Beauty The Top Award Show Red Carpet Beauty Moments of 2015 By Dianna Mazzone Dianna Mazzone Dianna Mazzone is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things beauty, wellness, and celebrity. In addition to hosting a podcast, her works have been published in several national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 13, 2015 @ 03:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Getty Images If the red carpet was any indication, the year 2015 was filled with more beauty hits than misses. From statement lips to intricate updos, the celebs on the award show circuit earned high marks for creativity. Here, we celebrate the most outstanding of the bunch. Gigi Hadid, AMAs The wig that fooled the world: Hadid's slicked-back bob was the ultimate in cool. 01 of 16 Kerry Washington, Emmys Getty Images Washington's faux bob inspired us to test drive the style ourselves. 02 of 16 Scarlett Johansson, Oscars Getty Images Johansson showed off a whole other side of her style with sleek strands and barely-there brown shadow. 03 of 16 Taraji P. Henson, Emmys Getty Images We'd venture to guess Henson's mile-long lashes were a nod to Cookie Lyon. 04 of 16 Cate Blanchett, Oscars Getty Images If there were an Academy Award for gorgeous, glowing skin, we'd bet Blanchett would have taken home the prize. 05 of 16 Viola Davis Getty Images Davis' nearly blackberry-colored lipstick was the perfect complement to her rosy glow. 06 of 16 Chrissy Teigen, Oscars Getty Images Teigen proved vampy lips and retro curls are a sure-fire combo. 07 of 16 Selena Gomez, AMAs Getty Images Gomez showed the world that there's no need to fear red eyeshadow. 08 of 16 Jennifer Lopez, Oscars Getty Images Pink lips and rosy eyeshadow made Lopez' Oscar look a lesson in color coordination. 09 of 16 Taylor Swift Getty Images Swift looked the part of a modern rockstar thanks to an exaggerated side part and even more dramatic cat eye. 10 of 16 Demi Lovato, AMAs Getty Images Lovato nailed a vintage vibe with a beauty look straight out of the 1920s. 11 of 16 Zendaya Getty Images Zendaya had her share of memorable beauty moments this year, but this one has to be our favorite. 12 of 16 Lupita Nyong'o, Golden Globes Getty Images A two-toned purple eye and plum lip were just right for Nyong'o's lavender dress. 13 of 16 Naomi Watts, Oscars Getty Images As evidenced by Watts, even those with fair skin can pull off wine-colored lipstick. 14 of 16 Kendall Jenner, AMAs Getty Images We're still talking about how Jenner managed to make her top knot sit just-so. 15 of 16 Margot Robbie, Oscars Getty Images We loved Robbie's red lip so much, we tracked down the exact shade (and proceeded to buy it in bulk). 16 of 16 Dakota Johnson, Oscars Getty Images And just like that, Johnson convinced us that ponytails can be red-carpet appropriate.