As usual, the Academy Awards this past weekend was full of gorgeous gowns and amazing makeup and hair. There seemed to be one over-whelming beauty trend on the red carpet--minimal is best. Naturally nude faces, radiant skin and lived-in hair styles were the order of the night. Many of the looks this year surprisingly can readily translate into styles we can duplicate on a regular basis. Here are some of the stand-out beauty trends you'll love so much you may want to try them for yourself.
The Long Bob
The long layered bob (dubbed the "lob) accented with beachy waves on Naomi Watts, loose curls complete with headband on Keira Knightly, and straight and glossy on Kerry Washington looked classy but not overdone.
Neutral Face Palette
below (l-r) Jessica Chastain, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rita Ora
Bold and Vibrant Lips
Casual Hair Don't Care
Whether it was the dampness in the air or the influence of the models on the runway at New York Fashion Week, this year celebrities favored ponytails and messy buns over up-do's and defined curls. J-Lo killed it in this high ponytail and nude-pink makeup palette, and newcomer Dakota Johnson looked fresh and modern in this easy ponytail and fringe bangs.
Both Anna Kendrick and Best Actress winner Patricia Arquette went with intense black eyeliner, a bun and soft coral lips. Get this look with E.L.F Studio Mineral Lipstick in Cool Coral ($5)
I Woke Up Like This
Radiant and glowing skin is a must for everyone who walks the red carpet and this year was no exception. The makeup palette was natural and flawless with hints of shimmer and the hair styled almost as an after-thought. With a center or side part, loosely curled or sleekly shined and tucked behind the ears this is definitely the hair "of the moment". Get that pop of shimmer on your eyes with Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Palettes ($50)
ReeseWitherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, America Ferrer
Check out your favorite Oscar look and imagine what you can do using the tools you have in your makeup bag. Who knows..you may even surprise yourself!