Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday? I love this Tweet:
Heather, this post is dedicated to you! It's a long one—but I've got all the hair and makeup looks from this red carpet event honouring achievements in film and television.
Here we go!
Definitely a favourite! Olivia is just such a wonderful eyeshadow-wearer. The unexpected shimmering plum—with black liner in the waterlines, no false lashes—is matchy to her dress, and sooo beautiful. Obviously, the nude lips and blush were the smart choice. I'm digging her wavy Ombré as well.
Olivia is wearing: Foundation • Concealer • Highlighter in Rose Glow • Blush in Rose Glow • Eyeshadow in Decadent • Eyeliner in Matte Coal • Mascara in Blackest Black • Lip liner in Natural • Lipstick in Camilla • Lip gloss in Super Natural
Painting Rooney's face must be a makeup artist's dream! Technically, she is not wearing a lot: creamy berry lipstick, long lush lashes and a hint of soft shadow and blush. But it's her thick, brushed-up brows and most of all, ultra-flawless skin that make this absolutely stunning. Hair tightly pulled back always shows it off best.
It was definitely Brie's night, and I'm so impressed with her hair and makeup. The full Hollywood upgrade is now complete! This is like her Palm Springs look, but better. She got a subtle fake tan and her makeup is more sheer, but still warm. And the straight hair in a deep side part is very flattering.
Brie is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation in 50 Beige • Bronzer • Illuminator • Eyeliner in 10 Noir • Mascara in 10 Noir • Eyeshadow in 90 Convoitise • Brow pencil in 10 Blond Clair • Lip gloss in 218 Script
Amber's skin! Every time I see this woman, I'm blown away by its dewiness. This is another fave for me—I love her wavy faux bob, thick fringe of lashes and stained blood-red lips. Notice how the lip application is a bit imperfect, and there's no mascara or liner under the eyes. She truly looks effortless, not contrived.
I'm not crazy about Jennifer with her hair up. At least not this way... it's giving me flashbacks of her short hair, and that era was not fun. Plus, her lob has been looking so fabulous lately! I'd have chosen a dress that would allow me to wear it down. Aside from that, no complaints on the makeup. I always love how she does her hooded eyes, and the sheer red lipstick is very fresh.
Jennifer is wearing: Primer • Foundation in 020 Light Beige • Concealer in 002 Beige • Powder • Contour in 003 Beige Contour • Blush • Brow pencil in 433 Ash Blonde • Eyeshadow in 031 Blue Garden • Eyeliner in 157 Iris • Mascara in 090 Black • Lipstick in 842 Zig Zag
Jada Pinkett Smith
I would never have expected Jada to be a beauty favourite, but this is so great! I've admired her short haircut before, but it's her makeup that is taking this to the next level. That pale gold-green on her lids and the light coral mouth are both wowing me. No cray lashes, just glowy warm skin.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I love this look, too! We haven't seen Bryce since October. What I find compelling about this is how she paired simple, almost "daytime" straight hair with the bright blue sequin and lace dress. The makeup is all soft rose gold tones, adding to the casual-dressy juxtaposition.
It's a testament to Alicia's beauty that she still looks amazing, despite always wearing these distracting false lashes. I've said it before—they stick out too long and straight. Something like Rooney has would be much better. Otherwise, I love the muted red stain on her lips and the pretty, feminine updo.
Alicia is wearing: Moisturizer • Primer • Foundation in 8 Medium and 9 Dark • Under-eye concealer in 2 Fair and 3 Fair • Concealer in 3 Medium • Powder in 2 Medium • Brow pencil in Cara D • Eyeshadow in Bette • Eyeshadow in Marie Antoinette • Eyeliner in Bedroom Black • Mascara in Glossy Black • Contour and highlighter • Highlighter • Blush in Las Salinas • Lip liner in Pink Venus • Lipstick in Sexy Sienna • Lipstick in Walk of Shame
Leave it to Cate to try a dramatic, sculptural side updo and completely pull it off. I'm not sure if her eyeliner is meant to have transferred quite so much under the eyes, but even still, she looks great. I'm happy to see a lighter hand on the blush versus last time.
