People's Choice Awards 2011: The Must-See Beauty Looks

Which celeb had the best hair and makeup on this red carpet? Discuss!

I don't know if the celebs are all still suffering from a holiday hangover or what, but I have to say: beauty-wise, the People's Choice Awards last night left me decidedly underwhelmed.

With Diane Kruger's cool waves and Ginnifer Goodwin's adorbz pixie cut and even Taylor Swift's cherry lips (before I got bored of them... you'll see she's wearing the SAME LOOK this year), the 2010 awards seemed so much more exciting.

We can only hope they're saving their A game for the Oscars.

As usual, I've broken things down into the good... the boring... and the just plain WRONG.

The Good

Selena Gomez

I adore everything about her Look #1 (at the top of this post): the sideswept hair, the lashes, the hint of silver on the eyelids and the way the pink blush and lipstick look on her golden skin. Look #2, above (she changed), is less incredible but still decent.

AnnaLynne McCord

Someone is becoming quite the red carpet poseur! But I'll give credit where credit is due: she looks good. (Although I'd probably prefer a side part for the hair.) There's a reason why she made it into my best makeup looks of 2010: this tone-on-tone, nude lip thing really works for her.

Kristen Stewart

Not much to say except that I like this hair colour on her.

Minka Kelly

I think Minka Kelly is sooooo pretty, if not a bit too boobalicious here. Love this loose updo (watch this vid for an easy DIY cheat) and the peachy makeup.

Malin Akerman

I wasn't sure if I should classify this as "good" or "boring," but ultimately the former won out. I like the hair and the eye makeup... all soft but it works. Do you agree?

The Boring

Taylor Swift

After my rant about beauty ruts, you knew T-Swizzle would be in this section! Ah well.. she still looks really pretty. She has great skin, no?

Emma Roberts

Well, it's an improvement over that copper eyeshadow Gothic disaster at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. But I find myself longing for Emma to wear a bright lipstick. Wouldn't that be nice? This is sort of blah.

Katy Perry

Yeah, yeah, yeah. This is your schtick, Katy, we get it. But it's covering up all your prettiness and you know what? You looked so much cuter when you rocked the straight, shoulder-length hair with bangs (and didn't wear this Crazy Town pink Barbie lipstick all the time). Time to change things up, please.

Jennifer Aniston

No surprise—does the Aniston EVER take risks on the red carpet? Particularly boring here though, I must say.

Kim Kardashian

So I see Kim is still applying her makeup with a trowel. Shocka!

Natalie Portman

Forgiven because she's knocked up. (And she didn't walk the red carpet, hence the low-quality in-show pic.)

Just Wrong

Ashley Tisdale

Someone didn't get the message that it's 2011 now—not 2001. Obviously fake tans and shimmer *everywhere* (as you know if you read this) is incredibly dated-looking. Also: is it just me or does Ash look EXACTLY like a young Donna Karan?

Khloé Kardashian 

I can't believe I'm covering two Kardashians in one post. Moving on... I'm sure you will agree that this hair colour is not a good look for Khloé. Do not like. And you know what? I actually think Khloé is quite pretty, although I never used to until I got sucked into a Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV marathon (!!) over the holidays. She looked really great when she wore her hair dark, straight, with bangs and LOTS of eyeliner.

Honestly, I never quite understand it when people who have naturally gorgeous, dark shiny hair want to dye it red. WHY???

Anyway, tell me—

Did you watch the People's Choice Awards?

Were you impressed or bored with the celebrity beauty parade?
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is surprisingly (and embarrassingly) entertaining, isn't it?

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