The Oscars were back again last night (hoorah!!), and the 94th edition of the Annual Academy Awards was definitely one to remember. And, after a slightly pared-back version last year (thanks, COVID), we were more than ready for a bit of glitz and glam. Yep, last night saw our fave stars once again grace the red carpet for the biggest night in Hollywood. From the incredible fashion moments and breathtaking gowns, to that Will Smith moment (if you know, you know) – last night’s events were anything but boring.
Of course, the night is all about recognising the greatest virtuosos of the big screen and celebrating the shining stars of cinema. However… as self-confessed beauty addicts, we can’t help but also focus on the stun-ning hair, makeup, and beauty looks from the night. And, with the red carpet having been the birthplace of many a new trend – we’ll for sure be incorporating these styles into our hair and beauty routines this season.
So, without further ado – here are the 5 biggest trends from the Oscars red carpet that we can’t wait to try.
By Beth Ryan
1 Romantic pink makeup
Romantic babydoll vibes were everywhere at this year’s Oscars (Zoë Kravitz’s baby pink dress was a dream), and the makeup definitely followed suit. Soft pink-toned eye makeup, blush, and lips were the go-to – creating a no-makeup look on the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Alana Haim. Meanwhile – Mila Kunis, Zoë Kravits, and Becky G all opted for slightly bolder shades of pink with metallic finishes that flattered their gorgeous warm undertones. Plus, Lily James rocked one of our fave trends of the year – dramatic draped pink blush. We’re calling it – pink is the new black this year.
2 The era of the middle-part
TikTok may have been divided in the viral middle-part vs. side-part debate last year, and some of our fave stars were definitely flying the middle-part flag last night (sorry, millennials). Vanessa Hudgens and Stephanie Beatriz both opted for modern, clean, sleek versions – with hair pulled back into elegant high buns – (a fave of supermodels and great for a lifted face effect). Meanwhile, Maddie Ziegler and Emilia Jones rocked a softer and more disheveled version. In both versions, the middle-part emphasizes the cheekbones and frames the face perfectly – which is why we’re loving it this year.
3 Wet-look hair and lips
Nothing screams sexy quite like wet-look hair and glossy lips. Kourtney Kardashian (this year’s queen of Instagram) blew up the glam meter, with an ultra-sexy wet-hair look that accentuated her asymmetrical hairstyle. Zendaya, Demi Singleton, and Lupita Nyong'o opted for extra glossy lips in shades of pink, nude, and red.
4 Undone updo
When it comes to beauty, fashion, and especially red carpets – Zendaya always knows how to turn heads. This time, her teased, messy updo was giving sophisticated yet modern (much like her outfit, which we’re kind of obsessed with too). Uma Thurman opted for a similar messy updo look – letting a few strands fall to frame her face and lend a softness to the style.
5 Classic liner
Whilst last season was all about colourful, ultra-modern eyeliner looks – we’re definitely seeing a return to the classic black liner this year. The line is drawn in a more light and natural way, and we’re here for the elegant, refined vibes it’s giving us. Zoë Kravitz, Billie Eilish, and Nicole Kidman all opted for a fresh, luminous look, emphasized by a lick of classic liner. Simple yet luxurious.