Red Carpet Makeup Trends

Discover my nominees for the best Oscars makeup trends at the 2023 Academy Awards!

Darlings, the Academy Awards is always one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, and as always, there was a Team Tilbury takeover on the red carpet! Celebrities and stars were glowing with Charlotte Tilbury Beauty on their faces, eyes, lips, cheeks and bodies! Discover the biggest Oscars makeup trends that dominated the evening, darlings.

And the nominees are…

Magical Oscars Makeup Trends

  1. Model wearing Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red to create a red-carpet lipstick look

    Red Lips on the Champagne Carpet

    This year, for the first time since 1961, the Oscars red carpet wasn’t actually red… Instead, a champagne shade was chosen to complement the sienna, sunset-inspired shades of the venue. The carpet may not have been its signature shade of red-carpet red, but red lips were everywhere to be seen!

    An eternal statement of Hollywood glamour, red lipstick has an everlasting presence during awards season. On the carpet and on stage, lips where lacquered in standout shades of ruby, scarlet and burgundy, transforming the look of pouts on the podium into iconic, award-winning smiles.

    To get the ultimate red-carpet red lipstick look, line and define with Lip Cheat in sultry scarlet Kiss ‘N’ Tell, then fill in your lips with the ruby red magic of Matte Revolution lipstick in Red-Carpet Red. This lip combination is a staple on every red carpet and embodies the glitz of one of Hollywood’s most electric evenings.

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  2. Model wearing Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Sunset Glow to create a strobing eye makeup look

    Eye Strobing

    Among the Hollywood lights, the stars were gleaming and glowing with enchanting eye strobing looks. Applying sparkling eyeshadows and highlighters to the inner corners, eyelids and brow bone illuminates the look of the eyes, and on the carpet, these awe-inspiring eye looks SHONE with every flash of a camera.

    Creating a strobing eye look is simple with my eye-enhancing beauty secrets! Whether you choose to use Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters for Hollywood-inspired eye gilding, Colour Chameleon cream eyeshadow pencils for sensational sparkle or Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow pots for seamless shimmer, apply a high-shine shade to the lid, taking it close to the tear duct and eyebrow for a maximal strobing effect.

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  3. Model wearing Supermodel Body as a shimmering body highlighter

    Beaming Bodies

    NEW! Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream was a hit backstage on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Celebrities and stars have ADORED Charlotte’s Magic Cream for over a decade, using it to unlock GLOWING SKIN that helps them to look and feel beautiful before stepping out on the red carpet. My hydrating body cream was the key to glowing arms, legs, shoulders and décolletages that looked luminous and lifted all evening long!

    I revive and illuminate the look of skin by following my body care beauty ritual. First, massage Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream into the body for an IMMEDIATE SKIN REVIVAL, then, roll Supermodel Body onto the arms, legs, chest and anywhere you want to GLOW! Just like that, you can unlock the BEAMING BODY of a SUPERSTAR!

    Tilbury Tip: You can also use Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters and Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer to HIGHLIGHT and BRONZE your body! Sweep highlighter onto the shoulders and clavicles for a trophy-like glow, and buff bronzer onto the chest and arms to look sensationally sun-kissed!

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  4. Michaela Jae Rodriguez for Pillow Talk Party 2023 wearing Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Peach Pop

    Matte Blush Magic

    Blush is everywhere, darlings! Especially dreamy, matte blush that gives the cheeks a rush of romantic, rosy tones. On the carpet, cheeks were flushed with natural-matte liquid blush that looked fresh from a daydream! Worn alone or paired with pearlescent highlighters and sun-kissed bronzers, matte blush proved to be the breakout star of 2023!

    For the perfect pop of matte blush, look to my Matte Beauty Blush Wands! These easy liquid blushes are formulated to beautify the cheeks with fresh, Pillow Talk-inspired colour. Just DOT, DOT, BLEND and POP to create a magical matte blush look, then DIAL UP THE DOTS for an even more pigmented blush look.

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  5. Three shades of Airbrush Flawless Finish smoothing-effect pressed powder

    Airbrush Flawless Finish

    Backstage at every event and in the clutch bags of the world’s brightest stars including my gorgeous beauty muse, Lily James, there’s an Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder ready to perfect the look of every complexion. This AWARD-WINNING, GLOBALLY LOVED pressed powder is designed to smooth the look of skin, creating an airbrushed-looking finish that looks flawless on the red carpet. Formulated in four shades to suit fair, medium, tan and deep skin tones, this iconic powder is the blueprint for red-carpet makeup touch ups!

    To get the AIRBRUSH, FLAWLESS look, lightly sweep Airbrush Flawless Finish onto the face using the Powder & Sculpt Brush, paying attention to areas that are more likely to crease and cake such as the T-zone, under the eyes and around the mouth.

    Tilbury Tip: For on-the-go touch ups, pick up Mini Airbrush Flawless Finish as a clutch-sized makeup fix!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.