The 95th Annual Academy Awards kicked off on the champagne carpet, deviating from the traditional red, to be more complimentary to everyone’s looks and give off a more formal appeal. The makeup, hair, and nail looks followed suit, showing off 2023 beauty trends and aesthetically appealing vibes. The Oscars red, er, champagne carpet is an opportunity for stars to stand out and be deemed a winner, whether or not they take home the gold.
Little hair bows, balletcore soft glam, and sleek and architectural updos are reigning on the champagne carpet. Vanessa Hudgens and Florence Pugh added a little black bow to their up-do for a feminine appeal. Balletcore isn’t just sleek chignons and messy buns, it’s also soft pink glam, which Angela Bassett did so well. Updos are always a win on the carpet and whether they are effortlessly perfect, like Winnie Harlow’s pinned-up curls or Sandra Oh’s carefree bun with loose tendrils. Hair with dimension is excellent for a night of glam—Adriana DeBose added a little lift to her sleek hairstyle, but Danai Gurira’s sky-high updo made for a head-turning look.
If you are looking for gala or even date night inspiration, look no further. The Oscars, one of the industry’s biggest nights (and the hottest ticket in town), never disappoints. Keep scrolling for the best beauty looks from the 2023 Oscars and key products to help you get the look.