March 1, 2012 |
Scarlett Johansson at the 2011 Oscars
The newly single bombshell hit the red carpet at last year’s Academy Awards with all eyes on her radiant fuchsia Dolce & Gabbana frock and a makeup look that was set to stun. Maestro Gianpaolo Ceciliato crafted heavily lined eyes accented with an offsetting shade of eyeshadow, flushed cheeks and an-almost nude shade of lip gloss, all set to pop against a hot mess of loose, tousled waves.
Julia Roberts at the 2001 Oscars
Julia Roberts clinched the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich the year she wore the vintage black-and white Valentino gown that had the fashion world and Valentino himself in a tizzy. Juxtaposed against the dress was über simple makeup—black eyeliner all around paired with yummy berryhued lip gloss. A severe side part pulled into a Bardot-esque updo upped the drama factor for an ultra-glam look.
Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2002 Oscars
The edgy black Alexander McQueen top and gathered taffeta skirt that Gwyneth Paltrow ventured out in at the 2002 Academy Awards made a number of worst-dressed lists, but we applaud the bold choice that made this look one of the Oscars’ most unforgettable. Add to the grunge equation a top-braid, matching sparkly, eyes burnished in a smoky black hue and a nude lip for a toned-down punk-ish charm.
Jennifer Hudson at the 2007 Oscars
A shining example of how NOT winning American Idol can actually be a boon to your career, Jennifer Hudson snagged Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls, and boy, did she look the part: Hudson picked up the Oscar in a silk jersey Oscar de la Renta dress, with eyes drenched in shimmery silver pigment and plum brown lacquered lips that perfectly accentuated her natural beauty.
1. Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Blackberry
2. MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva
3. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD415
4. Clinique Rouge Impact in Orange Burst
5. Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Clementine