Amy looks adorable, if not a bit overly faux-tanned. I think this was all about showing off her beautiful hair, which I appreciate, since updos aren't always the most flattering. Her eye makeup is intense but smudgy, and overall I'm getting sexy "girl next door" vibes.
When I saw this pic on Instagram, I was like, "Yes, Viola!" Even though the false lashes kind of mess things up... I still love what she did here with colour. Compared to last year's Globes, when she wore pink shadow with red lipstick, this blue and violet pairing is much prettier. The cool tones are amazing with her complexion, and her face just glows.
There has yet to be a red carpet where Emilia isn't one of my favourites. This woman is so gorgeous! And she needs very little adornment. Here, her hair is half-back with some volume at the crown, and her makeup palette is all sweet pinks. The eyeshadow is pale and shimmery, while the lipstick is warmer, with more punch. She only has mascara and a touch of dark liner to define the upper lash lines.
No surprises here, Kate stuck with her usual "Hollywood movie star" styling. It's okay, I just find myself wishing she'd loosen up a bit. This comes across so "done"... so stiff. I think wearing her hair down would be more youthful than the side updo. However, I like her dark brows/light hair combo, and the soft makeup seems fine.
Kate is wearing: Foundation • Eyeshadow in Brun Adore • Mascara • Eyeliner in Noir • Brow pencil in 030 Brun • Concealer • Contour • Blush in Rose Paradis • Lip liner in Beige Rosé • Lipstick in Rose Tea
Every time I get a photo of Jennifer Lopez now, I'm a bit afraid at what I'll find when I scroll down for the close-up. Fortunately, she didn't do anything cray this time. I'm not sure yellow is her most flattering colour, but I love the concept of it with red lips and smooth waves. Her lashes and contouring aren't too bad, and I can even get behind the gold eyeshadow... but her lips! They are still trying too hard!
Emmy looks radiant! She is so close to being a favourite for me... the only thing is, I'm not sure about that black eyeliner. It seems a bit harsh and maybe unnecessary with the red. And then my eye travels to the brows, and perhaps the pencil there is slightly too red. But dang, aren't her soft waves, creamy skin and red lipstick so pretty? As we've seen before, red is her Life Lip Colour. I am also thankful for the absence of false lashes!
For a heavy makeup-wearer like Zendaya, this is not too bad. As usual, her skin looks flawless and expertly illuminated. I also love seeing her with "pretty hair," instead of a dramatic wig. The problem is, when you start sculpting yourself this much—and not just skin but even the lips!—you lose your natural youthful freshness. I prefer to keep it more real.
The last time we saw Queen Latifah on this blog was back in 2014, at the People's Choice Awards. She looks even better here. The softer hair colour and rose makeup palette are really, really pretty for her. I'm glad she has kept this same straight, side-parted hairstyle—it's a winner.
I think my wish came true re: Jenna. She has lightened up on the fake tan and heavy makeup, and looks a lot fresher. I just love her in an updo with the few loose, face-framing strands. The eyeshadow is just a subtle nod to purple, and is also excellent. I'm actually coming to appreciate her brushed-up brow thing... it's a way to make them seem fuller but not drawn-on.
Saoirse looks so young here... like, if you told me she was 14 and not 21 years old, I'd believe you. But I do like this soft makeup and simple, half-back hair on her. She seems comfortable, and it's not wearing her like some of her previous makeup looks.
Taraji P. Henson
Because Taraji has such dramatically arched brows (exactly how they became that way, I'm not sure), I think she looks best when her hair is more loose and voluminous. Compare and contrast this sexy textured lob with the straight one she had at the Emmys. This is so much better, huh? I love the "swoosh" at the part, and also her much softer makeup.
