Emmys 2018 Red Carpet: Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks - The Skincare Edit

Emmys 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup on the Red Carpet

Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and more.
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Emmy Awards 2018 beauty looks

This year's Emmy Awards red carpet was all about glowing, dewy skin with colourful eyeshadow.

Orange was the key trend, but celebs also wore shades of gold, magenta and plum on their eyes, usually with natural lashes (hooray!). Hair was either tied back or softly waved... and it looks like half-up styles and floral adornments are making a comeback!

Below, the best skin, hair and makeup of the night.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke, Emmy Awards, 2018

Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Emilia Clarke, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Emilia's glowing smooth skin, full brows, long lashes and understated pink lipstick. Love that she finally ditched the platinum blonde for a more natural brunette with blonde highlights! What I'd change: Nothing.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton, Emmy Awards, 2018

Thandie Newton at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Thandie Newton, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Thandie Newton at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Thandie's sheer pink eyeshadow, thick fringe of lashes and 70's-inspired low bun. I'm glad she didn't do a strong lip or cheek, which would overwhelm the look. Her skin is utterly flawless! What I'd change: Nothing.

Thandie is wearing: Eyeshadow in Bronze Seduction

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore, Emmy Awards, 2018

Mandy Moore at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Mandy Moore, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Mandy Moore at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Mandy's radiant skin, perfectly groomed brows, and sheer peachy lipstick and eyeshadow. Her chunky lashes and newly dark brown, textured hair make this more edgy than sweet. What I'd change: It's so minor, but just blending in that lower lip liner.

Mandy is wearing: Serum • Moisturizer • Primer • Foundation in 260 Bisque N • Setting spray • Eyeshadow palette in Warm Chroma (as blush, eyeshadow and lip mattifier) • Highlighter in Sparkling PêcheLash extension fibersMascara in Big is the New Black • Lipstick in Timide

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, Emmy Awards, 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Tracee's colour-blocking with bright orange eyeshadow (actually a lipstick!) and matte hot pink lips. So fun! It works because her hair is back, skin is fresh, and her brows and lashes are natural. What I'd change: Nothing.

Tracee is wearing: Foundation in 9 DarkBlush in Ibiza • Blush in Pillow Talk • Blush in Love is the Drug • Blush in Pretty Fresh • Eyeshadow in Bette • Lipstick in Tell Laura (as eyeshadow) • Mascara in Black Vinyl • Lipstick in Carina's Love • Lipstick in Screen Siren

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning, Emmy Awards, 2018

Dakota Fanning at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Dakota Fanning, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Dakota Fanning at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Dakota's half-up hair, cat eyes, full brows and flawless skin. Her lips are bare and the blush is so well-blended. She looks soft, pretty and effortless! What I'd change: Nothing.

Dakota is wearing: Foundation in Cool RosyBlush in Petal • Luminizer • Eyeshadow in Front Row • Eyeshadow in Lune • Eyeliner in Matte Black • Mascara in Over Black • Lipstick in Ultra Lust • Tinted lip balm in Pink Glow

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi, Emmy Awards, 2018

Yara Shahidi at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Yara Shahidi, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Yara Shahidi at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Yara's high top knot, smooth skin and tone-on-tone makeup look. It's actually the same two burnished red lip shades sheered out over her eyes, cheeks and lips! What I'd change: Nothing.

Yara is wearing: Face maskEssence • Moisturizer • Foundation in Golden Honey • Foundation in Warm AlmondPowder in Golden Orange • Bronzer in Deep • Lipstick in Burnt Cherry (as eyeshadow, blush and lipstick) • Lip liner in Sangria (as eyeshadow, blush and lipstick) • Eyeliner in Black Ink • Lip balm (as eye highlight and on lips) • Brow powder in DarkBrow pencil • Highlighter in Nectar (on body)

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel, Emmy Awards, 2018

Jessica Biel at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Jessica Biel, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Jessica Biel at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Jessica's long, slightly roughed-up waves (which makes them modern) and pop of matte berry lip stain. I love that she kept her eyes so bare—it looks young and fresh! Also, her hair colour is absolutely amazing right now. What I'd change: Her skin seems a little dry. 

Jessica is wearing: Tinted moisturizer in MediumFoundation in BeigePowder in No. 40Blush in QuintessenceEyeshadow in Mystère et IntensitéMascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Blond TendreLip liner in Natural • Lipstick in Avant-Gardiste • Lipstick in Idéal (centre of lips)

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Awards, 2018

Scarlett Johansson at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Scarlett Johansson at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Scarlett's cute little blonde bob—finally she got rid of the "Mom" hair! The bright gold shimmer at her inner corners is fun with black winged liner and sheer pale pink lipstick. What I'd change: The lashes weigh this down.

