Golden Globes 2015: The Best Beauty Moments of the Night
“I wanted to make her look like a prize, because she is a prize and the work she’s receiving accolades for is so impressive!” Witherspoon’s makeup artist Molly Stern tells us. Using the star’s Calvin Klein gown as a starting point, Stern went for a metallic color palette, going for gold tones as opposed to silver. She applied a base of Laura Mericer’s Baked Eye Color in Black Karat ($24; sephora.com), then smudged the Caviar Stick in Gilded Gold ($28; shop.nordstrom.com) on top. “I concentrated the black along the lash line, and it made the brightness of the gold more sexy,” she adds. A sweep of Laura Mercier’s Creme Cheek Color in Blaze ($24; nordstrom.com) gave off a believable flush, and as a finishing touch, Stern applied the Creme Smooth Lip Color in Merlot ($27; nordstrom.com) under a layer of gold gloss.
The double nominee (for Still Alice, and Map to the Stars, respectively) went for an allover metallic look, pairing her dazzling Givenchy gown with a smoky, silver tinged eye. For a sultry base, makeup artist Elaine Offers applied L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Impressive Brown ($8; lorealparisusa.com) across the lid, sweeping L’Oreal Paris Infallible Smokissime in Black ($10; lorealparisusa.com) along the lashline. Touches of L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Eye Shadow in Silver Sky ($8; lorealparisusa.com) added a metallic finish for a cohesive look.
As a complement to her glamorous retro waves, Rodriguez’s makeup artist Jenna Anton went for a dramatic eye with a peach-toned lip. Anton used a warm matte yellow from her lid to brow bone as a base, then traced the star’s lash line with L’Oreal’s Super Slim Infallible Eyeliner ($9; ulta.com). She started with a thin line, then built up the thickness as she reached the outer corner, extending it into a wing. L’Oreal’s Eyeshadow Crayons in Enduring Rose and Everlasting Gold ($8 each; lorealparisusa.com) were applied to Rodriguez’s inner corners to make her eyes pop. After defining her brows, Anton set a flawless canvas with primer and foundation, adding a touch of blush to give off a rosy glow. The L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Permanent Blush ($13; lorealparisusa.com) finished the look.
Bombshell alert! Jennifer Lopez sported some major volume with the help of her mane man, Lorenzo Martin. He used the star’s Zuhair Murad number and ‘60s actress Sharon Tate as inspiration. Once prepping damp hair with L’Oreal Paris’s Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($4; elizabetharden.com), he began to blow dry with a round brush for a boost of body. After setting her hair in 1-inch rollers for an about an hour, he flipped her head over and brushed her strands out. His next step? Teasing the crown. He spritzed the brand’s trusty Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold ($13; target.com) to lock the style in place. Lastly, he split a portion of her hair down the middle and secured behind the ears.
With the metallic eye and bronzy skin, Jennifer Aniston’s look was very much her trademark, but with an emphasis on glamour. “It was a special celebration this awards season because Jen is nominated for a role in a movie I actually did with her,” says her makeup artist Angela Levin. “It feels like it all came full circle!” In lieu of bronzer and concealer, Levin contoured the star’s cheekbones by using a trio of Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundations ($45; shop.nordstrom.com), starting with the darkest and working her way to the lightest. “I framed her face with the darkest one and blended it down her neck, used the middle-tone foundation all over her face, then highlighted the center of her face and eyelids with the lightest,” she says. Armed with Chanel’s Tisse Mademoiselle shadow palette ($61; shop.nordstrom.com), Levin used both middle-toned colors on Aniston’s lids, then sculpted her crease using the darker hue. The lightest shade was used to highlight her brow bone, and a thin wing of liner finished the eye. A trio of beige hues on Aniston’s lips completed the makeup. As for the hair? “It took 15 minutes total-super easy today!” her hairstylist Chris McMillan tells us. “All I used was Texture by Living Proof ($26; sephora.com). We were going to do a classic Jennifer Aniston ponytail, and when we were doing the practice-run, she ended up liking the ponytail I put her in.” As Aniston was getting her makeup done, McMillan took the length of the style and wrapped it around the base of the ponytail to form a bun. “We kept it clean and off her face, and it was really simple and elegant.”
Inspired by Leslie Mann’s yellow gown, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey went with a sparkly smoky eye and a pop of red lipstick for the big night. She applied Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Spice ($19; elizabetharden.com) along the crease and lower lash line before tightlining the upper lash line with a rich brown shade. After swiping black liner past the outer corners for added intensity, the brand’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lip Stick in Marigold ($25; elizabetharden.com) provided a vibrant touch. As for those soft, effortless waves, hairstylist Rod Ortega created the look using T3’s Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand ($230; sephora.com), wrapping 2 inch sections away from the face. His pro tip? Hold the iron horizontally to achieve the star’s tousled appearance.
“Old Hollywood glamour with a rock and roll edge,” says makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato of his inspiration. “We achieved this look with a glowing complexion, bold smokey eye, and nude lip.” After setting Williams’ foundation, the pro traced the star’s entire eye close to the lash line with Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk Eye Pencil Proof ($30; shop.nordstrom.com), then picked up the Eye Tints in #1 and #7 ($38 each; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) over the top. Ceciliato blended a dark grey from the Eyes to Kill Quad in #11 ($59; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) to impart a smoky effect, and used a pale beige on her inner corners and brow bone as a highlight. The Lancome Shine Lover Lipgloss in Twisted Beige ($24; sephora.com) balanced the dramatic eye, and the star’s hair was pulled into a wavy faux bob.
Playing off of the beautiful purple tones in her Giambattista Valli gown, Lupita Nyong’O mixed a handful of shimmery violet hues on her eyes, continuing the color along her lower lash line. A glossy pink lip topped off the makeup, and the star’s hair was worn in voluminous natural curls.
The Scandal star stunned on the red carpet with inky liner, glowing skin, and soft berry lip. “I wanted to accentuate Kerry's eyes with a modern twist,” makeup artist Carola Gonzalez tells us. “I kept it pretty simple, a black line all around the eye, layered with a shimmery dark grey eye shadow to break away from the usual black liner and add a spark to the eyes.” When complementing Washington’s vibrant fuchsia gown, selecting the perfect lip color was key. “I decided to go with a sheer berry,” Gonzalez says, using Neutrogena’s Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Bright Berry ($9; neutrogena.com) to get the look. A chic, messy bun kept the focus on those famous cheekbones.
“Apparently, it took 20 people 2 weeks to applique those butterflies onto Keira’s dress, so I didn’t want to do anything to distract from that!” says Knightley’s makeup artist Kate Lee, who complemented the number with a raspberry lip and neutral eye. With Chanel’s Tisse Rivoli palette ($61; chanel.com), Lee began by sculpting the crease with a medium-toned warm brown, and blended the color until it looked like her natural contour. She then applied a thin black line along Knightley’s lashes to add definition, and after a few pumps with the lash curler, she swept on Chanel’s Inimitable Waterproof Mascara ($30; chanel.com). “It dries very quickly and holds the curl in, which is perfect if you plan to apply false lashes,” she adds. Moving on to the face, Lee sculpted out the star’s cheekbones, then used Chanel’s Rose Bronze ($45; chanel.com) blush on top. The red lip served as the finishing touch-Lee opted for Chanel’s yet-to-be-released Rouge Coco in Etienne (available March) and created a stain, then applied the color over the top. “I applied a nice amount and blended it into the shape of her lips, blotted it off completely, then went back with a Q-tip to blend the lipline,” she says. “Once I diffused the line with a translucent powder, I reapplied the color with a lip brush to intensify the look.”