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Alright, so was it just me or did everyone at the Oscars look like they did their own hair and makeup themselves this year? Ironically that might make the rest of us common folk feel better. If this is some kind of new motivational movement where “You are enough,” then great, keep it up. If this is not a “thing,” then stop hiring people off Instagram to do your hair and makeup. I have no idea what I was really expecting this season, but this wasn’t it. It ain’t cute; it was a little disappointing actually.

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Majority of the normally visionary leading ladies took a back seat to beauty this season by doing their own hair and or makeup themselves. (Just kidding, that’s not confirmed I am only assuming because I’m convinced, there was no way a professional touched at least half of them. Sorry, not sorry.)  For example, Alicia Vikander. The face of someone who never needs makeup to be beautiful. Her outfit was stunning, her talent exuding from her poise- but that hair! Definitely the type of hair calamity you sport when you are just about to bury your face in a toilet. Yeah. Like that. Jessica Biel also falls into this category. Another woman who needs not a stitch of makeup and is naturally gorgeous but her hair really irked me with her overall look. It seemed like it needed more polish.

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Two women who really stood out to me and looked the part were Viola Davis and Janelle Monae. Flawless complexions and spot on makeup, both ladies kept their looks soft but packed enough drama to stand up to the Oscars expectations. I was also really a huge fan of Janelle’s new hair do, which is a wonderful and welcome change from her previous signature victory roll.

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Something else I noticed on this carpet was a red lip. As opposed to the Grammy’s where a lot of looks incorporated a nude or peach lip, the Oscars seem to generate a more classic type of look. A safe, old Hollywood glamour type. Emma Stone is a great example of how to pick a shade of red complimentary to your skin tone. Besides what you might think is a good idea, if you chose a shade that doesn’t work with your complexion you end up looking monochromatic. Like one big lobster. An example of how it all goes wrong is Nicole Kidman; she slapped on whatever red she felt like and she ended up looking pink all over. Emma, good. Nicole, bad. Live and learn kids, live and learn.

Who were your favorites?

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