The Best Beauty Looks From the 2022 Emmy Awards Red Carpet

These hair and makeup moments deserve their own awards.

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph. Photo: Mark Von Holden/NBC via Getty Images

The Emmys might be the biggest night in television, but the beauty moments on this year's red carpet are also worthy of top ratings.

Sheryl Lee Ralph was literally dripping in diamonds on the red carpet with a bedazzled high braid and crystals around her eyes while Alexandra Deddario brought classic Hollywood glamour to the Emmys with a matte red lip and new sleek bob. And that's just a few of the night's many stunning beauty looks.

Here, a completely rundown of the most memorable hair and makeup looks from the 2022 Emmy Awards red carpet. Your fall beauty inspiration? Consider it sorted.

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox. Trae Patton/NBC via Getty Images

The E! red carpet host channeled the '90s supermodels with her charcoal smoky eye and high sleek ponytail.

"This look was inspired by the early 90s supermodel Fashion by John Paul Gaultier," shares celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright.

To get the look, she used Laverne's natural hair and added extensions on top to create a more choppy ponytail texture. All of it was straightened using ghd's platinum+ styler for a sleek and shiny look.

Makeup artist Deja Smith gave Cox the fierce glam to match.

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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Fanning brought Old Hollywood glamour to the Emmys with her pin curl bob created by hairstylist Jenda Alcorn, who used L'Oréal products. Makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe
rounded out the star's look with rosy flushed cheeks and cat-eye liner.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph. Mark Von Holden/NBC via Getty Images

The Emmy's carpet may be gold, but the Abbott Elementary star was dripping in diamonds. Hairstylist Moira Frazier bedazzled the award-winner's braid, while makeup artist Mila Thomas added a few crystals around her eyes for good measure.

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Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Daddario. Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images

The White Lotus star debuted a sleek lob and made a case for the side part created by Marty Harper using DESIGNME hair products.

Her matte red lip, created by celebrity makeup artist Lottie Stannard using Dior's new Rouge Dior Forever in 999 Forever, tied the whole look together and amped up the glam.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington. Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images

Washington always looks flawless on the red carpet, and the 2022 Emmys is no exception. Hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew pulled Washington's hair up into a high top knot with wispy tendrils, using products from Sol de Janeiro — such s the brand's Hair Oil — while makeup artist Carola Gonzalez went with soft glam for her makeup. She reached for products from Neutrogena, FaceGym, and Lilly Lashes for skin prep as well as glam.

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Lily James

Lily James
Lily James. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

This fall's copper hair color trend is alive and well at the Emmys, thanks to James's warm auburn waves. Hairstylist Danilo used Living Proof to create the sleek look.

The Pam & Tommy star also worked with makeup artist Sofia Tilbury to coordinate her makeup to her dress using Charlotte Tilbury products, opting for a bronze smoky eye and tawny nude lip.

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Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh. Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images

Regardless of what Gen Z might think, the side part, as seen on Sandra Oh, was a major Emmys beauty trend. The Killing Eve star paired her beachy wavy lob with a smoky eye and flawless skin, care of makeup artist Emily Cheng using Beautyblender products and Lashify lashes.

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae
Issa Rae. Mark Von Holden/NBC via Getty Images

The double nominee's look in one word? Elegant. Rae's go-to hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood styled the star's hair in a sleek center-parted lob, while makeup artist Joanna Simkin kept the '90s vibes going with flawless skin and a charcoal smoky eye using Lancer Skincare and E.L.F. Cosmetics.

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Julia Garner

Julia Garner
Julia Garner. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

More is more for the Inventing Anna star. She played up her curly updo — created by celebrity hairstylist Bobby Eliot using Stephen Knoll New York products — by donning dramatic, bronzed smoky eyes and glossy nude lips. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo went for products from Chanel Beauty to make her Emmys look come alive.

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HoYeon Jung

Jung Ho-yeon
Jung Ho-yeon. Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images

The Squid Game breakout star chose one of the sweetest hair accessories of all time: a delicate flower.

"My inspiration for Hoyeon's hair for tonight was to channel Audrey Hepburn — a nod to the classic retro era," shares celebrity hairstylist Jenny Cho.

She prepped Jung's hair with Agustinus Bader shampoo and conditioner, and then with the brand's scalp treatment at the base of the hair line where you need extra care to strengthen the roots. Once the hair had been thoroughly dried, she divided the hair into two major sections and clipped them away. Then, from the nape, she curled each section with a 1 1/2 curling iron to give her tips that rounded finish.

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All bow down to our queen Zendaya. The Euphoria sensation brought Old Hollywood glam to the red carpet event with a voluminous ponytail.

"For Zendaya's Emmy's look, we decided to go with a vintage theme inspired by Grace Kelly — a classic silhouette," shares celebrity hairstylist Tony Medina.

To achieve her voluminous 'do, he placed two 20-inch Hidden Crown Hair Seamless clip in extensions in Medium Auburn Brown to the center of the back of her head for fullness and added a bit of teasing at the root using the skinny side of Tangle Teezer's Wide Tooth Comb.

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Sarah Niles

Sarah Niles
Sarah Niles. Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images

The first time nominee and Ted Lasso star brought her A-Game to the Emmy Awards with a sculptural braided updo and radiant skin.

