Emmys 2019: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Michelle Williams to Emilia Clarke.
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Emmys 2019

The Emmys are like the Oscars of television—which means pulling out all the stops when it comes to red carpet beauty!

At this year's ceremony, there was plenty of old Hollywood glam, but the most inspired celebs gave it their own edgy spin.

Keep scrolling to see the best hair and makeup of the night.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams Emmys 2019

Michelle Williams at the 2019 Emmys.

Michelle Williams Emmys 2019

Michelle Williams at the 2019 Emmys.

Talk about GLOWING. Michelle's flawless skin, subtle makeup and wavy platinum bob added up to one of my favourite looks on her, ever. Her lips and cheeks have the sheerest "you, only better" hint of colour, and I love the subtle swipe of metallic taupe underneath each eye.

Michelle is wearing: Face mist • Moisturizer • Foundation in Porcelain • Blush in Gladiola • Eyeshadow in Rhinoceros • Brow pencil in Light Taupe • Lipstick in Tamboti

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke Emmys 2019

Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Emmys.

Emilia Clarke Emmys 2019

Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Emmys.

Last time we saw her at an awards show, Emilia had a short bob. Now, with a little help from extensions, her hair is grazing her waist! It looks sleek and modern with her bold brows, peachy lipstick and all-around understated makeup.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Emmys 2019

Kerry Washington at the 2019 Emmys.

Kerry Washington Emmys 2019

Kerry Washington at the 2019 Emmys.

Okay, I like Kerry's general idea here of a ponytail with bangs, plus cat eyes and lip gloss. (The latter is a great cool-toned pink!) But I'm not sure I'd have done the eyeliner underneath her eyes—it's a little heavy. 

Kerry is wearing: MoisturizerFoundation in CocoaConcealer in DeepBlush in CaptivatingLiquid liner in Jet BlackEyeliner in Jet BlackMascara in BlackBrow pencil in BrownLip balmLip gloss in Radiant Rose

Julia Garner

Julia Garner Emmys 2019

Julia Garner at the 2019 Emmys.

Julia Garner Emmys 2019

Julia Garner at the 2019 Emmys.

From her bright purple gown to the metallic makeup, nothing about Julia's look is boring. The eyeshadow application is mesmerizing, and her skin looks flawless, but it's the unusual lip colour that really takes this to the next level. In a way, I find the makeup is too sophisticated for the dress!

Julia is wearing: MoisturizerEye creamFace mistFoundation in 12 Beige RoséConcealer in 10 BeigeBronzerPowder in 20 ClairBlush in AlezaneHighlighter in Rosy GoldEyeshadow in Lueurs AmbreesEyeliner in Brun AgapéMascara in NoirBrow pencil in Blond TendreLip balmLip liner in Beige InnocentLipstick in Metallic Bronze

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner Emmys 2019

Sophie Turner at the 2019 Emmys.

Sophie Turner Emmys 2019

Sophie Turner at the 2019 Emmys.

Sophie played it safe in pastels, emphasizing her eyes with a pinky-taupe shadow and her lips with a creamy peach lipstick. I love the chunky lashes and dusting of glitter, but I can't help but miss her in bolder looks like this one.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil Emmys 2019

Jameela Jamil at the 2019 Emmys.

Jameela Jamil Emmys 2019

Jameela Jamil at the 2019 Emmys.

Jameela went with the same bright lips, cat eyes and bangs that she rocked earlier this year at the Grammys, only swapping out the red lipstick for an orange. Could her skin be any smoother and more flawless? (And is she freeing the nipple? It happens!)

Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer Emmys 2019

Jodie Comer at the 2019 Emmys.

Jodie Comer Emmys 2019

Jodie Comer at the 2019 Emmys.

Jodie had my favourite half-up hairstyle of the night, with a little volume on top and gorgeous tone-on-tone highlights. Like Mandy Moore, she went with smoky eyes and nude lips, but these look a little subtler and more lived-in.

Jodie is wearing: Foundation in 22 Beige RoséLipstick in Beige Naturel

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore Emmys 2019

Mandy Moore at the 2019 Emmys.

