Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Margot Robbie to Jessica Chastain.
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Elle Women in Hollywood 2017 Awards

This year's Women in Hollywood celebration, hosted by Elle, attracted A-listers like Margot, Jessica, Tessa, Jen and Kristen—all wearing their best party-ready looks for fall.

My favourite trends to note: super-natural brows; "your lips, only better" colour; bangs and textured bobs; and the return of the smoky eye!

Take a look at the best hair and makeup from the night:

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Margot Robbie at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Margot Robbie Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Margot Robbie at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Margot kept it classic with strong cat eyes and a textured long bob. Notice the little details like defined lower lashes, rosy cheeks and neutral (but not pale) lipstick. Her brows are an example of the au naturel trend we've been seeing lately. 

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jessica Chastain at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Jessica Chastain Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jessica Chastain at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Instead of matching her red skirt, Jessica chose a neutral-toned makeup look. I love the "your lips, only better" matte lip colour, and the mocha brown shadow (which she wears in a horizontal shape to extend her eyes). The warm peach blush adds contrast, and picks up on the amazing hue of her straight hair. 

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Tessa Thompson at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Tessa Thompson Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Tessa Thompson at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

How great does Tessa look in this vintage Victory roll and soft berry lip stain? The effect is cool—not overly retro—with a natural skin texture and on-trend burgundy shadow. She pulled this off so beautifully, I hope we see more of her! 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Jennifer amped up her look with dramatic smoky eyes and long, straight hair. What makes the eyeshadow modern is its angular shape at the outer corners, and the fact that there's plenty of shading under the eyes. The contrast of clean skin and muted lips keep it looking fresh, not overdone. I also like face-framing layers at the front of her cut!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Kristen Stewart at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Kristen Stewart Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Kristen Stewart at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

I'm glad to see Kristen return to a darker hair colour and longer length! (Here's how it looked a couple months ago.) The sooty eye makeup is classic KStew, with peachy blush and soft pink lips. Her blush could be a tad more blended.

Kristen is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation • Concealer • Blush in JerseyBronzer • Eyeshadow palette • Eyeliner in NoirMascara in NoirFalse lashesLipstick in Panorama

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Reese Witherspoon at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Reese Witherspoon Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Reese Witherspoon at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Reese's ponytail is casually cute with a face-framing fringe. Her makeup is equally low-key, and features the peach cheeks-pink lips combo we just saw on Kristen Stewart. Her eyes have a hint of silvery shadow, and I think the false lashes work here because everything else is so understated. I would just blend the blush more. 

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Yara Shahidi at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Yara Shahidi Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Yara Shahidi at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

As usual, I'm coveting Yara's super-glowy skin. (Remember, she's only 17!) The high, braided bun is adorable, while the bright silver liner underneath her eyes is fun and age-appropriate. 

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Vanessa Hudgens Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Vanessa played up her eyes with a baby blue shadow along her lower lash lines, paired with a sparkly taupe on the upper lids. It's unexpected and playful, especially since she kept her lips and cheeks neutral. Even though Ombré has been done to death, I do like it with her new shaggy bob. The only thing I'd change are the false lashes.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Nina Dobrev at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Nina Dobrev Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Nina Dobrev at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Nina's new bangs make her look so young! (The bob, in case you haven't seen it yet, was first debuted at the Oscars after-parties.) Her makeup is all about smoky eyes and rosy cheeks, but in a quiet way. I'd add some cream highlighter to bring more life to her eyes and cheeks.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Busy Philipps at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Busy Philipps Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Busy Philipps at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

I like Busy's rose-gold hair (although I still maintain that Sienna wore it best!). The warmth looks great against her beautiful skin, and the baby pink lip adds a nice pop. Dark brows "ground" everything, along with liner smudged through the lower lash lines. She just needs some more powder to tame the shine.

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Sabrina Carpenter at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Sabrina Carpenter Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Sabrina Carpenter at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Sabrina's bronze and gold eyeshadow is mesmerizing. She has so much lid space to play with that these shadow-focused looks really work for her. Once again, we have un-tweezed brows, darker than her hair colour, and a muted lipstick. I like the bedhead hair, too! 

Sabrina is wearing: Face mist • Eyeshadow • Lipstick

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Ashley Greene at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Ashley Greene Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Ashley Greene at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

I never pictured Ashley as a blonde, but she actually pulls this off, probably because of the darker roots. (Here she is as a brunette.) The new shade looks glossy and healthy, not fried. Makeup-wise, I think the lashes are way too long, and her brow tails could be more feathery (not so drawn on).

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Cindy Crawford at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Cindy Crawford Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Cindy Crawford at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Cindy proves that her beauty is timeless in a soft, flippy blowout and subtly shaded eyes. If you look closely, she's got a brown shade in the crease, plus strong black liner on her upper lash line—like a cat eye minus the flicks. Her brows still look great. 

Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Abigail Spencer at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Abigail Spencer Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Abigail Spencer at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Abigail paired her suit with centre-parted waves and bold, straight brows. Her makeup is low-key, featuring peachy tones and subtly smoky eyes. I think she gets away with the false lashes because they fit her eyes well. 

Jaime King

Jaime King Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jaime King at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Jaime King Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017

Jaime King at the 2017 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Jaime's new bangs are a fun change (this was her hair the last time we saw her). I also like the bold bronze underneath her eyes, although I'm not sure it shows off well with this hairstyle. But I desperately want to brush out and fluff her waves! 

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

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