Can you hear that? It’s the heralding of the 2023 award show season, kicked off by a forever-favorite. Few red carpets are as simultaneously glamorous and freewheeling as the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the event of choice for A-listers to experiment with new makeup trends, bold colors, and comfort zone-obliterating hairstyles. The best 2023 Golden Globes red carpet beauty looks seem to act as previews for the exciting season ahead. After all, its reputation serves as a temperature check for the upcoming Oscars.
Early arrivals such as actors Laverne Cox and Sheryl Lee Ralph immediately set the glitzy tone for the evening. They walked the red carpet in gleaming jeweled gowns, complete with color-coordinating nail polish and eyeshadow, respectively. Meanwhile, Heidi Klum thrilled her fans by going all-out on retro Barbiecore curls with smoky, sultry eye makeup. Jamie Lee Curtis, on the other hand, proved why her signature style is considered the queen of all pixie cuts. (Although Julia Garner and Claire Danes are on her heels with chic and sleek blonde bixie haircuts. Is this the next style trend for 2023? Maybe so.)
Ahead, scroll through TZR’s roundup of the night’s most notable red carpet beauty looks — it’s growing longer by the minute.
Thanks to Dyson tools, Better Not Younger products, and the skilled hands of celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica, Yeoh’s ultra-long, super-straight hair is so shiny, it’s reflective — not unlike her shimmering, sequined gown.
In the softest take on the beauty-ensemble matching trend yet, Gomez’s plum eyeshadow is just barely visible thanks to expert-level blending. Meanwhile, her high-hoisted ponytail — courtesy of hairstylist Marissa Marino, who used René Furterer products along with Olivia Garden brushes and the brand’s new Titanium + Ion 1.25’ Curling Iron — is so high energy.
Gilded in a canary-yellow set, gold jewelry, and gold nails to match, Taylor-Joy truly glows on the red carpet.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
Doe-eyed and gorgeous in winged liner and glowy highlight courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury’s new highlighter, Rodriguez just radiates classic red carpet glamour. Her long, side-parted waves softly cascade gown to the top of her gown, trailing her diamond-encrusted jewelry.
Debuting what looks like an even lighter brunette hair color on the red carpet, one thing’s for sure — Ortega’s doll-like lashes and strategically-placed white eyeliner will rule TikTok by this time tomorrow.
The beauty of cream and white gowns is they match literally everything, including Williams’ hydrating Chanel lipstick in a coral shade — it’s the Rouge Allure Velvet in shade Intemporelle, applied by celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin — on the Globes red carpet. The only pop of color in her soft look for the evening, it’s both delicate and defined.
Davis is firmly in her blue period as she embraces the rich, vibrant tone on the Golden Globes red carpet. Rather than match her gown exactly, celebrity makeup artist Sergio López-Rivera applied a metallic streak of L’Oreal Paris Infallible Grip liner in turquoise to make her eyes shimmer.
Sweet simplicity is the name of the Robbie’s Golden Globes game, with a brick-red lipstick shade acting as an excellent contrast between her soft pink Chanel gown and otherwise-relaxed hair and makeup. Her perfectly-shaped waves with the glossiest finish — courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett — was created using KMS hair products, with VARIS tools and brushes. Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff started by prepping Robbie’s skin with IMAGE Skin Care products before starting in on the cosmetics. The lipstick is arguably the star of her beauty look, which Dubroff explains in a press release is actually a blend of Chanel Rougue Allure Velvet Lumunous Matte Lip Colour in Intuitive as a base color, followed by cool pink shade Éternelle.
The reigning queen of romantic updos strikes again with a looped, braided bun worthy of a fairytale — especially once her shimmery pink Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow, lipstick, and jeweled gown are factored in.
Sometimes, the most minimal glam makes the biggest statement. For the 2023 Globes, Chastain keeps it pared-down with a sleek, slicked bun by hairstylist Renato Campora using Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris products, shimmery nude nails, some new (and high-anticipated) Charlotte Tilbury highlighter, and a hint of lash-amplifying mascara.
Delighting fans with her chocolate brown flipped bob (with extra volume thanks to Great Lengths Extensions, applied by celebrity hairstylist Halley Brisker), James looks more than a little inspired by the vintage movie sirens of yesteryear.
Regal is the only way to describe this perfectly put-together look from Nash. Despite such a commanding gown and cape, her long, fluttery lashes, smoky makeup, and classic square French tips still grab focus.
