A sneak-peek at celebs getting their Oscars hair and makeup done

Our favourite 'get ready with me' moments from the 2019 Academy Awards

Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / February 25 2019

We love an awards show red carpet, especially when it’s THE biggest night in the calendar - the Oscars. We have so much appreciation for all the hours and all the people it takes to get all that hair and makeup looking just right. That’s why we’re so obsessed with seeing what goes on behind the scenes before the celebs even make it to the red carpet.

And thanks to social media, there is never any shortage of sneak-peeks into how their looks came together. At this year’s 91st Academy Awards, the celebs (and their glam squads) weren’t shy about sharing. Here they are getting ready.

Heidi Klum

Heidi shared a time-lapse video of her hair and makeup team getting her ready from start to finish. Just some of the products we spotted being used were a CHANEL foundation (we’re pretty sure it was the CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet), a Marc Jacobs Beauty compact, and a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Our favourite part: seeing Heidi opt to curl her own lashes.

OSCARS with @heidiklum @wendyiles_hair @lindahaymakeup @shiffonco @ilesformula_hair #oscars #70s #glam @tombachik @robzangardi @marielhaenn
OSCARS with @heidiklum @wendyiles_hair @lindahaymakeup @shiffonco @ilesformula_hair #oscars #70s #glam @tombachik @robzangardi @marielhaenn

Emilia Clarke

We love the pretty-in-pink makeup look Emilia's makeup artist Jillian Demspey created for her. Dempsey revealed that she used Dolce & Gabbana makeup products to create the look, including Dolce & Gabbana Dolcissimo Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Pink 5 for that statement lip. Emilia's hairstylist Jenny Cho completed her look with a sleek and simple hairstyle that showed off her elegant new hair, which Emilia recently had dyed from blonde to brunette and cut into a sharp bob.

The lovely, stunning @emilia_clarke in @dgbeauty. So gorgeous!! I ❤️❤️❤️ working with her and an A+ team @jennychohair @jennahipp @petraflannery 📷: @maxine_christians #dgbeauty #dgdolcissimo #dgemotioneyes #oscar
The lovely, stunning @emilia_clarke in @dgbeauty. So gorgeous!! I ❤️❤️❤️ working with her and an A+ team @jennychohair @jennahipp @petraflannery 📷: @maxine_christians #dgbeauty #dgdolcissimo #dgemotioneyes #oscar

Gemma Chan

It was all about the glow with Gemma's Oscars makeup. She shared this beautiful finished-result snap of her makeup as her hairstylist made the final touches to her hair.

Almost #Oscars ready! Thank you so much @bulgariofficial for the beautiful jewels #BvlgariPartner
Almost #Oscars ready! Thank you so much @bulgariofficial for the beautiful jewels #BvlgariPartner

Charlize Theron

Nothing like a last-minute haircut before gracing the red carpet! Charlize's hairstylist Adir Abergel shared this behind-the-scenes shot of her haircut in process. He also mentioned in another Instagram post that they had dyed Charlize's hair brunette a few days prior for the big event.

Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir
Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir

Laura Harrier

Laura's dewy skin and punchy makeup was all thanks to a team of CHANEL beauty products, and the work of celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo.

@lauraharrier in @louisvuitton for #Oscars2019 ❤️❤️. Styled by @daniellenachmani 💇 @jennifer_yepez 💄 @hungvanngo using @chanel.beauty @welovecoco #welovecoco #workingwithchanel Here is the products breakdown: SKIN PREP: Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream Illuminating Hydrating Fluid Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux Intense Smoothing Eye Gel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care Hydra Beauty Essence Mist COMPLEXION: Ultra le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation in shade "BR92" & "BR102" Le Correcteur de Chanel Longwear Concealer in shade "91" Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in shade "40" CHEEKS: Baume Essentiel in shade "Sculpting" Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder Joues Contraste Powder Blush in shade "430" BROWS: Stylo Soucils Waterproof in shade "810" Lê Gel Sourcils in shade "370" EYES: Stylo Yeux Waterproof in shade "20" Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in "810- Pourpre Profond" Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in "54-Nuage Bleu" Inimitable Intense Multi-Dimentionnel Sophistique Mascara in "10 Noir" LIPS: Rogue Coco Flash in shade "60-Beat"
@lauraharrier in @louisvuitton for #Oscars2019 ❤️❤️. Styled by @daniellenachmani 💇 @jennifer_yepez 💄 @hungvanngo using @chanel.beauty @welovecoco #welovecoco #workingwithchanel Here is the products breakdown: SKIN PREP: Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream Illuminating Hydrating Fluid Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux Intense Smoothing Eye Gel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care Hydra Beauty Essence Mist COMPLEXION: Ultra le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation in shade "BR92" & "BR102" Le Correcteur de Chanel Longwear Concealer in shade "91" Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in shade "40" CHEEKS: Baume Essentiel in shade "Sculpting" Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder Joues Contraste Powder Blush in shade "430" BROWS: Stylo Soucils Waterproof in shade "810" Lê Gel Sourcils in shade "370" EYES: Stylo Yeux Waterproof in shade "20" Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in "810- Pourpre Profond" Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in "54-Nuage Bleu" Inimitable Intense Multi-Dimentionnel Sophistique Mascara in "10 Noir" LIPS: Rogue Coco Flash in shade "60-Beat"

Awkwafina

We love it when the pros share *exactly* how they created their celebrity looks. Hairstylist Anh Co Tran included all the steps and products he used to style Awkwafina's straight hair into beautiful beach waves.

