My Favorite Red Carpet Looks at this year’s Oscars

La la land won best picture at the Oscars last night!
 
Woops…
 
No it didn’t.
 
These award night flubs are starting to become passe. First it was Miss Universe, now the Oscars. Anyway, as much as I love the movies, this is, of course, a beauty blog. And we wouldn’t be much of a beauty blog if we didn’t talk about the red carpet looks this year!
 
So without further ado, here are the nominations for the top looks at this year’s Oscars.
 

Emma Stone

 
Classic Hollywood beauty. Emma Stone was draped in gold, and with those red lips and that wave. It’s fitting for the star of La La Land.

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Jessica Biel

 
The one word to described Jessica Biel at the Oscars was hypnotic. Metallic dress, hair in a bun and that deep black eyeliner. It’s almost Egyptian, and who doesn’t love a Cleopatra look?

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Halle Berry

 
OK, the only reason for the Halle Berry love is that amazing loose afro. Sigh. One wishes they could rock hair like that.
 
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Charlize Theron

 
Charlize Theron has made a habit of portraying evil queens of late, and I can’t say her look is much of a departure from that. That being said, if I was an evil queen, I’d want to look like that.

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Emma Roberts

 
I haven’t seen Ms. Roberts around very much lately, but I’ll be looking up what she’s wearing more often after this! Classic bomb shell. That hair, those lips and the soft smokey? Very “Mad Men”. Love it.

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Sofia Carson

 
Red lips are really in this year aren’t they?! Sofia Carson rocks another pair, but what I love about her look is the striking simplicity of it. The contrast between them and her very dark brown hair and perfectly manicured brows. I also love her hair accessory. Perfectly princess-like.

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And the winner is?
 

Janelle Monae

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Famous for her show stopping quiff and suits, Janelle Monae is starting to also draw critical acclaim for her work in films. In fact, a couple of them featured prominently in this year’s Oscars: Moonlight (Best Picture) and Hidden Figures. So, it seems fitting that this supremely talented human being is also our winner this year for her incredible ensemble.
 
Sporting an Elie Saab gown dripping in sequins and beads, one thing I loved about her makeup was how perfectly contoured she was. She reminds me of a Queen Bey at the Grammy’s-Lite.
 
Hey. If anyone said I was even a tiny, incy, winsy, teeny bit like Beyonce, that’d be my life complete…
And that’s it for my favorite red carpet looks at this year’s Oscars! Let me know what looks you loved! And do you agree with Moonlight being this year’s best pic? Leave a comment below!

My 5 Favorite Looks from the Grammys 2017

The Grammy’s is music’s night of nights. Not only is it a time to reflect on the past year’s hits, but, it’s also a night to find out what outrageous outfits celebrities have decided to strut upon the red carpet! That’s at least as, if not more, entertaining for me than the award proceedings.

So without further ado here are my 5 favorite looks from the Grammys 2017!

Congrats! Adele

And the winner of record of the year goes to… Adele! True, Beyonce was equally deserving with her groundbreaking album Lemonade, but, hey, neither of them deserved to lose. If only you could award ties… Wait… You can! How gracious was she to give the other half of the award she went Hulk-smash on to Beyonce, right?

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Kat Graham

 
Kat Graham doesn’t need to do anything. She’s a smart (speaks 5 languages), powerful, triple threat woman. So she could have worn no makeup and still would have shone, but, if she was going to wear any makeup to the Grammys, this was it. And she did it on her own. Just look at those shimmery lips. It’s unfair how talented she is… (Nah, still love ya’).
 
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Beyonce

 
Speaking about talented women, exhibit 1: Queen Bey. Not only did she perform live at the biggest music industry event of the year. While pregnant. With twins. But she looked like a radiant gold goddess while doing it. Her makeup artist, Sir John, said her makeup design was an ode to the Gucci white dress collection in the 90s by Tom Ford. Whatever the inspiration, that night Beyonce was exactly that, an inspiration.
 
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Laverne Cox

 
Woh, you go girl! Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black and Time cover fame has never been one to conform, and, why should she now? The gorgeous and dashing streak of grey outlined by black with onyx and diamante accents. Breath-taking.
 
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Lady Gaga

 
Well of course she makes a statement. Lady Gaga is practically a walking statement in and of herself. Without going into whatever is going on below the neckline, above the neckline she looks as strikingly gorgeous as ever. Magenta and gold eyeshadow blended into a strong dark wing. I think that’s going to have to be a number I keep for later! Totally out there, but totally desirable, pretty much Lady Gaga.
 
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Katy Perry

 
We gunna hear her roar (OK, my bad, terrible joke). Katy Perry looked decadently fierce on the red carpet for the Grammys this year. I love her with that mess of blonde, but it’s those wine red lips and dark rose gold eye shadow that tie it all together.
 
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Special Mention: Cee-Lo Green

 
Yeah. I don’t know what’s going on here either. Futuristic Egyptian God Throwback? Maybe?

 

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That’s all I got for the music industry’s night of nights in 2017! Let us know what your favorite looks were in the comments below!