"The Primetime Emmy's is one of TV's biggest night and especially with this being Sarah's first nomination I wanted her to shine like the star that she truly is," says celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls.

As such, she used Milk Makeup's Bionic Glow hydrating liquid illuminator to prep the skin. and the brand's Future Fluid Concealer to give skin that airbrushed finish.

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Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

The Yellowjackets nominee brought the drama to the red carpet event with a sleek, chin-length bob and heavy fringe created by hairstylist Mark Hampton. Iván Pol helped to prep her skin, while Allan Avendaño used products from Face Gym and Clarins to make the star glow.

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Jennifer Coolidge

Coolridge channeled '60s Mediterranean glamour to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. Her hairstylist Marc Mena looked to the decades icons like Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren when creating her big, bouncy blowout. Aside from a lot of teasing, the stylist relied on Better Not Younger haircare products during the styling session, including the Wake Up Call High Hold Thickening Spray.

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Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey
Melanie Lynskey. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

TheYellowjackets star's soft wavy updo and neutral makeup is just as elegant as her custom seafood green Christian Siriano gown.

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Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney
Sydney Sweeney. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

While Euphoria is known for its expressive makeup looks, the show's star, Sydney Sweeney, went for a romantic vibe at the 2022 Emmys. Makeup artist Melissa Hernandez reached for Armani Beauty products when finessing the star's fluttery lashes, rosy pink lip, and lit-from-within skin. Her loose, soft waves by Glen Oropeza using Nexxus and Shark Tools rounded out the classic look.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

"An elegant girl, down-do is what I decided to style Reese with for the 2022 Emmy Awards," hairstylist Lona Vigi says of the star's sleek hair. She achieved the smooth finish with Virtue Labs products. Makeup artist Tracey Levy followed suit with soft, smudgy winged liner done with W3LL People makeup.

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Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose. Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images

DeBose played matchy-matchy with her Emmys look this year. "I wanted her makeup to feel light and ethereal to compliment her custom Prabal Gurung dress," explains celebrity makeup artist Andrea Tiller of the look. "The lip color and the eye
look pair beautifully, with a hint of violet to tie everything together."

To get the same eye look, turn to the violet tones from Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Reflet D'Amethyste to the lids, using darker shades around the edges and lighter shades in the middle.

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The Emmy Award winner looked romantic and classic with soft pink eye makeup, red lips, and a slicked back bun.

"My inspiration always begins with the dress," shares celebrity makeup artists Genevieve Herr exclusively with InStyle. "This beautiful Armani Privé gown, in pale shimmery pink, called for a light smokey eye enhanced by amethyst shadow from Lancôme."

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Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan
Rachel Brosnahan. Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star wore a low, structured bun for this year's Emmy Awards. "Rachel's dress has lots of beaded embellishments, so I wanted to create a look that was modern and elegant," says celebrity hairstylist Owen Gould. "I was inspired by the shapes on the dress so I wanted to create a hair look with a similar shape."

To keep everything looking smooth, he used Matrix's Mega Sleek Iron Smoother and flat ironed each section smooth before spritzing each with Matrix Vavoom Triple Freeze Extra Dry Neutral Hairspray for extra hold.

Makeup artist Lisa Aharon created her soft smoky eye with MAKE Beauty products.

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Quinta Brunson

Quinta Brunson
Quinta Brunson. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

"The Vision for Quinta's Emmy look is Old Hollywood glam," confirms celebrity hairstylist Alexander Armand.

To get her bouncy waves, he created long voluminous waves using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion 1' Flat Iron and added a subtle, yet flirty, side part. "I completed the look with a light application of Maui Moisture Vanilla Bean Weightless Oil Mist and combed through with the Olivia Garden CarboSilk CS-C6 Comb to de-frizz, add shine and bring the old Hollywood".

As for glam, makeup artist Renée Loiz wanted Brunson's look to complement her unforgettable gown.

"I played into that metallic theme for her eyes, but kept her face makeup simple to highlight Quinta's naturally beautiful skin," Loiz shares with InStyle. "My go-to product for prepping her skin the night before big events like the Emmys is Olay's Retinol24 + Peptide Facial Moisturizer, which Quinta also uses each night. This always has her waking up with smoother, brighter skin — the perfect canvas for makeup application!"

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Lizzo at the 2022 Emmy Awards
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Lizzo went with an easy, effortless beauty look to win her first Emmy Award. Hairstylist Shelby Swain pulled her hair up into a voluminous high bun using SexyHair products for extra body. Makeup artist Alexx Mayo perfected her base with Charlotte Tilbury products, including the new Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer.

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Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell at the 2022 Emmy Awards
Phil Faraone/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Pureology Global Artistic Ambassador Gregory Russell was inspired by Scarface when styling Purnell's hair, so he gave the Yellowjackets star a smooth blowout with soft curls, using the Style + Protect Shine Bright Taming Serum for an extra glossy finish. Her gold eyeshadow perfectly complimented her Miu Miu gown.

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Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder at the 2022 Emmy Awards
Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images

Radiant, etherial, and soft are a few words we'd use to describe the Hacks star's unbelievably glowy skin by makeup artist Molly Greenwald. She turned to Shiseido skincare and makeup products, including the Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 30 to achieve the perfect base. To keep the focus on the skin, Einbinder's hair was softly swept back.

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