Tuesday, 1 March 2016

My Favourite Makeup Looks from the 2016 Oscars

Hi, everyone! I've just returned from a long weekend home with my family, which was a wonderfully relaxing time (aside from chasing around my busy, active, adorable niece!). We capped off the visit by watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night- an event that always reignites my interest in film as well as sparks some serious makeup inspiration. I'm all about old Hollywood glamour, but my favourite looks are usually those that are a bit different. Rebellious, colourful, and sultry looks always catch my eye!

Here are my picks for the best makeup looks at the 2016 Oscars.

From PopSugar, link here.
Rooney Mara
She can do no wrong in my books. I've been smitten with Rooney Mara since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and her beauty looks never disappoint. They are always incredibly fierce! I totally loved these smokey taupe eyes and bold blood red lips. 

From Glamour.com, link here.
Olivia Munn
We all know I love a bold orange/coral lip, so it's no surprise that this look caught my attention! I also liked the fresh tangerine blush and the fact that her brows looked perfectly groomed and natural, not overdone. 

From stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com, link here.
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse's smokey silver eyes were totally mesmerizing. They looked lovely paired with the classic nude lip and stunning green jewelry. Her natural skin and brows really let the eyes steal the show!

From popsugar.com, link here
Rachel McAdams
I loved the lush, jewel-toned green of Rachel's dress and, even more, the matching green eyeliner and shadow she sported. So pretty! The eyes really popped when paired with the nude pink cheeks and lips. 

From byrdie.com, link here
Margot Robbie
I love that this look somehow made bare nude shades look edgy and a bit rock and roll. Paired with lush lashes and perfectly undone hair, Margot totally killed this look! 

From elle.com, link here.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's musical performance might have been the highlight of the evening- it was so beautifully touching. Her makeup look totally mirrored the soft, yet powerful feel of the song. She was rose gold perfection! 

From instyle.com, link here
Reese Witherspoon
We all know I'm a sucker for rosy red lips and cheeks, and Reese's look embodied this perfectly! I am properly obsessed with her bold, healthy flush (reportedly created using Chantecaille products) and shiny just-bitten lips. *Swoons*

What were your favourite beauty looks from the Oscars this year?
Any of these looks that you would like me to re-create for a Look of the Day?

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo



  1. Always so in love with Olivia Munn's looks :)

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  2. I love this post!!! I think Lady Gaga won the whole night for me. Her performance made me cry and her makeup made me squee!

  3. Saoirse Ronan and Lady Gaga did it for me. They both looked stunning. And Lady gaga's performance? Jesus I was emotional!!

  4. These are all great looks! I love how fresh and simple makeup has been recently <3


  5. I looove these posts. I have a many favourites this year. My picks are: Lady Gaga, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Rachel McAdams. Looking forward to seeing which one you pick!

  6. I have no idea who Saoirse Ronan is, but the picture above is stunning. And I always have a soft spot for Reese Witherspoon.
    The Beauty Bloss


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