SAG Awards 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Madeline Brewer to Margot Robbie.
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SAG Awards 2018

If you were underwhelmed by the hair and makeup at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards, this red carpet review is for you!

As you'll see in a moment, celebs definitely upped their beauty game for the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (a.k.a. the SAG Awards), held Sunday night.

Maybe it was better lighting. Maybe they eased up on the drying mattifying powders. Or maybe they've finally found their beauty mojo, mid-way through awards season.

Whatever the reason, I think you'll be impressed with these looks! Here they are:

Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer SAG Awards 2018

Madeline Brewer at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Madeline Brewer SAG Awards 2018

Madeline Brewer at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Madeline did the pink and red colour scheme in beauty form! This combo is a major trend in fashion right now, but she interpreted it in an entirely fresh way—with vibrant red hair, bold pink blush and creamy, orangey-red lips. (I NEED that shade!) Her skin is matte but not dry, and the soft brows and lashes keep the focus on the colour statement. 

Madeline is wearing: MoisturizerEye creamFoundation (all over) • Foundation (on high planes of face) • Brow powder (as contour) • Blush in So Close • Mascara in BlackFalse lashes • Brow gel in BrunLip balm • Lip liner in Menton • Lipstick in 300 Flesh • Body illuminator • Highlighter (on body)

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie SAG Awards 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Margot Robbie SAG Awards 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Margot's messy, textured lob is giving me life. Pairing casual hair with a dressy gown is one of my favourite red carpet tricks for an effortless vibe. Since her dress was so pale, the makeup was just about amping up her natural colouring. The lipstick is very "your lips, only better," and there's a similar shade around her eyes—with a fun sprinkle of silver glitter. Her brows are fuller than ever, but you know what? I think they look good! Maybe we should all throw away our tweezers. 

Margot is wearing: Blush in Pink ExplosionEyeshadow in FleshEyeshadow in Silver 2Mascara in Purple (top lashes) • Mascara in Noir Brun (bottom lashes) • Lipstick in Rouge Angélique

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn SAG Awards 2018

Olivia Munn at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Olivia Munn SAG Awards 2018

Olivia Munn at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Olivia wore sleek, straight hair with a matte rose lipstick. I love that colour, and I love the rounded, precise edges. She's wearing similar tones on her cheeks and eyelids, with a good pair of fluffy lashes. The pearly-pink highlights at her inner corners make it all pop. I don't know if she's ever looked prettier! 

Olivia is wearing: FoundationEyeshadow in Codes SubtilsFalse lashes in Little Black DressLip liner in Beige InnocentLip colour in Rosa Tempera (on lips and cheeks)

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi SAG Awards 2018

Yara Shahidi at the 2018 SAG Awards 2018.

Yara Shahidi SAG Awards 2018

Yara Shahidi at the 2018 SAG Awards 2018.

Yara paired glossy deep red lips with Diana Ross-inspired curls. (Really, that was her hairstylist's reference for this!) As always, her skin looks perfectly smooth and radiant, and she kept things age-appropriate with natural brows and lashes. She's got so much style and poise, how is it even possible she's only 17?! 

Yara is wearing: MoisturizerEye serumBlush in Rouge Profond • Eyeliner in HyperblackEyeliner in Noir Intense • Lip balm • Lip liner in Séduction • Lipstick in Pirate • Lipstick in Rouge Noir • Lip colour in Rosso Parthenope • Lip gloss in Épique

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning SAG Awards 2018

Dakota Fanning at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Dakota Fanning SAG Awards 2018

Dakota Fanning at the 2018 SAG Awards.

I can't get over Dakota's glowing (and insanely flawless!) skin, worn here with flushed cheeks and a high bun. The Fanning sisters do ethereal beauty so well, don't you think? The textures of her brows and lashes are particularly amazing, and I love how the silver shadow brightens her eyes. 

Dakota is wearing: Blush in Cocktail PeachLuminizerEyeshadow in InflameMascaraBrow pencil in Light BrownTinted lip balm in Holo Pink

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan SAG Awards 2018

Saoirse Ronan at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Saoirse Ronan SAG Awards 2018

Saoirse Ronan at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Saoirse wore iridescent lilac eyeshadow to match her dress, with (gasp!) bare lashes. She keeps skipping mascara, and I fully approve. I think it works because her style is a bit tomboyish, and her eyes already stand out on their own. The darker, perfectly shaped brows help, too. Those of you who hated her Critics' Choice blonde will be happy to see a more natural hair colour here. 

Saoirse is wearing: Face mist • MoisturizerFace oil • Eye cream • Foundation in 10 Beige • Blush in Rose Ecrin (on cheeks and edges of lip colour) • Powder in 10 Beige • Eyeshadow in Tissé Beverly Hills • Eyeshadow in Fantasme • Brow gel in Transparent (on brows and lashes) • Brow pencil in Blond Tendre • Lip liner in Pink Sugar • Lip colour in Rosso Parthenope (on lips and cheeks)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross SAG Awards 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Tracee Ellis Ross SAG Awards 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Tracee's matched her red lipstick to her ruby earrings. She really doesn't need anything else, so I love that she paired this with defined lashes, bare lids, and a close-to-the-head updo. She always looks amazing, but this might be my favourite Tracee look EVER! 

Tracee is wearing: Bronzer in Tantric • Eyeshadow in GlambitionMascara in Noir • Lipstick in Dashing

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore SAG Awards 2018

Mandy Moore at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Mandy Moore SAG Awards 2018

Mandy Moore at the 2018 SAG Awards.

