The 86th Academy Awards made for a fun evening at The Gloss: we picked the best, we picked the worst, we stared at GIFs of ridiculously awesome people dancing to “Happy.” All in all, I would say it was a great evening. But just as with every red carpet, we had to check out all the not-so-amazing beauty looks from stars like Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence and Chrissy Teigen.
It was odd this year: many of the people on the “worst dressed” list actually made it on the “best beauty” one and vice versa. So, from bizarre lip colors to wild bronzer mishaps, here are your worst beauty looks, courtesy of the Oscars.
I was really into Kelly Osbourne‘s Badgley Mischka gown and its umbrella accessory, but I wasn’t too keen on her hair’s shape and, sadly, its color. While I’m all about the pale lavender, I think if you have the money to get your roots done, you really should with colored hair; otherwise, it has the tendency to look dirty rather than, ehm, “root-y.” Plus, this lip color is just washing her out and distracting from that gorgeous dress.
I was so down with Lady Gaga‘s dress, but I just can’t get behind glitter shadow.
While we felt like Kerry’s dress was rad, I was not into this lip color (particularly since it appeared to be coming off) and the very large, fake-looking falsies.
Cristin Milioti‘s face looked dull and lifeless due to a bad combo: too much foundation, too much lipliner, and too much bang over the forehead. She’s so clearly gorgeous, and simply putting less base makeup on and pulling her bangs out of her face would’ve allowed that lip color to actually look cool.
Amy Adams’ dress was perfect, but this hair is way too stylized. Her dress was simple, soft and perfectly-fitting. This hairstyle looks like my 8th grade self’s idealized version of “prom hair.”
Still not down with the semi-slicked back medium-short hairstyle that J Law did here, but her makeup bugged me quite a bit. The black liner goes all around her lashline, making her beautiful eyes look tiny and almost closed, and the lack of brow filling didn’t help, either. It looks like the makeup artist’s choice of under eye concealer was too light, also, but that could potentially appear this way due to flash from the camera.
Same deal as with Jennifer’s hair: instead of making Chrissy Teigen’s hair look pretty and edgy, it just looks greasy.
I’ll always love Portia De Rossi, but again, I can’t get behind this hair. And her brows are rather overdone.
Onto the best of the Oscars’ beauty!
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