Last night's Golden Globes marked the official start of the 2020 awards season—and all the inspiring beauty looks that come with it!
As always, the vibe was less serious than the Oscars, giving the celebrity attendees and their glam squads a chance to play. This time, that meant lots of flippy bobs and lobs, flushed cheeks and flashes of metallics.
Here are the must-see hair and makeup close-ups from the big night:
Bobs were a key hair trend on this red carpet, and Zoey's slicked-back, flipped-out version was the best. It gives her jumpsuit a playful vibe (an updo would've been too serious), and the auburn is an exact match to her eye colour. With such a vibrant yellow, the understated, pretty makeup was the right choice.
Zoey is wearing: Eye mask • Face mist • Moisturizer • Mattifying moisturizer • Foundation in Shea • Concealer in 2 • Powder • Bronzer in Bronze • Blush in Turtle • Highlighter • Eyeshadow in Sylvie • Eyeshadow in Nutmeg (available spring 2020) • Eyeshadow in Rhinoceros and Elephant • Liquid liner • Mascara in Black • Brow pencil in Oak Brown • Brow gel • Lip balm • Lip liner in Nuance • Lipstick in Sweet Pea
Love or hate her "boob chain," you can't deny that Kerry's skin looks fantastic. With the creamy, warm red lipstick, silver eyeshadow and chic side-parted bob, I think it's one of her best beauty looks in memory.
Kerry is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation in Cocoa • Concealer in Mocha • Blush in Vibrant • Eyeshadow in Desert Rose • Primer (over eyeshadow) • Eyeliner in Jet Black • Mascara in Black • False lashes
Lucy always does something interesting with her makeup, and this bedazzled winged eyeliner is no exception. I think it looked better in motion than it photographs—and the same goes for her skin! Unfortunately, the silver dress is casting a greyish hue on her complexion. But she gets points for creativity, at least.
Could Zoë be any more stunning?! I love that her pixie cut is back—all the better to show off her glorious skin and enviable bone structure. As usual, the makeup has a "cool girl" feel, with a velvety red lip, subtle tightlining, freckles and bold brows. Here's her skincare routine, in case you're wondering.
Zoë is wearing: Serum • Primer • Mattifier • Foundation in B40 • Concealer in 4.5 • Blush in Nude Blouse • Eyeshadow • Eyeliner in Black • Mascara in Black • Brow gel in Brun Naturel • Brow pencil in Brun Granite • Lip liner in Prune • Lip stain in Black Red Code and Red Tribe
Margot went for a casual, beachy vibe... maybe too casual, though? I do love the pop of purple along her upper lash lines, and the "your lips, only better" hue of lipstick. But it's underwhelming compared to her previous red carpet makeup looks, and the loose hair with an inch of visible roots doesn't seem appropriate for this event.
Margot is wearing: Eye mask • Moisturizer • Foundation in 30 Beige • Blush in Vibration • Eyeshadow in Contour Clair and Pure Flesh • Eyeshadow in Pourpre Brun • Eyeliner in Blanc Graphique • Mascara in Noir • Lipstick in Contraste
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Ana kept things classic, but it's far from boring. I love the bright cherry red lipstick on her complexion, with matching flushed cheeks. To frame her eyes, all she needs are arched brows, long lashes and just a little soft shading. The ponytail feels more youthful than an updo.
Gugu carried the warm tones of her dress into her makeup palette. That orangey-red lipstick is incredible (and notice the way it's applied, in a perfect curvy shape). I also like the warm shimmer all the way from her lash lines to brows.
Although Salma's hair and makeup were overshadowed by what's going on below the neck, I do think this is one of her best beauty looks. The berry lipstick and shimmering pinky-copper eyeshadow are gorgeous with her colouring, and the liner and lashes emphasize her eye shape beautifully. The long waves are okay, although they're not the most current.
Salma is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation in 8 Warm and 9 Cool • Colour corrector in Medium • Concealer in 5 Medium • Eyeshadow in Pillow Talk • Eyeliner in Pillow Talk • Lip liner in Medium • Lipstick in Medium
Taylor is embracing a more feminine red carpet style lately, which suits her better than the punk and disco looks she's dabbled with in the past. I find this loose updo especially pretty (but hopefully the bangs return soon!). Her skin also looks great, and the soft makeup is fine... I just wish she'd tone down the lashes.
