Just as with all awards shows, this year’s Emmy Awards were full of beautiful, wonderful and ridiculous looks. As per usual, there was a whole lot of side swept hair, soft curls and sleek updos. Actors’ makeup ranged from sexy to glamorous to entirely too overwhelming, so let’s take a look at some of the best and worst ones, shall we?
I loved Kelly Osbourne‘s defined brow and lovely red lip that coordinated wonderfully with her dress and earrings. Her skin glowed beautifully, too.
Besides looking wonderful in general, Morena Baccarin‘s makeup was spot on.
At 13, Kiernan Shipka isn’t expected to be wearing a whole lot of makeup regardless, but there’s just a cute hint of pink blush and tinted lip balm that work so wonderfully with her outfit. I think I’m adding this to the “best” list primarily because it accompanied her outfit perfectly and was understated in the best possible way.
Mayim Bialik isn’t somebody usually spotted on “best dressed” lists (not because she’s not great, but because she tends to play it safe), but I think her whole look was great.
I’ve been such a big fan of Alfre Woodard since she was awesome on Desperate Housewives, and I loved her neutral look. A glowing, dewy complexion plus sheer berry lip color was a win.
I loved Claire Danes‘ neat hair, but the red lipstick was so excellent, particularly because she left her eyes nearly bare sans a hint of sparkle.
The hair was a little “eh,” but Anna Gunn‘s makeup was so fresh and pretty.
I loved Sarah Hyland‘s dress, but the makeup was just too harsh.
I normally like bursts of color, but Emily Deschanel‘s shiny opaque fuchsia lip color was awful.
Taylor Schilling‘s hair was lovely, but the makeup was dated and overdone.
January Jones‘ makeup was a nightmare. And you know it’s sad when your imaginary TV daughter has infinitely better style than you.
All hatred of The Big Bang Theory aside, I just couldn’t hand the ridiculous eyeshadow Kaley Cuoco wore. Her dress? Incredibly pretty. Her “I just learned what a smoky eye is” makeup? And then they added a pale pink lipstick? Eh, no thanks.
Now, how about hair? (As well as the ultimate worst and best beauty!)