The most breathtaking beauty looks from the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards
Here are the looks that stole the show
Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / January 13 2020
Now that we’re well into the throes of awards season, it’s time for the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
This year saw pared-back beauty take a backseat while bold looks reigned supreme.
Our biggest takeaways from the red carpet? Artistic, vibrant eye looks, as seen on the likes of Lucy Hale, Joey King, and Lydia Hearst are set to be a huge beauty trend in 2020, and the same goes for matching your makeup to your clothing.
Without further ado, here are the best celebrity beauty looks from the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards.
When it comes to red carpet beauty, Lucy Hale truly can do no wrong. Going for a subtle take on the colourful eye makeup trend, she’s dabbed a touch of shimmery green eyeshadow at the inner corners of her eyes in a tone perfectly matched to her dress.
J.Lo slayed the red carpet (but would you expect anything less?), channelling '70s beauty vibes with ultra-defined Twiggy-esque lashes and a splayed out, flippy ponytail. Needless to say, we're digging it.
Australian national treasure Nicole Kidman shone with flawless, radiant skin, peachy cheeks and tumbling strawberry blonde waves.
Neon eyeliner was previewed as a huge trend on the spring/summer 2020 runways and American model/actress Lydia Hearst has just taken it to the red carpet with this stunning eye look featuring a bold slash of pink liquid eyeliner across her top lash line.
American actress Joey King gave classic Hollywood glam a 2020 update when she debuted these ultra-glossy ‘30s-style pin curls with emerald green winged eyeliner. Gorg!
Zendaya proved that 2019's pink eyeshadow trend is definitely still a thing with this show-stopping metallic fuschia eye look. Pairing her fun eye look with hyper-highlighted skin and dozens of braids, the Euphoria star essentially gave a lesson in nailing Gen Z glam.
Letting her spangly gold dress do all the talking, Anne Hathaway stepped out in minimal makeup save for a delicate flick of black eyeliner, blushed cheeks and a touch of natural pink lip balm.
Charlize Theron gave her cropped haircut a piecey texture, styling it in defined sections. As for makeup, she kept things simple with a wash of pinkish taupe eyeshadow across her eyelids and glossy nude lips.
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o stunned in a sky-high, golden-wire adorned bun by hairstylist Vernon François.
Mandy Moore had us seeing double when she took to the red carpet with double-flicked graphic black eyeliner and double mini buns secured at the nape of her neck.
Kate Beckinsale was out to wow with magenta smoky eyes, dramatic black falsies and voluminous waves.
Black Widow star Florence Pugh took her beauty inspiration from the '90s debuting this sparkly silver eyeshadow look and gelled-back wet-look hair by celebrity hairstylist Peter Lux.
Explaining the inspo behind the hair, Peter told us: "I always find creating a look with Florence to be very inspiring. Today, I chose to go with a clear mind and not a pre-established idea. We decided the hair should be up to show off the beautiful details of the dress. I like to keep my hairstyles modern, and therefore like to work with wetter textures. I had seen a similar swept over look at a fashion show in Paris years ago and it came back to me today and just felt right. I played with a few variations in the mirror and landed on what we felt was most flattering for Florence’s face.”
Glow star Alison Brie went for an elegant beauty look featuring a classic upstyle, smoky bronze eyeshadow and tangerine lips.
Phoebe Waller Bridge
Actress and Fleabag writer/producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge was pretty as a picture with fresh, dewy skin, berry-toned lips and a chic updo by renowned hairstylist Dennis Gots.
Speaking about the hair, Dennis said: “A more structured hair moment for Phoebe tonight, inspired by the lines and cut of her Dior gown. It’s a half-up look worthy of any red carpet…past, present or future!”
If you love checking out the latest celebrity red carpet beauty looks, check out the best looks from the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
Which celebrity beauty look was your favourite from the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards? Let us know in the comments.
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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.