The Best All-Time Beauty Moments from the Oscars

The Best All-Time Beauty Moments from the Oscars
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We're sure to see some amazing looks this Sunday when the Oscars air (we're dying to see Cate Blanchett), but in the meantime we're reliving our favorite beauty looks over the past years.

When Michelle Williams showed up to the 2006 Oscars with a side-swept chignon and classic red lip, it was pure beauty perfection.

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Drew Barrymore has gone through many style transformations during her long and successful career, but this 1998 look—complete with blonde curls, playful daisy hair accessories and a dark berry lip — is one we’ll always remember. Also, the glitter! 

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The days of matching our eye shadow to our clothes may be long gone, but Liz Taylor’s 1970′s makeup look at the Oscars continues to look classic, not corny.

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For one beauty trend that never goes out of style, look no further than this photo of Rooney Mara in 2012. The combination of jet-black hair, creamy pale skin and bright red lips is always a winner.

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Does Anjelica Huston’s 1986 hairstyle look familiar? Rose Byrne showed off a shockingly similar ‘do two years ago during awards season. The great trends always find a way to make a return.

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Finding the perfect nude lipstick is never an easy feat, but Halle Berry’s makeup at the 2002 Oscars was flawless. And as the only woman of color to ever win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, she broadened the horizon of what we see as beautiful.

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Many women have worn their hair up at the Oscars, but Julia Roberts’ hairstyle was a true work of art. Serge Normant was the man behind this masterpiece that continues to stand out among the red carpet’s best-ever beauty moments.

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While many people tend to keep the rest of their face bare when wearing a red lip, Nicole Kidman wore a deep pink flush on her cheeks at the 1997 awards, reminding us some beauty rules are meant to be broken.

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In 1954, Audrey Hepburn showed us the true meaning of a statement brow. Her strong, yet glamorous, look at the Oscars is a true beauty moment.

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Reese Witherspoon has always been pretty consistent with her look on the red carpet, but at the 2011 Academy Awards she donned a voluminous, retro ponytail. Sometimes, bigger is better.

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Today, many actresses show up to the Oscars with their hair down in big waves. While it’s beautiful, there’s just something about Grace Kelly’s chignon that looks elegant and chic.

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Gwyneth Paltrow perfectly embodied the minimalist trend when she walked the red carpet at the 1996 Oscars with stick straight hair and wine colored lipstick.

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Natalie Wood knew how to work a trend at the Oscars in 1968. Her exaggerated lower lashes and winged eyeliner made her really stand out.

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