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We’ve made our adoration of awards season no secret here at RY, so you can only imagine the hype surrounding what’s arguably the biggest event of the year — the 2018 Academy Awards. All of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars flock to the red carpet pre-show so that avid viewers around the world can catch a glimpse of the year’s beauty trends.
This year’s Oscars brought with it some gorgeous looks, with everything from daring eyeliner to subtle nude makeup having its moment. Keep on reading to discover our favourite makeup looks from the 2018 Academy Awards.
Aussie export Margot Robbie turned heads with her dreamy, white Chanel Haute Couture dress, but our eyes were definitely on her makeup look. Her MUA paired silver eyeshadow with minimal mascara, giving the star a fresh-faced feel. Throw in her trademark flawless, porcelain skin and a gorgeous rosy tint on the cheeks and Margot is definitely the belle of this ball.
Both Get Out‘s Allison Williams and Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan also opted for neutral looks, wearing subtle pink shades on the lips and eyes. We love the combination of Allison’s soft old Hollywood waves, sparkling earrings and this soft makeup look.
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Jennifer Lawrence is always on our radar during awards season — after all, year after year she turns out an enviably stunning look. The 2018 Academy Awards were no exception, as we saw the effervescent Red Sparrow star don a sparkly gown and pair it with tight waves that are giving us serious 90s vibes. Makeup-wise, Jen opted for a burnt orange lip colour, which has quickly become quite the trend at this year’s event. Paired with her smoky winged eyeliner, Jen’s look was totally eye-catching.
Eiza Gonzalez also rocked an orange lip, opting for a hue that’s a little more coral-toned to contrast with her mustard yellow dress. Throw in a champagne eye look and her trademark tailored brow and we’d definitely consider this combination a winner.
Monochrome makeup is having quite the moment, with a whole heap of celebrity MUAs jumping aboard the trend and replicating it on their famous clients. This year’s Oscars saw everyone’s fave funny girl, Emma Stone, try an all-pink look. We definitely think it pops on the red carpet, even with her newly strawberry blonde hair.
Despite a questionable outfit choice and the most extra red carpet poses we’ve ever seen, Andra Day’s monochrome makeup look definitely stole the show. Opting for slightly deeper, plum-coloured hues on her lips, eyes and cheeks, the colour choice complemented her caramel skin tone perfectly. Just a hint of smokiness on the eyes gave it that gorgeous glam feel.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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