's, and she's also doing the '80s blush thing that is having a moment right now. I love it! But she could wear ANYTHING and look good, so there's that.

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Katharine McPhee at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Katharine's smoky eyes are super-dark—I'd perhaps think they were TOO dark, if it weren't for the silver shimmer. The lipstick is a bit heavy in texture, but the messy updo was a good call.

Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Lais Ribeiro at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Lais is gorgeous, but her mismatched foundation is overpowering this look! It's wiping out all the dimension in her face.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Emily Ratajkowski at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I'm not sure about the undone messy braid, but I do like Emily's makeup. It's all very bare except for the darkened waterlines—a very under-utilized technique!

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Ashley Graham at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

You have to admire the artistry behind Ashley's graphic green eyeshadow. I just wish she paired it with normal eyelashes, softer lips and less of a highlight under her eyes. This is aggressive, no? 

Paz Vega

Paz Vega at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Paz Vega at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Have I mentioned how much I love Paz's voluminous short haircut? Yes, I believe I have. Her unique look is accentuated by lived-in smoky eyes and peach lipstick.

Elsa Hosk

Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Just when I thought I was over Veronica Lake waves... Elsa does them and looks amazing! I just want to play with her hair, like a Barbie.

Eiza González

Eiza González at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Eiza González at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Eiza's beauty look is basically the same as at the Oscars, except we couldn't see this gold eyeshadow before, and her hair is fluffed out. I'd love to see her grow out or microblade her brow tails.

Eiza is wearing: Mascara in Black

Halle Berry

Halle Berry at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Halle Berry at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I love Halle's hair, but must she go so blah with her makeup? I think her foundation has taken the colour out of her face... she needs some coral on her cheeks and/or lips!

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Jenna really suits a vampy blackened lip, especially with her dramatic blunt bob. It's just looking heavy along with the foundation. But her lashes are good!

Jenna is wearing: Lipstick in Stay the Night

Kat Graham

Kat Graham at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Kat Graham at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

This is way more natural than Kat's makeup in the past. Her lashes are soft, and she stuck to a monochromatic eye. The bob is also adorable. But she could improve her skin finish... and I don't love the green contacts!

Zendaya

Zendaya at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Zendaya at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Zendaya stuck to the same formula here as her Oscars look. I think she just lightened up her eyeshadow and added gold accents to her top knot.

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

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Gal Gadot at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Gal's face always looks so FRESH, you know? She swapped the berry lipstick she wore to the Oscars for this light peach, and let down her hair. What a stunning woman. 

Gal is wearing: Foundation in Warm GoldenPowder in Light/MediumHighlighter in Sunlit DreamEyeshadow in creme BrûléeEyeshadow in CaramelEyeliner in OnyxMascara in Black

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I like Alessandra's cat eyes, soft lashes and natural brows... but I don't like the shading around her lips! Instead of nudes, I prefer these pinks on her.

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Zoey Deutch at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I'm not sure if Zoey's Oscars makeup was intensified, with more brown tones, or if it's just the different lighting. Either way, the eyeshadow blending is amazing (the lips, not so much).

Zoey is wearing: EssenceSerumFoundationPowderBronzer in LightBlush in Perfect PeachEyeshadow in Pourpre ProfondEyeshadow in MarronEyeshadow in Lilas d'OrEyeliner in ErosBrow pencil in Brun ProfondBrow mascara in BrunMascara in CharacterLip colour in Burning Berry

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Amanda Seyfried at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Amanda played it a bit too safe, I think, but she still looks pretty in simple waves and smoky eyes. It looks like her waterline eyeliner might be making her eyes irritated!

Emma Stone

Emma Stone at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Emma Stone at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Gone is Emma's pink "power blush" and eyeshadow from the Oscars, replaced by more wearable shades of copper, peach and navy. Tucking her hair behind both ears is an easy way to change up the look.

Emma is wearing: Eye creamMoisturizer (mixed with foundation) • FoundationLip balmHair oilVolumizing spray

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Kerry Washington at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Speaking of the 1980s, Kerry decided to go there with her curly updo, coral lipstick and pink sequins! Unfortunately, it feels dated with the heavy foundation and lashes.

Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Abigail Spencer at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I like Abigail's teased, messy ponytail (tied with a velvet ribbon at the back). The classic cat eyes and pink lips look modern and pretty.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Kate Upton at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I'm not sure what's going on with the updo, but I love Kate's lived-in makeup. I think her brows were handled well, because they're darkened but still soft at the edges.

Kate is wearing: Skin booster • Eyeshadow in Black Diamonds • Eyeshadow in The Rock Chick • Lipstick in Secret Salma

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Sofia Vergara at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I'm so sad Sofia is growing out her bangs! I don't mind this bright, cherry-red lipstick, but I'm not crazy about the lashes, and I think she could benefit from a brow gel.

Sofia is wearing: Skin boosterEyeshadow palette in Beauty Glow • Eyeliner in Panther • Lip liner in Kiss 'N' Tell • Lipstick in Red Carpet Red

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Busy Philipps at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Busy's skin looks really beautiful, and this is the kind of lash texture I like. But her hair is too brassy blonde—the colour was better here.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Janelle Monáe at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The heart stickers are cute, but it's such a LEWK. I miss Janelle's style from last year's Critics' Choice Awards—it was less contrived! (With a lighter touch on the skin!)

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Nina Dobrev at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I'm guessing Nina is over her bob and bangs, since she slicked everything back here. I like the simplicity, but it's missing that "wow" factor. She maybe needs more eye definition, or hair around her face? Also, I really dislike the pointy brow tails.

Nina is wearing: EssenceSerumEye cream

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Kendall Jenner at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

OMG, Kendall's lips! They're freshly injected, perhaps to distract us from the jawline acne she's been struggling with (although it's improved a lot since the Globes). Everything else is gorgeous, but I just can't get past her mouth.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Lea Michele at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Lea's got a bad case of The Eagle—when your face is lighter than your neck. Still, I like her hair a lot, especially the bangs, along with her lashes and gold eyeshadow.

Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Jasmine Sanders at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

This is a lot more makeup than the last time we saw Jasmine, which almost makes her eye colours seem fake (even though it's not!). I like her lob, but the Instagram brows and crazy lashes need to go.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Sarah Hyland at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

I love that Sarah's a brunette again, and has grown out the shaggy bob. This would be okay without the drawn-on brows and crazy lashes (are there TWO sets of lashes?).

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Kate Beckinsale at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Celebs never seem to do side buns anymore, so I like seeing one on Kate (although it would be better if the other side wasn't falling out so much). Her colour is beautiful, and the makeup is fine. It's just hard to focus on that when her face is looking increasingly injected!

Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Close-up of Madelaine Petsch at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

Speaking of injections... Madelaine could ease up on her lips! (Why do people aspire to this look?!) The other issue is her brows, which should've been left alone. She has lovely features and colouring—she doesn't need to try this hard at all!

Emma Watson

Emma Watson at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Close-up of Emma Watson at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Oh no! I was giving Emma's short bangs the benefit of the doubt here, but now that we can see the full style, it's just... BAD. Really bad. The makeup is nice (if not a little drab), but there's no possible way to make this haircut look good.

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) after-party beauty look?

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