The Best (and Worst) Beauty Looks at the 2017 Oscars After-Parties

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From Vanessa to Jessica.
Oscars after-party beauty looks

We've analyzed all the hair and makeup at the Oscars, and now it's time for the after-parties—where an even longer list of celebs showed off their most glam beauty looks.

There's a lot to cover here, so I'm going to keep my commentary short and sweet. Here we go!

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

Vanessa Hudgens, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Close-up of Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

What I like: Vanessa's perfectly-executed cat eyes, natch—plus her natural brows and tidy updo. What I'd change: Nothing.

Vanessa is wearing: Foundation // Lip liner // Lip crayon in 01 Nude

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Jessica Alba at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Jessica Alba, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Jessica Alba at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Jessica's high, cheerleader-style ponytail and berry lipstick. What I'd change: She doesn't need the false lashes.

Jessica is wearing: Contour and highlighter // Moisturizing balm (on eyelids) // Mascara // Lipstick in Blazed Garnet // Lip crayon in Mulberry Kiss

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Rashida Jones at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Rashida Jones, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Rashida Jones at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Rashida's bangs (always!) and face-brightening red lipstick on warm, healthy skin. What I'd change: I think she could've chosen a fluffier pair of lashes, and I'd prefer a baby cat eye.

Rashida is wearing: Face mist // Face mask // Anti-aging moisturizer // Priming moisturizer // Tinted moisturizer // Highlighter in Topaz // Blush in Puff // Blush in Haze // Brow mascara in Brown // Eyeshadow in Topaze // Eyeshadow in Marine // Eyeshadow in Dream // Eyeliner in Carbon Black // False lashes // Mascara in Deep Black // Lipstick in Zip // Tinted lip balm in Cherry

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Miranda Kerr at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Miranda Kerr, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Miranda Kerr at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: We've seen this many times before, but nobody looks as good as Miranda in poppy lipstick, natural lashes and a tight updo. What I'd change: Nothing.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Kate Upton at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Kate Upton, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Kate Upton at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Kate's tightlined eyes, darkened brows and berry lip stain. Very "natural glam" with her fresh skin finish. What I'd change: Nothing.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Kate Bosworth at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Kate Bosworth, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Kate Bosworth at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Kate's waved updo, low-key lashes and good brows. What I'd change: I'm not crazy about the lipstick colour or finish. I like when she does brighter shades.

Kate is wearing: Primer // Highlighter in 50 Dew You? // Foundation in 26 Bisque Medium // Concealer in 1 Rendezvous // Concealer in 2 Alive // Powder in 200 Ivory Bisque // Setting spray // Illuminator in Spotlight // Bronzer in 102 Tantric // Blush in 500 Lush & Libido // Brow pencil in Taupe 2 // Brow gel // Eyeliner in Intro(Vert) 52 // Eyeliner in (Brown)ie 43 // Mascara in Noir // Lip liner in Currant Mood 308 // Lipstick in Blow 210

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Thandie Newton at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Thandie Newton, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Thandie Newton at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Thandie's shimmering teal blue shadow. So unexpected, and lovely with her skin tone and nude lip gloss. What I'd change: I don't love the bottom false lashes.

Thandie is wearing: Moisturizer // Primer // Foundation // Contour and highlighter // Blush in The Climax // Brow pencil in Super Model // Eyeshadow in Cleopatra // Mascara in Glossy Black // Lip liner in Iconic Nude // Lipstick in Very Victoria // 

Lily Collins

Lily Collins, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Lily Collins at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Lily Collins, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Lily Collins at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Lily's negative-space eyeliner and light, fluffy lashes. She can carry retro waves better than most! What I'd change: Her lipstick's flaking, but NBD.

Lily is wearing: Eyeliner in Matte Noir // Lipstick in 397 Berry Noir

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Gabrielle Union at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Gabrielle Union, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Gabrielle Union at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Gabrielle's adorable new bob, tightlined eyes and glossy, caramel lipstick. What I'd change: Nothing—I can live with these false lashes, since everything else is neutral.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Emily Ratajkowski at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Emily Ratajkowski, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Emily Ratajkowski at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Emily's mermaid eyes. They're like normal smokies, but the light aqua blue at the inner corners changes everything. What I'd change: Nothing. (Funny how her injected lips now look downright subtle compared to the ones we've been seeing on other celebs!)

