Magical Makeup Trends from the Oscars Red Carpet 2020

Discover the magical red carpet makeup trends from the Oscars 2020 including dreamy pink makeup, gorgeous glowing complexion makeup & the classic red lip.

Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist to the stars and Queen of Red Carpet makeup started awards season with a bang last month as she painted the stars of the iconic Golden Globes red carpet, Pillow Talk pink! This weekend, Charlotte Tilbury and Sofia Tilbury headed back to Los Angeles to create more makeup magic for Hollywood’s most anticipated event of the year, The Oscars, as well as the weekends most glamourous parties, including Vanity Fair’s famous Oscars Party.

Known for creating iconic makeup looks for fashion shows and celebrities all over the world, Charlotte and her makeup artist niece, Sofia Tilbury were the makeup masters behind the glamourous, glowing red-carpet makeup looks seen on Emma Roberts, Shanina Shaik and Minnie Driver. Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic products were also used in stunning looks for Renée Zellweger, Sydney Sweeney, Regina King and Marisa Tomei.

Discover the trends below…

Soft, Dreamy Pinks

The award-winning, global phenomenon continues as the iconic Pillow Talk shade has been dialled up for every mood and was spotted this weekend on a star-studded lineup. It’s Pillow Talk around the clock for everyone, everywhere!

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts Image

“I always love having Emma in my makeup chair, she is such a beauty chameleon who looks so mesmerising in every look I create!!! Tonight, for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, I crafted a beautiful, soft, modern PILLOW TALK SCREEN SIREN makeup look for Emma which perfectly complimented her incredible gown.” - Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

After perfecting the look of Emma’s skin with her glow-boosting skincare and complexion icons, Charlotte added a dreamy glowing veil of soft pink to the cheeks with Cheek to Chic blush in Pillow Talk.

To create Emma’s dreamy, Pillow Talk eye look, Charlotte used her NEW! Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk. Charlotte applied the Day Eye shades, blending the dreamy shimmering rose gold and matte dusky pink shades to create a beautiful, fresh-matte eye look.

To enhance Emma’s eye makeup look with a Pillow Talk sparkle, Charlotte applied her Luxury Palette of Pops in Pillow Talk for a wash of dreamy lustrous light on the eye, before applying the NEW! Pillow Talk Eyeliner along the top lash line and drawn out into a soft, sultry feline flick. To finish the eye makeup, lashings and lashings of Full Fat Lashes mascara was applied on Emma’s top and bottom lashes for a full red-carpet flutter that lasts from the red carpet to the after-parties!

Charlotte completed Emma’s Hollywood beauty look with the ultimate Pillow Talk lip using her iconic, award-winning Pillow Talk lip liner and lipstick duo, for a fuller, wider-looking lip.

Regina King

“For Regina’s red-carpet makeup, I was inspired by her beautiful pink custom Versace dress and wanted to give her a soft Pillow Talk glam to complement the look, keeping it within the classic Charlotte Tilbury aesthetic.” – Latrice Johnson

Regina King Image

Makeup by Latrice Johnson for Oscars, using all Charlotte Tilbury Beauty (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

After moisturising Regina’s skin with Charlotte’s Magic Cream and priming with Wonderglow, Latrice created a flawless-looking complexion with Airbrush Flawless Foundation and Magic Away Concealer.

Pillow Talk MAGIC was used on Regina’s eyes, lips and cheeks... beginning with the COMING SOON! Pillow Talk Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk Medium for a dreamy, glowing complexion and the gorgeous Day and Date shades from Charlotte’s NEW! Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk. Regina's gorgeous, PIllow Talk gaze was completed with the NEW! Pillow Talk Eyeliner, a long-lasting, smokey berry-brown shade that creates a super seductive, defined eye.

For dreamy, pout-perfection, Latrice applied Lip Cheat and Matte Revolution lipstick in the sweeter hue of the ICONIC nude-pink shade, Pillow Talk Medium to Regina's lips, before applying Lip Lustre lip gloss in the iconic nude-pink shade, Pillow Talk for a glowing wash of colour.

Lashings and lashings of Full Fat Lashes mascara and Supermodel Body completed this dreamy red-carpet makeup look!

Gorgeous, Glowing Hollywood Skin

Charlotte’s iconic makeup and supercharged skincare products were also used to craft the mesmerising, dreamy looks that hit the Oscars this year. From glowing goddess complexions, prepped with the iconic Charlotte’s Magic Cream, to gorgeous, super-starlit skin with Hollywood Flawless Filter, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty was the secret to spellbinding, super star-lit skin on the red carpet!

