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The promise of a new awards season is one of the most exciting parts of beginning a new year, and it always kicks off with the Golden Globes. The 75th Annual Golden Globes were held today in Los Angeles, yet in terms of fashion (and advocacy), took a very different path to previous years. The rise of the #MeToo movement, in support of those subjected to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, saw a slew of stars dressed entirely in black.
In addition to being a powerful statement, the all-black dress code means that most celebs went down different routes with their hair and makeup. We had predicted the monochromatic gowns would bring brighter, bolder lip and eye looks, however the red carpet this year is very much a mixed bag. Keep on reading to find out our favourite makeup looks from the 2018 Golden Globes, as well as how you can recreate them yourself.
To complement her structured, asymmetrical black and silver gown, Best Actress winner Saoirse Ronan opted for a fresh and flawless look. With pale skin and platinum blonde locks very different to her character in shoo-in favourite Ladybird, the starlet brought English rose chic to the red carpet. With perfect skin, a hint of peachy blush and a natural brow and lip, Saoirse proves that no-makeup makeup can still look gorgeous.
Start off with the base, ensuring it’s perfect to prevent against creasing or caking throughout the night. Our primer pick is the Becca Backlight Priming Perfector. Then, apply your foundation using a sponge to ensure it truly buffs into the skin for a natural look. We think that the Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation is an ideal choice for recreating Saoirse’s natural skin look.
For blush, the Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Powder Blush in Peach Glow will create the perfect flush. Feather the brows out with the Garbo & Kelly Retractable Brow Perfection Pencil. Finally, round out your look with lips — we’d opt for the Butter London Moisture Matte Lipstick in Abbey Rose to add a little colour.
Although we’re still trying to work out our feelings about this year’s Golden Globes shoe choice, one thing we expect without question from Scandal star Kerry Washington is a stunning makeup look. Thankfully, Ms. Olivia Pope delivered, rocking a vibrant purple smoky eye that’s giving us Pantone Colour of the Year vibes. Paired with a glossy lip and flawless skin (as to be expected), Kerry shone on the red carpet.
For eyeshadow, Kerry’s MUA has lined the lash line and water line with purple and left everything else natural, really letting the jewel tone pop. Recreate it yourself using the Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Inception and a liner brush, wetting the brush a little if you need to intensify the pigment. We’d recommend doing the eyes first, then going in with your foundation to clean up fallout. An ideal foundation for this airbrushed look is the Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme.
Dab a little blush on the cheeks to add colour — the Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush in Taffeta ensures none of the cakiness you may expect with a powder formula. Finish up your look with a tinted lip gloss on your pout, such as the Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour and SPF in Rhubarb.
While it’s her plump-looking lips that are inspiring a few rumours, our eyes are all on Kendall Jenner’s stunning, natural makeup look this Golden Globes. With a dress as jaw-dropping as this (seriously, look it up, stat), the VS model played things safe with her makeup, and we think that’s a good thing. Her enviable dark features were accented by a strong brow, fluttery lash and nude lip.
Start off by selecting a full coverage foundation to blur imperfections and create an airbrushed base. We love the Mirenesse Velvet Maxi Lift Airbrush Foundation, especially for events or any occasion where you’ll be photographed. Warm up the face with a touch of bronzer in a warm shade, like the Glo Minerals Bronze in Sunlight.
For the eyes, select a liquid liner with a precise tip to thinly line the lash line for subtle definition. The Kryolan Professional Makeup High Definition Skinliner is an ideal choice, used by the pros on their famous clients. Slick a little of the Bite Beauty Lushfruit Lip Gloss in Cocoa for some nude shine on your lips, and you’ll be lookin’ and feelin’ exactly like Kenny…well, without the million-dollar paycheck, that is.
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Australia’s own Margot Robbie wowed on the red carpet this year, donning a deeply cut black gown with silver embellishments. However, the real standout of Margot’s Golden Globes look was her makeup, which relied on neutral eyes and a bold pop of colour on the lips.
The I, Tonya actress opted for lighter shades to complement her blue eyes, lining the outer third with dark eyeliner. Throw in some lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes and a structured brow to frame the eyes. For the lips, Margot is wearing a berry shade that errs on the side of pink rather than purple.
Our pick for shadow is the Ofra Signature Eyeshadow Palette in Radiant Eyes. Define and accentuate the eyes with the Nude by Nature Eye Contour Pencil and the ModelCo LashXtend Mascara. Finally, for the lips, the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Vigne is the perfect shade.
Last, but definitely not least, it wouldn’t be a Golden Globes makeup wrap up without Hollywood’s sweetheart Emma Stone. This year, the award-winning actress put way more thought into her makeup look than we’d expect, and it turned out insanely gorgeous. As a nod to the suffragette movement, which was represented by the colours white, purple and green, Emma opted for a lilac lip and emerald smoky eye. Yep, not only is this woman funny and talented, but she’s also smart AF.
Perfect that complexion with a lightweight foundation, such as the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. Packed with minerals, this product will ensure a long-lasting base that doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive of skins.
Emma has smoked up her eyes using a dark green accent shade, so you’ll need to get your hands on the perfect emerald tone. Take the green shade in the Ofra Signature Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Eyes, buffing all over the lid. Then, use the darker tones to smoke out as you like. Finally, Emma has gone with a muted purple on the lips, which is a unique choice for the starlet — we’re loving it! Our go-to lipstick for the perfect lilac with a hint of pink is the Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Radiant Rose.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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