MTV Movie Awards 2016: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Jessica Chastain to Gigi Hadid.
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MTV Movie Awards 2016

The annual MTV Movie Awards took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and as usual, the beauty looks did not disappoint. 

Jessica brought the glam, Cara brought the edge—and what would an event be these days without Gigi and Kendall?!

Here's all the hair and makeup you need to see:

Jessica Chastain 

Jessica Chastain MTV Movie Awards 2016

Jessica Chastain at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Jessica Chastain MTV Movie Awards 2016

Jessica Chastain at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

This has to be the nicest makeup I've ever seen on Jessica! Gone are the false lashes and drawn-on brows that previously overwhelmed her delicate features. Instead, she has a sculpted smudgy liner look that balances perfectly with her soft berry lips. The brows were filled in, but then combed through with brow mascara, which is the secret to a natural look. I also really like her hair at this length.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid MTV Movie Awards 2016

Gigi Hadid at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Gigi Hadid MTV Movie Awards 2016

Gigi Hadid at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Gigi has new bangs! I think they're probably just clip-ins, but it's hard to say for sure. They help put the focus on her shimmery bright gold eyeshadow and black liner (to make it pop). I appreciate that the waterlines are light, but not white, and there's a nice harmony going on between the warm nude lips and eyeshadow. The only thing I'm not into are the layers around her face, which don't seem modern.

Gigi is wearing: FoundationConcealerPowderContour/blush in Medium to DeepBrow crayon in BlondeBrow mascara in BlondeEyeshadow in Barely BeigeEyeliner in Soft NudeEyeshadow in Charcoal ChromeEyeshadow in The Rock Nudes (matte black shade) • Mascara in Blackest BlackLip liner in NudeLipstick in Nude ThrillLipstick in Bare All

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke MTV Movie Awards 2016

Emilia Clarke at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Emilia Clarke MTV Movie Awards 2016

Emilia Clarke at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Emilia's sheer but strong pink lipstick is so great with the pretty shape of her lips and teeth. Normally, we see her with a lot less volume in her hair, but this wavy, textured bob is a fun change. Also notice the new tone-on-tone highlights to frame her face. With so much going on, I think a cleaner eye (with just soft lashes) would've been better. 

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan MTV Movie Awards 2016

Lizzy Caplan at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Lizzy Caplan MTV Movie Awards 2016

Lizzy Caplan at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

I'm digging this cute bob 'n' bangs combo on Lizzy, which shows off her long neck and balances a long face shape. The makeup is also younger and fresher than many of her looks in the past. Especially the shimmery shadow, which transforms her smoky eyes for an almost wet-look eye. Plus, I always love me some chunky defined lashes. So good with the seamless blush and sheer baby pink lips!

Halsey

Halsey MTV Movie Awards 2016

Halsey at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Halsey MTV Movie Awards 2016

Halsey at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Halsey really suits this boyish short hairstyle, dressed up with a monochromatic tawny peach makeup look. The eyeshadow is deeper at the outer edges, with a touch of shimmer at the inner corners, paired with sheer cheeks and a more intense lip. But it would be better without the false lashes, and her brows could be bolder and more filled in. 

Halsey is wearing: Eyeshadow in Disco Dust

Holland Roden

Holland Roden MTV Movie Awards 2016

Holland Roden at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Holland Roden MTV Movie Awards 2016

Holland Roden at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Holland wore her signature red hair straight and behind both ears, and it already makes for a cool colour contrast against her bright blue dress. Then, she added a pop of coral-pink lipstick and a sweep of matching blush—love! I'm happy to see this with just fluffy lashes, and no harsh liner.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner MTV Movie Awards 2016

Kendall Jenner at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Kendall Jenner MTV Movie Awards 2016

Kendall Jenner at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Kendall went with the usual Kardashian-Jenner recipe of pale lips, contoured cheeks, long lashes and arched brows. But there is something different here—she's wearing a fun pom-pom ponytail at the back. I think her eyes look really pretty with the precise tightlining.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne MTV Movie Awards 2016

Cara Delevingne at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Cara Delevingne MTV Movie Awards 2016

Cara Delevingne at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Cara has the coolest red carpet style, right down to the little beauty touches. Am I right? Now that she's not as over-exposed as a couple years ago, I feel like I can appreciate these things even more. The braid snaking down her part, with a matte greyish-berry lipstick, add the right amount of edge here—but not so much that she doesn't still look gorgeous. I also love that she never cheapens her makeup with false lashes.

Cara is wearing: SerumMoisturizerFoundationPowderBlush in PralineBronzer in SeductionEyeshadow in PeachEyeshadow in LilacEyeliner in CaviarEyeshadow in Deep Night (to smudge eyeliner) • Brow gelMascaraLipstick in Stripped

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron MTV Movie Awards 2016

Charlize Theron at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Charlize Theron MTV Movie Awards 2016

Charlize Theron at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

 Good for Charlize for really committing to this intimidating ice queen look! Even though I prefer her hair down, she does pull off this extremely tight, hard-to-wear hairstyle. Her skin is in great condition, and while her makeup is never that exciting, I find her restraint admirable: no heavy liner or shadow, and normal-looking lashes. I think her brows could be more feathery and a softer colour.

Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow MTV Movie Awards 2016

Brittany Snow at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Brittany Snow MTV Movie Awards 2016

Brittany Snow at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Brittany always gets one thing basically right—playing up her eyes. Although I might disagree on the execution, I think it's the wise choice to emphasize how big, bright and blue they are with lots and lots of lashes. But I'm not a fan of her stripey highlights, which are only emphasized with this centre-parted hairstyle. An all-over solid colour would be better!

Kat Graham

Kat Graham MTV Movie Awards 2016

Kat Graham at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Kat Graham MTV Movie Awards 2016

Kat Graham at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

I'm glad Kat is keeping up with the subtler, tone-on-tone makeup. (I mean, it's not subtle, but at least it's not as over-the-top as we've seen in the past.) Her lips are the best part of this look. Unfortunately, they're overpowered by the heavy Instagram brows (not to mention false lashes). It's a testament to how pretty she is that she still looks quite good!

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

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