Critics’ Choice Awards 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Olivia Munn to Kate Bosworth.
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Just when we finished perusing all the Golden Globes beauty looks, there's already another batch to delve into—from the Critics' Choice Awards, held on Thursday night. 

Two red carpet events in one week; how lucky are we?!

This time around, celebs donned gowns of all colours (not just black), with a slightly more casual feel to the glam.

Here are the must-see hair and makeup close-ups:

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Olivia Munn at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Olivia Munn Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Olivia Munn at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

I love Olivia's long, casual waves and natural makeup. After the matte trend, I'm ready for glossy lips like these, with a slight tint. The lashes lift her eyes without looking heavy. But I think she's back to injecting her upper lip again!

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Kate Bosworth at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Kate Bosworth Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Kate Bosworth at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Kate's warm, red-toned lips, eyeshadow and blush are everything. This isn't the colour palette you'd expect on a blue-eyed blonde, but it works because of the sheer application, ballerina updo, full brows and natural lashes. Very "editorial"!

Kate is wearing: SerumMoisturizer • Foundation in Bisque MediumConcealer in RendezvousConcealer in AlivePowder in Ivory BisqueSetting sprayIlluminator in SpotlightBronzer in TantricBlush in Lines & Last NightEyeshadow in Scandalust • Eyeliner in SunsetMascara in Noir • Brow pencil in TaupeBrow mascara in Invisible • Lip balm • Lip liner in Oh Cocoa • Lipstick in Rei of Light

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Gal Gadot Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Gal paired a rosy red lipstick and smudgy waterlines with clean, off-the-face hair. Her dress was so sparkly and low-cut, it wouldn't have looked as fresh and confident if she'd worn stronger makeup with it.

Gal is wearing: Lipstick in Teak Rose

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Jessica Biel at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Jessica Biel Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Jessica Biel at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Jessica's smooth, vintage waves are glorious! Her colour is so pretty, too. I also like the matching pinky-red stains on her lips and cheeks. However, her skin looks a little dry.

Jessica is wearing: Blush in Rosso Pompeiano • Lip stain in Rosso Pompeiano

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Angelina Jolie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Angelina Jolie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Angelina Jolie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Angelina's strawberry-red lipstick is divine. We rarely see her in a bright colour, and it's so pretty! She paired it with her go-to liner and lashes for a feline effect. Somehow, the half-up hair doesn't look boring on her. 

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Margot Robbie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

I like Margot's dramatic black cat eyes with the haphazard bun and long velvet ribbon in her hair. (Here it is from the side.) I'd much rather see a creative 'do like this than the "Hollywood" waves so many stars wear! 

Margot is wearing: Eyeliner in Hyperblack • Lipstick in Adrienne

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Emilia Clarke Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Emilia's mini beehive updo and bangs are very cute—and modern, thanks to the roughed-up texture. But I'm not loving the blonde, even though she wore it well at the Globes. Without the bright pink makeup to distract us, you can see how much it's washing her out.

Emilia is wearing: PrimerFoundationLip balm • Lip crayon in Ruthless • Lip crayon in Vibe • Lip crayon in Respect

Alison Brie

Alison Brie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Alison Brie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Alison Brie Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Alison Brie at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Alison's soft lashes and coppery eyeshadow are gorgeous. (She has such amazing eyes, doesn't she?!) There's black along the upper lash lines and waterlines for extra pop. But I don't love such solid brows, and would rather see fine strokes with a pencil (and the hairs coated in brow mascara). Also, I think she suits long hair better than this shag cut.

Alison is wearing: Face oil • Eyeshadow in Baalbek • Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown • Brow Pencil in Super Model (as eyeliner) • Lip crayon in Hyde Park • Lip gloss in Blondie

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Reese Witherspoon Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Reese looks great in this casual, textured hair. I also like the bright pink lipstick (applied more like a stain) and matching blush. There's a lot happening on the eyes, but I think it's basically working. 

Reese is wearing: SerumMoisturizer • Foundation in BeigeConcealerBronzerBlush in PinkBlush in SunblushPowder in Translucent • Eyeshadow in Bronzed to Be • Eyeshadow in Smoky Nights • Eyeshadow in Something Blue • Mascara in Intense Black • Brow pencil in Honey BlondeBrow mascara in BlondeLip balmLipstick in Pretty PinkLipstick in Red Door Red • Body oil

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Jessica Chastain Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Jessica went for a "glam Boho" vibe, to go with her dress. I love the voluminous waves, parted down the middle. I'm also obsessed with this shade of coral lipstick. 

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Diane Kruger at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Diane Kruger Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Diane Kruger at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

How cute is Diane's wavy, almost crimped-looking bob?! As always, I appreciate her approach to makeup (which she does herself). No false lashes or harsh lines here, just a subtly shaded, neutral eye. That being said, I think she could use a pop of colour (like this). 

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Elisabeth Moss at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Elisabeth Moss Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Elisabeth Moss at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Elisabeth looks fresh and natural in sheer, candy-pink lipstick and soft lashes. Her brows are also good—I don't think they always have to be filled in. Hair-wise, I really think she'd look great as a light brunette. It always seems like her hair is either too dark, too red or (as we're seeing here) too blonde!

Elisabeth is wearing: Palette in Falling for You

Allison Williams

Allison Williams Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Allison Williams Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Allison's lashes look super-delicate and pretty. As for the rest of the makeup, is the problem that she keeps choosing bad dresses—and then matching their colour palette? At the Globes, it was oranges; here, it's browns. Besides the colour scheme, I don't like the overdrawn brows, the headband or the powdery skin. (Although, to be clear, she does have very good skin.)

Allison is wearing: MoisturizerFoundation • Bronzer • Blush in Fleur de Lotus • Highlighter • Eyeshadow in Visone (up to crease) • Eyeshadow in Codes Elegants (all over lid) • Mascara in Noir • Brow pencil • Lip liner in Beige Innocent • Lip gloss in Icing

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Sarah Hyland at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Sarah Hyland Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Sarah Hyland at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

I like Sarah's sleek updo. We usually see her in a trendy shattered bob and Ombré, so it's nice to go more classic for once. But obviously, this is way too much makeup! There's so much foundation, it's actually cracking in her laugh lines. If we removed half her base, and the overdrawn lips and brows, the eyes would be semi-okay.

Sarah is wearing: PrimerBlush in Flesh & Fantasy • Bronzer in Tantric • Highlighter in Dew You?Eyeshadow palette in Glambition (She Was on lid and brow bone; Infamous above crease; Seeking in crease; Known For at inner corners) • Eyeliner in Blacquer • Lip crayon in How Rouge!

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Heidi Klum at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Heidi Klum Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Heidi Klum at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Heidi is a beautiful woman who is stuck in a rut of goopy light lip gloss, white eyeliner, bottom false lashes and droopy, piecey Ombré waves. I'd love to see her chop her hair off, but even something closer to this would be an improvement.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Emma Roberts at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Emma Roberts Critics' Choice Awards 2018

Emma Roberts at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Oh man, Emma's bangs! They're bad, really bad, but fortunately (hopefully!) just a wig. This is what everyone is afraid of when deciding whether to get a fringe! On the plus side, I do like her brick-toned lipstick and spidery lashes.

Who had your favourite beauty look on this red carpet?

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