The Best Beauty Looks At The 2022 CFDA Awards Were Dramatic, Chaotic, & So Chic

Pulling out all the stops.

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When the fashion industry’s top designers, models, and muses annually meet to honor the year’s best, expect some serious red carpet moments. The 2022 CFDA Awards’ beauty looks embrace what makes wearable art so exciting, and they’re nothing if not memorable. Ahead, explore the evening’s standouts.

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Kerry Washington was sultry and sophisticated in a violet-toned red lipstick, soft smoky eye, and warm wash of matching blush that continues the color story. Her hair, pulled back into a smooth, sleek bun, lets the lips take center stage.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid’s (faux?) septum piercing took the red carpet by storm, with its edginess only underscored by her black lipstick and platinum hair with dark roots.ANDREA RENAULT/AFP/Getty Images
Jamie Xie turned up on the red carpet in the ultimate night-out glam, complete with sexy-smudgy siren eye makeup and a cross-over ponytail with tons of texture and waves. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
With their bleached hair styled in a gloriously gravity-defying vertical ponytail that ends in a rounded puff, Janelle Monáe perfectly matches the liner piping and voluminous skirt of their ensemble. They’re an all-time icon for a reason.Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images
Draped in the most romantic floral gown, Keke Palmer’s every bit the red carpet princess. Her bronzed cheeks, fluttery lashes, and demure lipstick are low-key and pretty while her voluminous, swept-back updo is pure storybook.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Over the past year, Addison Rae’s done a full 180-turn from TikTok teen to full-fledged star — and her increasingly editorial looks are proof she has a serious eye for art. While mostly obscured by her hooded gown, her face-framing pieces and glossy lips let her clothes shine.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
For the 2022 CFDAs, Kylie Jenner took the “wet look” hairstyle so beloved by her famous sisters and gave it an elegant spin. Her wet look updo is structured, geometric, and intricate, the damp-effect bangs are sultry and unexpected.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
In vintage-inspired barrel curls, a deep side part, and the most commanding shade of blood-red lipstick (it’s Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in Attrape Coeur, btw), Amanda Seyfried is elegance personified.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Cassie has so many incredible elements in her CFDA look, it’s impossible to pick a favorite. Her sleek, spiked updo and face-framing tendrils create an exciting shape and silhouette, while the geometric eyeliner and shimmering black face gems amplify the twinkle in her eye.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Halle Bailey’s sky-high, rounded updo is a regal choice for the CFDA red carpet — especially when paired with her arched brows, softly winged cat-eye, and warm, baby-pink blush.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Free-flowing and freewheeling, Natasha Lyonne’s orangey-pink curls — complete with big, delightfully messy bangs — might be her coolest style and color yet. Perched just above her liner-and-lash-heavy eye makeup, it’s punky and pretty.Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

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