Elle magazine's annual Women in Hollywood Awards celebrates all things female in the entertainment industry. Also cause for celebration: the seriously inspiring beauty looks that stars such as Yara Shahidi, Lucy Hale and Lupita Nyong'o dished up.
Here are the best looks from the night:
Yara looks fun and fresh in baby blue eyeliner, shimmery pink eyeshadow and braids. There's also black winged liner on her upper lash lines to add definition, along with fresh skin, natural brows and sheer lip gloss. And her skin is so incredibly flawless.
Lucy always looks amazing in bold, brushed-up brows and raspberry lipstick (even if we've seen this look before). The sleek, centre-parted low bun is also fantastic on her, and allows the makeup to stand out.
Could Lupita's skin be any more radiant?! She dressed up her look with dramatic double winged liner—one flick goes up on the diagonal, and the other extends horizontally. It's complemented by shimmery lids and lips, plus a pop of bright gold at the inner corners of her eyes. I love the scrunchie in her updo to match her dress.
Now THIS is a smoky eye! Kristen did a dramatic 360-degree application of burgundy eyeshadow, with darkened waterlines. Having her hair slicked off the face helps to balance the major eye statement. I just feel like the blush isn't quite diffused enough.
Alessandra's dark, vampy, glossy lips are a runway-inspired look that she translated perfectly for real life. (Even if she has a little lipstick on her teeth... it happens!) This works because of her fresh skin, subtle rosy flush, natural brows and centre-parted, low bun. I even like her false lashes, because they have such a fluffy texture.
We're so used to seeing side-swept styles with vintage waves, but I think all this texture January has going on is really fun. I'm glad she kept her makeup on the softer side—a bright lip would've been too much with the hair and red dress. But I might not have put so much shadow under the eyes.
Kelly's super-straight, blunt bob is a really good hairstyle for her longer face shape. I love her glossy purple eyeshadow as well, which matches her dress, and the creamy rosy lipstick. Her skin also has a lovely radiance to it, especially on the forehead.
I love berry lipstick tones on Vanessa, and she is one of the few who can handle both a dark lip and black liner. Her brows look good, with excellent fans, and the silver shadow up to her crease adds sparkle. The loose, top knot hairstyle keeps this from looking too "done."
With wet hair and a plunging velvet dress and choker, Shay is all about effortless glamour. I like the glossy, peachy lips and dewy skin finish as well. But I definitely prefer more natural brows and lashes.
Ashley's skin looks super healthy, and her makeup is simple and pretty. The lashes are tasteful, and notice how her upper waterlines are filled in with black liner, to make the roots look thicker. I like the soft pinky lipstick as well. The only problem is that her face is lighter than her body. Some matte bronzer would've helped bridge the contrast.
Brittany's chunky lashes are her go-to look, and with her hair in a neat side sweep (and a bow blouse), she looks very doll-like. I also like the peach lipstick and blush. Unfortunately, her brow pencil is too red, as is the brown liner in her waterlines. I also find the bottom edge of her lipstick too precise.
Nikki accentuated her flowing, side-swept hair with an ornate gold barrette. Thick brows frame her face, while brown shadow adds depth to her eyes. I like the understated rosy tones on her lips and cheeks, and her skin is gorgeously gleaming.