Throwing It Back: The 55 Best Oscars Beauty Looks of the Past Decade

Rachel Krause
Throwing It Back: The 55 Best Oscars Beauty Looks of the Past Decade
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The 88th Academy Awards are this Sunday, which means awards season is over, which means you’ll no longer have an excuse for vegging out in front of the TV with a bottle of champagne and Chinese takeout on Sunday nights while watching the festivities. Why does it always feel so festive?

Frankly, the Oscars red carpet can be kind of boring on the hair and makeup front. With a few key exceptions, most stars are more interested in looking polished and pretty rather than making a splash—this ain’t no London Fashion Week—but we’ll still squeal over a particularly well-done bold lip or messy updo. We can’t help it. It’s in the DNA.

Here, we’ve rounded up 55 of the most notable Oscars looks of the past 10 years, from 2006 all the way through last year’s awards. Some of them still hold up, while we could probably stand to leave a few of the others in the past. Oh, what a difference a decade makes.

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2006

Charlize Theron

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2006

Michelle Williams

Photo: Chris Polk/FilmMagic/Getty Images

2006

Uma Thurman

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2006

Jennifer Garner

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2006

Salma Hayek

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

2006

Rosamund Pike

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

2007

Kate Winslet

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

2007

Cate Blanchett

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

2007

Anne Hathaway

Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

2007

Naomi Watts

Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

2007

Nicole Kidman

Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

2008

Marion Cotillard

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2008

Tilda Swinton

Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage/Getty Images

2008

Amy Adams

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2008

Jessica Alba

Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

2008

Vanessa Paradis

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2009

Angelina Jolie

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2009

Freida Pinto

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2009

Kate Winslet

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2009

Penelope Cruz

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2009

Tilda Swinton

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2010

Cameron Diaz

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2010

Diane Kruger

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2010

Rachel McAdams

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2010

Sandra Bullock

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2010

Zoe Saldana

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2011

Jennifer Lawrence

Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage/Getty Images

2011

Scarlett Johansson

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2011

Amy Adams

Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

2011

Anne Hathaway

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

2011

Mila Kunis

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2011

Natalie Portman

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2012

Jessica Chastain

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2012

Berenice Bejo

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2012

Rooney Mara

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2012

Rose Byrne

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2012

Milla Jovovich

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2013

Charlize Theron

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2013

Adele

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

2013

Amanda Seyfried

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Getty Images

2013

Jennifer Lawrence

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

2013

Zoe Saldana

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2014

Lupita Nyong'o

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2014

Angelina Jolie

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2014

Emma Watson

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2014

Julie Delpy

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images

2014

Kerry Washington

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2014

Olivia Wilde

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images

2015

Dakota Johnson

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

2015

Emma Stone

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

2015

Felicity Jones

Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

2015

Keira Knightley

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2015

Margot Robbie

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images

2015

Marion Cotillard

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