Every year, Hollywood’s A-list shows up in droves for one of the most buzzed-about nights of the year: The Academy Awards. And while the celebration of the year’s best films is the reason for the gathering, it’s the red carpet arrivals, where we get the first glimpses of what everyone is wearing, that really grabs our attention. And, sure, it’s always an evening stacked with the dreamiest couture and more dazzling jewels than we can count, but the beauty moments are also downright iconic.
Over the last several decades, the hype around the Oscars and the enviable beauty looks put on display have only gotten bigger, better, and more glamorous. That’s why we decided to take a look back at the show-stopping hair and makeup moments that defined the 2000s, 2010s, and beyond to bring you a nostalgic edit of the 25 best Oscars beauty looks of the new millennium. Keep scrolling for all looks that still live in our heads rent-free.