The Best 2018 Emmys Red Carpet Beauty Looks Were All About Bold Color And Big Hair
Before Thandie Newton won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld, or even before The Crown's Claire Foy was honored with the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, there were already a few awards that I gave out in my own personal ceremony. Best Monochromatic Makeup? Tracee Ellis Ross took that one home. Outstanding Use Of Hidden Hair Accessories? Zazie Beetz, hands down. And let's not forget Scarlett Johansson's golden eyeshadow, or Sandra Oh's voluminous curls, or Issa Rae's sleek edges... sigh. I could never be a judge, because there are just too many must-see beauty looks at the 2018 Emmys to choose from.
And sure, while everyone came to slay, there were a handful of standout beauty moments that everyone will be talking about the morning after. Ahead, the cheat-sheet version of the looks to know.
Tracee Ellis Ross
“Tracee’s dress is an amazing custom Valentino couture," makeup artist Lisa Storey said in a release. "So to compliment, I wanted to create a uniquely playful yet bold and painterly makeup look." For the lips, which I know you were wondering about, she combined Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips lipstick in Carinas Love with Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren for a matte stain.
"Zazie’s russet-toned, goddess-like gown was the inspiration for the monochromatic palette," makeup artist Pati Dubroff said. "We were also inspired by the '70s for the shape of the eyes." To really bring that shape out, she blended russet and darker brown tones from the Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Candeur et Expérience, along with the Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Pourpre Profond and the Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Terre Brulée for depth.
"For the eyes, I used shades from the Pat McGrath Labs MOTHERSHIP V: BRONZE SEDUCTION Palette to create a soft contoured eye," Frankie Boyd said in a release, generously swiping on the Astral Luna Gold shade on the entire lid.
Makeup artist Motoko used green and purple shades from the Morphe 35B Color Burst Artistry Palette to complement the This Is Us star's gorgeous green gown.
Inspired by Biel's "romantic" gown and pre-Raphaelite waves by Virtue Creative Director Adir Abergel, Kara Yoshimoto Bua contrasted glowing skin with a fashion forward matte lip using Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint in Medium and Chanel Le Crayon a Lèvres in Natural, respectively.
"The eyes were the main event, so I used Pat McGrath Labs' MOTHERSHIP V: BRONZE SEDUCTION Palette to create the whole look," Georgie Eisdell said in a release. For that rosy color, she used Entrapment on the lid and Blitz Flame in the center, and finished off with Rose Gold 005.
“Once I saw the dress a few days ago, we all agreed: Hair down! So, today’s look was inspired by Sandra’s texture and celebrating that,” hairstylist Jamal Hammadi told People. “I enhanced her natural curl — and created volume in all the right places — by using different size irons."
"To make her eyes really be the focus of the look, I used the brightest blue from the CoverGirl TruNaked Dazed Palette and gently pressed the pearly silver highlighter from the TruBlend Super Stunner Palette in It’s LIT on top to get a silvery pearlescent powder and sky blue effect," Joanna Simkin, Rae's longtime makeup artist, says.