#WCW: Julianne Moore

Alle Connell
#WCW: Julianne Moore
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The 2015 Oscars were positively loaded with some of our favorite smart, talented, gorgeous women being honored for their work. As we waited to see if the red carpet hosts would #askhermore, one woman rose above the rest like a flaming phoenix of beauty and fabulousness: Julianne Moore, who went on to win Best Actress for her heartwrenching role in Still Alice.

Julianne has been inspiring us for what feels like our entire lives: not only does she rock red hair and freckles like nobody’s business, but she destroys the harmful narrative that women of a certain age are no longer sexy. A proud feminist, advocate for LGBT rights and artist ambassador for Save the Children, we’re proud to call her this week’s #WCW. Let’s review some of her most iconic looks!

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The 2015 Oscars were positively loaded with some of our favorite smart, talented, gorgeous women being honored for their work. As we waited to see if the red carpet hosts would #askhermore, one woman rose above the rest like a flaming phoenix of beauty and fabulousness: Julianne Moore, who went on to win Best Actress for her heartwrenching role in Still Alice.

Julianne has been inspiring us for what feels like our entire lives: not only does she rock red hair and freckles like nobody's business, but she destroys the harmful narrative that women of a certain age are no longer sexy. A proud feminist, advocate for LGBT rights and artist ambassador for Save the Children, we're proud to call her this week's #WCW. Let's review some of her most iconic looks!

In 1991, Julianne was rocking short, wet-look waves and heavily matte skin. We may not want to recreate this look today, but those cheekbones are TO DIE FOR.

The 1994 Independent Spirit Awards didn't perhaps give us our best Julianne look, but we can still learn from it: matching your hair, blush, lipstick and eyeshadow is a tricky look to pull off. The early 90s were a harsh time, but hey, her hair looks beautiful! Those waves!

She paired shorter hair with dark, glossy lips and Mark Wahlberg at the Boogie Nights premiere—a role she'd go on to get her first Oscar nomination for. Julianne has said that, because her hair is so wavy, wearing it this length is a big challenge—but she wears it well, so we're glad she took the risk.

She didn't win Best Supporting Actress at the 1998 Oscars, but she definitely stunned in this KILLER red lip. Take notes, everyone who says that redheads can't wear red!

What could be more perfect than Julianne's freckles, natural (yet striking) pink blush and rosy-peach lipgloss? Oh, how about that perfectly shiny, lightly highlighted red hair? If we'd had Pinterest back in 2000, this would have been one our most inspirational images.

And just when you think you know what to expect from The Divine Miss Moore, she switches it up on you! Honey brown hair and wispy, elegant bangs in 2001? Why not? We love how this color brings added attention to her gorgeous eyes.

At the premiere of The Hours—which she'd go on to to receive her third Academy Award nomination for—Julianne KILLED us. That auburn hair! The brown smoky eyes! Those dramatic lashes! The perfect nude pink lip! Oh god, we're so in love.

While we love Julianne's shoulder-grazing, intensely red hair paired with much lighter eyebrows, what's really instructional here is that she's attending the 2007 Snowflake Ball, a seriously gala event. Don't ever let anyone tell you that fancy parties DEMAND super-heavy makeup; sometimes the best thing you can do is let your natural gorgeousness shine.

But then again, sometimes you HAVE to bring the intense glamour. Julianne's stunning heavy cranberry eye makeup and voluminous updo is balanced with softly flushed cheeks and medium pink lips.

We'd also like to take a moment to acknowledge her skin. HOW is she so perfect.

Though we love bold eyebrows, Julianne at the 2012 Critic's Choice Awards is inspiration for blonde-browed girls everywhere. MAJOR bonus points for the intense pink eyeshadow and coordinating hot pink lips—again, take THAT, people who say redheads should avoid pink!

For her 2013 Golden Globe win for Game Change, Julianne reigned supreme in an elegantly coiled updo, subtle cat eye (unusual for her, but we love it) and intense pink lip stain.

And to take home 2015's big prize for Still Alice, she stunned with slightly more brown red hair arranged in an artful chignon, elegant cranberry smoky eyes (with fake lashes at the outer corners only) and berry lips. She's as deserving of that Oscar as she is of our undying love and adoration.

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