Oscars 2016: The Best Red Carpet Beauty Looks

Kerry Washington

From Jennifer Lawrence’s sleek lob to Kerry Washington’s elegant ponytail, here are W‘s favorite beauty looks from the Oscars.


Saoirse Ronan’s natural makeup, done by Mai Quynh, let her gorgeous skin shine. Hair stylist Adir Abergel kept the hair relaxed and wavy as well. Photo by Anthony Harvey for Getty Images.


Kerry Washington‘s hair, styled by Takisha Sturdivant Drew, proved that a simple pony can be your best bet on the red carpet. Photo by Getty Images.


Rachel McAdams‘ side-parted chignon, created by hair stylist Mark Townsend, was a great way to show off her blonde locks. Photo by Getty Images.


Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell gave Cate Blanchett rosy-plum sheer lids and nearly nude lips to coordinate with her ethereal dress. Photo by Getty Images.


Hairstylist Castillo gave Priyanka Chopra an understated center-parted ponytail that was utterly elegant. Photo by Getty Images.


Hairstylist George Northwood left Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander’s hair half-up, half-down, which felt sweet and fashionable. Photo by Sammy Smith for WireImage.


Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey complimented Jennifer Lawrence‘s sleek lob with a neutral Dior taupe eye shadow and sheer pink lip. Photo by Getty Images.


Olivia Munn’s hairstyle – a bun, with a few tendrils softly pulled out – paired perfectly with the light punch of lip, courtesy of Patrick Ta for Chanel, and her Stella McCartney gown. Photo by Jeffrey Mayer for WireImage.


While I’m on the fence about Charlize Theron‘s little bang flip, her smoky eyes and nude lips, applied by makeup artist Francesca Tolot, won us over. Photo by Jeffrey Mayer for WireImage.


Julianne Moore’s glam eyes perfectly complimented her Chanel Haute Couture gown. Makeup artist Elaine Offers created the look by layering L’Oréal Paris eyeshadow and lots of mascara. Photo by Getty Images.