Bassett is stunning in full-bodied, retro-inspired curls that stop just above her shoulders to really show off that sequined, halter-style neckline. Her lip color isn’t quite a true red, instead featuring rose tones that complement her warm pink blush. Celebrity makeup artist D’Andre Michael, who shared in a release that the look is partially inspired by power in femininity, applied Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream to her body followed by the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel to get that moonlit, ultra-luminous finish.
Inspired by what hairstylist Janine Thompson calls “the sex appeal, mystery, and glamour of a 1950s Italian movie star,” Coolidge’s ultra-sultry curls and teased crown are thanks with a slew of best-selling Better Not Younger hair products. Meanwhile, her arched brows and pouty-pink lip shade — the work of celebrity makeup artist Lilly Keys and Victoria Beckham Beauty products — help perfect the vision.
Some of Danes’ luminous glow comes from her jewel-trimmed gown, sure, but her skin is radiant enough to power an entire city block. Celebrity makeup artist Jo Strettell first prepped for makeup with Sisley-Paris skin care products, then layered on rosy blush and a cheerful pink lipstick by the brand to cap it off. For her shiny, chin-length bob, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak used products from her own line, RŌZ, to nail the perfect finish.
It’s official: curtain bangs aren’t going anywhere in 2023, especially the long, almost-grown-out kind seen on Edgar-Jones. The casual nature of the length feels so naturally glamorous, especially when styled into a loose, elegant updo — Edgar-Jones’ was created by celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath using Rituel by Sisley-Paris products. Her soft, romantic makeup is the work of celebrity artist Nina Park, who used Chanel Beauty favorites like the N°1 de Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm in Healthy Pink to form a healthy, happy glow.
With her trademark platinum pixie straightened into piece-y side-bangs, Garner’s Bobby Eliot-styled hair — created with René Furterer products and GHD tools — is next-level. Her bold brows and warm lip shade come courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Emily Cheng, who was inspired by muses like ‘90s-era Madonna and classic ‘60s eye makeup. After prepping with Chanel skin care favorites, Cheng applied the Chanel Le Gel Sourcils Longwear Eyebrow Gel in Transparent to lock Garner’s famous brows into place all night.
Everyone knew Brunson would show up on the red carpet in an enviable blend of thoroughly modern trends and classic motifs — it’s practically her beauty signature — but her 2023 Golden Globes look is next-level. With a sleek, voluminous ponytail created by celebrity hairstylist Alexander Armand, who used a combination of Hairstory products and Dyson hair tools, she’s a knockout. Armand shares he used a finishing touch of Hairstory Hair Oil for that major shine seen in every photo. Meanwhile, celebrity makeup artist Renée Loiz went for an angelic makeup look with Beautyblender’s Bounce Always On Radiant Skin Tint.
Einbinder’s glam team shared the inspiration behind her look was a classic Grace Kelly vibe, and it’s more than apt with her glowing skin and full-bodied bob. Celebrity makeup Molly Greenwald teased out maximum radiance with the help of PRIORI Skincare’s UNVEILED LED Face Mask in the skin prep stage.
A beautifully pregnant Cuoco chose a polished Tinkerbell bun for the awards show, allowing her long, bottleneck bangs to frame her face — and emphasize her lashes fluffed up by celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, who used Tweezerman tools on Cuoco’s lashes and brows. Her red nails stand out against the soft lilac of her gown as a fresh pop of color, too.
Sweet, sophisticated, and a little sexy, Slate’s casual-glam curly updo is cinched by that delicate, free-flowing tendril emphasizing her bone structure.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Fact: No one does a smoldering smoky eye like Curtis. For this red carpet, she opted for tried-and-true earth tones by makeup artist Grace Ahn on behalf of Anastasia Beverly Hills, helping her famous chopping pixie stand out all the more.
In a perfect match to her cloudlike gown and its billowing train, Flower’s waves are as glossy and cascading as it gets. They’re complemented by a fluttery LASHIFY falsies moment, expertly applied by celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin.
Cox, channeling an Old Hollywood siren in fluffy vintage curls and a siren-red lip, is every bit the classic leading lady — note the Galliano gown-matching French tips, too.
Klum, who looked show-stopping in a feathers-and-sequins confection, goes all-in on retro glam with big, side-parted, ‘80s-inspired curls and sultry eyeshadow that stands out against nude lips.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Going for a luxe monochromatic moment, the Abbott Elementary star shined in a beaded purple gown with matching eyeshadow. Notably, the shadow shades vary from a softer lilac-toned purple to a deeper jewel tone to emphasize her eyes.