The Best Beauty Looks at the 2014 Golden Globes — Almost as Good as Couture Gowns
There were the gowns that took our breath away — Lupita, we're looking at you! — and then, there were the gorgeous hair styles and the flawless makeup that made this year's Golden Globe ensembles even more stunning. To all the faux bobs, real bobs, top knots, dark lips, and enviably perfect smokey eyes, we salute you.
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The Dark Lip Award: Jennifer Lawrence
Now that the Jennifer Lawrence pixie-cut fervor has dimmed, we can fully appreciate just how well the actress does a dark lip. This particular shade of brick-brown red provided her white Christian Dior Couture gown with a slightly edgier note.
The Old Hollywood Hair Award: Zooey Deschanel
Doesn’t Zooey Deschanel’s whole vibe here remind you of a modern-day Billie Holiday? Between the soft, low side bun, wispy side bangs, bold red lip, and white rosettes placed daintily above the bun, we couldn’t be more pleased with the New Girl’s Old Hollywood hair.
The "Laid-Back But Still Put Together" Award: Sandra Bullock
For everyone and anyone who has ever griped about not wanting to get too gussied up, you have Sandra Bullock to thank for your new “going out” combo. A sleek, low-slung ponytail paired with a muted berry lip and a good coat of mascara does wonders for looking polished without the effort.
The Faux Bob Award: Cate Blanchett
The tuck-under-faux-bob is in full effect, and of course, Cate Blanchett made it look like the most regal thing ever.
The Classiest Use of Gold Eyeshadow Award: Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o wore only a swipe of gold eyeshadow, subtle enough that it made an impression, but not so disco-era heavy that you’re wondering where she went wrong. Bottom line: a little gold eyeshadow goes a long way, and Lupita continues to be really cool and awesome.
The Simple and Elegant Award: Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie was a knockout at the Golden Globes, and she didn’t need a dramatic smokey eye or bold red lip to drive the point home. Here’s to the whole “no makeup” makeup look done right.
The Real Bob Award: Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is giving really good bob and bangs here. The blunt cut and wispy bangs shape her face perfectly.
The Best Use of Purple Award: Olivia Wilde
Purple eyeshadow isn’t the first shade we’d reach for when doing a sultry eye look, but Olivia Wilde may have us singing a different tune. To follow suit, just lightly dust a metallic-tinged violet eyeshadow around a black kohl-lined eye.
The Stolen From the Runway Award: Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland said it herself — her braided crown hairstyle was inspired by the Valentino runway. While we weren’t so keen on her peachy gown, her milkmaid braids were youthful and chic.
The Flawless Skin Award: Kate Beckinsale
It’s January and all we want to know is: how does Kate Beckinsale look so perfectly glow-y and bronzed and flawless? Her skin deserves some sort of unofficial Golden Globe award.
The Perfect Smokey Eye: Emma Roberts
When you think perfect taupe-brown-black smokey eye, Emma Roberts’ eye makeup comes to mind, right? It wasn’t overly dramatic, it wasn’t overly metallic-y, and her lashes are impeccably long and thick.
The Cutest Accessory Award: Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana’s ballerina bun was sweet, but the real winner here was the sparkly star hair pin. A truly random accent to go along with her bold Prabal Gurung dress — proving once more that she can really wear almost anything.
The Matte Pink Lipstick Award: Emma Watson
Emma Watson rarely strays from her less-is-more makeup mantra, but to slightly spice things up, she wore a noticeably pinker lip shade. And it was noticeably awesome.