The Top 5 Movie Hair and Makeup Moments in 2013

by Catherine Q. O'Neill

Courtesy of LionsgateCourtesy of Lionsgate Between the lavish 1920s flappers in The Great Gatsby and the futuristic beauty addicts in Catching Fire, this was a jaw-dropping year for hair and makeup in movies. These are our five favorites:

Catching Fire. (above) Sure, they've got some pretty backwards politics, but you have to admit: those Capitol citizens know how to party. Jennifer Lawrence's look here was just futuristic enough without being crazy. And we can only imagine how many makeup artists it took to apply all those sequins, colored hair extensions, and wild eyeshadows to 100-plus extras at the victors' celebration, but we're glad they did. The looks were so inspiring, CoverGirl even launched a collection based on them.

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The Great Gatsby. The diamond hair accessories (replicas of actual 1920s Tiffany pieces) were so over-the-top, they even called in extra security to protect them on set. And we couldn't get enough of the over-arched brows, period-appropriate haircuts, and perfectly applied rouge on every actress, like Carey Mulligan here.

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Gangster Squad. If Emma Stone belonged in another time period, the 1940s would be it. Her shiny, coiled waves and impeccable red lipstick transformed her into a true screen siren. (And Ryan Gosling didn't look so bad either).

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American Hustle. The perms! The glitter! The dangerously-close-to-a-nip-slip necklines. Everything about this look was so delightfully disco trashy, we would have watched it on mute. The only thing we could have lived without? Bradley Cooper's roller set. But kudos to him for rocking it.

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Oz: The Great and Powerful. This movie's makeup also earned its own makeup collection (this time by Urban Decay). We loved the sultry cherry red lipstick worn by Theodora (Mila Kunis) and the good-witch glowy skin on Glinda (Michelle Williams). And though we're not exactly lining up for this look, watching Kunis change into a bad witch with green prosthetic makeup was pretty amazing.

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