Oscars 2012

The Oscars have only just called ‘cut’, and we’re already on the red carpet trail for the best celebrity hair and beauty looks. From glamorous to edgy, this year’s offerings are a great advert for natural looking beauty.

Luscious Locks

For Hollywood hair, one of the biggest trends was the glamorous quiff. From sleek and sophisticated to tousled and easy going, this was one of the most successful and widely embraced looks of the night.

Viola Davis, nominated as Best Actress for The Help, was one of the big beauty hits of the night. After taking her husband’s advice, she left her wigs behind and embraced her natural hair, sporting a short and stylish copper cut. She said, ‘It gives me flavour. It makes me feel like I’m spicing my life up a bit.’ The Natura office definitely agrees, and we love her natural locks.

Amongst the looks that got an inevitable thumbs down from critics included Sandra Bullocks’s severe ponytail, her hair extensions overwhelming an otherwise sophisticated ensemble. The strong fringe was another dangerous look. Bridesmaids star Ellie Kemper missed the mark, although Rooney Mara’s effortless makeup, perfect pout and porcelain skin saved her from the dreaded worst dressed lists.

Glowing Skin

Clean and natural make up was the overwhelming winner of the night. Heavy and caked on make-up was nowhere to be seen, stars preferring to let their glowing skin and bright eyes do the talking.

Gwyneth Paltrow was perhaps the stand out of the night. Knocking everyone’s socks off with a Tom Ford dress and cape straight from the catwalk, she shone on the red carpet. Her chic wardrobe was complimented by her understated makeup and healthy, glowing skin. This was the best accessory of the night, and shows that taking good care of your skin can make or break an outfit.

We’re obviously big fans of natural beauty, and we’re glad the 2012 Oscars seemed to feel the same.

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