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The 11 Most Memorable Beauty Looks From the Golden Globes

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“The show must go on,” as they say in Hollywood, and tonight’s socially distanced 78th Golden Globes did just that. Between the bicoastal interludes and glitchy Zoom acceptance speeches, the celebrities still managed to log on and grace our screens with some notable hair and makeup looks. From spring-ready liner to a braid within a braid, here are some of the most memorable waist-up moments that helped kick off an awkward awards season.

Most Monochrome Moment

Sarah Hyland’s hair recently went red, and a lot of other things followed suit, including her dress, brows, and lips, which makeup artist Allan Avendano dabbed with e.l.f. Cosmetics Sheer Slick Lipstick in Golden Pear for a ginger-y finish.

Best Interpretation of Cottagecore

Laverne Cox dressed up milkmaid braids for a night in with smoky eyes, a red lip, and nary a nap dress in sight.

Best Bowl Cut

It’s much less blonde these days, but Emma Corrin’s Princess Di mushroom cut is looking better than ever.

Most Aspirational Glow

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Makeup artist Porsche Cooper got Andra Day glowing even more than usual with the help of Chanel’s Champagne-tinged Perles de Lumière Illuminating Blush.

Sharpest Bob

Rosamund Pike confirmed once again that yes, this haircut gives you super powers.

Best Mood-Boosting Eyeliner

Next time you’re feeling meh, following Cynthia Erivo’s lead and try lining your eyes with bright purple eyeliner. Slipping into a neon-green dress probably wouldn’t hurt, either.

Most Satisfying Roots

Julia Garner reminded us why visible roots were so in at last year’s Golden Globes. They look especially nice on curls pulled into a French twist, like the one hairstylist Bobby Eliot topped off with a decorative bobby pin.

Best Side Part

Anya Taylor-Joy’s vintage side part, created by hairstylist Gregory Russell, paired well with her Old Hollywood glam getup.

Biggest Braid

Who needs a second sleeve when you have Angela Bassett’s impressive, thigh-skimming braid wrapped within another braid hanging out on your shoulder.

Best Case for Going Back to Basics

“Winged liner, full lashes, can’t lose,” Elle Fanning and her glam squad probably shouted in a huddle before the virtual red carpet kicked off.

Most Pandemic-Themed Hair

Jared Leto paired his chunky turtleneck with long, chest-grazing hair and an ombre so lived-in that we were instantly jolted back to reality.

The 11 Most Memorable Beauty Looks From the Golden Globes