What we especially love about red carpet events, including the Oscars 2014 that took place yesterday night, is that they always provide us with an endless source of inspiration, when it comes to stunning special occasion looks, be it a drop-dead gorgeous evening gown, a romantic hairstyle or a classy makeup look. While the wonderful celebrity dresses at the Oscars 2014 do take our breaths away, agree that they may have not looked that special if not having been spiced up with a matching beauty look. After all, such glam events are all about beauty, so let’s discover the 2014 Oscars best celebrity hairstyles and makeup looks and draw inspiration for our special occasion looks, be it a prom, a wedding or a cocktail party!
Oscars 2014 Hairstyles & Makeup: Enchanting Retro Vibes
The Old Hollywood style was surely present at the Oscars 2014, where Cate Blanchett took the lead. She shined wearing soft Forties-inspired waves, accompanied by a delicate makeup look in pink tones.
Another star showing her love for the Forties is Margot Robbie, who opted for a new hair color and styled her chocolate tresses in glamorous locks. Deep aborigine lips and a nude eye-makeup made her look simply stunning!
Jennifer Garner sizzled with her retro locks with side-swept bangs that looked so playful and feminine. A simple eye makeup in classic light brown shades and mauve lips made her look perfect!
Amy Adams looked astounding wearing a vintage updo and a timeless bronze eye makeup, finished off with a nude lip-gloss.
On the other hand, Angelina Jolie injected retro vibes into her makeup, opting for a trio of extra-long lashes, a fab smokey eye look and a nude lip-gloss. Her hair was kept loose and natural, which look in such a beautiful harmony with her makeup.
Oscars 2014 Hairstyles & Makeup: Side-Swept and Sultry
When you don’t know what hairstyle to wear, wear it loose! This is the principle followed by beauty Jessica Biel, who wore side-swept loose curls, pairing them with her minimal makeup featuring a pale pink hue for the lips, and just some mascara and nothing else.
Side-swept loose hair was also the pick of Sandra Bullock, who styled it in glam curls for a higher impact. Her makeup was dramatic and cool, consisting of smokey eyes and nude lips for a classy finish.
Kate Hudson also gave preference to classy locks swept to the side, while her makeup was all about sultry smokey eyes and pale pink lips.
For an enchanting classy look, Julie Delpy went for side-swept locks, a nude eye-makeup and bright red lips. Simply fabulous!
Oscars 2014 Hairstyles & Makeup: When Glam Meets An Effortless Style
Louise Roe is the best example of an effortlessly elegant beauty radiating a lovely romantic allure. She styled her hair into a loose textured side ponytail with face-framing flyaways for a totally bewitching effect. A gorgeous smokey eye makeup and nude lips accompanied her hair.
As always, Kerry Washington looked impeccable, this time going for a half-up and half-done updo with wavy tresses. Her makeup was composed of vampy lips and smokey eyes.
Beauty Emma Watson also looked effortless and cool with her half pulled back do and side-swept bangs. Her makeup was minimal with a strong focus placed on the red lips.
Oscars 2014 Hairstyles & Makeup: Buns, Updos and A Sizzling Face
There were also lots of fab updos spotted on the red carpet, one of which is the gorgeous beehive do of Olivia Wilde that flattered her a lot. Her hairstyle was offset by an expressive cat-eye makeup look with nude lips.
It’s all about braids and a playful elegance in case of Maria Menounos, who styled a double-braided updo, accompanied with smokey eyes and nude lips.
Julia Roberts debuted her blonde hair, styling it into a chic side-swept loose updo. Her face was beautiful with the subtle smokey eyes, nude lips and flushed cheeks.
Classy vibes are always there and this time it was due to Kristin Bell, who opted for a simple low bun with flirty flyaways. When it comes to her makeup, we should note the girly pink lips and the subtle smokey eyes that looked so harmonious together.
Penélope Cruz gave her preference to a ballerina top bun and a minimal makeup with flushed cheeks, nude lips and a classic eye makeup.
Oscars 2014 Hairstyles & Makeup: Short and Playful
Always impeccable and astounding, Charlize Theron shined bright this time too, wearing sleek side-parted short hair, cat eye makeup and nude lips. Overall, it was super-elegant, but playful and whimsical too!
The star of the night, Lupita Nyong’o accessorized her short hair with a Fred Leighton headband for a princess-like effect. She gave a berry touch to her lips for the maximum sweet aspect.
Jennifer Lawrence swept her short hair back, giving volume to it on the crown. Flirty cat eyes and peach lips were in a perfect harmony with her hair.
From short to long hair, from updos to loose styles, as well as from minimalist to bold makeup looks, the Oscars 2014 brought plenty of fab styles for every taste and preference. So just browse through these looks and find your perfect match for utterly memorable and refined special occasion looks of yours!
Photos courtesy of Zimbio, Vogue.co.uk