Scarlett is wearing: Eyeshadow in Bronze Seduction

Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer, Emmy Awards, 2018

Madeline Brewer at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Madeline Brewer, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Madeline Brewer at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Madeline's soft lashes, subtly shimmery shadow, sculpted cheeks and feathery brows. She's actually wearing fresh roses at the back of her half-up hair! What I'd change: Nothing.

Alison Brie

Alison Brie, Emmy Awards, 2018

Alison Brie at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Alison Brie, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Alison Brie at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Alison's dewy skin and beachy mid-length hair. The shades of shimmery brown and gold bring out her blue eyes without looking too heavy. What I'd change: I just don't love the way her brows are filled in at the inner corners.

Alison is wearing: Lip gloss in Bikini

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy Awards, 2018

Evan Rachel Wood at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Evan Rachel Wood at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Evan's face-framing waves, flower-adorned updo, soft brows and shaded eyes. What I'd change: I'm not crazy about the precise edges of her lip colour. I think it's more current to have a pressed-on, stain-like texture.

Evan is wearing: Lipstick in Wine Waters

Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby, Emmy Awards, 2018

Vanessa Kirby at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Vanessa Kirby, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Vanessa Kirby at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Vanessa's smooth blowout and voluminous "swoop." With brown-toned nude lips, strong brows and a vampy dress, it all feels very "'90s supermodel!" What I'd change: Her skin's a little dry around the nose, and I'm not sure I'd go quite this dark with the brow powder.

Vanessa is wearing: Face mist • Face oilPrimer • FoundationBlush in Longitude Zero • Highlighter in Cosmic Dancer • Brow gel • Lipstick in Mojave

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell, Emmy Awards, 2018

Kristen Bell at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Kristen Bell, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Kristen Bell at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Kristen's elegant ballerina bun. I love seeing her hair back, for once! The glossy nude lips and brown shaded eyes are understated and classic with the white gown. What I'd change: Nothing (at least from this angle!).

Kristen is wearing: Lip gloss in Ever After

Constance Wu

Constance Wu, Emmy Awards, 2018

Constance Wu at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Constance Wu, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Constance Wu at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Constance's taupe eyeshadow, nude lipstick and glowing skin. The neat, centre-parted updo balances out the strong eye look. What I'd change: I find the lashes too heavy, and she could use some powder around her nose.

Claire Foy

Claire Foy, Emmy Awards, 2018

Claire Foy at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Claire Foy, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Claire Foy at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Claire's slicked-back bob, soft lashes and bold red mouth. I'm glad we can still see her freckles! What I'd change: Her skin's very dry, and the lip colour application could be neater at the edges.

Keri Russell

Keri Russell, Emmy Awards, 2018

Keri Russell at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Keri Russell, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Keri Russell at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Keri's dramatic plum smoky eyes, black waterlines and bold brows. It doesn't look too over-the-top, thanks to the loose hair, sheer gloss and no false lashes. What I'd change: I will always prefer Keri in a berry lip, sans eyeliner!

Keri is wearing: SerumFace mistFace oil • Eyeshadow in Boticelli • Tinted lip balm in Plum

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss, Emmy Awards, 2018

Elisabeth Moss at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Elisabeth Moss, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Elisabeth Moss at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Elisabeth's unexpected tangerine eyeshadow with natural lashes and a bright red lipstick. It's a blurred version of Tracee's makeup! It also gives her platinum blonde hair and strapless dress an entirely different, trendy twist. What I'd change: She doesn't suit this extreme blonde. A soft light brown would be so good!

Elisabeth is wearing: Eye serumFoundation in 3WConcealer in SandContourHighlighter in 001Eyeshadow in VolcanicEyeshadow in Devilish • Eyeliner in Catwalk BlackMascara in Pro Black • Brow powder in Light • Lip liner in Star • Lipstick in Ultra Star

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen, Emmy Awards, 2018

Chrissy Teigen at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Chrissy Teigen, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Chrissy Teigen at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Chrissy's flawless skin and wavy, highlighted bob in a deep side part. What I'd change: I'm not a fan of the dark rose lip and cheek tones with the brown smoky eyes—it seems dated. I'd have chosen one or the other!

Chrissy is wearing: Lotion • Moisturizer • Foundation in Sand • Foundation in Tan • Concealer in Medium Deep • Contour in In the Nude • Powder • Eyeshadow in CocoaEyeliner in Black Moon • Mascara in Black • Brow pencil in Dirty Blonde • Tinted lip balm in Posh

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst, Emmy Awards, 2018

Kirsten Dunst at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Kirsten Dunst, Emmy Awards, 2018

Close-up of Kirsten Dunst at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

What I like: Kirsten's bright orange-red lipstick and soft lashes. Her side-swept waves are pretty, even if they're not the most on-trend. What I'd change: I'd love to break her out of this old Hollywood rut... something like this 2015 look would be a welcome change!

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

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