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Oscar Fashion and Beauty

BlogFashion Trends | March 3, 2014

Is there anything more exciting than the Academy Awards?  Hollywood gathers to celebrate its achievements, and glamour comes out to play.  The looks on Oscar’s red carpet set the tone for proms, weddings, and special event fashion for the year ahead.

Here are some of the most notable beauty and fashion moments at the 2014 Oscars:


The Streak Heard ‘Round the World– Liza Minelli was a fashion icon to some of the most influential designers of the 70’s, and elements of her style can still be seen today.  When she stepped on to the Red Carpet with a killer crop and a blue hair streak, the fashionistas on Twitter declared her the “hair winner” of the night.  She showed us as long as you have a youthful spirit, you could pull off any trend!  Stylists will be thanking her for some time to come!

Short Hair, Everywhere! – One concern women have about going short is that it limits their ability to look feminine and glamorous.  Stars like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and Charlize Theron showed us why fashion and short hair is a brilliant match. Their polished style didn’t fight their couture, which made for such a chic presentation.

(Left) Ann Hathaway (Middle) Jennifer Lawrence (Right) Charlize Theron

Lupita–  When Lupita Nyong’o, stepped onto the carpet with the Nairobi blue dress made of fairy princess dreams and perfection, the internet made a collective gasp.  The custom made Prada dress sparkled, twirled, and plunged its way into Oscar Fashion History.  This dress will, no doubt, inspire prom gowns for years to come.

When Audritha Lee and Robin Matthews won for Best Hair and Make-up for Dallas Buyers Club.  – These talented hair and make-up artists had a $250.00 budget to transform two of Hollywood’s best looking actors into men who were suffering from a horrible, terminal disease.  These women are the walking definition of  “ Hollywood Magic”, and proof that when you love what you do, anything is possible!

Falling for Jennifer…again- Sure, Jennifer Lawrence fell getting out of her limo, but she really stuck the fashion landing. Her flawlessly tailored red column dress adorned with a peplum was amazing on its own, but when you add the necklace that was draped down her back, she became iconic.  Why would you wear your necklace any other way, now?

The Matte Lip- Matte is back.  From nude to red, the matte lip was the look of the night. Unlike matte formulations of years past, new matte lipsticks are not drying or chalky looking. This texture is a must-try for spring!

Jared Leto’s Ombre – Very few men can make Ombre  color work, but very few men are Jared Leto.

Pink – Her “ Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was beautiful, and she went for the whole ruby outfit.  She is a star!

Despite some questionable hair decisions (I am looking right at you, Travolta), this year’s Oscar fashions were very chic. Unfortunately, they were also very, very safe. I fear we will never see another swan outfit.

What were your favorite moments from tonight’s Oscars? Whose look fell flat? Did we really need that many montages?

Megan Murray

Written by Megan Murray

Megan Murray is an Empire home office employee with a passion for make-up and pop-culture. She has been a contributor to various health and beauty blogs. At any given time, Megan owns at least 12 different shades of green eye shadow.

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