Emmys 2017: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Priyanka Chopra to Shailene Woodley.
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Emmys 2017

This year's Emmys brought out a bevy of A-list beauties—in the most glamorous looks we've seen since last awards season!

I'm pleased to report that false lashes seem to be on the wane, and that there seems to be a more thoughtful, restrained approach to colour. But truly, the most exciting aspect was the hair! From ponytails to fluffy waves, there's something for every taste here.

Keep scrolling to see all the best looks of the night:

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Emmys 2017

Priyanka Chopra at the 2017 Emmys.

Priyanka Chopra Emmys 2017

Priyanka Chopra at the 2017 Emmys.

Priyanka has a super-sultry plum eyeshadow and lipstick situation. These jewel tones are gorgeous on her, and even more so when they're applied in such a modern way (i.e. under the eyes... and even the mascara is plum!). Her strong brows replace the need for heavy lashes, and a sleek ponytail keeps it all feeling clean. Notice the extra height on top, which helps elongate her face shape. 

Priyanka is wearing: Foundation in 4N1 Suntan • Concealer in 3 Light to MediumPowder in Translucent • Powder in Medium Deep (as contour) • Eyeshadow in PlumEyeshadow in Burnished Bronze • Mascara in BloodrosesBrow powder in BrunetteLipstick in An Affair Lip liner in Red Chocolate

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley Emmys 2017

Shailene Woodley at the 2017 Emmys.

Shailene Woodley Emmys 2017

Shailene Woodley at the 2017 Emmys.

Shailene has new hair! It's now blonde, not brunette, and styled in a loose, face-framing low ponytail. The makeup here is really, really good. The forest green liner picks up on her dress, and her lips are such a pretty natural pink. I also love seeing real, healthy skin. 

Shailene is wearing: Eyeshadow in 288 Road Movie

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore Emmys 2017

Mandy Moore at the 2017 Emmys.

Mandy Moore Emmys 2017

Mandy Moore at the 2017 Emmys.

Mandy brightened up her look with an electric pink lipstick. Okay, it's not the most "on trend" shade anymore, but I appreciate the edge it brings to her classic black and white dress and simple jewellery. The rest of the makeup is about defining her lashes and brows, rather than bringing in any competing colours. Since her hemline was so wide, I think the updo kind of balances that out. 

Mandy is wearing: Eye creamMoisturizerLipstick in French Kiss

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel Emmys 2017

Jessica Biel at the 2017 Emmys.

Jessica Biel Emmys 2017

Jessica Biel at the 2017 Emmys.

Jessica kept things soft and feminine in peach lipstick, blush and eyeshadow. I've been digging the barely-there makeup she's been sporting lately, and this look is no exception. Not only does it show off her glowing skin and lovely feathery brows, but it's the perfect counterpoint to a voluminous hairstyle. I'm not usually into pompadours, but this looks great on her.

Jessica is wearing: Eyeshadow in 820 MemoryEyeshadow in Terre Brûlée • Lip stain in 158 Highway

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Emmys 2017

Reese Witherspoon at the 2017 Emmys.

Reese Witherspoon Emmys 2017

Reese Witherspoon at the 2017 Emmys.

I love when Reese wears her hair long and straight. I feel like it's more youthful this way than wavy, you know? The blonde is really yellow, borderline too yellow, but I actually like it on her. Also loving the darker brows, seemingly foundation-free skin and slick of warm red lipstick. 

Reese is wearing: Face mist • Mascara in Stunning Black • Lipstick in Power Red

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi Emmys 2017

Yara Shahidi at the 2017 Emmys.

Yara Shahidi Emmys 2017

Yara Shahidi at the 2017 Emmys.

Could Yara's skin be any more radiant?! I also love the bright gold at the inner corners of her eyes, which adds a touch of fun to the curvy cat eyes. Natural lashes and brows, sheer lip gloss and a half-up hairstyle keep it all looking very age-appropriate (she's 17). 

Yara is wearing: Contour and highlighter in 160 Beige Medium • Eyeliner in 10 NoirEyelinerEyeshadow in 26 Noir SatinEyeshadow in 34 Poudre d'Or • Lip balm • Lip gloss in 724 Burnt Sugar

Lea Michele

Lea Michele Emmys 2017

Lea Michele at the 2017 Emmys.

Lea Michele Emmys 2017

Lea Michele at the 2017 Emmys.

Lea's neat, middle-parted straight hairstyle is always my favourite on her—and it sets the stage for some gorgeous, colourful earrings. The makeup is all about sun-kissed skin, nude lips and warm metallic eyes.

Lea is wearing: Eyeshadow in 90 Convoitise • Eyeshadow in Rouge Brûlé • Eyeshadow in 268 Candeur et Expérience

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter Emmys 2017

Ariel Winter at the 2017 Emmys.

Ariel Winter Emmys 2017

Ariel Winter at the 2017 Emmys.

I could stare at Ariel's silvery smoky eye makeup for days. She has one of the best complexions I've ever seen in Hollywood (complete with cute nose freckles), and I like that she's grown out her brows, which softens every makeup look. But I'm not a fan of her new lip injections!

Ariel is wearing: Serum • MoisturizerTinted moisturizer in Dark • Concealer in MediumPowder in Light/Medium • Blush in Puff • Highlighter in QuartzEyeliner in Blacquer 42Eyeshadow • Lip liner in Soar • Lip gloss in Sophia

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum Emmys 2017

Emmy Rossum at the 2017 Emmys.

Emmy Rossum Emmys 2017

Emmy Rossum at the 2017 Emmys.

