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Plus, the secret to her silky smooth skin. 

Feb, 27, 2017

Viola Davis did not come to play. 

The actress, who is nominated for her work in Fences, walked the 2017 Oscars red carpet in a custom Armani Privé gown and equally stunning hairdo.

Steering away from her signature bob, the celebrated thespian debuted a cropped pixie, along with shimmery makeup and a nude lip. The subtle highlights in her mane are also the perfect compliment to her beautiful brown skin. 

Speaking of that silky smooth melanin, you'll be happy to know that Davis keeps it pretty lowkey in terms of skincare. The star consistently swears by Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Lotion ($6, target.com) before hitting the red carpet and also works with the brand's Healing Project.

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In partnership with Direct Relief, the philanthropic org brings dermatological care to poverty-striken communities and who better than Davis to help spread the word? 

We'll be rooting for her and the entire Fences cast tonight. The film is up for four awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis).