The abundance of show-stopping gowns on the 2018 Oscars red carpet weren’t the only sartorial element that captured attention. Hollywood’s leading ladies descended upon the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night sporting gorgeous hair and makeup looks that flawlessly complimented their dresses. Best actress nominee Margot Robbie elevated the off-the-shoulder neckline of her Chanel Haute Couture dress with an angled, freshly-snipped bob that she styled in loose waves. The chin-grazing hair cut also found favor in fellow Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, who paired her blush pink Calvin Klein by Appointment gown with a center-parted micro bob.
Salma Hayek’s deep red lipstick flawlessly contrasted her lilac custom Gucci design; while Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o’s light-reflecting lipgloss and highlighter shone just as bright as her gilded Atelier Versace dress. Making the argument that beauty is a balancing act, Zendaya chose to anchor her dramatic Giambattista Valli Haute Couture creation with a minimalistic topknot. Other scene-stealing beauty looks came in the form of Emma Stone’s bold pink makeup and Jennifer Lawrence’s exaggerated cat-eye, because after all, it is the most dramatic night of awards season. In the gallery ahead, the best beauty looks from the 2018 Oscars red carpet.