If previous carpet-making moments like Lucy Boynton’s “goth-punk” liner at the SAG Awardsor H.E.R.’s signature ’70s waves at the Grammys were any indication, the looks we’d see on 2019’s Oscars red carpet would surely stun us—and stun us they have. This season especially, we’ve noticed the industry’s best makeup artists and hairstylists taking thoughtful and artistic cues from the intrinsic beauty beats of the glittering celebs they collaborate with. Of course, these cues have a special knack for accenting whatever dress, shoe, and drippy diamond earring the celebrity is swathed in.
Much to our beauty-loving delight, tonight’s display proved to be no exception. From mesmerizing makeup looks we couldn’t zoom in on fast enough to the hairstyles so good we immediately hit “save” on Instagram, here’s to each and every beauty look we couldn’t stop gaping at during the 2019 Oscars red carpet—both minimalist and maximalist alike. Ahead, the makeup and hair moments Who What Wear HQ personally deems deserving of a golden statue. Plus, the exact, must-have beauty products you need to channel them. Keep scrolling!
The must-have skincare treatment: Joanna Vargas Super Nova Facial ($325)
The must-have makeup product: Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta ($38)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Laura Harrier is our ultimate beauty muse of 2019. For this year’s Oscars red carpet, powder blue–dusted lids and an ever-so-slight pop of coral on her pout hardly disappoint.
The must-have hair product: The One by Frédéric Fekkai One Up Lift and Volume Spray ($29)
The must-have makeup product: Chanel Ombre Premìere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Nuage Bleu ($32)
Back to brunette, actress Emilia Clarke shows off her amazing bone structure (and those infamous brows) with bitten berry lips and layer upon layer of glamorous lashes and liner.
The must-have makeup product: Dolce & Gabanna Dolcissimo Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Pink 05 ($40)
The must-have skincare product: Georgia Louise Enzyme Peeling Mask ($120)
Awkwafina’s quirky Crazy Rich Asians character, Peik Lin, was a favorite due to her admirable off-kilter beauty MO. While Awkwafina doesn’t sport Lin’s choppy blonde pixie in real life, her red carpet mermaid waves still have us in awe.
The must-have hair product: GHD Palatinum+ Professional Performance Styler ($249)
The must-have makeup product: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad Eyeshadow Palette in #4($58)
The must-have hair product: Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Gel ($5)
The must-have skincare product: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer ($36)
We don’t love anything more than actress Octavia Spencer’s beaming smile (the ultimate accessory, in our opinion), but her crimson cheeks, plummy eyes, and perfect barrel curls are pretty great too.
Serious question: Does Regina King age? We’re honestly not sure, but we are sure that the combination of her voluminous strands and major lashes comprise one of the best beauty looks we’ve seen all award season.
The must-have skincare treatment: Arcona Red Carpet Radiance Treatment ($198)
The must-have makeup product: Kiss Lash Couture Naked Drama in Tulle ($7)
We usually don’t condone pink on pink—it just veers ever so slightly Valentine’s—but the opalescent dusting of the hue looks so flattering set against the fuchsia backdrop of actress Gemma Chan’s magnificent dress. Plus, that cat eye… We die.
The must-have hair product: The One by Frédéric Fekkai All in One Dry Shampoo Texturizing Paste ($26)