Golden Globes Red Carpet Beauty Trends

Golden Globes Red Carpet Beauty Trends

Awards season officially kicked off with the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards, and with it, all the glitz and glam of the red-carpet fashion and beauty trends.

The Golden Globes is one of the rare awards ceremonies where the worlds of film and television converge, giving viewers a chance to see both stars of the big and small screen interact. It is also the only major award show that serves alcohol, so is known for being fun and unpredictable as attendees let their guards down and don’t take themselves too seriously. That fun, however, ended abruptly a few years ago.

In 2021, the Los Angeles Times featured a scathing expose on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the nonprofit organization of journalists who serve as the voting body for the Golden Globes. The report exposed that the HFPA had no members of color and engaged in unethical conduct as well as suspicious financial practices. Hollywood boycotted the organization, causing the Golden Globes to be canceled in 2022.

After reforms, the Globes returned to television in 2023 in a one-year deal with NBC. It was moved from Sunday to Tuesday and ratings plummeted.

Last year, the Golden Globes were acquired by production company Penske Media and turned into a for-profit venture. The HFPA was dissolved, its 90 members ousted, and the group was replaced by more than 300 diverse entertainment journalists from around the world who now make up the voting body for the Golden Globes. With the scandal behind them, the Golden Globes aimed to recapture the glory and audience of the past.

Two major changes were implemented this year. Firstly, the number of contenders increased from five to six in each of the 25 categories. Also, two brand new award categories were added: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement (to include blockbusters) and Best Performance by a Stand-Up Comic (which many feel is long overdue).

Time will tell if the Globes thrive again, as the move from NBC to CBS was only a one-year deal. But this year, the party was in full swing with A-list celebrities strutting the red carpet again, giving good face in their best couture and coiffed hair.

When it comes to fashion, the one trend that dominated the red carpet was shimmering metallics, with shades of pink and bow embellishments not far behind. As far as makeup, understated glam reigned supreme with glowing skin, nude lips, and strong brows seen everywhere; even Taylor Swift gave her signature red pout the night off and opted for a neutral lip color. The hairstyles that ruled the evening were cropped bobs, cascading waves, slicked-back ponytails, and updos adorned with ribbons and bows.

Margot Robbie

Golden Globe nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Barbie herself arrived looking fresh-faced and effortless. Actress/producer Margot Robbie wore a hot pink Giorgio Armani Prive gown that was an allusion to Superstar Barbie from 1977.

After coloring her hair the perfect shade of beachy blonde, Jacob Schwartz prepped it before, styling using Olaplex products. He used the No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and No. 8 Intense Moisture Mask to ensure her loose waves maintained moisture and shine.

Rosamund Pike

Fellow nominee for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Saltburn, Rosamund Pike walked the carpet giving chic funeral vibes in a black lace Dior Couture gown with a matching veil. The veil was originally used to hide facial bruises from a recent skiing accident, but she liked the look so much—and felt it suited her Saltburn character so well—that she kept it.

As for her understated, classic makeup, artist Melanie Inlessis prepped the actress’s skin using Image Skincare’s I Mask Hydrogel Sheet Mask and Restoring Eye Masks. She then applied the makeup using Christian Dior products, including the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer, Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette, and Rouge Dior Lipstick in #100 Nude Look.

Selena Gomez

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical for Only Murders in the Building, nominee Selena Gomez wore a full face of her makeup brand, Rare Beauty. Nail artist, Tom Bachik, used Essie nail polish in Licorice to paint the star’s nails a shiny jet black to compliment the black accents on her Giorgio Armani gown.

Rachel Brosnahan

Four-time nominee (with two wins) for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan sported a long, sleek ponytail with a satin ribbon that perfectly matched her Sergio Hudson gown. The hair look was created by Danielle Priano using extensions and Sexy Hair Not So Hard Up Holding Gel. The classic red lips are compliments of the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso (a true red).

Emma Stone

Emma Stone won two Golden Globes for starring in and producing the film Poor Things. She chose to wear a beaded Louis Vuitton gown, silky red lob, and naturally luminous makeup. Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin gave the star her beaming glow using products from Charlotte Tilbury, such as the Beautiful Skin Foundation in shade 2 Warm (very fair with warm golden undertones) and Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder.

Lily Gladstone

Actress Lily Gladstone made history as the first Indigenous person ever to win a Golden Globe for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon. Hairstylist Marc Mena used hair extensions and Better Not Younger products, including the Lift Me Up Hair Thickener, to create her braided chignon. He described the look as a modern nod to her native heritage.

Florence Pugh

Presenter Florence Pugh wore a sheer red Valentino gown for her appearance at the Golden Globes. Hairstylist Adir Abergel created her dramatic, platinum, wavy faux hawk using Virtue’s Volumizing Primer and 6-in-1 Styling Paste.

Ayo Edebiri

Actress Ayo Edebiri won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for her role in The Bear. She looked super chic sporting one of the evening’s most popular hair trends, a blunt bob.

Makeup artist Dana Delaney kept the actress’s makeup soft and fresh with Benefit Cosmetics’ POREfessional Face Primer and Hoola Bronzer. The Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain on the apples of her cheeks and two coats of Fan Fest Mascara gave the look a nice pop.

Elle Fanning

Nominated for Best Actress for the third time for her role in The Great, Elle Fanning looked regal in a vintage off-white strapless Balmain gown. Makeup artist Erin Ayanian-Monroe used L’Oréal Paris products from their True Match line for the actress’ soft ethereal glam, including the Super-Blendable Foundation and Lumi Glotion.

Greta Lee

Nominee for Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture for Past Lives, Greta Lee stunned in a pale-yellow satin Loewe gown with an open back and knot detailing.

Makeup artist Naoko Scintu applied Sisley-Paris’ Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation for a flawless base. She added the glowing flush using the brand’s Phyto Blush Twist in Passion and L’Orchidee Highlighter Blush. An Olivia Garden Style-Up Combo Folding Teasing Brush was used to style her side-parted vintage bob.

Cailee Spaeny

Another side-parted bob spotted on the red carpet belonged to Cailee Spaeny, a first-time nominee for her role as Pricilla Presley in Pricilla. She looked fashionably demure in a 1950s-style corseted, tea-length, floral print Miu Miu dress. Makeup artist Loren Canby created the actress’s cloud-like complexion by prepping her skin with L’Oréal Paris’ Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Serum followed by the brand’s Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation in #405 Porcelain.

Jennifer Lopez

Attending the ceremony to support her husband, Ben Affleck, whose film Air was nominated, Jennifer Lopez stole the show in a baby pink strapless gown by Nicole + Felicia with a long train and giant rosette-embellished matching cape. Her voluminous Old Hollywood waves were styled by Chris Appleton using Color Wow products, including the Dream Coat Supernatural Spray and Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer.

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