Let the games begin! Last night's Golden Globes marked the first big red carpet event of the year—and set the stage for the 2017 awards season's most popular beauty trends.
Statement lips and fresh faces will never go out of style, but if these celebs are any indication, we'll be seeing a lot more pink eyeshadow, matchy-matchy makeup, ribbons and braids.
Here we go!
Brie went with classic Hollywood glamour. Red lips and retro waves are a red carpet look we've seen time and time again, but somehow, her version still seems fresh. Perhaps it's that we don't usually see her in red? Her hair looks very touchable, skin is flawless, and I like her natural lashes and brow fans.
Michelle wore her fresh skin and bleached-blonde crop with a black ribbon choker whimsically tied around her neck. Her gamine style was 100 percent on point here! I so appreciate the light touch on the makeup. There are no harsh lines, just long soft lashes, natural brows, glossy lips and flushed cheeks.
Janelle adorned her beehive with pearls—so creative and fun! I appreciate that she didn't tame her frizz too much, as it helps the high, '60s-inspired style feel quite modern. Her skin looks radiant, and the dab of shine underneath each pupil is also genius.
Janelle is wearing: Concealer in Deep • Eyeshadow in Nudes • Eyeliner in Espresso • Mascara in Intense Black • Brow powder in Rich Brown • Brow mascara in Rich Brown • Tinted lip balm in Taffy • Lipstick in Delicious
Emma's hair and makeup have an ethereal vibe. Although I usually prefer her in stronger colours (like at Critics' Choice), the matching pink eyeshadow, blush and lipstick show off her delicate colouring. Her brows are expertly filled, with natural texture, and the loose chignon is ultra-romantic.
Heavy makeup is not Sienna's thing, so I support this fresh, casual look. The messy ponytail is elevated by black cat eyes, pale eyeshadow, soft lashes and textured brows. It's also kinda nice to see healthy matte skin after all the strobing mania!
Sienna is wearing: Serum • Foundation • Contour • Powder • Blush (as eyeshadow in the pale and taupe shades) • Eyeliner in Hyperblack • Waterproof mascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Blond Clair • Lip balm • Lip crayon in Nude
Jessica went with understated elegance. Okay, it's not as exciting as that blue liner, but I still love this tidy updo and peachy-pink makeup. Her skin looks incredible (and seemingly foundation-free!), and I like that she left her brows bare, relying on black winged liner to enhance her eyes.
I love Kerry's blackberry lipstick in a rounded shape. Dark lips are so amazing on her! Black liner, fluffy false lashes and long, straight hair in a deep side part add even more drama. Plus, her skin looks super-flawless.
Kerry is wearing: Moisturizer • Foundation in Cocoa • Concealer • Blush in Flushed • Eyeshadow in Mink Brown • Eyeliner in Cosmic Black • False lashes • Mascara in Carbon Black • Brow pencil in Dark Brown • Lip balm • Lipstick in Glam 335 • Lip crayon in Deep Plum
With her yellow dress, Emily's orange eyeshadow and coral lipstick give her such a warm, sunny vibe. The blending, as well as the skin, brow and lash details, are top-notch. This is also one of the most realistic-looking faux bobs I've ever seen!
Emily is wearing: Foundation in 70 Beige • Highlighter in Light Medium • Powder in 30 Naturel • Blush in Élégance • Bronzer • Highlighter • Eyeliner in Mat Taupe • Eyeshadow in Convoitise • Eyeshadow in Codes Élégants • Eyeshadow in Codes Subtils • Mascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Brun Cendré • Lip liner in Natural • Lipstick in Sari Doré
Amy was all about relaxed glamour. I love how her loose hair and glowy makeup help to dress down the strapless sequins. The sheer peach lips compliment her hair colour, and she's wearing a metallic liner along her lower lash lines (as usual). The middle part adds just enough polish to the long hair look.
Amy is wearing: Lip gloss in Coco
Thandie's (insanely) perfect skin was the canvas for a mauve-toned makeup look. There's black liner hugging the curve of her upper lids, but otherwise everything is soft and sheer. This is another example of how we're moving away from obviously filled-in brows. If you look closely, you can see how the darkened upper edge of the eyeshadow helps close up her lid space—this is a trick she does a lot!
I'm obsessed with Felicity's long curtain bangs—they bring out her pretty eyes, and make her updo look so effortless. The silvery charcoal shadow keeps the eye makeup from feeling heavy, and I love her pouty lips in baby pink.
Felicity is wearing: Lipstick in Lychee
Zoë is pretty in pink with fresh skin and stained lips. She wore my absolute favourite dress of the night, but since it was so frilly and colourful, a clean makeup look made the most sense. This shows off her beautiful complexion, and I like that she didn't even go bold on the lips or lashes.
