The Most Memorable Red Carpet Beauty Looks Of 2021

From the most head-turning hairstyles to jaw-dropping makeup.

The best red carpet 2021 beauty moments we can't stop thinking about.
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During the past year, celebs did not hold back with their glam. Here, a look at the most head-turning red carpet 2021 beauty moments — featuring stunning hairstyles, jaw-dropping makeup, and bejeweled nail art.

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Yara Shahidi’s Draped Blush

At the 2021 Met Gala, Shahidi stunned with a monochromatic makeup look. She rocked a rich rosy-brown hue from her lids to her pout, complete with matching blush from her cheekbones to her temples.

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Barbie Ferreira’s Pink & Purple Glam

The Euphoria star paired her flapper-style gown with a soft purple eyeshadow that extended past her temples, along with a pop of pink blush for a modern touch to the ’20s-era ‘fit. Still, she topped it off with retro-style thin brows.

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Alicia Keys’ Beaded Chignon

At the Met Gala, Keys leveled up her simple chignon hairstyle with dazzling Swarovski crystals — the perfect red carpet hair accessory.

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Michaela Coel’s Neon Eyeliner

At the 2021 Emmys, I May Destroy You’s Coel turned heads with neon yellow liner on top of a flawless cat eye. Her eye makeup perfectly matched her gown.

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Dua Lipa’s Metallic Cat Eye

To go along with her sequin ‘fit, Lipa wore a metallic purple cat eye (naturally) at the Frieze and Versace event in London. She wore her hair slicked back in a high pony so her makeup could do all the talking.

J.Lo’s Radiant Glow

When doesn’t J.Lo bring her beauty A-game? The answer is never. During Milan Fashion Week, the star’s braided updo, fierce eyeliner, lip gloss, and glowy highlighter were absolute perfection.

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Anja Taylor-Joy’s Old Hollywood Curls

While her bright purple blazer mini-dress served as one of the best looks at the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards, Taylor-Joy’s soft curls — complete with a deep side part — and deep berry lipstick delivered serious old Hollywood glamour.

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Zendaya’s Box Braids

It was hard to pick just one of Zendaya’s red carpet beauty looks, but her long jumbo box braids — combined with her bronze eyeshadow and perfectly executed bronzer — from the CFDA Fashion Awards was definitely a standout moment.

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Cynthia Erivo’s Crystal-Studded Tips

At the 2021 Met Gala, Erivo’s stiletto-shaped nails were fully bejeweled — proof you should always try to match your mani to your diamond necklace.

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Hailey Bieber’s Goth Glam

Bieber went in a different direction with her makeup at the LACMA 2021 gala: Rather than the sun-kissed glow we're used to seeing on the supermodel, she sported a rich burgundy pout that was simple, yet sophisticated.

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Paloma Elsesser’s Green Eyeshadow

With her pin-straight hair and shimmery green smoky eye, supermodel Elsesser nailed her glam at the Fashion Awards in London.

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Gigi Hadid’s ’60s-Style Updo

Hadid’s retro-chic half-up hairstyle — which she topped off with a Prada clip — at the 2021 Met Gala was especially stunning with her vibrant red hair color. Her baby blue eyeshadow added even more of a pop.

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