Academy Awards Special (Part 4)

FROM bright colours, show stopping hair and make-up to embellished gowns galore, the beauty game has always been strong. The Academy Awards 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 of 2014.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o

LUPITA Nyong’o had a real-life Cinderella moment – she took her red carpet wander in a gown fit for a princess including a gold tiara headband. Plus, natural hair for the win!

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
A shocking colour swap. We’re so used to seeing Margot with blonde hair, but she debut black locks on 2014’s red carpet.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

FACT: Kerry Washington always looks great in a statement lip. And the deep wine tone she wore at the 2014 Oscars is no exception. Want her look? Mirror your lip tone in your outfit.

Georgina Chapman

Georgina Chapman

IT won’t be a red carpet without glamorous waves. Georgina’s curls gave her a polished look with shine to contrast all the textures and details in her dress. When you have something so flawless, less is more.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

SOMETIMES all you need is a bright lip. Yes, Emma’s hair was a bit bleh for the most glamorous night of the year, but her adherence to beauty rules makes up for this.  The matte red lip, defined lashes and combed-up brows are beautiful.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

NOT an easy look to pull off. Jada’s make-up is very matchy-matchy to her dress. Both her lips and eyes are the exact shade as the gown, but she wears it effortlessly.

 

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos

HER look was completed with a beautiful braided up-do that emulated a Grecian goddess. She kept her make-up pretty and simple, showing off her natural beauty. Kudos, Maria.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

THE pioneer of pastel, Kelly’s purple hair added a welcome pop to her classic beaded dress and glowing make-up.

Cristin Milioti

Cristin Milioti

THE lip colour and silvery lids both helped to accentuate the beautiful pale skin. But maybe Cristin should’ve considered a hairstyle with a bit more edge or one styled out of her face.

 

 

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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