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

From Vanessa Kirby to Helen Mirren.
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In the past, celebrities prepped for the red carpet knowing they'd be photographed in unforgiving HD. Now, it's all about looking good on Zoom and Instagram—as was the case at last night's SAG Awards.

Just like the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, the ceremony took place virtually rather than in person. So with the help of their glam squads, the attendees got dressed up at home, and then documented their looks for us (plus the products used) on social media.

Here are the beauty highlights from the big night.

Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby SAG Awards 2021

Vanessa Kirby before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Could Vanessa be any more flawless?! First of all, I'm blown away by her perfect skin... and then I'm drawn to the expertly applied makeup. Just look at the precise edges on that red lip, and how defined her lashes are. I also love the full but soft brows, and that luminous highlight at the inner corners of her eyes. This might be my favourite look of awards season so far!

Vanessa is wearing: Face mist • Eye serum • Face oil • Highlighter in Atomic (under foundation) • FoundationConcealerBlush in TenderlyIlluminator in Polka Dots & Moonbeams (as eyeshadow) • Eyeliner in TwilightMascara in After Midnight • Lip mask • Lipstick in Rumba and Tango • Powder in Fade Into You (to mattify lips)

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren SAG Awards 2021

Helen Mirren before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Helen rocked one of the most playful, youthful looks we've ever seen on her: bold brows and a ballerina bun with a fun, colour-blocked dress. I appreciate that the makeup isn't super saturated—she went sheer on her lips, and kept the eyes soft and smudgy. 

Helen is wearing: MoisturizerEye creamFoundation in Natural BuffConcealer in Warm BeigePowder • Blush in Mauved • Eyeshadow in Matte-ison Avenue • Eyeliner in BrownLiquid liner in Black • Mascara in Black • Brow pencil • Brow pen • Lip liner in Bold Orchid • Lipstick in Pink Petal

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington SAG Awards 2021

Kerry Washington before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Just before jumping in the water, Kerry posed in the most glamorous poolside ensemble I've seen (complete with swim cap!). While she matched her nail polish to her blue gown, she chose purple for her eye shadow, along with a peach lipstick. The exceedingly well-blended contour makes her cheekbones pop.

Kerry is wearing: Concealer • Mascara

Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung SAG Awards 2021

Jamie Chung before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Jamie stayed in her comfort zone with big, brushed out waves, smoky eyes and peachy lips and cheeks—all of which dial down the drama of her fire-engine red dress. I'm also loving this lighter brown hair colour on her, with face-framing lighter pieces. 

Jamie is wearing: Eyeshadow • Liquid liner in Cobalt BlueMascara • Brow mascara in Parisienne Chocolate • Lipstick in New York Nude

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco SAG Awards 2021

Kaley Cuoco before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Kaley wore the exact type of look I've come to associate with the SAG Awards: bright colour, glowing skin and dramatic details (like the oversized rosette on her dress). The top knot, matchy-matchy fuchsia lips and rosy cheeks are effortless and feminine. The only thing I'd change is feathering out the brows.

Kaley is wearing: SerumMoisturizerEye creamNeck creamPrimer in Universal LightBlurring primer (on T-zone) • Foundation in 111NConcealer in 02Powder • Highlighter in Pinky ShineBlush in Glowy Pink (on cheeks and as eyeshadow) • Contour in Golden Peach • Setting spray • Eyeshadow palette in Fairy Tale Nude Gradation (pink shade) • Mascara in Black • Brow powder and gel in Tawny BlondTop coat (on lashes and brows) • Lip balmLipstick in Intense Fuchsia • Lipstick in Hot Pink

Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett SAG Awards 2021

Jurnee Smollett before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Jurnee didn't hold back on the glam, serving up a set of 360-degree cat eyes to go with her ornate necklace and plunging neckline. With so much going on, I love that she wore her hair slicked back and off her face. The flushed cheeks and rosy lips are pretty and understated.

Jurnee is wearing: Foundation in BD51Blush and highlighter in Fleurs de Printemps • Blush in Rouge ProfondIlluminator in Perles de Lumière • Eyeshadow in Clair-ObscurEyeshadow/eyeliner in Electric Brown •  Eyeliner in HyperblackMascara in NoirLip liner in Nude BrunLipstick in Chance and Glow

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw SAG Awards 2021

Abbey Lee Kershaw before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Leave it to the ex-supermodel to take the best photo, with the best lighting! Abbey Lee enhanced her iconic features with black liner blended into her waterlines and extended out, plus rose lipstick with overdrawn edges. Her hair is combed over in that '80s flip that is making a comeback lately.

Abbey Lee is wearing: MoisturizerIlluminator in Pearly Glow • Foundation in B20Concealer in 20Powder in No. 20Blush in Rose BronzeHighlighter in Perles de LumièreHighlighter in Transparent • Contour in Contour Clair • Eyeshadow in Clair-ObscurEyeliner in NoirEyeliner in HyperblackMascara in NoirBrow pencil in Brun ClairLip liner in Nude BrunLipstick in Still

Amy Adams

Amy Adams SAG Awards 2021

Amy Adams before the 2021 SAG Awards.

Amy is wearing her signature red hair a little shorter these days, which gives her favourite side-parted waves a fresh update. Flushed cheeks, baby-pink lips and black liner complete the look, along with a fun hit of colour from her green earrings. I just feel like this needed a more interesting dress!

Amy is wearing: Antioxidant serumHydrating serumGel moisturizerFoundationConcealer • PowderBronzerSetting sprayEyeshadow in Suede and CinnamonEyeliner in Metallic MinkMascara in Glossy Black • Lip liner in Buff • Lip liner in Hush HushLip gloss in Dahlia

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling SAG Awards 2021

Mindy Kaling before the 2021 SAG Awards.

As we saw at last year's Oscars, Mindy can pull off bright colours, and this vibrant blue is no exception. Rather than overwhelming her, it actually makes her skin glow. I'm glad she kept to a neutral makeup palette instead of adding a competing shade, but the hair seems somewhat matronly. I would've preferred some sort of top knot!

Mindy is wearing: SerumMoisturizerFoundation in Tan 460, Dark 510 and Dark 520 • Concealer in Dark 1PowderBlush in UmberEyeliner in Black • MascaraBrow pencil in DarkBrow mascara in DarkLipstick in RaisinLip gloss in Clove

Lily Collins

Lily Collins SAG Awards 2021

Lily Collins before the 2021 SAG Awards.

While Lily was all '70s glam at the Golden Globes, she reverted back to the 1960s with this prim-and-proper look. Wearing her hair straight and behind her shoulders shows off all the beading, while muted pinks and purples on her lips and lids echo the tones of her dress.

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

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