Taraji is wearing: Foundation in C5.5 Natural Tan • Concealer in Medium Deep Neutral • Powder in C6 Soft Sable • Blush in Soft Pink • Eyeshadow in Sunset Seine • Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait • Eyeliner • Mascara • Lip liner in Au Naturale • Lip gloss in Bare Attraction
Ahhh! When I saw Rachel on Instagram on Sunday night, I was immediately disappointed. Her makeup is perfect, but I'm actually shocked over her hair colour. How did it go from this adorable blonde to these high-contrast, stripey, ashy streaks? It is utterly distracting on such a beautiful woman, although I've suspected for a while that Rachel hasn't settled on her Life Colour yet. (If you ask me, she looks best in a solid warm light brown.) At least her skin is dreamy, and I'm obsessed with that pinky-red lipstick.
Take note, JLo! This is how you wear yellow. I find it funny that America's look has a lot of similarities, but is overall so much lighter and fresher. She didn't do any fake tan, heavy eyeshadow or goopy lipstick, and you can really appreciate her natural prettiness. I love that nothing feels heavy here, including the the blotted red lips.
Julianne looks great in blue! This is a woman who knows what works for her—that being, soft undone waves and a sheer pinky makeup palette. I really like the smudginess (and shimmery-ness) of her eye makeup. A couple of individual lashes at the outer corners, and a dark liner in the waterlines—although not harsh black—give her eyes just enough definition.
I couldn't be more pleased about the return of Maggie's brown bob, after those dark times when she had the blonde George Clooney haircut. From the gentle waves to the natural skin and lashes to the pop of fuchsia lipstick, this is all perfect. Notice the touch of silvery illumination at the inner corners of her eyes, and how it's not matchy to her gold dress and jewellery.
This is lovely, in an ice princess sort of way. Kate pulls off two tricky things here: a tight updo, and a bold pink blush look. I think each makes the other work, actually; with her hair down, the blush would be too much. Everything is really delicate and well-blended, with no harsh edges. I especially love her lip colour/texture!
Kate is wearing: Primer • Foundation in Vanilla • Blush in Oleander • Eyeshadow in Sable • Eyeshadow in Sandstone • Eyeshadow in 001 Lune • Mascara • Brow pencil in Taupe • Lipstick in Coquette • Lipstick in Raspberry Ripple
I'm not crazy about her false lashes, but otherwise, Gina looks great. I didn't like when she did dark, smoky eyes at the iHeartRadio Awards at all. These peachy looks with '60s-inspired liner are better on her.
I'd probably have done either lips or eyes here, not both together, but Olivia still looks good. The warm fuchsia lipstick is fantastic on her golden skin tone, and is a great complement to the incredible gold leaf necklace. Like I've said before, she has incredible eyelids for eyeshadow. I guess it's just the sculpting there as well as under her cheeks that is maybe a bit much.
Olivia is wearing: Primer • Foundation in 040 Honey Beige • Highlighter in Vanilla Glow • Powder in Medium Beige • Bronzer in Cinnamon • Illuminator • Blush in 844 Floral Pink • Contour in Brown Contour • Mascara • Eyeshadow in Real Eyes • Brow pencil • Lipstick in Deauville 671 • Lip liner in Elite Pink
Lily has been on this blog just once before, and I'm glad to see she's no one-hit wonder. Talk about stunning! I would not change a thing about this. Her hair looks full and lush in brushed-out waves (and I'm a fan of the new lighter colour). Full brows, smudgy brown liner and fluffy lashes really bring out her brown eyes. Blush is peachy, while the lipstick is a hint more pink.
Lily is wearing: Moisturizer • Eye cream • Primer • Foundation in 6 Medium • Contour and highlighter • Blush in Moon Beach • Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown • Eyeshadow in Bronzed Garnet • Eyeshadow in The Sophisticate • Eyeshadow in Jean and Mona Lisa • Mascara in Glossy Black • Brow pencil in Cara D • Blush in Love Glow • Lip liner in Iconic Nude • Lipstick in Bitch Perfect
This look really plays up Malin's ultra-pale, ultra-cool skin and hair colours. The silvery shadow is focused underneath her lower lashes, a good call for her hooded eye shape. Blush is very seamless, and I very much appreciate the delicate filling job on the brows. The colour is just right, and the edges aren't too harsh.
