The road to Oscar was paved with beauty transformations.
Her movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey, lost to A Separation for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes—but Jolie still appeared a winner with a sleek chignon and fiery-red lips. Later, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she accentuated vintage Givenchy earrings with brushed-back hair and smoky eye shadow. But it was her pumped-up locks, smoldering eyes, and ruby pout at the Oscars that really blew us away. How is it possible that a mere mortal looks this perfect?
She may have won Best Actress at last year’s awards ceremonies, but Portman isn’t easily forgotten—the Black Swan star exuded her usual effortless glamour this time around too. Choosing diamond earrings and natural makeup throughout, Portman reached an all-time high at the Oscars; to complement her 1954 vintage Valentino gown and dazzling v-shaped necklace, she opted for side-parted tresses and thick lashes.
Keibler’s gold Marchesa gown drew references to Oscar himself, but she’s no statue. As George’s leading lady she’s held her own, bringing her winning ways from the wrestling ring to the red carpet. Her glamorous dresses, glowing skin, and soft waves at the Globes, SAGs, and Oscars get high marks.
Sure, she loves side-parted hair—but Stone, Revlon’s latest brand ambassador, is a makeup chameleon. The Help actress went from edgy rimmed liner at the Globes and fuchsia lips at the SAGs, to cat-eyes and pink shadow at the Academy Awards. Between her ever-changing color palette—and hilarious repartee with fellow Oscars presenter Ben Stiller—Stone has the makings of a superstar.
Vergara attended the Golden Globes and SAGs with her Modern Family cohorts, and the cast won awards at both events. Once her red-carpet duty was over, however, the effervescent beauty ditched the straight-laced routine (and her flatiron) and let loose—in the form of cascading waves at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
The What to Expect When You’re Expecting star debuted an unexpected white-blond bob at the Weinstein’s Company 2012 Golden Globes After Party—and the new cut and color suit her well! Presenting at the Oscars with her What to Expect costar, Jennifer Lopez, Diaz dressed up her ’do, opting for sleek over tousled. She also played up her eyes and lips with black liner and pink gloss.