The 2018 annual Oscars are around the corner, and while all eyes will be on the dresses this coming Sunday, the actress’ hair and makeup carry equal importance—the thoughtful detail that has the ability to pull together your entire look, after all. Best Actress nominee Natalie Portman’s smoldering, rose-colored lids and flushed cheeks flawlessly matched her strapless Rodarte dress in 2009. Jennifer Lopez took her mint Valentino gown to gorgeous new levels with washes of pastel green eyeshadow that contrasted beautifully against her caramel complexion at the 2003 ceremony.
At the 2014 awards, Lupita Nyong’o’s semi-shaved crop adorned with a bejeweled headband added a touch of sparkle to her baby blue Prada gown. Meanwhile, Penélope Cruz sported a raked-back chignon, bronzed-out cheeks, and sultry wraparound kohl that ensured all eyes were on her; sometimes you don’t need to take home an award to make an impact on Hollywood’s biggest night.