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You Don't Have to Wait Until the Oscars For Red Carpet Beauty

Mar 2 2014 - 3:13pm

Unless you've been hibernating all month, you probably figured out that the Oscars are airing this Sunday. Now, you might think the most important part of award season is the moment when the actor takes home that iconic naked statuette. But what happens before the big night — the preparties(!) — matters just as much. This is where A-list actors and nominees can test out their red carpet beauty looks and offer us wedding [1], gala, and Saturday-night-out inspiration. So sit back, and grab some popcorn — Oscars beauty week starts now!

Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong'o at Grey Goose's Presentation of 12 Years a Slave

While Angelina stuck to her typical, natural makeup look, Lupita went bold with a bright red lip.

Oprah Winfrey at The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Party

It's always a good night when Oprah's mass of curls makes an appearance.

Taylor Swift at The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Party

Styling her new lob in a fun shag, Taylor stuck to her iconic lipstick color: red!

Karlie Koss at The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Party

Karlie styled her bob in a sleek, straight blowout with a slight bend at the end.

Jamie King at The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Party

Jamie paired her long, glossy hair with a pop of crimson on her lips.

Sienna Miller at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Sienna's blowout was one to envy at this pre-Oscars party, and we're in love with that red lip!

Anne Hathaway at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

An LBD, red lip, and sleek pixie were Anne's secret weapon at this fashion-forward event.

Naomie Harris at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Naomie stuck with her signature makeup and hair look: shimmery shadow, pink gloss, and straight strands.

Lily Collins at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Lily paired her enviable bold brows with an equally punchy lipstick.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Rosie pulled her hair off to one side and wore a makeup palette of pinks and shimmer.

Petra Nemcova at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

What type of makeup should you wear with a neon yellow dress? Petra went with a bright red lip and a strip of dramatic lashes.

Emilia Clarke at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Styling her hair in a fun pompadour, Emilia Clarke opted for a smoky cat eye.

Greta Gerwig at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Greta pumped up her black-and-white ensemble with a cherry-red lipstick hue.

Poppy Delevingne at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

It was classic Hollywood glamour for Poppy, who swept her bouncy curls off to one side.

Alice Eve at Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner

Alice's pastel-pink lip color and dark lower lashes gave us Twiggy flashbacks.

Naomie Harris at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

Naomie went for a metallic eye shadow and sheer lip gloss to match her embellished top.

Olivia Munn at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

Olivia wore a voluminous blowout to celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards.

Dianna Agron at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

Red on red was a winning combination for Dianna as she partied with the likes of Giorgio Armani [2].

Cate Blanchett at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

In addition to her taupe lip and peachy cheeks, Cate wore smudged eyeliner for the Armani [3] event.

Jaimie Alexander at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

The melon lip color Jaimie wore to the Giorgio Armani [4] party is soon to become a Spring makeup staple.

Emmy Rossum at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

Emmy embraced the power of a red lipstick at this Oscars preparty.

Rachel Zoe at the Giorgio Armani Oscars Party

Blunt bangs and a brick lip color made Rachel's beauty look ideal for a night out.

Alicia Keys at the Unite4:humanity Event

Alicia played up her short hairstyle with winged eyeliner and a classic red lip.

Beth Behrs at the Unite4:humanity Event

Beth looked stunning on the red carpet wearing bright orange lipstick, bronze eye shadow, and a retro finger-wave updo.

Eva Longoria at the Unite4:humanity Event

The slicked-back look from the runway made it to the red carpet with Eva's help.

Demi Lovato at the Unite4:humanity Event

Demi showed off fuchsia ends in her loose updo.

Selena Gomez at the Unite4:humanity Event

It was one long ponytail and cherry-red lipstick for Selena when she attended this pre-Oscars charity event.

Katherine Heigl at the Unite4:humanity Event

The peachy lip color on Katherine complemented her blond hair and white dress perfectly.

Anna Kendrick at Vanity Fair DJ Night

Anna styled her curls to one side and added a smoky eye for this particular pre-Oscars party.

Zoë Kravitz at Vanity Fair DJ Night

Looking quite glamorous, Zoë wore all earth tones and a sleek blowout to dance the night away.

Kat Graham at Vanity Fair DJ Night

It was lengthy lashes, nude lips, and a bob for Kat when it came time to party with Vanity Fair.

Kelly Osbourne at Vanity Fair DJ Night

Kelly had bits of purple throughout her dress, and her lavender hair also added to the bright color scheme.

Amy Adams at Chysler's Toast to American Hustle

Amy opted for a half updo and slick-straight strands.

