Our fave beauty and hair moments from the 2019 Oscars ceremony

I’m back with a new list of great beauty and hair moments, this time from the Oscars 2019 red carpet! While there were many pretty looks this year, I wanted to take a look at six moments that showcased the styling prowess of the best from Hollywood. I was drawn to looks that were well-thought of - decisions that seemed to be made in tandem with the styling and served to create something interesting, fresh, or even admirable. On to the looks!

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Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier makes the case for blue eyeshadow contrasted to her bronze skin but matched to her dress! She looks so fresh but also unique compared to the many nude looks on the carpet. This look has been added to my to-do list!

Amandla Stenberg

I thought there were more interesting hair moments this time around, and Amandla Stenberg raises the flag for using hair as an incredible framing device! She was already a pretty girl before the fluff but now she looks like a painting.

Kacey Musgraves

Mother Pat McGrath graces Kacey Musgraves with her (makeup) touch, matching her inner corner highlight to her cheekbone highlight! Who knew silver could look this luscious? Her skin just looks...correct. Plus, plus, plus, glossy lips that match her dress.

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Charlize Theron

Y’all know I love a severe bob, but what’s really great about this look is that there are carefully chosen moments that both create a great impact and balance each other out: the persimmon red lip, the incredible jewelry (notice that the jade matches her eye color), the wavy chop. Everything is meticulously styled.

Angela Bassett

Do we expect anything less from our queen (of Wakanda)? Her low ponytail punctuates an already glamorous look. Also, not everyone can pull off a smokey eye and strong lip at the same time, but when you are Angela Bassett, you can.

Ashley Graham

This look is sharp. Sharp as in precise. The choices here make her look so elegant. The winged liner emphasizes her hooded lid, which just looks sexy. The slicked hair is paired with ribbons. The smoke is paired with soft pillowy lips. And the jewelry? A simple line of crystals paired with floral designs. The simplicity and geometry of lines are paired with great touches of femininity, and as I said - precise.

Which looks were your favorite? Anything you’d personally like to try?

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