With the Oscars red carpet flowing with the creme de la creme of celebrities on Sunday night - think Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz to name but a few - the beauty stakes were pretty high.
Wouldn't you just love to know how many cans of hairspray, tubes of lipgloss and bottles of foundation were used in the lead-up to the big event?
Gold medal goes to Nicole Richie, who wore a stunning 60s-esque smoky eye. Black liner flicks were snuggled amongst heaps of blue eyeshadow which mirrored the winged shape of the liner. White shadow below her brow bone totally topped off Nicole's peep show. A flawless base, nude lip and pulled-back bun - need we say more?!
And what better way to top off her bedazzling Reem Acra dress than a whopping ring which she teamed with a silver clutch bag?
We also thought we'd treat you magpies to a glimpse of her ginormous engagement ring which her fiance Joel Madden recently very kindly presented to her. Although their wedding date is TBC, we're sure she'll be rocking some of her House of Harlow 1960 jewellery line for the big event.
Congrats Nicole and Joel!
By Alice Ripman