The red carpets of award shows are major sources of fashion and makeup trends. The one at the 91st Academy Awards with its fair mix of classics, head turners, and faux passes was no different. However, what caught our attention the most was the overwhelming number of appearances by lady stars in pink. As the who’s who of Hollywood paraded down the red carpet, we couldn’t help but feel that the colour pink was the new black of the evening. From pastel hues to vibrant fuchsia shades, these pink gowns and dresses with frills, trains, and capes were indeed a feast to the eyes. And as dutiful followers, we decided to draw a little pink-spiration from these lady stars for the days and events to come.
Tempted as you may be to wear bright lip and eye colours, sometimes, a no-makeup look is just perfect for your pink outfit. Maya Rudolph embodied this with her red carpet look in a floral pink gown with cape and a barely-there face. Quite the inspiration for a Spring daytime look.
The Brokeback Mountain actress left the internet split around her fashion choices thanks to the ruffled gown she wore. However, her colour-coordinated, monochrome makeup looked nothing less than bewitching. Linda chose not to stop at pink lips but instead, helped her eyes and cheeks to a generous serving of warm pink eyeshadow and blush respectively. The takeaway – matching makeup with your outfit in every possible manner isn’t a bad idea after all.
The 73-year-old English actor proved that age is no barrier to wearing pink and that the older you are, the brighter your choice can be. Her Schiaparelli gown with a lively mix of pink, fuchsia, and coral and the matching lip colour was beyond ravishing. Just the right dose of inspiration for a bold and beautiful look.
Pink is a colour that’s not just angelic but also powerful. The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter looked every bit like a fairy princess in her pale rose tulle gown with tiers and flared sleeves. Even more enchanting was her well-sculpted face with rosy lips and shimmery eyes. The catch – when channeling your inner princess in pink, nothing works like a hint of sparkle on your face.
Baby pink may be no head-turning shade but it definitely grabs all the right attention when paired with glossy makeup. Actress Kiki Layne showed us how with her glistening face accentuated by well-defined eyebrows and dramatic eyelashes. A 101 on how to make pink work for deeper skin tones beautifully.
And who could forget Julia Roberts with her ever-contagious smile? As she brought the ceremony to a close, this Hollywood A-lister looked every bit dashing in a fitted Elie Saab dress coupled with dewy skin, glossy pink lips, and silver-laden eyes. A lesson on sophisticated dressing with elegance.