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Golden Globes 2018: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks on the Red Carpet

From Dakota Johnson to Zoë Kravitz.
Golden Globes 2018

With celebs donning black to protest sexual misconduct, this year's Golden Globes were historic—and hopefully the beginning of real change in Hollywood and beyond!

As you may have noticed, some publications decided to not to comment on the outfits because, as The Cut pointed out, "to rank red-carpet looks is to say, Activism looks good on you. Or worse, It doesn't."

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I get their point, but I also feel strongly that we can support an important cause and ALSO be interested in all the style and the glamour. The two aren't mutually exclusive! For me, red carpet events have always been about appreciating the artistry behind the looks, and taking inspiration for our everyday beauty routines.

And there's plenty of that below. Thanks to the dress code, the hair and makeup teams had a lot more room to express their creativity. Here are all the looks you need to see:

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson Golden Globes 2018

Dakota Johnson at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Dakota Johnson Golden Globes 2018

Dakota Johnson at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Dakota's bangs are back! They're always best on her, especially with this casual ponytail and minimal makeup. (Here's what she looked like last time we saw her, without the fringe. And her hair was darker.) This time, long lashes are the focus, with a lovely rose lipstick. 

Zoë Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz Golden Globes 2018

Zoë Kravitz at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Zoe Kravitz Golden Globes 2018

Zoë Kravitz at the 2018 Golden Globes.

I can't get enough of Zoë's sunny lipstick, full brows, kitten eyes and adorable freckles. I thought her Emmys look was gorgeous, but this is next level! She really suits this pixie cut, and as always, the makeup is so seamless. 

Zoë is wearing: Lipstick in 12 Red Tribe

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore Golden Globes 2018

Mandy Moore at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Mandy Moore Golden Globes 2018

Mandy Moore at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Mandy's matte orange lipstick wakes up her whole face. She paired it with flawless skin and a middle-parted updo. Bright, clean beauty looks like this are always my favourite on her! 

Mandy is wearing: Face maskMoisturizer • PrimerFoundation in 5 Tan • Foundation in 5 Medium • Contour liquid • Contour and highlighting powderBlush in EcstasyPowder in 2 Medium • Eyeshadow in Golden QuartzEyeshadow in The Dolce VitaMascara in Glossy Black • Lipstick in Walk of Fame

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Golden Globes 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Margot Robbie Golden Globes 2018

Margot Robbie at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Margot's sculpted raspberry lips were achieved with not just one lipstick, but three! I also like her natural lashes and the soft, modern take on vintage waves. 

Margot is wearing: Face mask (applied with roller) • Face mistEye treatment • MoisturizerBronzerBlush in Élégance • Lip balm • Lipstick in 438 Suzanne • Lipstick in 40 La Sensuelle (outer edges of lips) • Lipstick in 50 La Romanesque (centre of lips) • Body bronzer

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Golden Globes 2018

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Kerry Washington Golden Globes 2018

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Kerry's eyeliner is so modern—both the amazing electric purple colour, and the way it's been applied all the way around her eyes, with cat-eye flicks. It's complemented well by subdued lip gloss, edgy waves and of course, her beautiful skin.

Kerry is wearing: MoisturizerTinted moisturizer in CocoaConcealer in DeepBlush in Vibrant • Eyeshadow in Cool PlumEyeliner in Cosmic Black • Mascara in Black • Lip gloss in Soft Mulberry

Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer Golden Globes 2018

Madeline Brewer at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Madeline Brewer Golden Globes 2018

Madeline Brewer at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Madeline's warm, reddish shadow is creating gorgeously sculpted eyes—and it echoes her amazing hair colour. Red lipstick keeps the monochromatic effect going. I also love her skin, brows and lashes. 

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke Golden Globes 2018

Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Emilia Clarke Golden Globes 2018

Emilia Clarke at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Emilia looks fresh and fun in a bright pink lipstick and matching blush. While I'm not crazy about her new blonde, she looks far from washed-out in this makeup. I also love her straight lob and darker brows. 

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain Golden Globes 2018

Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Jessica Chastain Golden Globes 2018

Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Jessica went with classic red lips and old Hollywood waves. The purplish shadow adds interest, and I'm glad she didn't go too bold on the brows (or lower lashes). 

Jessica is wearing: Lipstick in 104 Passion

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot Golden Globes 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Gal Gadot Golden Globes 2018

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Gal went with her go-to berry-red lips, along with groomed but natural brows. Notice how her updo has some height at the top. The effect is all very chic! 

Gal is wearing: Eyeliner in Onyx • Lipstick in Bombshell Red

Emma Stone

Emma Stone Golden Globes 2018

Emma Stone at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Emma Stone Golden Globes 2018

Emma Stone at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Emma has returned to strawberry hair, a.k.a. her "Life Colour"! I like the way her smoky shadow is shaped to work with her hooded eyes, although I'm not crazy about the cool-toned magenta lipstick.

Emma is wearing: FoundationBronzer in LagunaEyeshadow in Glass Tears • Lipstick in Dominque (on cheeks and lips)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross Golden Globes 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Tracee Ellis Ross Golden Globes 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Tracee wore a turban (!!) with heavy black liner and matte red lipstick. Usually a strong eye with a strong lip is against the "rules," but this looks fabulous on her! I appreciate the natural skin and lashes, too. 

Tracee is wearing: Face oilMoisturizerFoundation in 70 BeigeBlush in 89 CanaillePowder in 40 Doré • Brow powder in 40 NaturelEyeliner in 65 HyperblackMascara in 10 NoirLip liner in 98 Séduction • Lipstick in No. 2

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks Golden Globes 2018

Christina Hendricks at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Christina Hendricks Golden Globes 2018

Christina Hendricks at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Christina paired her signature red hair with a vibrant red lipstick. I never did understand why people say redheads can't wear red! I love the soft edges of the lip colour, the natural lashes, and the precise kitten liner. A face-framing updo loosens it all up.

Christina is wearing: Lipstick in Light My Fire

Reese Witherspoon