45 Red Carpet Beauty Looks That Took Our Breath Away in 2017
Say what you will about 2017, but it's blessed us with some pretty unbelievable red carpet beauty looks. From the Golden Globes to the Cannes Film Festival and many, many award season soirées in between, celebrities served hair and makeup inspiration like it was their dang job. (Because it sort of is!) Ahead, find the 45 hands-down hottest beauty looks to walk down red carpets this year.
Lily Collins at the Golden Globes
Between her braided fishtail updo, pink smoky eye, and berry lip, Lily pretty much oozed perfection.
Priyanka Chopra at the Golden Globes
Priyanka's chestnut highlights complemented her burnt pinot lipstick.
Janelle Monáe at the Golden Globes
Janelle is the unofficial queen of unconventional hair accessories, and her bedazzled pearl updo was no exception.
Emily Ratajkowski at the Golden Globes
Emily totally fooled us with her faux bob, which was achieved via pins rather than an actual pair of scissors.
Olivia Culpo at the Golden Globes
Olivia's bronze, sunset-colored smoky eyes and overlined matte lips brought Instagram beauty to the red carpet — and we could not stop staring.
Mandy Moore at the Golden Globes
Emerald green eyeliner brought a pop of the unexpected to Mandy's cool-girl look.
Ruth Negga at the Golden Globes
From her metallic lilac eye shadow to her marcel waves, Ruth looked like a futuristic beauty robot.
Evan Rachel Wood at the Golden Globes
Evan's swoopy pompadour provided a sartorial contrast to her rosy pink lips.
Felicity Jones at the Golden Globes
Felicity made a great case for saying f*ck it and getting those curtain bangs, once and for all.
Ruby Rose at the People's Choice Awards
The Urban Decay spokesperson looked every bit the goth princess with a dark lip and fuller-than-full brows.
Jennifer Lopez at the People's Choice Awards
Sure, J Lo never looks anything less than perfect, but her bronze lip, shimmering cheekbones, and tight updo were especially good on this night.
Taraji P. Henson at the SAG Awards
Taraji's baby pink eye shadow was anything but boring — the Hidden Figures star looked like a straight-up princess.
Sophia Bush at the SAG Awards
Sophia also opted for a pink look but kicked things up a notch with a vibrant electric rose smoky eye.
Viola Davis at the SAG Awards
Viola's creamy lips and bronze cheekbones oozed a natural, winning glow.
Michelle Williams at the Oscars
With her bleached pixie cut and salmon-colored lip, Michele looked like a chic French New Wave star.
Halle Berry at the Oscars
Halle's voluminous, out-of-this-world curls took center stage at the event's afterparty, and we could not have been happier about it.
Karlie Kloss at the Oscars
This photo of Karlie should pretty much be in the beauty dictionary under "Veronica Lake curls." Her vintage hair and bold red lip were Old Hollywood perfection.
Chrissy Teigen at the Oscars
Chrissy's soft updo came courtesy of hair pro Jen Atkin, and it complemented her bronze and mauve makeup.
Emma Stone at the Oscars
Looking every bit the best actress winner she is, Emma matched her gold dress to her shimmering eye shadow.
Kate Middleton at the BAFTAs
Kate lived out all of our Julia Roberts in Notting Hill fantasies wearing a positively regal bun.
Bella Hadid at the Met Gala
Sure, sure, she was wearing a see-through Alexander Wang jumpsuit, but Bella's middle-parted lob totally stole the show.
Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala
Again, Kendall's sheer La Perla gown demanded attention, but so did her bold red lip and wet-looking hair. The model hand-picked Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Carnal ($32).
Serena Williams at the Met Gala
Can we talk about Serena's supersleek, slicked-back lob? Perfection.
Rose Byrne at the Met Gala
Rose's out-to-there curls and cherry lips added a whimsical touch to her sultry look.
Joan Smalls at the Met Gala
More wet hairspiration, courtesy of Joan and her (faux) lip piercing.
Kylie Jenner at the Met Gala
The mogul stepped out with a platinum bob, nude lip, and full brows.
Katie Holmes at the Met Gala
Metallic blue eye shadow gave a rough punk edge to Katie's elegant updo.
Behati rocked blond, Rapunzel-esque curls.
Elle Fanning at the Cannes Film Festival
Pioneer woman went chic with this simple, middle-parted updo and flushed neutral makeup.
Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival
Red carpet pro Nicole showed us how it's done with a loose bun, ample blush, and power red lipstick.
Jasmine Tookes at the Cannes Film Festival
A soft chignon and nude gloss elevated Jasmine's glamorous look.
Jane Fonda at the Emmy Awards
Can we get a hell yes? The Grace and Frankie star absolutely rocked the Emmy Awards red carpet with an Ariana Grande-esque ponytail and fluffy bangs.
Shailene Woodley at the Emmy Awards
Shailene rocked a loose, '90s-esque ponytail and told Entertainment Tonight that her favorite beauty product was, "Just happiness, man!"
Uzo Aduba at the Emmy Awards
Apart from her gloriously natural hair, Uzo also wore metallic silver shadow that went all around her tear ducts.
Laverne Cox at the Emmy Awards
Monochrome was the word of the night for Laverne, who matched her smoky gray eye shadow with her futuristic earrings and dress. She also kept her hair out of her face in the chicest way possible: with gold-tinted, slicked-back hair.
Reese Witherspoon at the Emmy Awards
The Big Little Lies star served grown-up Elle Woods vibes with her chic, long hair and orange-red lipstick.
Sofia Vergara at the Emmy Awards
Sofia opted for a high ponytail and berry lip, but it was her bangs that truly caught our attention.
Millie Bobby Brown at the Emmy Awards
Millie's ballerina bun looked absolutely breathtaking.
Zoë Kravitz at the Emmy Awards
Zoë looked like a 1920s flapper transported to modern day with her textured pixie cut and thin but bold brows.
Yara Shahidi at the Emmy Awards
In a year full of winning beauty looks, Yara especially sparkled in her precise winged liner, twinkling highlight, full brows, and glossy nude lip.
Zendaya at the InStyle Awards
Zendaya looked absolutely amazing in her Afro, which was inspired both by her aunts and activist Angela Davis. Need we say more?
Demi Lovato at the American Music Awards
Is that Demi or Cher in 1968? Either way, we flipped for the singer's impossibly long hair and smoldering smoky eye.
Tracee Ellis Ross at the American Music Awards
Tracee is famously never seen without her red lipstick (even at the gym — her dedication is that impressive). One glance at her gorgeous American Music Awards look and you'll know why she's so obsessed with the hue.
Selena Gomez at the American Music Awards
Surprise! Selena showed up to the event with a bleached blond lob that took nine hours to achieve.
Ciara at the Billboard Women in Music Awards
BRB, weeping over how beautiful Ciara's voluminous half-updo is.