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The 9 best Oscars beauty looks of all time

It’s that finishing touch that can take a look from beautiful to unforgettable, overworked to ineffably effortless.

1. Dakota Johnson
On the red carpet, in piece-y bangs, a textured ponytail, and red lip stain, the actress was the picture of modern ease.

2. Lupita Nyong’o
We’d like to retroactively award Lupita Nyong’o’s luminous skin with the Oscar for Best Décolleté in a Supporting Role.

3. Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara made a statement out of glossy bangs and a matte red lip in 2013.

4. Audrey Hepburn
Before Cara Delevingne entered the picture, the most famous pair of brows in the world belonged to Audrey Hepburn, and you can see why in this photo when she won her Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954.

5. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly’s soft waves, pink lipstick, and pearl earrings are the embodiment of Old Hollywood glamour.

6. Anne Hathaway
Having to shave off her hair for her Les Misérables role certainly paid off because not only did Anne Hathaway win an Oscar, but her short Audrey Hepburn–esque cut made for a winning combination against her pale pink Prada.

7. Cate Blanchett
As the Oscar winner in 2005, Cate Blanchett shone all night courtesy of golden curls and peony lips.

8. Winona Ryder
Her ’20s-inspired waves paired with Deco diamond earrings could fool anyone into thinking Winona Ryder came straight out of another era.

9. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor’s raven hair and bold brows were the perfect contrast to her famous violet eyes.