Malin is wearing: Foundation • Concealer • Blush in Impassioned • Blush in Fervor • Highlighter in Copacabana • Bronzer in Laguna • Mascara • Eyeshadow in The Uptown Girl • Eyeshadow in Stag Film • Eyeliner in Tetra • Brow pencil • Lipstick in Rosecliff
I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling it with Kate's choker-tube top combo. I also feel like this is way too much of the same colour. From skin to hair to makeup to outfit, all I see is peachy nude, and it's a bit "meh." Kate's hair seems stringy and too casual; it would've been better up, I think. In a way, the tone-on-tone look kind of accentuates her (probably minor) skin issues. I would love to see her embrace more colour on the red carpet, like she did with this raspberry lipstick and floral dress.
Oh dear, Rosie went too far—waaay too far!—with the spray tan. What happened to the fresh-faced, berry lipstick-wearing, normal skin-toned woman we saw at the amfAR Gala? This is kind of disastrous in comparison. All the dark "sculpting" is giving her face a wooden look, even if the gold shadow and delicate lashes are cool.
Rosie is wearing: Primer • Foundation in 030 Medium Beige • Illuminator • Contour in Brown Contour • Brow pencil in 433 Ash Blonde • Mascara in 090 Black • Eyeshadow in 451 Rose Garden • Eyeshadow in 557 Twig • Eyeliner in Black 095 • Eyeliner in Intense Brown 594 • Lip balm • Lipstick in Tailleur Bar 535
Sophia went for the most classic look possible, from hair to makeup to dress to jewellery. While it's not the most exciting thing here, I cannot fault the red lipstick, grey shadow or tight side-parted updo. She has a great smile!
For once, it would be cool if Katy could leave the campy costumes at the door and just try something fresh and pretty. It's the Golden Globes... does she really need to be wearing a '60s bouffant with matching cat eyes and pink lipstick? Just because you take inspiration from a certain decade, it doesn't have to be so literal. Also, why so much foundation?!
I feel this foundation is a touch heavy on Kirsten as well, at least near her smile lines. But aside from that, her makeup seems fine. The eyes are nicely smudgy, and the lip colour is more intense than the usual nude. I still prefer her with her bob worn down, a red lip and fresher makeup overall, as seen back in the fall. Less is more with this one.
Kirsten is wearing: Eyeliner in 88 Noir Intense • Eyeliner in 926 Purple Choc • Eyeshadow in 47 Ebony • Eyeshadow in Mirifique • Eyeshadow in 118 Moonlight Pink • Mascara in Noir • Lip gloss in 204 Article and 218 Script
I just figured out who Jaimie looks like. Jenna Dewan-Tatum! Couldn't they be sisters? I think Jaimie could take some cues from Jenna's brow techniques, as that's my main gripe here—her arches are over-tweezed and their darkness accentuates that. But I do like her soft, full updo, and the rest of the makeup is fine.
Leslie has had better red carpet moments. (Like this. And this!) Tons more volume is needed in her hair, I think—I'm actually surprised she wore it this flat. I also think she needs a more vibrant dress colour and accessories instead of this rose silk with the floral choker... it seems too precious.
Melissa has lost so much weight since this event last year, and she has improved her styling game, too! I am a huge fan of her deep V neckline, long necklace and Boho waves—all so flattering and comfortable-looking. I can even support the false lashes in this instance, to draw the eye upward. She looks fantastic.
Eva has been dyeing her hair black since she was a teenager... but I dunno, I think it looks so harsh and overly solid. And I'm not convinced it's that flattering with her skin tone (unlike say, Rooney Mara, who has this colouring naturally). Also, I think the contouring and gold shimmer on her cheek is too much!