I may be in the minority here, but I thought Reese's cute little bob (slicked-back and flipped-out, just like Zoey's) gave her a very fresh and youthful vibe. But I don't feel the same way about the makeup. The brown eyeshadow seems too warm and intense for her, and it's way too concentrated underneath her eyes, to the point where it's creating dark shadows. I want to see her wear some bright colours!
Priyanka went Hollywood glam from head to toe. We've got the vintage waves, the red lipstick, the bold brows and the long lashes. She looks amazing, but I can't help but feel like it's too classic—it's missing that one edgy or unexpected element to make it fresh. (Like her look at the 2017 Golden Globes, for example!)
Priyanka is wearing: Highlighter in Golden • Eyeshadow in Statuesque • Eyeshadow in Taboo • Eyeshadow in Dark • Liquid liner • Mascara • Lip liner in Major Red • Lipstick in Vendetta, Elson 2 and Obsessed!
I can't think of a more fitting beauty look to go with Kaitlyn's intricate floral dress. The sheer, pinky-red lip stain and warmer-toned peach blush make for an interesting colour combination, and I'm very into the dewiness of her skin. (Perhaps a little powder around her nose is needed.) I also love the long lashes, soft brows and romantic updo.
Now this is a smoky eye! The application of the charcoal eyeshadow emphasizes the unique upturned shape of Shailene's eyes, and complements her arty, sexy dress so well. The pink lips are nice and understated, and the texture through her brows is perfect. I also love the slicked-back high ponytail.
Shailene is wearing: Foundation in 310 Bisque C • Concealer in 110 C Ivoire • Powder in Translucent • Bronzer in Bronze Lumiere • Highlighter in Sparkling Pêche • Eyeshadow in Smokey Chic • Eyeliner in Noir Intense • Liquid liner in Matte Noir • Mascara in Excessive Black • Brow colour in Chatain • Lip liner in Natural Mauve • Lipstick in Beige Mirage
I love Sienna, but this has to be one of her most disappointing red carpet ensembles, starting with the colour of her dress. It washes her out, and the makeup does nothing to counteract that. Her hair also has an air-dried texture that makes the dress seem like a beach cover-up. I'm all for low-key beauty, but I think this was the wrong move.
I'm so happy Naomi is still rocking this short blonde bob, dressing it up for this occasion with some smooth waves. She always does red lipstick and a bold brow, but why switch things up when it suits her so well. (However, I might've toned down the blush.) Let's also take a moment to appreciate seeing what a real 51-year-old's skin looks like, without injectables!
Sofia went with her usual: a lipstick in the berry family, with smoky eyes, big brows and long waves. It honestly never changes, except for minor variations on the lip and eye colours. I feel like she could have a lot more fun with her look, and I wouldn't mind seeing a lighter touch overall.
While I don't love this maternity Disney princess dress, the delicate purple and pink shades here are great with Dakota's fair skin and light hair. I can't fault the makeup application, but I feel like she could've done something different with her hair.
Unlike Dakota, Kirsten accented her pastel dress with an unexpectedly bold choice of lipstick. I love pink and red together, so I'm a fan. Pink eyeshadow, long lashes, flushed cheeks and side-swept bangs round out the look. I think this all really works for her.
Kirsten is wearing: Serum • Serum • Primer • Foundation in 1 Neutral • Concealer • Powder in 01 Fair • Contour in 001 • Eyeshadow in Universal Neutral (as eyeshadow primer) • Eyeshadow in Pink Vibration • Eyeshadow in Glorif-Eye • Liquid liner in Matte Black • Eyeliner in Brun Intense • Mascara • Brow powder in Light • Brow pencil in Blonde • Lip liner in Shock • Lipstick in Bloom
This has to be a personal best for Rachel. When she dyed her hair blonde, I initially wasn't sure, but this particular tone is gorgeous on her. The styling takes inspiration from old Hollywood, but it's not overly contrived. I particularly like the blood-red lipstick and the winged shape of the smoky shadow.
I love Scarlett in red, and she is one of the few people who can pull off such an unforgiving hairstyle. But if you're going to do that, your skin finish really needs to be flawless, and this isn't. The concealer or foundation through her mid-face is a full shade lighter and whiter. I love the eye makeup, though!
Okay, I'll say it—I think Michelle's hair looks like a helmet. I love the bob, and I appreciate the fresh bleach job, but the styling was so much better at the Emmys. At least the makeup is on point, and doesn't overwhelm her super pale skin.
I think Awkwafina's face says it all. This frilly collar and heavy makeup are not doing it for her. She looked more herself at last year's Critics' Choice Awards, with loose hair and a much lighter touch on the face. For her, there's too much going on with the red lipstick, brows, liner, blush, and busy neckline.
