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The Best Behind-The-Scenes Beauty Moments From The Academy Awards
After 90 years, there have been enough iconic beauty moments on the Academy Awards red carpet to keep us inspired and satisfied for decades to come. But have you ever wished you had the chance to check out what went down before the world's biggest stars arrive? Although we'll never be blessed to see the candid moments of Audrey Hepburn combing her choppy bangs, or Elizabeth Taylor drawing on her cat-eye, we do have the luxury of seeing our favorite stars of 2018 prepping for the big night — and we can thank Instagram for that.
Most viewers would probably claim that inside the Dolby Theatre is where the excitement starts, but we say it begins far earlier. The real magic — where stars get their under-eye bags deflated, their hair sprayed, and their body highlighter buffed to glow-y perfection — takes place hours before. Sure, we're eager to see who snags the gold statues tonight, but we're even more excited to check out the kind behind-the-scenes moments going down right now.
Luckily, we've snagged the best pre-pre-show photos of our favorite stars, like Armie Hammer, Laura Dern, and Zoey Deutch getting primped and prepped on Instagram. Click ahead to see our favorites.
Hairstylist Jamika Wilson puts the finishing touches on Viola Davis' gorgeous natural curls.
Keeping her makeup simple, but smoky, Gina Rodriguez snaps a selfie before kicking off the night.
If you ever need to know how to shut down the red carpet, Tiffany Haddish is here to show you. To fulfill a promise to her late father (who is from Eritrea), Haddish topped off her Eritrean dress with a matching, traditional gold headpiece.
Laura Dern gets zhuzhed by hairstylist Creighton Bowman before making her way to the red carpet.
Leave it to Zoey Deutch to look chill as hell before the Oscars. And is there anything more Hollywood than getting your lips lined in Chanel by makeup artist Kate Lee? We didn't think so.
From start to finish, Isla Fisher gave us a sneak peek at what the glam process is really like.
Nicole Kidman isn't even nominated tonight, but that didn't stop her from stealing the entire show.
One sleek new cut coming right up for Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan thanks to hairstylist Adir Abergel.
Yes, rollers are the best way to score your fullest waves — just ask Jennifer Garner.
It's all in the details, and for Emma Stone, tonight was all about the pink and purple combo à la makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.
Real life Wonder Woman saved the day red carpet with her berry lip and chic updo.
Updos aren't always the most comfortable styles, but damn, can they make the look. And Mark Townsend's intricate plait on Kelly Marie Tran is no exception.
Final touches are crucial, especially for Salma Hayek's purple-y lip.
Follow Daniel Martin and Elisabeth Moss' lead and spice up your otherwise bare look with a fuchsia lip.
Ryan Richman won't let one hair stray out of place — especially not for Sarah Hyland's Oscars after-parties look.