Just look at Naomi's gleaming skin. Good Lord! How is it possible that she is 46 years old and keeps getting better with age??? Besides her gorgeous glow, I like the sleek, straight hair, soft brows and thick fringe of upper lashes. Normally I'm not a fan of coloured contacts, but hers make this look even more enchanting.
Anna kept it classic with a berry lipstick and her hair in controlled, side-parted waves. This is also one of the better brow-filling jobs of the night. I feel like I've seen this makeup on her many times before, but it's still pretty.
Reese's eyes are really sparkling. She's got shades of gold, purple and golden brown on her lids for a layered look that compliments all the yellow happening elsewhere. (I love Reese in yellow dresses!) The lipstick in a cooler pink tone adds punch. I also like her side-swept bangs, which give the updo a little more edge.
Reese is wearing: Face mist • Foundation • Illuminator in Brilliance • Eyeliner in Aqua XL ME-42 • Eyeshadow in Triton • Eyeshadow in Monte Carlo • Liquid liner in Plum Desire • Liquid liner in Gilded Brown
Finally, Chrissy is not wearing muddy colours! I love seeing her in a scarlet lip, with fresh skin sans heavy contouring. Her complexion really looks incredible here, and the rosy cheeks are so cute. She also went more natural on the eyes, and tied her hair back into a slick pony. More of this, please!
Chrissy is wearing: Face oil • Moisturizer • Foundation • Concealer • Highlighter in Rose Gold • Highlighter in Topaz, Champagne Pop and Rose Gold • Blush in Wild Honey, Songbird and Nightingale • Lip liner in Nougat • Lip gloss in Raspberry and Papaya
Riley added a pop of colour with a creamy red lipstick. With fluffy lashes, barely-there shadow and a slightly textured updo, she definitely played it safe—but still looks so interesting and luminous.
As usual, Sofia chose burgundy tones for her eyeshadow and lipstick. I especially like this colour for her eyes; it looks good all smudgy along her lower lash lines. I'm also coming around to appreciating her full brows, even though they could use some tidying. They're youthful! But I'd still prefer a lighter touch overall.
Gina showed off fresh skin and a wavy, side-parted lob. I love these soft pink tones on her, and the shimmery white around her eyes picks up the bright white of her dress. Her brows also have great texture. But I'd definitely tone down the false lashes!
I'm so down with Gillian's soft, beachy beauty. Sure, she looks like she hasn't avoided the sun in the past—but this hair and makeup enhances that, instead of attempting to hide. We can see her real skin texture, dressed up with gold smoky shadow that matches her neckline and hair. Her brows and lashes look great, and this is the lip texture Sofia Vergara should be aiming for!
Drew showed off sexy, bedhead hair. The caramel tone is super-pretty with her skin, and also echoed in the lip colour. She's another one who is bulking up her brow hairs with mascara instead of pencil (which I support fully!). But bottom false lashes? Drew, you're better than that. I also feel she could chop off a few inches of hair for a more current look.
Teresa is the epitome of elegance in red lipstick, strong brows and a low bun. I love this concept with the velvet dress and her ultra-pale, matte skin. Obviously, I'd prefer more natural lashes, and I wish the brows were more feathery (not so drawn-on).
Maisie's big brows frame her dramatically lined, shimmery eyes. She actually has braces now, so it makes sense that she downplayed her mouth! I'm just not sure about the barrette and updo; it feels a bit busy.
Nicole matched her metallic eyeshadow to her dress, and paired it with a soft pink lipstick. Now that she's committed to blonde instead of red (likely because of greys), these cool tones work well. Her brows are the fullest I've seen them, and at least her false lashes aren't stiff. I'm not sure about the hairstyle... I like when she wears it long and loose!
Nicole is wearing: Moisturizer • Eye cream • Foundation • Under-eye concealer • Concealer • Contour and highlighter • Blush in Moon Beach • Blush in Love Glow • Eyeshadow in The Rock Chick (molten pop shade) • Eyeshadow in The Uptown Girl (prime and enhance shade) • Eyeliner in Veruschka Mink • Eyeliner in Sophia • Mascara in Glossy Black • Brow mascara in Linda • Brow pencil in Grace K • Lipstick in Kidman's Kiss
Kristen amped up her hair with a voluminous blonde lob, which looks soft and touchable. But the makeup seems quite heavy. I'd love to see her with fresher eyes and sheer, glossy lips—no false lashes or liners.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah's signature shimmery smoky eyes are still working well for her. I've always liked the look of smudgy shadow with jet black waterlines. As for the hair, I admire the effort... but I'm just not into the frizzy braid halo.
For once, I like Carrie's hair! The blonde isn't too light for her skin tone, and I like the natural straight texture and collarbone-grazing length. The makeup is another story. She's a pretty lady, so why does she cling to the drawn-on sperm brows, heavy eyeshadow and over-the-top lashes? She does acknowledge more recent trends with the dab of highlighter on her nose and chin... but that would've been better on her cheeks!
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?