The Biggest Oscars Red Carpet Beauty Trend: Stars Are Doing the Most By Doing Less

Minimalism is in on the 2023 Oscars celebrity carpet, at least when it comes to hair and makeup.

While the stars dressed to the nines, many took a low maintenance—though certainly not sloppy—approach to their faces and manes, proving that the no-makeup makeup look and sleek ’dos will never go out of fashion. (Of course, it should be noted that these deceptively simple looks likely took a ton of behind-the-scenes primping from hair and makeup artists.)

Jumping on the trend was everyone from Ana de Armas to Sandra Oh to Nicole Kidman. Peep a few of our favorite looks below:

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Sandra Oh

While she made a statement with her gown and jewelry, Oh (who starred in Turning Red, a Best Animated Feature nominee) kept her updo relatively undone.

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Ana de Armas

Nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Blonde, de Armas wore her hair down and unadorned, letting her Louis Vuitton gown speak for itself.

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Nicole Kidman

Kidman rocked a “bedhead but better” look on the champagne carpet.

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Zoe Saldana

The Avatar: The Way of Water actress kept both her hair and makeup low-key but pretty.

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Hong Chau

Chau, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Whale, wore a sleek updo and natural makeup.

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Kerry Condon

The Banshees of Inisherin actress and Best Supporting Actress nominee kept her hair simple in loose, undone waves.

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