The Most Head-Turning Beauty Looks at the 2019 Golden Globes

Updated 01/07/19

The holiday season is over. We've traveled far and wide to see friends and family, given gifts, eaten all the good food, shopped the best end of year sales, and—most recently—nursed a New Year's hangover. After all of that, you think we'd be cocooned in our beds, bingeing Netflix, and willing winter vacation to never end. And we are. Well, partly. In reality, we're cocooned in our beds, watching the Golden Globes, and willing winter vacation to never end.

That's right. We have another cause for celebration. Tonight the Golden Globes are being held in Los Angeles (in fact, they're being held as we speak). This annual star-studded ceremony is the inaugural award show of 2019 and the kickoff to award season as a whole. That means that the people winning big tonight are likely to be seen at the Critics' Choice Awards, SAGs, and Academy Awards that take place later this year as well. For us, this means a first look at the best celebrity beauty looks we'll reference for inspiration all year long. These 22 celebs are the reason for all of our particularly glamorous beauty looks to come. 

Keep scrolling to see the best hair and makeup looks from the 2019 Golden Globes.

Golden Globes
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Lucy Boynton, who wowed as Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody, walked the red carpet in full '60s-style makeup. Look close and you'll see her matte cut-crease eye shadow, spiky eyelashes, and draped blush. Thanks to a flawless complexion and a modern textured bob, the final look is officially the new 2019 way to do vintage beauty.

Red Lipstick
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Since the beginning of celebrity, there's been one long-running rule: You can never go wrong with a red lip. Laura Harrier's plump pout is the perfect shade of cherry red. It pulls together her sleek ponytail and glowy complexion into one red carpet–ready result.

Matte Makeup
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Rachel Brosnahan's full matte makeup look was a refreshing change from the super-dewy look we're used to seeing on the red carpet. Everything from her virtually flawless skin to her taupe eye shadow, peach lip, and barely there blush is fresh and youthful.

Regina King
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We can't decide which aspect of Regina King's look is our favorite. The curled lob? The lit-from-within matte complexion? Or the diffused, winged-out eyeliner? We're not sure, but we'll let you know once we decide.

Red Eyeshadow
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Lili Reinhart went for a showstopping makeup look, matching her fiery eye shadow to her ruffled red gown. According to the Instagram of Reinhart's makeup artist, Adam Breuchaud, the look was created using Pat McGrath's Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette ($125). It's proof that there's still room for monochrome makeup in 2019, thank you very much.

Glamorous Hair and Makeup
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If we had to define Amy Adams's red carpet style, it would be traditional, vintage, and glamorous. Her simple makeup look, which was created with lashes and nude gloss, pairs well with her Old Hollywood waves. Tresemmé celebrity stylist John D. started with towel-dried hair before adding the brand's Tres Two Extra Hold Mousse ($6) through the root and mid-lengths of her hair. Then he spritzed the Thermal Creations Blow Dry Accelerator Spray ($5) and blow-dried her hair using the iconic Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer ($400) on medium speed with medium heat. Finally, he curled her hair and set it with Tresemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 3: Boost ($5) before brushing out the curls into soft waves and tucking one side of her hair behind her hair.

Dakota Fanning
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Like Amy Adams, Dakota Fanning seemed to turn to Old Hollywood for inspiration. Fluttery lashes, bold cherry lipstick, and a sleek center part make her appear polished and poised, like a true star of the silver screen.

Blue Eye Shadow
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One of our favorite looks of the entire event was this bold turquoise one, worn by Camilla Belle. It looks chic and editorial, not gaudy or overdone, thanks to her fresh complexion and subtle pink accents on her cheeks and lips.

Taupe Makeup
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Rosamund Pike went for a full matte monochrome look, and we must say we love it. Her taupe shadow, bold brows, and defined cheekbones make her look understated yet powerful (yep, makeup can do that).

As for her super sleek hair, that was thanks to Moroccanoil celeb hairstylist Bryce Scarlett. "Tonight’s look was inspired by Rosamund’s custom black and silver Givenchy Couture dress," he said. "Her detailed gown was modern and super graphic, and we wanted to make sure that her hair felt sleek sophisticated to go with her gorgeous dress." He started by applying Moroccanoil's Treatment Light ($34) to Pike's damp hair. Then, he concentrated the Volumizing Mousse ($28)  at the roots of the hair and Moroccanoil Blow Dry Concentrate ($28) at the ends to create a smooth and sleek blowout. After creating a center part and securing her hair into a low ponytail, he spritzed the brand's Luminous Hairspray Strong ($24) throughout and formed the rest of the ponytail into a small chignon. Lastly, he misted her hair with Moroccanoil's Glimmer Shine ($28).

Pink Makeup
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Emmy Rossum was another celeb who opted for a monochrome makeup look. Are you starting to sense a theme yet? Her diffused shadow, petal-pink lip, and matching blush are soft and romantic.

Thandie Newton
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Thandie Newton's silver mirrored gown looked as if it would be Studio 54–appropriate (and that's a good thing). She complemented this '70s style with springy curls and graphic graphite shadow. The former was all thanks to her hairstylist Nai’vasha for DevaCurl. First, DevaCurl's Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator ($30) was used on wet strands. Then, the brand's SuperCream ($28) was scrunched from ends to root before drying with the DevaDryer and DevaFuser ($159). After gently pulling curls through her fingers for the resemblance of "the fluffiness of a cloud," she sprayed the Flexible Hold Hair Spray ($25) throughout her strands for hold. 

Constance Wu
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Matte makeup strikes again. Constance Wu, the star of one of 2018's most talked-about movies, Crazy Rich Asians, wore a velvety-matte foundation that gave her skin a radiant finish without an obvious dew effect. 