How to get Awkwafina's Oscars look 💋... -Step 1: apply a good amount of medium-hold mousse on dry hair -Step 2: rough dry with the @ghd_northamerica Air Elite blowdryer and remember to lift the roots for volume! -Step 3: starting from the back using 1" subsections, apply a memory hold spray like @L'Oréal Constructor evenly throughout each section. -Step 4: brush thoroughly with a boar bristle paddle brush from @frommpro -Step 5: use the @ghd_northamerica flat iron to create the #nuwave. -Step 6: Backcomb each section using the #frommpro 1907 Proglide comb -Step 7: Continue working your way towards the front -Step 8: Comb it through to create texture with the @frommpro 1907 Proglide comb. -Step 9: Finish the look by spraying #loreal #savagepanache -Et Voilà! #oscars2019 #nuwave #anhcotran #styleartistry #ghdhair #thewallgroup
How to get Awkwafina's Oscars look 💋... -Step 1: apply a good amount of medium-hold mousse on dry hair -Step 2: rough dry with the @ghd_northamerica Air Elite blowdryer and remember to lift the roots for volume! -Step 3: starting from the back using 1" subsections, apply a memory hold spray like @L'Oréal Constructor evenly throughout each section. -Step 4: brush thoroughly with a boar bristle paddle brush from @frommpro -Step 5: use the @ghd_northamerica flat iron to create the #nuwave. -Step 6: Backcomb each section using the #frommpro 1907 Proglide comb -Step 7: Continue working your way towards the front -Step 8: Comb it through to create texture with the @frommpro 1907 Proglide comb. -Step 9: Finish the look by spraying #loreal #savagepanache -Et Voilà! #oscars2019 #nuwave #anhcotran #styleartistry #ghdhair #thewallgroup

Constance Wu

Talk about a power lip colour. While it was makeup artist Molly Greenwald who was behind Constance's classic makeup look, it was celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath's own makeup brand, Pat McGrath Labs, that was used to create the look. And McGrath ever-so-kindly shared ALL the steps and products to replicate the look. 

THE SPECTACULAR CONSTANCE WU ⚡️⚡️⚡️ LIVING for @crazyrichasians star @constancewu in #patmcgrathlabs by MAJOR MUA @mollygreenwald for the #OSCARS red carpet. #PMGHowTo - Using #MothershipV #BronzeSeduction, define the socket of the eye using 'BRONZE BLAZE' and 'ENTRAPMENT' to create depth. - Sweep 'SKINSHOW DIVINE GLOW' on the lid to add dimension. - Define the upper lash line with PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in 'BLITZ BROWN' and add PERMA PRECISION Liquid Eyeliner in 'XTREME BLACK' on top for extra impact. 一 Apply a few coats of #FetishEYES Mascara for volumized lashes. - Sweep SKIN FETISH: Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio across cheeks, temples, and bridge of nose to give the skin a gorgeous glow. - Contour the lips with 'MAJOR RED' PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil. - Fill the lips in with #MatteTrance Lipstick in 'VENDETTA'.
THE SPECTACULAR CONSTANCE WU ⚡️⚡️⚡️ LIVING for @crazyrichasians star @constancewu in #patmcgrathlabs by MAJOR MUA @mollygreenwald for the #OSCARS red carpet. #PMGHowTo - Using #MothershipV #BronzeSeduction, define the socket of the eye using 'BRONZE BLAZE' and 'ENTRAPMENT' to create depth. - Sweep 'SKINSHOW DIVINE GLOW' on the lid to add dimension. - Define the upper lash line with PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in 'BLITZ BROWN' and add PERMA PRECISION Liquid Eyeliner in 'XTREME BLACK' on top for extra impact. 一 Apply a few coats of #FetishEYES Mascara for volumized lashes. - Sweep SKIN FETISH: Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio across cheeks, temples, and bridge of nose to give the skin a gorgeous glow. - Contour the lips with 'MAJOR RED' PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil. - Fill the lips in with #MatteTrance Lipstick in 'VENDETTA'.

Helen Mirren

Trust Helen Mirren to be THE celebrity who's not afraid to share a makeup-free selfie mid-blow-dry.

very before .. Richard and joe and lee work their magic what did you think? it all came naturally?
very before .. Richard and joe and lee work their magic what did you think? it all came naturally?

Lucy Boynton

For Lucy Boynton's Grace Kelly-inspired look, her makeup artist Jo Baker said, "I wanted her to look timelessly beautiful, like a 2019 Grace Kelly. I had to make sure the colour I added was dreamy and glowy, not overpowering." To get the look she used Chantecaille products, including Chantecaille Future Skin in Porcelain, Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Matte in Sylvie, and Chantecaille Lip Chic in Wisteria.

L U C Y * B O Y N T O N 🇬🇧 High Society Rose Tones... on #lucyboynton for today's @theacademy Oscars!!! Imagine #gracekelly wandered in a #rosedemai garden ...but in Spring 2019!!! Inspo and more deets to follow... a total pleasure being laced with @chantecaille for this glamorous occasion!!! #chantecaille #chantecailleoncamera with me #jobakermakeupartist 💋 hair @jennychohair 🙌🏻
L U C Y * B O Y N T O N 🇬🇧 High Society Rose Tones... on #lucyboynton for today's @theacademy Oscars!!! Imagine #gracekelly wandered in a #rosedemai garden ...but in Spring 2019!!! Inspo and more deets to follow... a total pleasure being laced with @chantecaille for this glamorous occasion!!! #chantecaille #chantecailleoncamera with me #jobakermakeupartist 💋 hair @jennychohair 🙌🏻

Want to see all the behind-the-scenes beauty action from last year's Oscars? Check out our gallery here

If you'd like to see how these celebs looked on the 2019 Oscars red carpet, see our wrap-up of our favourite beauty looks from the 91st Academy Awards.

Whose behind-the-scenes 'get ready with me' photo did you like the best? Whose Oscars 2019 beauty look was your favourite? Share with us below!

Main image credit: @jilliandempsey

Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.