People’s Choice Awards 2019: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup on the Red Carpet

Jenna Dewan, Zendaya and more.
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The people have spoken! Every year, fans do the voting for the People's Choice Awards, and this week, celebrities gathered in Los Angeles for the big reveal.  

There's no category for red carpet beauty, but that's where we come in. Keep scrolling to see the standout hair and makeup looks of the night!

(Spoiler alert: I wasn't "wowed" here, so let's hope things get better as we head into award season!) 

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan People's Choice Awards 2019

Jenna Dewan at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Jenna Dewan People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Jenna Dewan at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Jenna is positively glowing (and it's not just makeup—she's currently pregnant!). To go with her glam red dress, she chose a muted strawberry lip and an unexpected shimmery rose gold eyeshadow. While it's not particularly fashion-forward, and I prefer a lighter touch, she still looks stunning.

Jenna is wearing: Highlighter

Zendaya

Zendaya People's Choice Awards 2019

Zendaya at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Zendaya People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Zendaya at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Zendaya let her lips do the talking, with a bright matte orangey-red instead of her usual glossy neutrals. I love her hair in this high top knot, and how her skin looks sculpted but not heavy. I can even live with these false eyelashes.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale People's Choice Awards 2019

Lucy Hale at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Lucy Hale People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Lucy Hale at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Lucy went for a more romantic vibe, with a loose updo and a cool-toned makeup palette. The creamy rose lipstick is super pretty on her, and I think I see a shimmering purple on her eyelids. I don't mind these false lashes, either, but I do think the blush is a tad strong.

Lucy is wearing: Face mistEssence • SerumBoosterMoisturizer • Eye mask

Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara People's Choice Awards 2019

Katherine McNamara at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Katherine McNamara People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Katherine McNamara at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

I'm happy to see that Katherine finally tweaked her hair colour to a softer honey blonde (instead of this unflattering shade!). Now, we can actually appreciate her flawless skin and pretty makeup—like the smoky-shimmery shadow she's wearing here. I still think she could have a lot more fun with her look, but baby steps!

Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow People's Choice Awards 2019

Brittany Snow at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Brittany Snow People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Brittany Snow at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Brittany, on the other hand, is still rocking the red hair she had at the TCAs. I think blonde looks a lot more natural on her, but the waves are pretty. I think the pink lipstick and eyeshadow also makes an interesting contrast against her warmer toned skin and hair.

Joey King

Joey King People's Choice Awards 2019

Joey King at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Joey King People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Joey King at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

We last saw Joey with short hair at the Emmys, so I'm guessing this bob was achieved with the help of extensions. Either way, I love the cut and the colour. Makeup-wise, the gold eyeshadow and sheer coral lips and perfect—I just think it would look fresher without the false lashes.

Joey is wearing: FoundationConcealer • Powder • Blush in Strip • Eyeshadow in Naked Honey • Setting spray • Lip liner in Liar • Lipstick in Liar • Lip gloss in Honey

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian People's Choice Awards 2019

Kourtney Kardashian at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Kourtney Kardashian People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Kourtney Kardashian at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Kourtney has such an unusual heart-shaped hairline, I love when she shows it off. Unfortunately, there's a bit too much bronzer and lip liner happening here, and the overall nude palette leaves something to be desired. Is it against the Kardashian rules to wear blush or bright lipstick? I want to give her some colour!

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland People's Choice Awards 2019

Sarah Hyland at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Sarah Hyland People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Sarah Hyland at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Sarah did a vibrant orange lip, similar to Zendaya's, although the execution isn't nearly as cool. As usual, she added tons of shimmer eyeshadow, bronzer and even a dab of highlighter on the tip of her nose. (WHY do people do that?!) She has such great brows, I feel like she could pull this off in a much more minimalistic way, with just the bold mouth and a clean eye.

Sarah is wearing: Face mistPrimerFoundationHighlighter in Candlelight and Rose GoldBronzer in Suntan BronzeEyeshadow in Can You Feel ItEyeshadow in Glam AttackLip liner in PoppyLipstick in Orange County

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian People's Choice Awards 2019

Kim Kardashian at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Kim Kardashian People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Kim Kardashian at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Kim's hair, makeup and even her poses never really change, do they? The only thing perhaps a little different here is the extra-long hair, down to her waist. The big, chunky lashes replace the need for much shadow and liner, while her lips are overlined and glossed a la JLo.

Kim is wearing: Contour in Tan • Contour in Warm Dark Brown • Blush in Grace • Lip liner in 90's Supermodel • Lip liner in Nude 0.5 • Lipstick in 90's Icon • Lip gloss in Secret

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani People's Choice Awards 2019

Gwen Stefani at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Gwen Stefani People's Choice Awards 2019

Close-up of Gwen Stefani at the 2019 People's Choice Awards.

Gwen strayed from her signature red lipstick to give us this Ombré nude lip, jet-black liner, and over-the-top false lashes. Honestly, the eyes and brows are so harsh and aging. I feel like she might be clinging to her "stage makeup" from years ago, which doesn't work on more mature skin and especially not close-up.

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

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