Eva is wearing: Moisturizer • Primer • Foundation in 2 Fair and 3 Fair • Under-eye concealer in 1 Fair and 2 Fair • Powder in 1 Fair and 2 Medium • Brow pencil in Cara D and Brooke S • Eyeshadow in Bette • Eyeshadow in Marie Antoinette • Eyeliner in Audrey • Mascara in Glossy Black • Contour and highlighter • Highlighter • Blush in Love Glow • Lip liner in Kiss 'N' Tell • Lipstick in 1975 Red
I kind of like this Marilyn Monroe-esque hairstyle on Lady Gaga, even if the colour is too lemon yellow. I also think her lips and nose look so cute here. (Born that way? Who knows...) What's funny is that she gets away with the elaborate false lashes and white eyeliner because it's done in an artistic way. But the eyebrows... no!
I didn't like how Uzo was styled like she was going to prom for the Emmys. So this is an improvement, although perhaps there is a middle ground? I think just a touch more sleekness with the hair—parted deep on one side and tucked behind one ear—would be even better.
Wow! This is the best I've seen Amy look, ever. I absolutely love this hairstyle for her. The volume at the top and the sides, and the strategic thin highlights, really draw your eye up and away from her jawline. Same with the smudgy liner, silvery highlights and yes, even the false lashes (although I think she could've chosen a slightly better pair).
I don't know if this tan is real or not, but with minimal makeup and her hair in a messy updo, Heidi looks like she just got back from vacation. Her hair and makeup have a lot more ease about them this time, which is great. And no white eyeliner!
Red lips and an updo are Amanda's go-to on every red carpet. Compare this to her look at the Emmys. She seems a bit pale here, and the lipstick shade not quite as flattering. Normally I am against faux tans, but I think Amanda could use more colour. This dress washes her out, too.
This is pretty much the same makeup Caitriona wore for her first time on this blog, just a brighter red. Her hair, on the other hand, looks way more polished in a centre-parted updo. All in all, I like it... I always love to see freshness and natural lashes.
Can you see the difference between the celebs who've had the A-list Hollywood makeover and the ones, like Melissa, who are lesser known? It's not that she doesn't look gorgeous, it's just lacking that modern stylistic finesse. I do love the dark liner and soft lip texture on her.
No complaints here; Julia has clearly found a look that works for her. Her hair always looks great, and I like the shimmery eyeshadow and pink blush. If she wanted to, she could also pull off more lip colour, like at the Producers Guild Awards.
What happened to Natalie's hair?! This is the texture of my ponytail when I'm cleaning the bathroom... not how it should be at an awards show. So surprising, when she just gave us these beautiful waves. The makeup I don't mind, although not sure gold was the right shadow colour.
Here's another example of someone who doesn't have an A-list styling team... yet. Obviously, Sarah has amazing hair and pretty features. Unfortunately, her hairstyle seems a bit too stiff, and her makeup is heavy. I don't like the contour/blush, or how the eyeliner isn't blended under her eyes.
I didn't even recognize Taylor! This is quite a change compared to how she looked for last year's Golden Globes. It's not bad, but I guess I'd like to see her with an all-over colour (either blonde or brown) instead of inches of dark roots. The shimmering eyeshadow is pretty great.
Oh my goodness, Eva is wearing ALL the makeup. What the what is going on with her eyelashes?! I never understand how these things happen, when a celeb is getting ready for the red carpet. Who actually thinks it's a good idea for their lashes to be touching their eyebrows? Then there is the heavy shadow/liner/foundation, cakey pale lipstick and super-angular brows. I swear there is a beautiful woman underneath all this... somewhere!
So here's what I think happened to Maura. She got lip injections... but they looked too obvious, so her makeup artist tried to cover up the problem by putting concealer all over them. Eeks, surely a sheer lip gloss would be more flattering than a puffy, skin-tone coloured mouth! Then there is the matter of her hairstyle. It seriously looks like one of those clip-on buns, complete with one wavy tendril on either side of her face. Basically the opposite of the sleek, modern beauty look you'd think a Golden Globe winner would deserve.
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks on this red carpet?