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik

“Shanina has the most incredible, feline-looking green eyes and for the Vanity Fair Oscars party I really wanted to enhance them with this spellbinding, glowing beauty look. I’m obsessed with creating gorgeous, glowing flawless-looking skin and I used Hollywood Flawless Filter to create Shanina’s illuminated, airbrushed complexion. On the eyes, Shanina is wearing the sexy, cream, taupe and gorgeous chocolate matte shades, defined with my signature, exaggerated feline flick for the ultimate cat eyes look that’s perfect for parties!” Sofia Tilbury

Makeup by Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

To create a radiant-looking canvas that’s perfect for red carpet makeup, Sofia began Shanina’s skin prep with the iconic Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturiser. To enhance Shanina’s dreamy complexion and create the ultimate, flawless-looking red carpet glow, Sofia blended Light Wonder foundation together with the award-winning Hollywood Flawless Filter for a glossy, dream filter effect. For any areas needing a little extra coverage, Sofia used Magic Away Concealer, to keep Shanina’s skin looking gorgeous and glamorous all night.

To enhance Shanina’s natural beauty and carve the ultimate killer cheekbones, Sofia applied the iconic Filmstar Bronze and Glow to add definition to the cheeks, temples, jawline and nose. For an added red-carpet megawatt glow, Sofia applied the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand on the top of Shanina’s cheekbones. She then swished and popped the Cheek to Chic blusher in Climax on the cheeks to add an ultra-flattering pop of colour.

After creating a hypnotising gaze with Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate, The Classic eyeliner in Classic Brown and Full Fat Lashes mascara, Sofia applied Lip Cheat lip liner in Iconic Nude and Love Trap, and Matte Revolution in Very Victoria for a sumptuous nude pout.

To complete the look, Sofia applied Supermodel Body to sculpt and illuminate the appearance of Shanina’s arms, legs and décolletage for glossy skin perfection.

Renée Zellweger

Winner of Best Female Lead for Judy, Renée wears the award-winning Pillow Talk lip with a seductive, amber haze gaze. She had a glowing, flawless, poreless looking complexion, sculpted cheeks, a softly winged smokey eye, and a gorgeous fuller-looking soft-pink lip. Discover how Kindra achieved Renee’s iconic Pillow Talk red carpet makeup look…

Renée Zellweger

Makeup by Kindra Mann for The Independent Spirit Awards (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)

To create Renée’s glowing Hollywood complexion, Kindra primed the skin with Wonderglow, before applying Hollywood Flawless Filter complexion booster in the shade 2 for a mega-watt red carpet glow. Kindra applied Magic Vanish colour correctors to Renée’s skin to conceal, and Airbrush Flawless Foundation to create a flawless-looking complexion with a natural matte finish.

To amp up the Hollywood glow, Kindra applied NEW! Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk to the tops of the cheeks for a dreamy glow, before creating a gorgeous gaze with Charlotte’s Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk and Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Golden Quartz. Kindra completed the look with a kiss of Pillow Talk magic, using Lip Cheat lip liner and Matte Revolution lipstick in the iconic nude-pink shade, Pillow Talk.

The Red-Carpet Red Lip

A statement red pout is a classic, iconic red-carpet makeup trend, and Team Tilbury created super sophisticated red lipstick looks on super starlets Minnie Driver and Sydney Sweeney for the Oscars 2020.

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

After creating a gorgeous, glowing complexion with Charlotte’s makeup and skincare icons, including Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Hollywood Flawless Filter and Airbrush Flawless Foundation, Sofia defined and contoured the look of Minnie’s eyes using the Luxury Palette in the Sophisticate; a palette of cream, tan, taupe and chocolate brown matte shades for sexy, seductive eyes.

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney’s gorgeous makeup look sparkled on the red carpet, with shimmering peachy pink eyeshadows, nude-pink liquid blush and a kiss of bright red lipstick.

Sydney Sweeney

Makeup by Melissa Hernandez for Elton John’s Oscars Party (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)

Using Charlotte’s Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk, Cheek to Chic blush in Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk Eyeliner and the Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk, Melissa painted the magic of Pillow Talk on Sydney’s eyes and cheeks for a dreamy, romantic look!

Her kissable red pout was created with Hot Lips in Carina’s Love, a bright red matte lipstick that looks gorgeous against her hot pink red carpet gown.

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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.