I appreciate how Mandy's sexy, messy waves don't look too "done." Her skin is incredible—practically poreless—and the pink shades on her lips and lids are great tones for her. But I'm not feeling super-enthusiastic about all the colours of eyeshadow happening here, or the unblended bottom lip liner.

Mandy is wearing: Serum • Face mist • Foundation in Golden • ConcealerEyeshadow in TerracottaEyeshadow in LagoonEyeshadow in Burnished BronzeEyeshadow in Rosegold • Lipstick in Vibe

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon SAG Awards 2018

Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Reese Witherspoon SAG Awards 2018

Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Reese has such a golden glow. There's not just one thing that stands out here—it's the entire effect. She hasn't looked this fab in ages! The sheer pink lips and soft brown smoky eyes really flatter her, as do the side-parted waves (even if they're not "on trend"). Her skin is in fantastic shape as well. 

Reese is wearing: SerumMoisturizerEye cream • Foundation • Concealer • Blush in Tearose • Blush in Honey • Blush in Nectar • Eyeshadow in Bronzed To Be • Eyeliner in Espresso • Mascara in Intense Black • Lip liner in Papaya • Lipstick in Honeysuckle • Lipstick in Desert Rose

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell SAG Awards 2018

Kristen Bell at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Kristen Bell SAG Awards 2018

Kristen Bell at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Kristen did  pink everything—lips, cheeks, earrings, dress! She definitely suits soft, fresh looks like this, rather than dramatic and edgy. (Compare and contrast with last year's Globes, for example.) The updo gives this a pretty, ballerina vibe. 

Kristen is wearing: Face mask • Moisturizer • Eye cream • Foundation in Buff • Concealer in Light • Bronzer in Sunkissed • Eyeshadow in Cool PlumEyeshadow in Cocoa Mauve Mascara in Black/Brown • Lip balm

Halle Berry

Halle Berry SAG Awards 2018

Halle Berry at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Halle Berry SAG Awards 2018

Halle Berry at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Halle's skin—oh my God! (She's 51, I will remind you.) She always looks amazing in subtle makeup, such as this nude gloss and mascara. I think the purplish shadow is cool, but I might not put so much under the eyes, which can look like dark circles. You need to see the high ponytail from the back to really appreciate it. Yes, that bottom part is shaved!

Alison Brie

Alison Brie SAG Awards 2018

Alison Brie at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Alison Brie SAG Awards 2018

Alison Brie at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Alison wore soft lashes with well-blended shadow and an understated rosy lip colour. Her dress had such bold colours, anything too strong on the eyes or lips would've looked garish. I definitely like this updo better than her Critics' Choice shag. I just think the stripe of contour is too dark, and her brows could be more feathery.

Alison is wearing: Serum • PrimerFoundationConcealerPowderBronzerEyeshadow in Not So NudeEyeliner in EspressoMascara in Intense BlackBrow pencil in Brownette • Lip balm • Lipstick in Scarlet

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling SAG Awards 2018

Taylor Schilling at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Taylor Schilling SAG Awards 2018

Taylor Schilling at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Taylor's smoky, shimmery eyes in shades of charcoal and silver are one of her prettiest looks yet! Her skin is in great shape, and her lips and brows are perfectly understated. The texture and volume at the top of her updo, along with the earrings, ties it all together.

Taylor is wearing: Moisturizer • Skin perfector • Eyeshadow in Drama • Eyeshadow in Black Diamond • Eyeliner in Silver

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez SAG Awards 2018

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Gina Rodriguez SAG Awards 2018

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Gina paired her fresh, radiant skin with glossy red lips and a touch of shimmer at the inner corners of her eyes. I like that her hair is a little imperfect—it has some flyaways. This isn't exactly an "on trend" look, but I'm always drawn to her healthy, happy vibes! I would just take a little more care with the brows (i.e. drawing hair-like strokes instead of a horizontal line straight across the bottom).

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson SAG Awards 2018

Kate Hudson at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Kate Hudson SAG Awards 2018

Kate Hudson at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Kate wore her pixie cut with chunky lashes and soft, neutral tones. Really, it was the only possible makeup choice with this questionable dress! I'm patiently waiting for her hair to grow out. Also, the colour seems off—the tips look frosted! 

Kate is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation • Concealer • Powder

Allison Williams

Allison Williams SAG Awards 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Allison Williams SAG Awards 2018

Allison Williams at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Allison's makeup is better than the last two times we saw her, so there's that. The scarlet lipstick is definitely more flattering to her skin tone and eye colour. But the heavily gelled faux bob with dark lips and smoky eyes feels kind of severe. She doesn't need so much! 

Allison is wearing: Lipstick in Superb WineLipstick in Red Supreme

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman SAG Awards 2018

Nicole Kidman at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Nicole Kidman SAG Awards 2018

Nicole Kidman at the 2018 SAG Awards.

I always did love a side bun, and Nicole's is no exception—although I do think she looks younger when she wears it down. (For example, the way she had it at the AMAs.) The red lipstick brings out the blue of her eyes, but her skin looks a bit dry here.

Nicole is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation in Natural Ivory • Concealer in FairBronzer in SunkissedBlush in RosyEyeshadow palette in Soft Taupe (copper shade) • Eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate • Mascara in Black • Lip gloss in Velvet Wine

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

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