Emily is wearing: Primer // Foundation in 46 Golden Deep // Concealer in 4 Late Show // Powder in 400 Golden Fawn // Setting spray // Bronzer in 102 Tantric // Blush in 504 Kink & Kisses // Illuminator in Spotlight // Brow pencil in Medium Brown 6 // Brow gel // Eyeliner in O(Vert) 56 // Eyeshadow in The Vamp 208 // Eyeshadow in The Starlet 204 // Mascara in Noir // Mascara in Noir // Lip liner in Nude(ist) 300 // Lipstick in No Angel 242

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Rosie's skin! I don't know why she piles on the contour usually, because it looks absolutely incredible bare. What I'd change: Nothing.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Amy Adams at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Amy Adams, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Amy Adams at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Amy's long, side-swept waves. They're an awards season cliché, but she wears them so well! I also like the sheer, bright pink lip gloss with her colouring. What I'd change: Nothing.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Adriana Lima at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

Adriana Lima, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Close-up of Adriana Lima at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

What I like: Adriana's matte red lips, straight brows and natural lashes. What I'd change: Nothing. (But is it just me or is she looking a little injected here?)

Adriana Lima, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Adriana Lima at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Adriana Lima, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Adriana Lima at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Adriana's feline smoky eyes and pale peach lipstick. What I'd change: Nothing. (Every time I see her, I'm like, HOW is she so stunning?! It's truly crazy.)

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Emma Roberts at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Emma Roberts, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Emma Roberts at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Emma's glowy skin and bouncy, brushed-out waves. This is a lot softer than her look at the Oscars ceremony. What I'd change: Nothing.

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Shanina Shaik at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Shanina Shaik, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Shanina Shaik at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Shanina's cat eyes. If you look closely, you can see little flashes of purple near the lash lines! Looks great with slicked-back hair, dramatic earrings, healthy skin, brushed-up brows and nude lips. What I'd change: I'd just blend in that bottom lip liner.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Felicity Jones at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Felicity Jones, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Felicity Jones at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Felicity's kitten liner, flawless skin and smooth, baby peach lips. What I'd change: Nothing.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Emma Stone at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Emma Stone, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Emma Stone at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Emma's smudgy bronze shadow and muted coral lipstick. With her hair pulled back, it's a nice change from her super-glam look earlier in the night. What I'd change: Nothing.

Emma is wearing: Face mask // Foundation // Concealer // Illuminator in Hot Sand // Blush in Orgasm (in liquid form, coming spring 2017) // Lip liner in Karekare // Lipstick in Mona 

Halston Sage

Halston Sage, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Halston Sage at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Halston Sage, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Halston Sage at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Halston's beachy blonde waves and super-soft, peachy-pink lipstick. Also notice the highlights at the inner lower corners of her eyes. What I'd change: As usual, the false lashes are weighing her down.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Ana de Armas at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Ana de Armas, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Ana de Armas at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Ana's silvery shadow and textured waves in a deep side part. She's so cute! What I'd change: Nothing.

Ciara

Ciara, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Ciara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Ciara, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Ciara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Ciara's coppery lip gloss and gold eyeshadow at the inner corners. Her skin looks amazing; must be the pregnancy hormones! What I'd change: The false lashes are too long and obvious at the outer edges.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Diane Kruger at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Diane Kruger, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Diane Kruger at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Diane's new wob (wavy bob!), defined lashes and winged eyeliner. The latter is especially impressive, since she does her own makeup. What I'd change: Nothing.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Salma Hayek at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Salma Hayek, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Salma's creamy pink lipstick, lovely soft lashes and black-brown liner. This is the same makeup she had on at the Oscars, just more lived-in now. What I'd change: Nothing.

Salma is wearing: Moisturizer // Foundation // Contour and highlighter // Eyeshadow in The Dolce Vita // Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown // Lip liner in Pillowtalk // Lipstick in Secret Salma

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Rooney Mara, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Rooney's gorgeous brows, soft lashes and vampy stained lips. What I'd change: Nothing... her skin looks less luminous than normal here, but the lighting may be working against her.

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Jessica Lowndes at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

Jessica Lowndes, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Close-up of Jessica Lowndes at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

What I like: Jessica's smoky, tightlined eyes. Wow! I also love her lashes, brushed-up brows, fresh skin texture and peach lips. What I'd change: I'm a faux freckle fan, but these need a little smudging to look more natural.

Nina Agdal

Nina Agdal, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Nina Agdal at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Nina Agdal, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Nina Agdal at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Nina's caramel lipstick, which picks up on her unusual eye colour. I can just about live with these lashes, since they're soft, not stiff. What I'd change: The roots of her updo are too messy for my taste.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Jessica Biel at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Jessica Biel, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Jessica Biel at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Jessica's coral lipstick. It's more intense than the one she had on earlier in the night. Obsessed! What I'd change: Nothing.

