September means that red carpet events are back—and this month’s most important celebration is always the Emmy Awards, where celebs come together to honour the biggest names in television.
It’s also where they get to showcase their latest hair and makeup looks, like Selena Gomez’s nude lips and sleek updo, Julia Garner’s ‘80s-inspired waves and Rachel Brosnahan’s purple eyeshadow.
Here’s your beauty report on the big night:
Selena Gomez at the 2022 Emmys
Selena’s beauty looks just keep getting better and better. I’m in love with this tone-on-tone nude makeup, and how the satiny lipstick matches the eyeshadow all the way up to her brows. That, and the chic updo, set the stage for her dramatic green earrings.
Selena is wearing: Primer • Face mist • Luminizer in Flaunt • Foundation in 170W and 210N • Bronzer in Power Boost • Blush in Hope • Powder in Light Medium • Eyeshadow in Loyal and Passionate • Liquid liner in Black • Mascara in Black • Brow powder in Taupe • Lip liner in Talented • Lipstick in Humble • Lip gloss in Nearly Neutral
Julia Garner at the 2022 Emmys
This might just be my favourite Julia look yet! She leaned into the 1980s with this cool, wavy style with a long side fringe—it suits her so well. The strong brows and bold, smoky eyeshadow (with a hint of glitter) go with it perfectly.
Julia is wearing: Foundation in BR12 • Concealer in B10 • Powder in No. 10 • Bronzer in Sunshine • Blush in Pêche Cosmique • Highlighter in Rosy Gold • Eyeshadow in 01 Tweed Cuivré • Eyeliner in 36 Prune Intense • Mascara in 10 Noir • Brow pencil in 10 Blond Cendré • Brow gel in 350 Transparent • Lip liner in 156 Beige Naturel • Lipstick in Sensibilité
Kerry Washington at the 2022 Emmys
Kerry is adorable in this cute, high top knot (even if I find the rest of her look a little “bridal”!). Although we can’t see the makeup close-up, I detect a gorgeous peachy-nude lipstick and matching blush, with a fringe of lashes to define her eyes.
Lily James at the 2022 Emmys
Lily looks impossibly glam, and I love how she paired her metallic dress with unexpected warm-toned makeup—instead of predictable red lips. The graphic shape of her eyeshadow is my favourite part, but I also like her strong brows and overlined brownish lips. She reminds me of a ‘90s supermodel!
Lily is wearing: Luminizer in 3 Fair • Foundation in 7 Neutral • Concealer in 7 Medium • Powder in Fair/Medium • Bronzer in 2 Medium • Highlighter in Peachgasm and Spotlight • Blush in Ecstasy • Eyeshadow in Queen of Glow • Eyeshadow in Golden Eclipse • Eyeliner in Nude/Brown • Mascara in Super Black • Brow pencil in Natural Brown • Brow gel • Lip liner in Iconic Nude • Lipstick in Runway Royalty
Amanda Seyfried at the 2022 Emmys
Doesn’t Amanda make you want to recreate this makeup immediately?! I feel like cool tones are making a comeback after the warm palettes that have dominated for the past decade. Here, she paired a soft wash of purple on her lids with a creamy raspberry lipstick. Gorgeous!
Rosario Dawson at the 2022 Emmys
Rosario paired her pink dress—which has a neckline that reminds me a ballerina’s tutu—with an effortless slicked-back bob. That tones down the sweetness and totally transforms her look. I would’ve preferred an equally light touch on the eye makeup, but overall, she looks great.
Rachel Brosnahan at the 2022 Emmys
I’m glad to see Rachel sticking with the brunette hair and cool-toned makeup that flatters her colouring so beautifully. Purples are the statement on her eyes, with a deep matte at the outer edges and a lighter, shimmery mauve at the inner corners. Stained lips and a sleek looped chignon complete the look.
Rachel is wearing: Skin tint in Fair 01 • Concealer in 01 Fair N and 03 Light C • Blush in Stimulated • Powder in Translucent Fair • Bronzer • Eyeliner in Violet Abyss • Brow pencil in Warm Brown • Brow gel in Warm Brown • Lip stain in 01 Rose Water • Tinted lip balm in Anti Gravity
Alexandra Daddario at the 2022 Emmys
Alexandra went with a classic red lip, and I think it was because she ended up wearing a pale beige dress that otherwise washed her out. The nearly-black hair that she’s been sporting is too harsh—especially in this severe straight lob. I’d love to see her return to her natural medium brunette.
Alexandra is wearing: Foundation in 2N • Concealer in 1.5N • Powder in 2N • Bronzer in 01 Fair Bronze • Blush in 219 Rose Montaigne • Blush in 001 Pink • Highlighter in 001 Universal • Eyeshadow in 429 Toile de Jouy • Mascara in 090 Black • Brow pencil in Universal Dark Brown • Lip liner in 999 The Iconic Rouge Dior • Lipstick in 999 Forever Dior
Zendaya at the 2022 Emmys
It’s crazy to see how far Zendaya has come on the red carpet! Back in the day, she was all about the experimental wigs and heavy, “Instagram” makeup. Here, she’s channelling Grace Kelly with a satin ribbon headband and understated neutral tones. I love this reddish hair colour on her, too.
Elle Fanning at the 2022 Emmys
Elle went retro in a big way, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this curled-under faux bob hairstyle (complete with tiny barrette). Maybe if it had more of a low, side-swept shape it would have worked better. But I do like her makeup, as usual. She looks great in bold cat eyes and stained lips and cheeks.
Issa Rae at the 2022 Emmys
The last time we saw Issa, at the Critics’ Choice Awards, she had a big mane of curls in a dark neutral brown. Now, she’s mixed things up with a straight long bob and a slightly reddish tone. (Weirdly, this photo makes the new colour seem a lot bolder than it really is!) Makeup-wise, I’m liking her curvy cat eyes, which give an amazing feline look to her eye area.
Hoyeon Jung at the 2022 Emmys
With her model roots, Hoeyon can pull off anything—even this faux bob, baby bangs and sparkly barrette. It’s a super girly look, enhanced with a flush of rosy blush, kitten eyeliner, matte pink lips and naturally full brows.
Sydney Sweeney at the 2022 Emmys
Sydney didn’t take any beauty risks here; she just went with classically pretty hair and makeup. The last time we saw her, at the Independent Spirit Awards, she had long, red hair. Now, it’s blonde and cut to the collarbone, styled long and loose with a bit of “bend.” Meanwhile, her shadow subtly enhances her big, rounded eye shape.
Sheryl Lee Ralph at the 2022 Emmys
Sheryl had the most memorable hair look of the night: a long, waist-length braid bedazzled from roots to tip with dozens of miniature hair gems. She even had some crystals around her eyes to match!
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