Seth MacFarlane’s opening monologue, Adele’s stunning performance of Skyfall, and inspiring films driven by blockbuster names like Spielberg, Affleck, and Clooney made a big splash at the 85th Academy Awards. But it was a trio of beautiful, dominant female actresses who truly captivated audiences.
Not only did Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway turn in groundbreaking performances in their respective roles last year, but they also delivered on the red carpet—turning heads and leaving a lasting impression.
Hollywood's most prestigious evening was all about Jennifer Lawrence, the 22-year-old Silver Linings Playbook star who walked away with the Best Actress nod as well as our award for Best Dressed.
How does she do it?
Jennifer found the beauty in simplicity, channeling old Hollywood glamour by pairing a pale pink structured Dior haute couture dress and a loose updo. A subtle smokey-eye look with frosted pink lips complemented her already flawless style. If that wasn’t enough, she even made falling on the stairs look beautiful. Bravo, Jen!
Jessica Chastain, the Zero Dark Thirty star and Best Actress Nominee played an intense CIA operative obsessed with her case on screen, while off screen her style was anything but in your face. Jess took a page out of the same playbook as Jennifer Lawrence, finding old Hollywood glamour in a gorgeous, coppery-nude custom Armani Privé dress. She kicked up the vintage appeal with soft wavy hair and red lipstick.
It’s hard to find a picture of Anne Hathaway where she is not beaming—bright eyed and smiling from ear to ear. Well, now Anne’s got even more reason to glow, having walked away from the 85th Academy Awards with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Les Miserables. She also topped many of the Hollywood Best Dressed lists, drawing comparisons to Audrey Hepburn in her pink satin Prada gown. She paired the pale pink dress with a bright pink lipstick, the perfect complement.
Hollywood stars have access to some of the best designers, makeup artists, and hairstylists in the business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate their award-winning style. In the comments below, share your favorite beauty tips for looking red-carpet ready without breaking your bank account.