I love Emmy's big, brushed-out S-waves, parted deep and pinned back on one side. What better way to show off those emerald earrings! The makeup is just as beautiful, featuring brown smoky eyes, smudgy black liner and a creamy pink lipstick to make it all pop. No false lashes required! 

Emmy is wearing: Lipstick in 501 Blush Basin

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union Emmys 2017

Gabrielle Union at the 2017 Emmys.

Gabrielle Union Emmys 2017

Gabrielle Union at the 2017 Emmys.

Gabrielle's high-volume low ponytail is amazing. With so much going on there, and in the textures of her outfit/necklace, she wisely kept her makeup tones neutral. I'm into the strong brows, too, but I'm not sure about the "doll-like" false lashes. 

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland Emmys 2017

Sarah Hyland at the 2017 Emmys.

Sarah Hyland Emmys 2017

Sarah Hyland at the 2017 Emmys.

Sarah is sporting a new, rich brunette hair colour. It's so much better than the blonde she's been experimenting with over the past few years! Brows and lashes are looking really good, too, and she eased up on the contour. I like that she did a rosy mocha lipstick instead of red with this dress, but I'm not crazy about the yellowy-orange shadow all the way up to the brows.

Sarah is wearing: Foundation in Natural BeigeConcealerBronzerBlush in Warm Honey • Eyeshadow primerEyeshadow in Smoky NightsEyeshadow in Desert Sunset • Mascara in Black • Brow powder • Lip liner in Peach EnvyLipstick in Marvelous Mocha

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones Emmys 2017

Rashida Jones at the 2017 Emmys.

Rashida Jones Emmys 2017

Rashida Jones at the 2017 Emmys.

Rashida did mid-length straight hair with bangs, showing off its glossy shine. I love that this hairstyle is more unexpected than an updo with a fancy dress. The makeup is fairly bold: dramatic black winged eyes and berry-stained lips. 

Rashida is wearing: Highlighter in Nude Glow • Blush in Pink • Blush in Nude • Mascara in BlackLipstick

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss Emmys 2017

Elisabeth Moss at the 2017 Emmys.

Elisabeth Moss Emmys 2017

Elisabeth Moss at the 2017 Emmys.

Elisabeth did her usual super-soft hair and makeup. It's actually more interesting in the close-up. You'll notice a sheer pink wash all over her lids, jet-black mascara on the top lashes only, and a creamy peachy lipstick. Hair is in a smooth blowout to tone down the formality of the strapless satin. 

Elisabeth is wearing: Blush in Lucky Pink • Highlighter in 002 Pink GlowEyeshadow in 826 BackstageEyeshadow in 001 Lune • Lip stain in 162 Miss Satin

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara Emmys 2017

Sofia Vergara at the 2017 Emmys.

Sofia Vergara Emmys 2017

Sofia Vergara at the 2017 Emmys.

Sofia looks so cute in this high ponytail and bangs. (I'm so sad she already wants to grow them out!) She can't quit the berry lips, but at least it looks fresher here, with the youthful hairstyle. 

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross Emmys 2017

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 Emmys.

Tracee Ellis Ross Emmys 2017

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 Emmys.

Tracee's matte, pale pink lipstick and matching blush are so good with her skin tone. The black liner is also matte, and very graphic—although not a cat eye, which might've been too retro with the lips. She has such great brows.

Tracee is wearing: Eyeliner in 61 Noir • Eyeliner • Brow powder in 50 Brun • Brow pencil in 40 Brun Cendré

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough Emmys 2017

Julianne Hough at the 2017 Emmys.

Julianne Hough Emmys 2017

Julianne Hough at the 2017 Emmys.

Julianne did a girly medium pink lipstick and tied her low ponytail with a long, ballerina-esque black ribbon. I love this idea for the red carpet! I just think her brows would be better with an ashy, cool-toned brown pencil.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi Emmys 2017

Padma Lakshmi at the 2017 Emmys.

Padma Lakshmi Emmys 2017

Padma Lakshmi at the 2017 Emmys.

I love that Padma experimented with a bold cat eye in metallic pink and purple eyeshadow—it's cool because it doesn't match the dress. I also like her layered mid-length haircut and the way it sweeps over one eye.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson Emmys 2017

Gillian Anderson at the 2017 Emmys.

Gillian Anderson Emmys 2017

Gillian Anderson at the 2017 Emmys.

Gillian did an unexpectedly pretty braided updo with loose, face-framing pieces. It's even more amazing from the side! I just wish the colour was less brassy. Makeup-wise, I like the feathery brows and tinted pink lip balm—all she needs are the long, dark top lashes to complete the look.

Gillian is wearing: Tinted lip balm in Cherry Blossom

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum Emmys 2017

Heidi Klum at the 2017 Emmys.

Heidi Klum Emmys 2017

Heidi Klum at the 2017 Emmys.

I'm not sure about these earrings (!), but Heidi's loose, half-up hair with subtle Ombré ends feels very relaxed and Bohemian. The same goes for the makeup, which features neutral smoky eyes and an opaque nude lipstick on top of flawless smooth skin. However, the bottom false lashes and white eyeliner need to go! 

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda Emmys 2017

Jane Fonda at the 2017 Emmys.

Jane Fonda Emmys 2017

Jane Fonda at the 2017 Emmys.

Jane's long, lash-skimming bangs and matching long ponytail are iconic! The latter is surely fake, but what an amazing style statement. To go with it, she did matte hot pink lips in the same hue as her dress. I just think the black liner is too harsh/heavy.

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?

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