Kerry Washington at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

We couldn't get enough of Kerry's curls [5]!

Lupita Nyong'o at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Lupita's glossy red lips complemented her rosy cheeks.

Lupita Nyong'o at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Her hair was adorned with a sparkling headband.

Angela Bassett at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

A curled bob looked lovely on Angela.

Christina Milian at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge

Christina's ombré hair and bold brows made for a gorgeously casual look.

Alicia Quarles at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge

A sparkling purple manicure and shimmering shadow were a glamorous look on Alicia.

Jessica Szohr at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge

Jessica's ombré hair and red lipstick looked edgy and cool.

Charlize Theron at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge

Cozying up to Sean Penn [6], Charlize stunned with glowing skin and tousled hair.

Ellen Pompeo at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge

Ellen's lined eyes peeked from behind her glossy, curled hair.

Naomie Harris at the LoveGold Party

Naomie glowed at this pre-Oscars party. Her eyes were accented with a smoky gray shadow.

Jenna Ushkowitz at the LoveGold Party

It looked like Jenna got a hair color touch-up just in time for this Oscars event.

Lupita Nyong'o at the LoveGold Party

At the pre-Oscars party in her honor, Lupita wore royal blue eye shadow and tangerine orange lipstick. What a great color combination!

Jessica Szohr at the LoveGold Party

Jessica's brown-red lipstick complemented her highlights perfectly.

Bella Thorne at the LoveGold Party

Bella wore a topknot (with parted bangs) to show off her embellished shoulders.

Jessica White at the LoveGold Party

This half-up hairstyle with long curls accentuated Jessica's long, oval face shape.

Malin Akerman at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party

Malin went for surfer-girl waves and very natural makeup to match.

Ashley Greene at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party

Long lashes? Check. Smoky eye shadow? Check. Contoured cheeks? Check. Ashley won in the makeup category.

Maggie Grace at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party

We're sure to see many more brushed-out waves on the official Oscars red carpet, but Maggie tested out the popular style at this preparty.

Naomi Watts at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Naomi sported a poppy-pink lip and loose updo.

Kate Hudson at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

While Kate's messy topknot looked amazing on the red carpet, it could also work for a postyoga brunch date.

Emmy Rossum at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Emmy went with retro waves and sepia makeup hues for her red carpet moment.

Camilla Belle at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Look who is jumping on the orange lipstick trend [7]! Camilla wore the shade with a peachy blush and bold brows.

Ashley Greene at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Ashley accented her chocolate hair color with dark brown and bronze makeup hues.

Dianna Agron at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Nude lips, bold brows, and combed-over bangs made up Dianna's style.

Olivia Munn at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Olivia's vampy lipstick and sleek strands were an example of quintessential Winter beauty.

Jordana Brewster at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Jordana pulled her hair up into a sleek ponytail for her night out.

Erin Wasson at the Bulgari Decades of Glamour Oscar Party

Erin swept her hair up into a disheveled topknot and practically skipped makeup altogether for her Oscars soiree.

Kate Mara at the Fashion & Hollywood Luncheon

Kate wore slept-in waves for the daytime event.

Naomie Harris at the Fashion & Hollywood Luncheon

Naomie's makeup has us dreaming of Spring, thanks to icy metallic eye shadow and pastel pink lipstick.

Caitlin Fitzgerald at the Fashion & Hollywood Luncheon

Beachy waves in February? Caitlin pulled off this daytime style with ease.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the Fashion & Hollywood Luncheon

Jenna kept it natural for her luncheon with waves and a rosy, matte lip.

Mena Suvari at the Fashion & Hollywood Luncheon

A middle part made Mena's glowing skin the center of attention during her pre-Oscars luncheon.

Jena Malone at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

The edgiest hairstyle award went to Jena Malone, who updated a classic French roll with tousled bangs.

Jaimie Alexander at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

Jaimie rocked a tousled pixie cut and fully rimmed eyeliner for the soiree.

Tracee Ellis Ross at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

Tracee showed off her natural curls, complemented with lots of eyeliner to kick off Oscars week.

Bella Thorne at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

Metallic jade eye shadow matched Bella's shimmering suit.

Bella Thorne at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

And she paired it with a playful twisted ponytail.

Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

For her late-night party appearance, Kate pulled her hair back and added a smoky eye.

Kiernan Shipka at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

Bold brows and pink makeup made Kiernan's look sophisticated and age-appropriate.

Taryn Manning at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

Taryn decided to keep her brows dark (and her lip berry) when she went platinum blond.

Zoë Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood Party

The brown shadow took the drama out of Zoë's smoky eye, making it a more relaxed look.


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