The Golden Globe Awards were back this year, televised and at full capacity for the first time since January 2020. In 2021, during the height of the pandemic, the ceremony was almost entirely remote with all nominees taking part from home. Fourth-time hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey took to separate stages on opposite coasts with limited audiences in both locations. With no red carpet, nominees or presenters altogether, it was a more subdued version of the usually boisterous celebration.
Things got even worse for The Globes in 2022. NBC abruptly canceled the telecast completely after The Los Angeles Times exposed a lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization that presents The Golden Globe Awards, as well as alleged ethical lapses by its members.
Since then, the HFPA enacted a series of reforms by expanding its membership, diversifying its ranks, and implementing new ethical codes.
But for 2023, one of Hollywood’s biggest parties of the year is back in all its glory. The Golden Globes has a reputation for being the most fun awards show to watch because it features stars on the big and small screen, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and has alcohol flowing throughout the duration. This combination often leads to unpredictable moments that become viral online the following day.
The Golden Globes marks the start of awards season, and with its return came a full-capacity red carpet pre-show. As the first red carpet of the year, it sets the stage and serves as inspiration for hair and makeup styles to come.
Cutting-edge fashion and the latest beauty trends displayed by A-listers make for a show in and of itself, and this year’s red carpet did not disappoint. The hair looks ranged from waist-length tresses to period lobs and edgy pixies while the makeup standouts varied with minimalist and natural looks, chic goth glows, and full-blown glam featuring smoky eyes and sultry lips.
Here are some of the most memorable beauty looks from the 80th Golden Globes red carpet:
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday star and nominee for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series, rocked a shaggy lob created by Dave Stanwell using Fekkai products that perfectly framed her baby doll eyes. Vincent Oquendo used Sophia Loren as a muse to design the makeup with strategically placed white eyeliner, individual lashes, and tangerine blush.
Timeless beauty and Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress in Wakanda Forever, Angela Bassett channeled Old Hollywood with a side-swept, curled-to-perfection lob created by hairstylist Randy Stodghill. Her glamourous winged liner, bold blush, and bright lip were done by D’Andre Michael using Chanel products.
Effortless simplicity was the beauty theme for the gorgeous Margot Robbie. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff first prepped the nominee’s face using products from Image Skincare before making her lips the focal point of the look by keeping the rest of her face makeup minimal and natural. All makeup was from Chanel, including the Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour. Robbie’s loose, glossy waves were created by Bryce Scarlett using KMS hair products.
Another star opting to make her lips the star of the look was nominee Michelle Williams. Makeup artist Angela Levin kept most of her face simple and pared down with a pop of coral on her lips using the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick. A soft center-parted updo with loose waves framing her face was styled by Chris McMillan.
Jaime Lee Curtis
Nominee and presenter Jaime Lee Curtis wowed the red carpet in a gothic black strapless jumpsuit complete with lace cape. Her earth-toned, smoldering smokey eyes and neutral lips enhanced the look. Artist Grace Ahn used Anastasia Beverly Hills products to create this chic makeup. Curtis’ signature silver pixie completed the look.
Best Actress winner for a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Michelle Yeoh’s stunning, side-swept, waist-length, super-shiny, poker-straight hair was styled by Robert Vetica using Better Not Younger products. Her luminous, glowing complexion was achieved using a combination of Dior Forever Skin Veil Primer, Foundation, and Skin Correct Concealer applied by makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani.
Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Comedy or Drama Julia Garner rode the Barbiecore pink wave in a romantic Gucci gown. Her usually curly platinum pixie was straightened and styled by Bobby Eliot using the GHD Platinum + Styler and Rene’ Furterer hair products. Makeup artist Emily Chang used Chanel products to prep Garner’s skin and paint her soft glam makeup.
House of the Dragon first-time nominee Emma D’Arcy made quite a memorable debut on the Golden Globes red carpet. The star arrived sporting metallic, cropped indigo hair paired perfectly with a smudged, shimmery cobalt shadow with a lone teardrop cascading down their left cheek. Makeup artist Holly Silius used products from Shiseido—including the Pop PowerGel Eyeshadow, Shimmer GelGloss, and Kajal InkArtist Shadow, Liner, Brow Pencil—to create the dramatic look.
Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain kept her jewel-encrusted spider web gown as the star of the show with an elegant, sleek bun styled by Renato Campora using Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris. The soft, natural makeup with a hint of shimmer is from Charlotte Tilbury.
First-time nominee for Best Original Song, Rihanna made a huge impression without even walking the red carpet. The superstar showed up late to the ceremony in sculptural, twisted pigtail braids styled by Yusef Williams and Naphia White that were inspired by Princess Leia and Wakanda. Her makeup (you guessed it!) was RiRi’s own line, Fenty Beauty, of course, applied by Pricilla Ono. The soft rose gold hues countered the dramatic structure of Rihanna’s black gown.
Ana de Armas
Cuban beauty and nominee for Best Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Ana de Armas opted for minimal and natural makeup. Celebrity artist Melanie Inglessis went for clean and luminous skin enhanced with a Monroe-like cat eye and rosy-mauve lips. The lip color is from the not-yet-released Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick Collection in the shade Stolen Heart. Her soft and sleek face-framing hair was styled by Jenny Cho using products from Sol de Janeiro, including the Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Hair Oil.
Makeup artist Hung Vanngo made sure nominee Selena Gomez was fresh-faced and dewy with a natural complexion paired with soft plum eyeshadow to match her gown. Her sleek, elegant ponytail was created by hairstylist Marissa Marino using Rene’ Furterer products and an Olivia Garden ceramic round brush.
Best Supporting Actress nominee for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown, Elizabeth Debicki was another star rocking Barbiecore pink. She paired it with simple, natural makeup with softly defined brows, subtle smokey eyes, and a nude lip all by Dior. Her beachy waves were styled by Mara Roszak with Phyto hair products, including the Blow Dry Balm and Blow Dry Spray.
Nominee Anya Taylor-Joy arrived with her waist-long, platinum, poker-straight locks twisted up on one side in a sophisticated asymmetrical look designed by Gregory Russell. Her 90s supermodel-inspired makeup was all Dior applied by Georgie Eisdell. The products used include the Skin Glow Foundation, Skin Correct Concealer, 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette, Rouge Blush in shade Charnelle, and Rouge Dior Lipstick in shade 100 Nude Look.
Lisa Marie Presley
On a much more somber note, singer-songwriter and only child of rock legend Elvis Presley Lisa Marie Presley made her final public appearance at the Golden Globes to support the biopic about her father, Elvis.
Her tragic and sudden death from cardiac arrest less than 48 hours later shocked Hollywood and the rest of the world. She will be laid to rest next to her son and father on the property of his Graceland estate. Rest in peace Lisa Marie Presley.
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