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The Best Oscars Glam from the Past 10 Years

By Ellie Child - 8 months ago | Updated
Lady Gaga and Emma Roberts


As the 25th of February rolls around, bringing with it the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony, we’re all impatiently waiting to see what the likes of Emma Stone, Lady Gaga and Rachel Weisz are going to pull out of the bag.

Sure, it’s exciting to see whether or not our favourite actors get their winning moment, but let’s face it – three hours is a long time to commit to (especially for us millennials). No, what we’re really here for is our quick fix of outstanding hair, makeup and fashion. So, while we wait in anticipation to see what the MUAs of Hollywood can conjure up, let’s look back on the most glam beauty looks from 2009-2018. Warning: there’s a LOT of red lippy involved.

Danai Gurira (2018)

If you’re going to make a statement, do it like Black Panther star Danai Gurira. This detailed, bold white embellishment gave the star a real glam edge, making her style completely unparalleled.

Joico Instatint Titanium Temporary Colour Shimmer Spray

Joico Instatint Titanium Temporary Colour Shimmer Spray

Are you rocking a shaved head? Copy the look (as best as you can using your freehand skills) with this silver spray for a jazzed up style.

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Emma Roberts (2017)

We told you red lipstick would make an appearance! However, this is not the feature we’re focusing on. Instead, we’re here to appreciate Emma's auburn Hollywood curls. Team that pigment with porcelain skin and you’re onto a real glam winner.

L'Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Semi-Permanant Hair Dye

L'Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Semi-Permanant Hair Dye

Take a leaf out of Emma Roberts’ book and mix up your look by embracing warm copper hues for a true hint of Hollywood luxe.

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Lady Gaga (2016)

Besides the epic blonde ‘do, Gaga pumps up the glam by drawing attention to arguably one of her best features: her eyes.

Huda Beauty Classic Lash

Huda Beauty Classic Lash

Emphasise your peepers with the ultimate set of falsies from Huda Beauty. Gaga, you’re in for some serious competition here.

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Chrissy Teigen (2015)

Oh look, another bold red lip! Luckily, Chrissy’s MUA knew to mix it up a little by adding a hint of maroon to compliment her skin tone.

Inika Vegan Lipstick

Inika Vegan Lipstick

Swipe on this certified vegan formula for a pigment that is just as glam and bold as the shade Chrissy wears.

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Chanel Iman (2014)

We’re not going to lie, the dress definitely caught our attention first but once we tore our eyes away, that smoky eye Chanel was styling out had us captivated.

FACE Stockholm Pearl Eye Shadow

FACE Stockholm Pearl Eye Shadow

Inject that blacker-than-black smoky eye into your next glam session with this ultimate beauty tool.

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Olivia Munn (2013)

Olivia Munn had to make our list at some point, and what better example to use than her stylish 2013 winged liner look. Nothing quite screams ‘classic’ like a sleek up-do and cat-eye liner.

Illamasqua Illustrator Pen

Illamasqua Illustrator Pen

With an expertly precise nib, you too can create the sharpest of points for a truly professional finish.

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Angelina Jolie (2012)

If there was ever a queen of glam, it would always be Angelina Jolie. From the voluminous locks to the contoured complexion, Jolie’s glam team have hit the nail on the head when it comes to creating an iconic and timeless look.

Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit

Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit

Now we’re not saying you’re going to get Jolie’s signature cheekbone structure through using this palette, but you can get pretty damn close. Fake it till you make it with the iconic Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit.

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Jennifer Lawrence (2011)

Find us a sexier photo of J-Law, we’ll wait. Here, Jennifer pulls off arguably the best nude lip to compliment her smokey eye glam, balancing out her overall complexion for the perfect look.

MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

Swipe on a pop of this legendary nude pigmented formula from MAC to recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s iconic 2011 Oscars look.

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Penelope Cruz (2010)

Adding drama to her look, Penelope’s MUA has exaggerated the eye socket by elongating the eyeliner and blending it in with a warm, deep eyeshadow tone. Pair this with her impossibly long eyelashes and you’re onto a winner!

Bourjois Quad Smokey Stories Eye Shadow

Bourjois Quad Smokey Stories Eye Shadow

Take your style from an understated day look to full on glam with the versatile eyeshadow quad from Bourjois. With a glittery core shade, you can add a pop of that Oscars pizzazz within seconds.

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Reese Witherspoon (2009)

Is there a more coordinated look than this? Matching her dress, makeup and eye colour together, Reese and her dream team were able to create a bold yet sleek statement image.

Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick 1.2g

Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick 1.2g

Get the exact splash of blue as Reese with this super easy-to-use shadow stick.

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