The 91st annual Academy Awards didn’t have a host, so it invited a lot more celebrities to make up for it. The end result? A lot more beautiful beauty looks walking the red carpet for film’s biggest night. From Constance Wu’s Disney-esque high ponytail to Laura Harrier’s impressive execution of powder-blue eye shadow, here are 13 beauty looks, hairstyles, and accessory moments that are worth revisiting from the 2019 Oscars red carpet.
Most Bang-Centric Look
World’s Best Use of Blue Eye Shadow
Laura Harrier single-handedly made powdery light-blue eye shadow seem like the best idea anyone has ever had. In this case, it was Hung Vanngo’s idea to use Chanel Ombre Première in shade 54 Nuage Bleu, to be exact.
Best Use of a Barrette
It wasn’t entirely surprising that 15-year-old Elsie Fisher, star of Eighth Grade, was a natural at pulling off the barrette trend. (Her Twiggy-esque liner and Lashify lashes deserve a shout-out, too.)
Best Use of a Headband
Best Use of Hair Accessory As a Regular Accessory
Few would have the gall to wear a back-up scrunchie on the wrist to a formal event, let alone a highly publicized and storied red carpet, but Jason Momoa pulled it off with confidence, poise, and grace.
Best Disney Cosplay
When paired with her yellow, off-the-shoulder situation, Constance Wu’s high ponytail and pinky-red lip (created with Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major Red and MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta) made an excellent Belle redux (the cartoon version one, not the Emma Watson one). Essentiel by Adele, a hand, face, and body moisturizer, was responsible for her glow.
Charlize Theron’s new dark-brown bob really complemented her orange-red lipstick, the new Dior Addict Stellar Shine in #639 Riviera Star. It won’t be available until March 1, but it’s already secured a spot on the list of best Oscars lipsticks of of all time. Congrats, lipstick!
Best Matchy-Matchy Makeup Moment
Best Matchy-Matchy Hair Moment
Emma Stone recently had to dye her hair dark brown. We’re glad she took a page out of Gaga’s book and picked a matching burnt-waffle dress that comes the same exact shade of brown.
Best Low Ponytail
All low ponytails should aspire to be as full and long as Angela Bassett’s low ponytail.
Irina Shayk’s bob is so shiny, sharp, and center-parted that it’s making the Snape haircuts at Fashion Week shudder.
Most Delicious-Looking Hairstyle
Lady Gaga’s frosty, whipped updo definitely looks like something I kind of want to eat. The bright liner, Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eyeliner in Steel(etto), is also an excellent touch.