11 Stunning Critics' Choice Awards Beauty Moments

Everyone’s beauty game was top-tier.

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The best beauty looks from the Critics' Choice Awards 2023 red carpet.
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Award season is in full swing, and the 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards was a masterclass of intricate top knots and eye makeup, along with classic old Hollywood glamour looks that never go out of style. Click through to see the best beauty looks of the night.

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Anya Taylor-Joy’s Mega Bun

Taylor-Joy looked angelic with her long blonde hair swept up in a voluminous bun that sat at the crown of her head with a few tendrils left out in front to frame her face.

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Janelle Monáe’s Textured Cornrows

Maui Moisture ambassador and celebrity hairstylist Nikki Nelms created three cornrows on Monáe and weaved textured yarn throughout. To keep frizz and flyaways at bay, she used the Maui Moisture Flexible Hold + Curl Foam Mousse.

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Natasha Lyonne’s Orange Smoky Eye

To match Lyonne’s orange accessories, celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker elevated Lyonne’s smoky eye by adding a pop of neon orange from the BAKEUP Micro Palm Palette.

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Quinta Brunson’s Structured Top Knot

Celebrity stylist Alexander Armand used Olivia Garden’s Ceramic + Ion High-Performance Professional Flat Iron and Maui Moisture’s Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Weightless Oil to give Brunson’s chic top knot a sleek finish.

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Michelle Yeoh’s Pop Of Pink

Yeoh wore a soft pastel pink lip and matching blush for a sweet monochromatic look that matched her gown. Her hair was swept into a sleek bun, courtesy of celebrity stylist Jenny Cho.

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Kelsey Asbille’s Vamp Lips

For the ultimate goth-chic pout, celebrity makeup artist Emily Cheng traced Asbille’s lips with YSL Beauty’s Crushliner in Shade 2 and layered on YSL Beauty’s Bold High Pigment Lipstick in shade 9 followed by Rouge Volupté Candy Glaze Gloss in shade 6.

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Lily James’ Winged Liner

James rocked a perfectly-drawn cat eye on the red carpet, courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury who used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Exagger-eyes Liner Duo and Super Nudes Duo Liner for the look.

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Stephanie Hsu’s Peachy Flush

To match her peach-colored dress, the Everything Everywhere All At Once star wore soft orange blush on the apples of her cheeks for definition and a sunkissed glow.

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Kerry Washington’s Shimmery Glam

Washington brought the siren makeup trend to the red carpet with her gorgeous glittery eye makeup and glossy lip. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez achieved the look using all Neutrogena products.

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Aubrey Plaza’s Violet Smoky Eye

The White Lotus star sported a dark purple smoky eye with just a touch of light shimmer and showed it off with her ’90s-inspired updo.

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Angela Bassett’s Ethereal Highlighter

That glow though. Makeup artist D’Andre Michael used all Pat McGrath Labs products to create Bassett’s stunning luminescent glam, featuring purply-pink iridescent hues.

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