Emma Corrin went makeup-free to receive her Critics Choice Award

And we’re all about it

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 09 2021

Look, we can all admit that awards shows aren’t what they used to be thanks to COVID-19. But with that being said, perhaps the lack of glitz and glamour is a welcome one. The whole rigmarole is exhausting to watch as an audience, so we have no doubt the entire process can get overwhelming for the women in the spotlight.

Year after year, female celebrities are paraded down red carpets in exquisitely designed gowns, their hair and makeup done to the nines. All the while having to combat questions about their appearance while their male counterparts breeze past lines of paparazzi without a care in the world.

But now we’re all stuck at home, there’s no one to impress, and it seems female celebs are relishing the opportunity to have their work take centre stage.

Case and point? The Crown star Emma Corrin just accepted her Critics Choice Award for her role as Diana — completely barefaced. And yes, we are obsessed.

Image credit: Getty Images

Image credit: Getty Images

The makeup-free moment was refreshing to witness: Corrin’s arches were expertly groomed, skin clear as a whistle, and her eyes bright as she accepted her award for best actress in a drama series.

Of course, we’ve seen stars like Alicia Keys champion a more natural approach to red carpet beauty before, but if there’s one thing we’d love to see come out of this pandemic it’s a return to a more authentic depiction of beauty in the sphere of celebrity.

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Main image credit: @emmalouisecorrin

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).