The 15 best Oscars beauty moments of all time

Check out the most stunning hair and makeup moments in Academy Awards history

A ticket to the Oscars represents acceptance within the circle of cinematic excellence. The 95th Academy Awards is just a couple of days away, and we are practically counting down the hours until we find out who has bagged Best Actress. (Our money is on the ever-immaculate Cate Blanchett.)

Speaking of flawlessness, we’ll also be keeping an eye out for the hair and makeup looks that make us bow down in awe. In the meantime, we’re looking back on the most striking red carpet beauty moments from Oscars past.

Hello! Fashion shares the best Oscars beauty looks of all time: 

Cindy Crawford


Cindy Crawford induced major hair envy for years to come in at the 1991 Academy Awards with her ultra-bouncy bombshell blow dry.

Barbra Streisand


Barbra Streisand won Best Actress in 1969 and she also reigned supreme on the beauty front with her voluminous bob and picture-perfect liner.   

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Dakota Johnson


Dakota Johnson's 2015 wispy fringe exuded no-frills polish alongside bronze eyeshadow and coral pink lipstick.

Laura Harrier


Laura Harrier looked utterly hypnotising in 2019 with a Bambi-like lash moment, complemented with loose waves and brown lipstick.

Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth Taylor looked categorically breath-taking in 1970 with an elaborate updo, defined arches and her trademark nature-defying lashes. 

Anne Hathaway


Anne Hathaway showed off her glossy pixie cut in 2013 and simultaneously scooped Best Actress. 

Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett has never looked anything less than immaculate, but we particularly loved her look in 2014 which consisted of a smooth side parting, Hollywood waves, flawless skin and a nude pink lip.

Lupita Nyong'o


Lupita Nyong'o blew us away in 2022 with her gold flecked eye moment, muted berry lip and elaborately sculpted updo. 

Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn looked elegant in 1954 with her signature straight brows and side bangs arranged in pointed flicks across her forehead. 

Grace Kelly


Grace Kelly exuded understated polish in 1955 with a softly defined upper lash line, a dash of mascara and a chic updo.



Cher looked every inch the It-girl in 1973 with swathes of bronzer, mauve eyeshadow, high arches and a glossy lip.



Zendaya looked gorgeous in 2015 when she wore her hair in dreadlocks alongside a bronze smoky eye and a glossy peach lip.  

Rooney Mara


Rooney Mara's unfathomably precise block fringe worked perfectly alongside her straight brows and scarlet pout in 2012.

Gemma Chan


Gemma Chan exuded Hollywood glamour in 2019 with sleek waves, a vibrant red lip and feline flick eyeliner. 

Winona Ryder


Winona Ryder was giving ingénue elegance in 1996 with glossy finger waves and a sophisticated makeup moment.

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