The Beauty Trends To Watch This Awards Season

The Celebrity Beauty Trends To Try This Awards Season


by Daniela Morosini |
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There are plenty of things to be excited about when it comes to awards season. The dresses! Jennifer Lawrence falling over! The celebrity photobombs! But let's not forget that the red carpet is a veritable beauty playground, where the A List take more risks with their looks than any other time of the year. More and more stars have been shaking it up than ever before - while red carpet makeup gets a lot of stick for being predictable, we can happily say there was nary a red lip and cat eye in side.

Instead, we've notice an array an must-try trends on the carpet, from shimmering metallic eyes, unbelievably dewy skin and more fun with colour than ever before.

Awards season, starting with the Golden Globes in January and working through the Oscars and the Grammys, signals to us which trends from the fashion week catwalks will be embraced by the masses. The dewy skin movement arguably started at the Spring/Summer '15 shows, when Marc Jacobs sent his supermodel army, including Kendall Jenner, down the runway totally sans slap. While we're sure the A-List have a little foundation on, it's surely not powder.

Marc Jacobs via Jason Lloyd Evans

We noticed a healthy, dewy glow on stars like Chrissy Teigan, who braved the flash of the cameras with a radiant base. Alexander Wang, too, gave his girls a barely-there glow at his New York Fashion Week Show. Make like these ladies and get busy with the highlighter.


Beauty Trends For Awards Season

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Dewy Skin Is In

Make like Chrissy Teigan and go for a candelit-glow - powder is out, and cream and liquid formulas are ruling the roost.

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Dewy Skin Is In

Amal's skin has a softer, lit-from-within glow, which keeps her red carpet makeup fresh and modern.

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Dewy Skin Is In

Jenna Dewan-Tatum has a soft, youthful glow across her cheeks and forehead. A lightness of touch is key here to avoid looking shiny.

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Liquid Metal

This bronze shade perfectly tones with Jessica's copper-coloured hair, and is bang on trend.

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Liquid Metal

Behind those seriously fluffy lashes is some delicate, reflective silver-toned lids.

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Liquid Metal

Ellie Kemper's opted for a mix of copper and more neutral shimmering shades for a softer take on the trend.

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Riot Of Colour

Emma Stone's never been one to shy from colour, and this look suits is no exception. Bold is beautiful.

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Riot Of Colour

A perfectly glossy berry-toned pout and pretty lilac eyes look gorgeous on Lupita - we're also really feeling her hair, too.

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Felicity Jones

A soft peachy lip pairs well with Felicity Jone's blue-toned smokey eye.

As for eyes, the classic smokey is on hiatus. Instead, stars turned to a metallic palette of bronzes, silvers and coppers to add a little sparkle to their look. Less glittery, and more of a gentle sheen, these shades are kinder on tired eyes and dark circles than traditional grey. We noticed this at Balmain and Zadig and Voltaire, where models worked a sheer golden gloss and shots of vivid, reflective blue respectively. Try a cream formula eyeshadow to get the liquid metal, rather than spangly, finish.

Balmain via Jason Lloyd Evans

Last but not least, now is the time to really play with colour. Clashing is in, and you need not fear going outside of your neutral comfort zone. Frosted greens and blues, paired with pinker lips, or even bold purples are all in - so be brave and put down the taupe. And of course, a nude lip is now not the only partner to a brightly coloured eye. If you're not ready to go all-out, try a gloss rather than a lipstick to add a softer hit of colour to your look.

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