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The 16 Best Hair and Makeup Looks from the 95th Academy Awards

Slick, shiny hair and classic red lips were the biggest beauty trends on the Oscars red carpet.

By Jenna Rosenstein and Tiffany Dodson
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Hollywood's biggest night calls for major beauty looks: red lips, slick and shiny buns, and fluttery lashes. At the 2023 Oscar red carpet, the best hair and makeup looks were all about modern takes on the classics. Here, the 15 best beauty moments from the Academy Awards—on stars like Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Ana de Armas, and more.


1

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga's '80s-inspired makeup look is all about reminding you that she has a fantastic makeup line called Haus Labs.

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2

Rihanna

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The queen of red lipstick is back at it again, pairing a creamy, satin red lipstick with red nails and a loose top knot.

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3

Jessica Chastain

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Jessica Chastain should just change her last name to Rabbit at this point, because this Old Hollywood hair look, crafted by stylist Renato Campora, paired with siren-red Charlotte Tilbury lips is breathtaking.

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4

Jenny Slate

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Jenny Slate wears two of the biggest trends of the night: red lips and slick, shiny hair.

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5

Michelle Williams

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You don't need to wear much else when wearing a lipstick in a bright, cherry-red shade.

6

Stephanie Hsu

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Speaking of fluttery lashes, Stephanie Hsu paired hers with Old Hollywood waves and a swipe of pink lipstick from NARS.

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7

Halle Bailey

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Halle Bailey, future Disney princess, looked gorgeous with fluttery lashes and a statement twisted updo.

8

Elizabeth Olsen

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The Marvel star's slinky, shiny dress called for hair that matched the vibe. Parted down the middle, her glossy low chignon (styled by Mark Townsend for Phyto) looked elegant and classic, as did her swipe of matte red lipstick.

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9

Angela Bassett

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With a gown this vibrant, beauty needs to take a more subtle approach. What we love about this Angela Bassett look is that her mauve eyeshadow and lipstick paired perfectly with her purple Jeremy Scott gown. The star's effortless waves were created by stylist, Randy Stodghill using Olivia Garden tools.

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10

Florence Pugh

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The actress makes a case for tying a black ribbon around your ponytail or bun tomorrow morning.

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11

Cara Delevingne

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The model and actress looked glowing with a sleek chignon and pops of berry-pink eyeshadow and lipstick.

12

Mindy Kaling

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A slicked-back half-up style, created by hair stylist Mark Mena, was the perfect way to highlight the star's major lashes and maroon lipstick.

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13

Hong Chau

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The perfect complement to the actress's custom Prada dress is a wash of pink lipstick and a gorgeous slicked-back chignon.

14

Allison Williams

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This look is all about subtle shades of soft, ballerina-pink makeup—it's gorgeous and understated glamour. We're also loving her tousled updo, created by stylist David von Cannon.

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15

Ana de Armas

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More pink on the red carpet! Ana de Armas paired glittery pink Estee Lauder eyeshadow with a shimmery pink glossy lip. “The dress looks like morning dew,” said de Armas. “We wanted the makeup look to reflect this with dewy skin and juicy, shimmery pinks.”

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16

Danai Gurira

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The Marvel star looked breathtaking in a red lip and sculptural updo that she says was a tribute to her African heritage.

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Jenna Rosenstein
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Jenna Rosenstein is the Beauty Director at BAZAAR.com. While attending NYU, she held internships at Women’s Wear Daily, Bloomingdale’s, Harper’s BAZAAR (as Glenda’s intern!) and Allure, the latter of which she parlayed into her first job as the Beauty Assistant. She left Allure three years later as the Senior Beauty Editor, spent a few months at Refinery29 in the same title overseeing branded content, before finally landing back at BAZAAR to oversee all digital beauty content. When she's not testing every lipstick known to mankind, getting zapped by new lasers, or interviewing experts and celebrities, you can find Rosenstein re-watching Star Wars movies, reading books about new discoveries in science and health, and playing with her Bombay cat named Maddie.
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Tiffany Dodson is currently the associate beauty commerce editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she specializes in trend forecasting, building relationships with major and emerging brands, and crafting shopping stories—from holiday gift guides to product road tests. Tiffany's work has previously been featured in outlets like SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue, and she's been quoted as a commerce and beauty expert in publications and platforms like The Business of Fashion and NPR’s Life Kit podcast.

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