Natural hair and makeup looks dominated this year's Emmy red carpet. Here are the best looks you can use as inspiration for your next event.
If you go on Instagram for the latest makeup trends, you’ll find that it’s all about color and intensity. From colorful and glittery cut creases to rainbow looks, it’s all about intense and over-the-top looks, which also extends to hairstyles. Now, to be honest with you, I love doing my hair, especially if I’m going to a party or the club. However, there are moments and events when we’re looking for something more neutral and sophisticated, and what better place to look for classy and trendy hair and makeup inspiration than the red carpet.
We’re approaching that time of year when we all have tons of events to attend, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, or even wedding season in the fall and winter, so the Emmy Awards are actually the ones where we can see the best looks for the season. This year, the Emmys were actually a lovely showcase of beautiful and gorgeous hair and makeup looks that can be perfect to look sleek and fabulous for any upcoming formal event you have. These are the best of the best and the ones that will definitely give you the best inspo.
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The Westworld star appeared on the red carpet with an all-black suit that made her look so elegant. To contrast with the strong lines of her outfit, she decided to go for a romantic lower bun with loose locks on the front, and adorn it with a combination of white, blue, yellow, and berry flowers. Her makeup was very natural with only some mascara, a bit of blush, and an intense berry lip.
The Game of Thrones star doesn’t need much to shine and stand out. With a very nice and subtle golden dress, she stole everyone's attention. To complement the look, she went for a messy bob, framing natural makeup that drew the eye to her dark wine lips that matched beautifully with her eyes.
Updos aren’t the only choice, if you’re looking for a sophisticated look, and Teigen was one of the many on the red carpet who proved it by leaving her wavy bob down. To pair her dramatic metallic silver dress, the author and model also went for a very natural makeup look that highlighted her eyes with a subtle smokey eye and nude lip.
Rocking a beautiful pastel pink, this year’s winner, Thandie Newton, also went for a natural makeup look, but with a fun twist. She added some bright and glittery pink shades to make her eyes pop and match the outfit, while keeping it simple on the rest of her face. She also rounded her look with her hair slicked back in a lower bun to make her face the center of attention.
The Crown actress went for a decidedly neutral look. From a very simple nude dress to her hair and makeup, she’s definitely the one to look at if you want a very sleek and natural look. To put her own style to the look, Kirby wore deep dark brows to highlight her features. To add even more drama, she went for some volume at the top that created a perfect balance with the simple lines of the dress.
Not only did she get all the attention when she took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, but she also stood out with her amazing outfit. As one of the few stars who went for a bright color, she contrasted the neon green color of her dress with a very neutral makeup that highlighted her beautiful skin. To round it all, she went for what was probably the most interesting hairstyle of the night, a half-up bun that ended with a twisted ponytail, giving her a modern, fun, and elegant look.
If you still want some pop of color to contrast with your natural makeup look, you can always follow Alexis Bledel’s choice for the ceremony. She wore a baby pink and pastel yellow dress. To match the movement of the dress, she left her straight hair down and drew all the attention to the makeup on her rosy cheeks. To round up the look, she went for a watermelon pink on the lips that matched the color of her blush.
Scarlett Johansson was probably one of the few who went for a more intense look. To complement her white dress, she went for a heavy and sharp cat eye and a pop of bright yellow glitter all over her eyes, from the inner corner to the crease. To balance the look, she opted for light makeup and a nude lip. Finally, her hair was slicked-back messy waves.
Beetz went for a velvet dress adorned with a jeweled neck. To keep the attention on the dress, Beetz wore a natural makeup with a warm brown smokey eye and nude brown lip. Her updo was original and kept the balance with the lines of the dress and her face.
Shahidi made a very strong statement about body positivity and beauty standards by keeping her look extra-natural. Not only did she decide to keep her unibrow and rock it beautifully, but she also kept the look simple with a very light brown shadow and glossy lips. But the highlight is definitely her very modern, curly top knot.
With a very romantic mint dress with ruffles and interesting lines, Delevingne chose to keep things simple with her makeup. However, the interesting part of her look was definitely what she went for with her hair. Romantic while also giving us some Alice in Wonderland vibes, she tied her hair in a low ponytail adorned with big, black ribbons.
Giving us some regal vibes, The Crown's actress, and this year’s winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, Claire Foy went for a very elegant and modern look. She styled her short hair in a sleek fashion and chose a very natural makeup that drew all the attention to her bright blue eyes and the bold red lip she went for.
The trends this year definitely favored neutral looks highlighting natural beauty, which I live for because it ends up looking so elegant and sleek. These looks are perfect for special events and will make you look like the goddess you are.
Here are other ideas you can also embrace: