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The best Oscars 2023 beauty looks we're obsessed with

Get excited! Few events unite the great and good of the acting world like the Oscars, but alongside serving up some jaw-dropping outfits, the Oscars beauty looks have given us some of the most iconic glam moments of all time. Who can forget Audrey Hepburn's 1954 choppy fringe, Halle Berry's sexy 2002 pixie crop, or Zendaya's waist-length locs in 2015.

Since it's the most prestigious red carpet event on the film calendar, we're expecting the A-list attendees to go glitz when it comes to their hair and makeup. And, if the best beauty looks from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards are anything to go by, bobs are back (courtesy of Jenna Ortega, Angela Bassett and Zendaya) and pastel eyeshadow is in (from white and pale pink, to lilac).

This year, graphic updos led the pack with Halle Bailey and Ashley Graham both rocking intricate braided buns, and Black Panther's Danai Gurira pulling off the most incredible, gravity-defying vertical updo. Rihanna gave us a cute spiky top knot, Florence Pugh served up a reverse ponytail, and sleek chignons were everywhere.

Fellow nominee, Angela Bassett co-ordinated a tonal lilac eye and lip look with her regal violet gown. Meanwhile, Florence Pugh gave us a modern Audrey look with a cute, cropped fringe and her signature straight, groomed brows, but remixed it with a reverse ponytail.

Angela Bassett

Angela complimented her phenomenal royal purple gown with a soft tonal mauve makeup look.

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Rihanna's spiky graphic bun and statement red lip stole the show.

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Florence Pugh

Florence referenced screen icon, Audrey Hepburn with her cute cropped fringe and straight, groomed brows, but updated it with a reverse ponytail and soft smoky eye.

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Danai Gurira

Danai defied gravity with a next level XXL updo, haloed by a slim diamante hair bracelet. She kept her makeup classic with a red lip and smoky eye.

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Ashley Graham

Ashley gave us an intricate braided updo and a sleek, sharp winged liner.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga gave us a different look with slicked back, dark blonde hair, a vinyl red lip and jet black liner.

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Janelle Monae

Janelle referenced the silver from her choker in delicate silver detailing throughout her hair, then gave us the sleekest winged liner and glossy nude lip.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara went for old-school Hollywood glam with a sleek side-parted chignon, fresh skin and fluttery lashes.

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Sabrina Elba

Sabrina Elba's complexion was next-level glowy and she tucked her nape-length cropped hair behind her ears.

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Stephanie Hsu

Stephanie also chose deep side-parted Hollywood waves and a shimmery champagne eye look.

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Tems committed to her bridal look (complete with veil) with a stand-out white glitz eyeshadow.

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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle's deep side-parted hair channeled old-school Hollywood.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe's updated her simple centre-parted strands with a cool ear tuck and fresh, glowy makeup.

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Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson also offered up a side-parted chignon.

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Ariana Debose

Ari kept things classic with a cool chignon and a sheer smoky eye.

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Winnie Harlow

Winnie's curly updo and minimal makeup kept things cool.

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Eva Longoria

Eva matched her showstopping silver gown to her shimmery silver eyeshadow and completed her look with wet look hair.

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Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh's cute choppy fringe references some iconic throwback Oscars beauty looks, plus the Tinkerbell bun keeps things cute.

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Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth let her bold red lip do all the talking.

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Andie MacDowell

Andie celebrated her grey strands with a loose updo and mixed up her eye makeup with an electric blue liner.

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