Genius Evening Makeup Ideas From 4 Former Oscar Winners
At Byrdie Australia HQ we love following our favourite leading ladies as they earn a reputation for being beauty chameleons on red carpets all around the world. In celebration of today's 89th Academy Awards (no doubt the crème de la crème of Awards Season), we've pulled together a shortlist of four former award-winners (and one current nominee) who consistently walk the line between both classic beauty looks and modern makeup.
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Lawrence's (literally) award-winning look is a softer take on classic smoky eyes and nude lips. The soft grey shadow makes this perfect bridal makeup inspo.
Try: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($47)
This classic red lip and matte skin = an ode to Hollywood glamour.
Try: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($36)
Proof she can pull off egdy, Lawrence went for grungy smudgy eyes and brick red lips here. The choker complements the '90s vibe.
Try: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Ingrid ($49)
The epitome of a modern day classic beauty, Portman paired soft smoky eyes with a rosy nude lip the night she won an Oscar for her performance in Black Swan.
Try: Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette ($83)
Perfectly lined eyes, berry-stained lips and polished skin = red carpet perfection.
Try: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 14 ($55)
Portman's '60s-inspired shimmery eyes and glossy nude lips are a stunning homage to Jackie Kennedy.
Try: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Silvered Topaz ($135)
The inimitable Nyong’o chose a fun blue eyeshadow and coral lip combo for her defining red carpet moment.
Try: Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss in Peach Tease ($27)
Metallic blue lips compliment the actress' Grace Jones-esque hairdo and sculptural earrings.
Try: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe ($31)
Metallic apricot eyeshadow and shimmery nude lips are super-flattering against Lupita’s deep skintone.
Try: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Freelove ($31)
The French beauty opted for rosy cheeks and lips coupled with shimmery eyes for this winning look.
Try: Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in White ($42)
How Parisian is this? Clean skin, minimal eyes, and a statement matte berry lip.
Try: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned ($39)
A classic beauty look that works for everyone, provided you choose the right peach-spiked nude lipstick for your skintone.
Try: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Sweet Cream ($40)