Mandy Moore Emmys 2019

Mandy Moore at the 2019 Emmys.

Mandy paired her colour-blocked pink and red dress with big waves and neutral makeup. She pulls off the brown smoky eyes and nude lips, but this would look A LOT fresher with a lighter touch overall (more glow, less contour!). 

Mandy is wearing: Eyeshadow

Amy Adams

Amy Adams Emmys 2019

Amy Adams at the 2019 Emmys.

Amy Adams Emmys 2019

Amy Adams at the 2019 Emmys.

We rarely see bold colour on Amy—here, she did a classic cat eye with softly flushed cheeks and sheer berry gloss. I love that she jazzed up this look with a pair of oversized hoops. But the best part is her fishtail braid at the back!

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan Emmys 2019

Rachel Brosnahan at the 2019 Emmys.

Rachel Brosnahan Emmys 2019

Rachel Brosnahan at the 2019 Emmys.

Speaking of amazing skin, Rachel has the most flawless canvas for this creative eyeshadow look—a light blue that diffuses from the inner corners into a darker shade at the outer edges. I also love the texture of her brows, and the soft lip stain.

Amy is wearing: Lipstick in Mulberry Mist

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps Emmys 2019

Busy Philipps at the 2019 Emmys.

Busy Philipps Emmys 2019

Busy Philipps at the 2019 Emmys.

Busy confirmed in her Instagram stories that she's not wearing any skin makeup here—just sheer washes of pink on her lids, lips and cheeks. (And hair!) A little mascara and dark, straight brows help to frame her face.

Busy is wearing: Blush in 8th Muse

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell Emmys 2019

Kristen Bell at the 2019 Emmys.

Kristen Bell Emmys 2019

Kristen Bell at the 2019 Emmys.

An off-the-face updo was the right choice for this intricately beaded gown, and I love that Kristen picked up the lavender shade in her eyeshadow. It's just that the harsh edges of her lipstick seem to age her a bit. 

Kristen is wearing: Lipstick in 325 Ultra Tender

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams Emmys 2019

Maisie Williams at the 2019 Emmys.

Maisie Williams Emmys 2019

Maisie Williams at the 2019 Emmys.

Maisie looks like an actual doll in this bob with short, choppy bangs. I actually really like how it draws your attention to her eyes and shows off her full brows. It's also nice to see un-enhanced lips, in a pretty rosy shade!

Joey King

Joey King Emmys 2019

Joey King at the 2019 Emmys.

Joey King Emmys 2019

Joey King at the 2019 Emmys.

After being shaved off last year, Joey's hair is growing out, and you've got to hand it to her for rocking her natural curls (even if they are a little piecey). I like the delicate makeup and how she's mixing warm and cool shades, but I'm not sure it all comes together with the dress.

Joey is wearing: Foundation in 20CP • Concealer in 20CPPowderIlluminator • Blush/bronzer in Strip • Eyeshadow in Naked Honey • Liquid liner • Mascara • Brow primer in Brunette Betty • Brow pencil in Café Kitty • Lip liner in Stark Naked • Lipstick in Sheer Liar • Lip gloss in Rapture

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts Emmys 2019

Naomi Watts at the 2019 Emmys.

Naomi Watts Emmys 2019

Naomi Watts at the 2019 Emmys.

Yet another blonde bob on this red carpet was Naomi's. The face-framing wave, blunt ends and asymmetrical cut are SO chic. Classic red lipstick and strong brows complete the look.

Naomi is wearing: Foundation in 30 BeigeEyeshadow in Blurry MauveLipstick in True Red

Halsey

Halsey Emmys 2019

Halsey at the 2019 Emmys.

Halsey Emmys 2019

Halsey at the 2019 Emmys.

Halsey traded in her rainbow roots and orange blush for a romantic curly updo and pretty makeup. This matte berry lip is so good. I just find the overall styling dated, and her hair colour is too dark, solid and obviously dyed-looking.

Halsey is wearing: PrimerFoundation • Bronzer • Highlighter • Eyeshadow in Modern Dreamer (on cheeks) • Lipstick in Copenhagen

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

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