Jessica is wearing: Moisturizer // Eyeliner in 20 Brun // Mascara in 10 Noir // Lipstick in 416 Coco 

Ellie Bamber

Ellie Bamber, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Ellie Bamber at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Ellie Bamber, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Ellie Bamber at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Ellie's flowing strawberry waves and soft pink lipstick. What I'd change: These lashes are too much.

Toni Collette

Toni Collette, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Toni Collette at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

Toni Collette, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Close-up of Toni Collette at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

What I like: Toni's matte red lips, bronzey shadow and cute bangs. What I'd change: Nothing.

Allison Williams

Allison Williams, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Allison Williams at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Allison Williams, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Allison Williams at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Allison's gorgeous mauve smoky eyes with silvery champagne at the inner corners. I appreciate the natural lashes as well. What I'd change: I'd go lighter on the contour.

Allison is wearing: Blush in Puff

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Elizabeth Banks at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Elizabeth Banks, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Elizabeth Banks at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Elizabeth's loose, voluminous, wavy updo. I think the false lashes are okay here because they have a good texture, and are balanced by bare lips. What I'd change: Nothing. (Well, she could calm down on the cheek filler!)

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Amanda Peet at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Amanda Peet, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Amanda Peet at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Amanda's super-minimal makeup—just lashes and some sheer metallic mauve on the eyes. She exudes confidence! What I'd change: Nothing.

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Minnie Driver at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Minnie Driver, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Minnie Driver at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Minnie's thick waves and natural makeup. I love the bronzey-rose smudged around her eyes. What I'd change: The lip liner needs blending.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Michelle Rodriguez at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Michelle Rodriguez, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Michelle Rodriguez at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Michelle's seemingly foundation-free skin, with just lashes, smudged liner and a hint of gold highlight to bring out her eyes. What I'd change: I'd love to see her hair a few inches shorter and brushed out.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Kate Beckinsale at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Kate Beckinsale, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Kate Beckinsale at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Kate's signature bronze shadow applied under the eyes. Her skin looks good, too. What I'd change: I don't understand this big, curled front section coming out of the updo.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Katy Perry at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Katy Perry, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Katy Perry at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Katy's super-straight lob. It's like silk! I also like the caramel colour combo on lips and lids. (There's a lot of that shade on this red carpet.) What I'd change: No surprise, her overall application is heavy.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Sharon Stone at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Sharon Stone, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Sharon Stone at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Sharon's short hair and oversized hoop earrings are so freakin' cool! I also love her bright red lipstick, with natural skin and lashes. What I'd change: Nothing.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Kate Hudson at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Kate Hudson, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Kate Hudson at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Kate's shimmering champagne shadow and natural lashes. I do love a neutral palette on her. What I'd change: The contour's a bit strong, and this edgy updo isn't doing it for me. 

Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Michelle Monaghan at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Michelle Monaghan, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Michelle Monaghan at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Michelle's bedhead hair texture and orangey-red lipstick. What I'd change: The skin finish is quite heavy; I don't think she needs this much. A mid-length cut would look great on her as well.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Heidi Klum at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Heidi Klum, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Heidi Klum at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Heidi's radiant skin (it really is amazing) and the simple, pretty updo. What I'd change: I find her eye makeup way too heavy. The lower lid tightlining was definitely unnecessary.

Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Juliette Lewis at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Juliette Lewis, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Juliette Lewis at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Juliette's rosy lip gloss and sleek, gelled roots. What I'd change: Her foundation looks too yellow if you compare to her neck.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Nina Dobrev at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Nina Dobrev, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Nina Dobrev at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Nina's cute, wavy bob. I'm so happy she went for the chop; I've been waiting for this! What I'd change: The black liner is aggressive and sorta looks unprofessional. I don't like the dry pale pink lips, either.

Kat Graham

Kat Graham, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Kat Graham at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Kat Graham, Vanity Fair Oscar party, 2017

Close-up of Kat Graham at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

What I like: Kat's wavy, centre-parted bob is great. I also like the surprise of purple at the inner corners of her eyes. What I'd change: This foundation is making her skin look greenish-grey! Plus, the brows and eyeshadow are super-Instagrammy.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Candace Cameron Bure at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

Candace Cameron Bure, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, 2017

Close-up of Candace Cameron Bure at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party.

What I like: Candace has a great complexion, and this hair colour is actually good with her skin tone. What I'd change: You know, she would be really cute without all this artifice—there's no need for such campy brows and lashes!

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) after-party beauty look?