Now that we’re deep in the throes of award season (catch up on our favorite looks from the Golden Globes here), we can’t help but feel a renewed excitement for the creative, bold, and exciting beauty looks set to come down the carpet. After the industry’s most powerful women reinforced necessary rhetoric about sexual harassment, assault, and gender inequalities, the ways they chose to present their hair and makeup were especially fascinating.
Below find the most awe-inspiring beauty looks from the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Yara Shahidi showed up to the red carpet looking like a breath of fresh air—her incredible natural texture was on full display (celebrity hairstylist Nai’vasha Johnson used a quarter size of Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream ($7) to define curls and add shine), her skin was glowing, and her lips were a glossy burgundy.
Millie Bobby Brown shook things up with slicked-back space buns and satin bows.
Tracee Ellis Ross looked fresh and sophisticated (as per usual) with bright eyes, lots of lashes, and a matte red lip (Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Dashing, $32).
Connie Britton’s hair (styled by Bridget Brager with Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399) might as well get its own award. Her strawberry-blonde locks looked especially mermaid-like with a deep side part and a bit of gel at the roots.
Saoirse Ronan’s cloudless, shockingly flawless skin leaves our jaws on the floor each time we see her walk a red carpet. This time, her piercing blue eyes and her powder-purple shadow (it’s Chanel, says celeb makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua) left us awestruck.
Halle Berry can do no wrong in our book. Whether it’s a pixie, natural curls, or this high ponytail (with a shaved undercut), she’s iconic.
Alison Brie’s massive blue eyes are especially piercing on the SAG Awards red carpet, paired with just a touch of mascara, tightly lined eyeliner, and Elizabeth Arden’s Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum ($80) beneath Flawless Finish Everyday Perfection Bouncy Makeup ($40) applied by celebrity makeup artist Quinn Murphy.
Danielle Brooks complemented her jewel-tone makeup with flapper-inspired, glossy finger waves.
Margot Robbie looks effortless every single time we see her. The reason? Her genes, of course, but also Moroccanoil celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett. He used Moroccanoil’s Dry Texture Spray ($11).
Kristen Bell kept her makeup monochromatic with a pinched-pink lip, cheek, and eye shadow. Her hair, a clean, elegant look (with Grace Kelly as the inspiration) was dreamed up by Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Jenny Cho, misted with Suave Professionals Natural Hold Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray ($4), and wrapped into a sleek knot.
Samira Wiley kept her lashes long and fluttery and her lips painted in a deep fuchsia.
Reese Witherspoon put her signature blonde curls (by her longtime hairstylist Lona Vigi) on display—this time with a deep, polished side part.
Mandy Moore wore technicolor eye shadow and ’70s brushed-out curls by celebrity hairstylist Ashley Streicher. She finished the look with Garnier Fructis’s Style Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray ($4).
Elisabeth Moss kept things simple and chic with clean skin, bright red lipstick (Dior's Rouge Dior Lipstick in Strong Matte, $37) and “barely there” waves (courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett and Garnier Fructis’s Root Amp Root Lifting Spray Mousse, $3).
We could talk about Lupita Nyong’o’s glowing, flawless skin all night long. Here, with just a bit of iridescent eye shadow and expertly applied highlighter, the actress proved she can do no wrong.
Her hairstylist, Vernon François, used his hands as the primary tool for her structured look—no heat. Instead, he contoured and sculpted the actress' hair into a side quiff after applying Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray ($24).
Makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe created Dakota Fanning's etherial makeup look—she used Dior's DiorBlush Vibrant Colour Powder Blush in Cocktail Peach ($44) and gave her skin a pearl finish with Dior's Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder ($48) on her cheekbones.
Celebrity hairstylist Ryan Richman used OGX’s Matte Finish + Bamboo Fiber Texture Flexible Fiber Wax ($7) to create pliable hold and control for Sadie Sink’s romantic updo.
Celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass lined Laura Dern’s top and bottom lash lines with a kohl eyeliner pencil in a dark navy shade and smoked it out with a soft brush and finished with Colorescience’s Mascara ($24).
Her hair, a loose ponytail created by celebrity stylist Ryan Trygstad, had a bit of Dove's Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum ($6) to keep the ends piece-y and sharp.
Gina Rodriguez’s shiny lip gloss (Lancôme's L’Absolu Gloss sheer in Café Creme, $25) is a modern take on a nostalgic favorite.
Tresemmé celebrity stylist John D was inspired by a past Michelle Williams hairstyle for Greta Gerwig’s SAG Awards look. “We opted for a clean and chic smooth blowout,” he said, using Tresemmé’s Tres Two Extra Hold Mousse ($6). It worked perfectly with her Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Wine Wave ($9).
Celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow created Taylor Schilling’s ’70s glamour eye—with silver, gray, and black tones. She used Jafra’s Powder Eyeshadow Trio in Drama ($17).
Nicole Kidman’s classic side bun, kohl-lined eyes, and red lip are nothing short of iconic.