Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 2017 Red Carpet: Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks - The Skincare Edit

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

Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and more.
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This year's Women in Hollywood celebration, hosted by Elle, attracted A-listers like Jen, Kristen, Reese and Jessica—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:

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Jennifer Lawrence at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Jennifer's 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! What I'd change: Nothing.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Kristen Stewart at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Kristen's boyish, gelled short hair. So happy to see her return to a darker 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. What I'd change: I'd have skipped the long false lashes. The 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

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Tessa Thompson at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Tessa's vintage Victory roll and soft berry lip stain. It looks 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! What I'd change: Nothing.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Margot Robbie at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Margot's strong, classic cat eyes and 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. What I'd change: Nothing. (FYI—I looked back at past photos and I don't think she's injecting her lips or anything.)

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Reese Witherspoon at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Reese's casually cute ponytail 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. What I'd change: Again, I'd blend the blush more. 

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Yara Shahidi at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: As usual, Yara's super-glowy skin. (Remember, she's only 17!) The high, braided bun is adorable, while the silver liner underneath her eyes is fun but age-appropriate. What I'd change: It looks like she has a bit of food in her teeth. Stars—they're just like us!

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Vanessa Hudgens at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Vanessa's 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. What I'd change: The false lashes are too curly/heavy, and let down the look.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Nina Dobrev at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Nina's cute new bangs—they 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. What I'd change: Some cream highlighter would bring more life to her eyes and cheeks.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Jessica Chastain at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Jessica's 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. What I'd change: This needs better blendingeverywhere.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Busy Philipps at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What 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. What I'd change: Nothing.

Jess Weixler

Jess Weixler at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Jess Weixler at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Jess' clean, model-esque updo with a deep side part. It really draws the focus to her eyes, which are framed by beautiful natural brows and a dusting of pink shadow. See how the iridescent highlights at her inner corners elevate the makeup? I also love her flushed-from-within cheeks and clear lip gloss. What I'd change: Nothing.

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Sabrina Carpenter at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Sabrina's mesmerizing bronze and gold eyeshadow. 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! What I'd change: Not sure if she does injections, but the duckface needs to stop.

Sabrina is wearing: Face mist • Eyeshadow • Lipstick

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Ashley Greene at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Ashley's new hair colour. I never pictured her 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. What I'd change: The lashes are way too long, and her brow tails could be more feathery (not so drawn on).

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Cindy Crawford at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Cindy's 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. What I'd change: The lashes cheapen this. Also, her upper lip looks uneven, maybe from injections?

Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Abigail Spencer at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Abigail's 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. What I'd change: It looks like her cheek filler is too prominent.

Jaime King

Jaime King at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Close-up of Jaime King at Elle's 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards.

What I like: Jaime's new bangs, which 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. What I'd change: I desperately want to brush out and fluff her waves! I also think the blush drags down her face; she had a better skin finish here.

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

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