Great Beauty: Oscar Night Beauty

After months of planning out their hair, makeup, nails, wardrobe and accessories, the stars shone at last night's Oscar ceremony and the glamorous after-parties--and they've never looked more dazzling. From Halle Berry to Zoe Saldana, here are the starlets with the prettiest makeup and hair of the evening.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 28, 2011

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From Halle Berry to Zoe Saldana, here are the most gorgeous stars at the 2011 Oscar ceremony and after-parties.

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Oscar presenter Jennifer Hudson was stunning in a swoop of black liquid liner, rosy-tangerine gloss and a glamorous upsweep.

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Kerry Washington hit the Vanity Fair Oscar Party sporting berry-stained lips and cheeks, and eyelash-grazing bangs. So romantic!

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At Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Party, Anika Noni Rose looked gorgeous in peach-and-gray smokey eyes, sheer coral gloss and loose, rippling waves.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Zoe Saldana looked every inch the movie star in a swoop of liquid liner and showstopping scarlet lips.

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Serena Williams hit the Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing soft, peachy-pink makeup and mile-long lashes. Love her new bangs!

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With her delicately arched brows, side-swept bangs and wine lips, Rashida Jones looked so romantic at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, all eyes were on Joy Bryant and her micro-braided bun, strong brows and luscious, cherry red mouth.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Gabrielle Union sported taupe eyeshadow, a sheer pink lip and a retro 1950’s inspired hairstyle.