To go with her slinky, '70s-inspired dress, Saorise pared back her makeup to barely-there neutrals. The key detail is the shimmery beige shadow up to her brows. I don't mind it, but overall, she looks a little washed-out. I also think a sleek updo would've worked better with this dress.
Saoirse is wearing: Eye cream • Foundation in 10 Beige and 20 Beige • Highlighter in Sculpting • Illuminating Powder • Eyeshadow in Contour Mauve • Eyeshadow in Rising Sun • Mascara in Deep Eros • Brow pencil in Blond Clair • Brow gel in Blond • Lip liner in Beige Innocent • Highlighter in Golden Light (on lips)
Joey is demonstrating not one but two makeup trends here: metallic eyes and bold, rosy cheeks. I'm loving that pop of silver shadow, plus her lip colour and the dabbed-on texture. Overall, it's a little heavy, but I think the simple ponytail keeps it from looking too overdone.
Joey is wearing: Primer • Foundation in 20CP • Concealer in 20CP • Concealer in 10CP (as highlighter) • Powder in Universal • Blush in Strip • Setting spray • Eyeshadow primer • Eyeshadow in Busted • Eyeliner in Cuff (all over lids) • Eyeliner in Mushroom • Mascara • Brow colour in Brunette Betty • Brow pencil in Cafe Kitty • Lip liner in Manic • Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend
Winnie looks so glamorous, but it's not the most modern take on glamour, is it? The most interesting part is the pop of royal blue underneath each pupil, but it gets lost in the dark and heavy eyeshadow, false lashes and drawn-on brows. I'd also love to see her with shorter hair.
Phoebe styled her brunette bob in a loose updo with curly bangs, and this may be controversial... but I'm kinda into it! The makeup is nice enough: grey eyeshadow in a graphic shape, soft blush and a punch of orchid pink lipstick.
Like Scarlett, Nicole looks amazing in red, and I love that she chose a lipstick to match (even if it's starting to wear off). Along with the loose hair, it really takes years off her look. Compare and contrast with her 2018 SAG Awards choice—this is so much better!
We don't expect adventurous makeup from Charlize, and especially not with a Kermit-the-Frog-green dress. She stuck with her go-to nude lips, subtle winged liner and textured brows, plus a newly shorn blonde pixie cut. I miss her brunette bob from 2019—it made her skin and eyes pop!
Everyone is talking about her date, but let's talk about Rachel's beauty look—I'm a little disappointed. She wears Ombré hair like nobody else, but something about this textured styling seems too shaggy and informal. The makeup is okay, but the dark shadow and liner in her waterlines sort of closes up her eyes.
Remember when Rooney used to serve up the most incredible looks, back in 2015-2016? The bar was set high, so this one doesn't quite measure up (although the lighting certainly doesn't help). I love her brows and lashes, but the Princess Leia hairstyle isn't doing it for me, and I feel like her face needs some colour.
I don't know how I feel about Cate's dress, but I'm definitely not sold on her hairstyle. I think it needed something sleeker, not this extreme wind-swept look. However, the makeup is good. The yellow undertones of the lipstick work well with the yellow in her dress, and I like that she repeated the colour all over her eyelids.
Cate is wearing: Moisturizer • Eye serum • Foundation in 3 • Concealer in 2 • Powder in 2 • Blush in 31 • Eyeshadow in Avant-Première • Eyeshadow in Sunset • Liquid liner • Mascara in Obsidian Black • Brow pencil in Sand Blonde • Lipstick in Blush
Jennifer basically wore the same black dress with the same hair and the same makeup that we've been seeing for well over a decade. The hair especially is doing her no favours, what with the thin, shattered ends. She needs to go back to that long bob cut she had back in the day! The makeup is boring, but not terrible.
What do you wear with a sheer brown dress that evokes the poop emoji? 💩 Gwyneth went with a simple beauty look of straight hair, sheer pink blush and lip colour, and extra-long lashes. I can't really fault anything because the outfit is clearly the biggest crime.
With her complexion and bone structure (not to mention her figure!), it's seriously baffling that this is what Jennifer chose to wear. The foundation and bronzer are the cakiest I've seen, to the point where it looks like a mask. And she's hiding such great skin under there! The smoky eyes are equally heavy (especially with top and bottom false lashes), and the braided updo is over-the-top. It's all too much, even for JLo!
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?