Golden Globes 2021: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Moments (as Seen on Instagram)

From Lily Collins to Lana Condor.
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It's off to a late start this year, but with last night's Golden Globes, the 2021 awards season is finally here.

While another socially-distanced event isn't nearly as satisfying as seeing the glossy red carpet photos of the past, at least we've still got Instagram to scope out all the looks (and find the products used to create them).

Here are the best behind-the-scenes beauty moments of the night.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins Golden Globes 2021

Lily Collins before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Lily always gets it right, and this Studio 54-inspired look is no exception. I can't decide which I like more, the soft waves pinned to one side, or the two-toned smoky eyes.

Lily is wearing: Sheet maskEye serumFoundation/concealer in 220 Buff NeutralContour in 350 Bisque CoolPowder in Absolute Ecru MediumBlush in Shimmer Mocha HavanaEyeshadow in BronzeEyeshadow in Midnight Stone and Siren's EmeraldEyeliner in EmbraséMascara in Glossy BlackMascara in BlackBrow pencil in Dark BrownLip liner in Sheer NaturalLip gloss in 296 Enchantement

Lana Condor

Lana Condor Golden Globes 2021

Lana Condor before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Lana looks like a princess—but a cool princess—in half-up hair and soft pink makeup. The dramatic black liner adds some necessary edge, framed by long but soft false lashes.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Golden Globes 2021

Margot Robbie before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Margot wore a face-brightening, cherry-red lip that took not one but four products to create. It looks fresh paired with clean eyes, although we've seen this hairstyle (with the perfectly imperfect bend) many times before.

Margot is wearing: Blush in After HoursLip liner in 174 Rouge TendreLipstick in 72 Iconique and 73 InvincibleLipstick in 68 Ultime

Andra Day

Andra Day Golden Globes 2021

Andra Day before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Andra went with glowing skin and an Ombré lip to complement her silver-toned dress and matching jewellery. But it's her ethereal curly updo that really sets this apart.

Andra is wearing: Foundation in BD31 and BD41Concealer in 30 and 40Highlighter in PerlescentIlluminating powderBlush and highlighterEyeshadow in Nude ÉclatEyeshadow in Warm MemoriesEyeshadow in Solaire • Mascara in NoirLip liner in Berry and Rouge NoirLipstick in Rouge CharnelLip gloss in Rose Tentation • Lipstick in Season

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried Golden Globes 2021

Amanda Seyfried before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Amanda channelled old Hollywood with her vintage "S" waves, but did barely-there makeup instead of the usual red lip and smoky eyes. In particular, the light peach lipstick gives this a modern twist.

Amanda is wearing: FoundationFoundation in 360 BisqueEyeshadow in Bois CorailEyeshadow in Or RoseEyeliner in Black CoffeeMascara in BlackLip liner in BronzelleLipstick in Nuit et Jour

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland Golden Globes 2021

Sarah Hyland before the 2021 Golden Globes.

I didn't even recognize Sarah with her new red hair. With the long, tousled waves and lighter touch on the makeup, she looks so much more sophisticated than usual. More of this, please!

Sarah is wearing: CC creamConcealerPowderBlush in Lychee • Eye primer in RoseEyeshadow in Chocolate MintEyeshadow in Melt with Me and Ice CrèmeMascaraLipstick in Golden Pear

Julia Garner

Julia Garner Golden Globes 2021

Julia Garner before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Julia's plunging neckline called for an equally dramatic statement above the neck, and this glossy red lip doesn't disappoint. It's balanced out by her bold, straight brows and soft, curly updo.

Julia is wearing: SerumEye gelMoisturizer • Foundation in BR22Bronzer in Soleil Tan Bronze UniverselHighlighter in PrintanierBlush and highlighterEyeshadow in Undertone and Patine BronzeEyeliner in Noir IntenseMascara in NoirLip balm • Lipstick in Sunlight

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot Golden Globes 2021

Gal Gadot before the 2021 Golden Globes.

With a white dress as the backdrop, I feel like Gal could've been more creative versus just doing a red lip and retro waves. But I do love how that shimmery blush is accentuating her enviable bone structure.

Gal is wearing: Foundation in 3 Warm • Concealer in 3 Warm • Highlighter • Eyeshadow in 559 Poncho • Eyeliner in Matte BlackMascara in BlackBrow pencil in Universal BrownLip liner in CélèbreLipstick in Célèbre Matte

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish Golden Globes 2021

Tiffany Haddish before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Tiffany debuted a new golden hair colour, and I'm loving how it looks with her skin and the warm-toned makeup. Wisely, she kept her brows darker to frame her eyes.

