Another week, another awards show to look forward to. Hot on the heels of last Monday’s gala opening act—the Golden Globes—is the 29th Critics Choice Awards, hosted in California’s Barker Hangar. Honouring critically-acclaimed film and television productions while offering possible predictions to the Oscars, this red carpet comprised a stellar line-up of household names and budding talent, all dolled up and none with a hair out of place. This year’s red carpet showcased a captivating diversity of hairdos, elaborate and elegant in equal parts. From experimental avant-garde sculptures on Calah Lane’s crown to Dua Lipa’s revival of side parts once-glorified in the 90’s, it goes without saying that style squads were working tirelessly around the clock to deliver trends both fresh and intriguing. Meanwhile, a starstruck strut through the beauty gallery unveiled eye-catching looks. Keeping it artful within a polished, neutral scope, the captivating likes of Best Actress Winner Emma Stone. Then there was Best Supporting Actress nominee, Emily Blunt, who presented an elevated classic glam look with a sleek and polished low bun. At the same time, space was still made for feisty, powerful face cards as seen on Quinta Brunson and Natasha Lyonne.
Whether you wish to glean glow-up inspiration or simply admire and swoon, there is no doubt that the 29th Critics Choice Awards is a goldmine. Vogue Singapore presents our collection of the best beauty moments, below.
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This seven-orbed, spherical up-do turned heads the second Wonka actress Calah Lane descended onto the red carpet. Peachy eyelids and muted, glossy lips served as the perfect complement to this standout mane.
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The Winner of the Best Supporting Actress category showed off a mane of loose curls that draped effortlessly over her shoulders. The deep side part paid homage to old-school Hollywood glam, especially when paired with an intense smokey eye.
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Trust that a delicate chignon and vivacious red lipstick never goes out of style. Emily Blunt is living proof.
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The singer-songwriter added further flair to her cherry cola locks by incorporating a smooth, side-parted fringe that is making waves within the current zeitgeist.
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It’s clear to see that the actress was more than ready to take the win with this timeless look. The subtle dusting of blush adds a nice, modern touch and enlivens her complexion.
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Tousled, messy curls and micro-bangs are sure to draw a fierce distinction amongst the crowd. Natasha Lyonne further emphasised this head-turning effect with sultry bronze eyeshadow and dark under-eye liner.
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Slicked, shower-fresh strands have been all the buzz this year. Serving a refreshing take on this no-frizz style is none other than Greta Lee.
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We’ll be needing a tutorial for this one. Dramatically smoked-out, winged eyeliner against glittery periwinkle eyeshadow was all it took for the comedy actress to steal the spotlight.