This year, the stars let their eye-catching gowns take center stage, opting for softer, more natural hair and makeup over dramatic statement-making eye shadows, lipsticks, and hairstyles (recall the faux-hawk of red carpets past).
The red carpet’s biggest beauty trend was nude lips, with only a few stars brightening up the red carpet via pouts that pop. But even the stars who sported bold lips, went with a softer hue, opting for bright berry shades over classic reds or shocking pinks.
Whether worn down or up, romantic waves and loose updos complemented the feminine feel of the night’s makeup and fashion. From Chastain and Witherspoon’s retro waves to Kristen Stewart‘s natural curls and Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watt’s soft and loose updos, the hair was just as wearable and flattering as the makeup.
Even the nails were kept neutral to match the parade of neutral cream, white, blush and gray gowns coming down the red carpet. Those who did sport darker shades kept it simple in rich oxblood and red, with the nail designs and glitter that created a buzz at the past few awards shows, noticeably absent.
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