Tiffany is wearing: SerumMoisturizer (as eye cream) • SunscreenPrimerFoundation in 440 Amber • Concealer in 304 MediumPowderBlush in Sayoko • Eyeliner in BlackMascara in Black Pulse • Brow pencil in Deep Brown • Lipstick in 508 Semi Nude • Lip gloss in 06 DaiDai Orange

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Golden Globes 2021

Salma Hayek before the 2021 Golden Globes.

How the hell is Salma 54 years old?! Okay, now that I've got that off my chest... I love how she's paired an unexpected pinky lipstick with this red dress. I'm also a fan of her fluffy lashes and subtle winged liner.

Salma is wearing: MoisturizerHighlighter in Expensive • Highlighter in Quartz (on eyes) • Eyeshadow in Matte 8Eyeshadow in Metallics 3 and Metallics 10Eyeliner in The Perfect BrownLiquid liner in BlackLip balmLipstick

Awkwafina

Awkwafina Golden Globes 2021

Awkwafina before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Awkwafina's '70s-style dress is a little out there, but she makes it work, and the colours are amazing as inspiration for the makeup. The flushed cheeks, pearly shadow and peach lip tint are all things I'd wear myself.

Awkwafina is wearing: Foundation in LightBlush and highlighterBronzer in Soleil Tan Bronze UniverselEyeshadow in RayonEyeshadow in Tissé VendômeEyeshadow in Ultra FleshEyeliner in HyperblackMascara in NoirLipstick in AmoureuxLipstick in Continuous

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning Golden Globes 2021

Elle Fanning before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Elle is always at her best in these icy pastel tones. What better to go with a mint-green satin dress than classic cat eyes, peachy-pink lips and cheeks, and a ballerina bun?

Elle is wearing: HighlighterEyeliner in Intense BlackLipstick in Pink FeverLipstick in Guava Gush

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson Golden Globes 2021

Kate Hudson before the 2021 Golden Globes.

It's hardly fair that Kate's hair looks cool and intentional with two inches of re-growth, whereas mine just looks sad and neglected. Of course, the glam styling helps, as does the polished, pretty makeup.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis Golden Globes 2021

Jamie Lee Curtis before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Jamie is stunning in yellow—and I'm so glad her makeup artist didn't add any competing colours to her face. Just some sheer peach on her cheeks and an understated nude lip are all she needs.

Jamie is wearing: Eyeshadow in Dark ChocolateEyeshadow in Desert PinkLiquid liner in BlackMascaraLipstick in New York Nude

Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher Golden Globes 2021

Isla Fisher before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Salma wasn't the only one to pair pink and red together. Isla did it, too, sporting a rich red mouth with her fluoro pink gown. I just think she should've had more fun with this—her styling seems too conservative. 

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy Golden Globes 2021

Anya Taylor-Joy before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Somehow, I'd missed that Anya went blonde (this is how her hair used to look, and I think it worked better with her skin tone). But even if the platinum washes her out, the makeup is flawless.

Anya is wearing: SerumMoisturizer • Eye cream • Foundation in 0 Neutral • Concealer in 0 NeutralBlush in Rose Caprice MatteHighlighter in Metallic Platinum • Eyeshadow in 599 New Look • Mascara • Brow pencil in Universal Brown • Brow mascara in Blonde • Lip balm • Lip liner in Nude LookLipstick in Promenade

Eiza González

Eiza Gonzalez Golden Globes 2021

Eiza González before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Only Eiza could look this amazing in wet hair. Combed neatly off her face, it puts the focus on her incredible skin and full lips, adorned with a pop of sheer red.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard Golden Globes 2021

Bryce Dallas Howard before the 2021 Golden Globes.

Bryce did her own makeup, and aside from what looks like a blending error near her jawline, I think she did an okay job. I'm less enthusiastic about the hair (which she did herself, too, and kinda looks that way). 

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan Golden Globes 2021

Carey Mulligan before the 2021 Golden Globes.

I'm underwhelmed by Carey, but I suspect bad lighting may be stealing some of her pretty. I miss her short hair, though. That gamine vibe really suited her, and she was always styling it in creative ways.

Carey is wearing: Face maskEye creamMoisturizerFoundation in Pâle and PorcelaineConcealer in 2Powder • Highlighter in Pearly Rose and Peach RoseBlush in Golden Rose and Shimmer • Blush in Rose and CorailBronzerEyeshadow in Baby PinkEyeshadow in Silky Rose, Metallic Pink and Silky CoralEyeliner in Brun and BlackMascara in Deep BlackBrow pencil in BlondeLip liner in Rose PassionLipstick in Rose BolchoiLip gloss in Nude and Litchi

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look?

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