For many of the women who stepped onto the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards, the walk into the Dolby Theatre was the culmination of a long journey, from starring in their nominated films to promoting them at evening after evening of premieres and events. But their Oscar looks signaled a fresh beginning, with gowns in ivory, blush and champagne and with makeup and hair perfect for an ingenue. Anne Hathaway set the standard with sideswept bangs, a subtle cat eye and a pink pout that paired beautifully with her Tiffany choker of diamond florettes and her satin Prada column dress. Charlize Theron's sheered pixie cut was also youthful, capping off a flawless matte complexion with just a touch of glimmer at the apples of her cheeks and on her lips. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Amanda Seyfried did not miss a step in soft updos, smoky eyes in shades of blues and lavenders and rosy smiles. Jessica Chastain turned up the glamour with cascading waves and a red lip, but the simplicity in the rest of her makeup had less to do with old Hollywood and more about the blossoming of star power.
EVENING OF FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Who: Jennifer Lawrence

Who: Anne Hathaway

Who: Charlize Theron

Who: Jessica Chastain

Who: Amanda Seyfried

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