Academy Awards Beauty Special (Part 6)

FROM bright colours, show stopping hair and make-up to embellished gowns galore, the fashion and beauty game was strong in 2016. The Oscars never disappoint when it comes to fashion and beauty and, sure, there are always a few misses, but we still get excited to see what Hollywood biggest names steps out in. You also get a helping hand on some of the latest trends, giving you an idea on how to incorporate it into your wardrobe or how trends look on different skin tones and silhouettes. Here are our bests and worsts.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

GAGA’s look is rooted in rich, shimmery variations of rose and copper paired with soft lipstick. Her Marilyn Monroe-style ‘do is appropriate. But it just might be time to step away from the brow bleach.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

A middle part ponytail with volume is hard to pull off, but on sultry Sofia is looks so chic.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
WHILE normally a fan of a bold lip and soft eye, Kerry opted for an inky eye and nude lip. It’s easy to see why we love (and copy) it. The trick? Tone down the upturned eye with matte skin and just a bit of contour.

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley’s

DAISY’s insanely awesome, super-structured futuristic bun was a hit, which allowed her strong brows to take centre stage.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

OLIVIA injected the red carpet with a major dose of bright, sunny orange, while keeping her eyes neutral.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

AN elegant plait was woven along Olivia’s hairline, which transformed into a bun at the nape of her neck. Her hair was soft and ethereal, but a smoky peach and gold eye with earthy tones pay homage to Olivia’s edginess.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

ONE word: Skin. Rooney nailed the fresh-but-matte look. There’s contour, but very subtly.  We love Rooney’s ethereal elvish, almost goth-like delicate beauty.

 

Priyanka Chopra

Rooney Mara

Obviously, Priyanka threads her brows, because they are thin and angular. Maybe too much so. But her brownish-berry lip colour is soft and creamy, so we might just forgive her.

Andra Day

Andra Day

USUALLY not one to make it onto best beauty lists, Andra Day knocked it outta the park this time. The dark lips, the spikey lashes, the hair, the tight lining round the eyes, we could go on about this for days.

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Carli

Carli

I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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