As for those long and fluttery lashes, they were all thanks to a new Shiseido mascara. It's called the ControlledChaos Mascara Ink, and Wu's makeup artist, Mary Greenwald, shared a sneak peek on her Instagram. Here, Wu wears this soon-to-be-released mascara in the shades Black ($25) and Sapphire Spark ($25). 

Lady Gaga Red Carpet Beauty
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In true Gaga fashion, Lady Gaga went the extra mile and tinted her hair to match her princessy periwinkle gown (check out how her Avant Garde up-do was achieved, here). Word on the street is that she wore this gown on purpose, as it's similar to one Judy Garland wore in the 1954 adaptation of the film. We think that's a pretty cool nod to the timelessness of the story. 

Emily Blunt Makeup
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Emily Blunt went for a full champagne silver look, matching her lacy gown to her giant diamonds and metallic eye shadow. Her makeup artist, Jenn Streicher, said in a press release, that "Emily's beauty look was very much inspired by her dress which had incredibly intricate medieval-inspired embroidering. For her makeup, we wanted to create a look that was very 'Joan Of Arc'—something quite warrior-like but still soft and beautiful using metal tones against dewy skin." She used Dior Diorshow Mono #554 Minimalism ($30) and Dior Backstage Eye Palette In 002 Cool Neutrals ($49). 

Red Lipstick
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Gemma Chan's loose low bun was achieved by hairstylist Clariss Anya Rubenstein using Olivia Garden and Marc Anthony True Professional Products. "We wanted Gemma’s look to be more modern and youthful because of the gorgeous detail on the back of her dress. My goal was to create a texturized braid instead of just a classic bun or knot," Rubenstein says in a press release. Starting with dry hair, she used the Olivia Garden iDetangle Brush ($16) to distribute Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Big Volume Perfectly Full Thickening Cream ($11) through her hair from root to end.

After drying her roots with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer ($160) and EcoHair Combo Brush ($22), Rubenstein curled her hair, brushed out her curls with the Divine Care & Style Boar Styler Brush ($28) "giving it a more natural look." Then, she formed a ponytail. "I then split the ponytail in three and did a messy loose braid. Then I secured the braid into a bun with French hairpins and applied the Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Big Volume Thick & Full Hairspray ($9) on my hands to add a bit of texture to the hair around the face." After a final spritz of hairspray, she pulled out those "great wispy pieces that make the hair look perfectly imperfect."

Emma Stone
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Emma Stone's matte makeup look was broken up with a sheer gloss over her eyelids. The pretty rosy shade juxtaposed with the graphic charcoal liner was fit for a Disney princess. The look was created using Sisley Paris luxury beauty products. "I wanted to enhance Emma’s natural beauty. I am an artist, so I love using products that you can really work into the skin to keep a fresh, beautiful look, while also having it be very glamorous," says celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin in a press release. "The look today was very peach-inspired. We used light pinks, taupe’s and peaches to create the eye look."

"I first lined her inner eye with the sparkling brown Phyto-Khol Star Waterproof Liner ($55) from Sisley to define the eye and then used Sisley’s Phyto Ombre Palette in Dream ($80) to create a wash of color across the entire lid, with the champagne color from that palette used in both the crease and upper brow bone. I completed the eye with a well-defined eyebrow, so I used the Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Fix ($52) in clear and So Curl Mascara ($67) on the eyes to complete the look!"

Sandra Oh
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Tonight's ceremony co-host Sandra Oh also opted for an Old Hollywood look. She wore her hair in a truly head-turning curled bob, which was all thanks to hairstylist Ted Gibson. He started by styling her hair into a deep side part and incorporating STARRING by Ted Gibson Shooting Star Texture Meringue ($52) throughout. "Sandra has naturally wavy hair, so the Shooting Star Texture Meringue helped control frizz, soften the cuticle, and add shine for this red carpet look," he said in a press release. After blow drying and curling her hair in alternating directions, he brushed her hair and back-combed the top section to boost volume. "I then gathered Sandra’s hair at the nape of her neck and fastened with a small elastic, and turned the hair under to create a faux bob reminiscent of old Hollywood cinema. Lastly, I finished with hairspray to set the look."  

Lupita Nyong'o
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Lupita Nyong'o has maintained her status as one of our favorite celebrity beauty inspirations, ever since she first struck out on the scene. Her look at the Golden Globes proves why. She wore Lancôme Drama Liquid Pencil in Cote De Azur ($23) on her waterline and Lashify Prismatic Colors Gossamer Royal Blue Lashes in C12 ($25) on her outer corners. It makes for a truly showstopping effect, no?

Julia Roberts
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Julia Roberts looked radiant (as always). We love her soft makeup look and defined lashes, but we really can't take our eyes off her golden blonde hair color. Is this our new hair color inspiration for 2019? Perhaps. 

Irina Shayk
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Irina Shayk attended the Golden Globes to support Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for his film, A Star Is Born. We loved her no-fuss lob and her no-makeup makeup, which was completed with a matte foundation, a glossy lip, and a subtle and shiny eyeshadow.

Red Carpet Hair
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Nicole Kidman's makeup was gorgeous (as always), but we were particularly entranced by her hair, which was tied back in low up-do, and secured with what appeared to be a long velvet bow. We love a good hair accessory, and we're happy to see one grace the red carpet. 

Glenn Close Makeup
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Believe it or not, Glenn Close is 71 years-old. The actress, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her role In The Wife, wore pastel makeup. Subtle blue eyeshadow paired well with a slight petal-pink blush and a matching lip. Award-winning, indeed.

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