Women Age 50 and Over Were the Beauty Heroes of the Emmys Red Carpet
They say age is just a number, but if the Emmys red carpet was any indication, age also means a refined beauty look. From the epic 9 to 5 reunion (that totally didn't make us cry or anything) to Nicole Kidman's perennially glamorous red lipstick, it was the 50-and-over crowd that totally brought it in the beauty department this year.
Read on for the best hair and makeup inspiration from totally timeless, fierce ladies. We promise it will make you smile — and want to call your mom.
Film legend and workout mogul Jane Fonda was aerobics-ready in a high ponytail and fluffy curtain bangs. The 79-year-old star of Grace and Frankie could honestly teach a course on being fabulously extra, and if you need proof of that, simply look at her bubblegum-pink lipstick.
Tonight we will dream of Jane Fonda, Ariana Grande, and their respective high ponytails leading one glorious, legwarmer-filled workout class.
BRB, adopting Lily Tomlin's skincare routine STAT. The 78-year-old actress's skin looked radiant as hell. And that rosy pink lipstick? We'd like to buy it in bulk, please.
The 71-year-old country singer completed the 9 to 5 trifecta and, as always, served major hair goals. As the saying goes, "The higher the hair, the closer to God." That must explain why Dolly Parton is a beauty angel.
Michelle Pfeiffer's been #hairgoals since the 1980s, and tonight was no different. The 59-year-old iconic blonde sported effortlessly chic curls with just the hint of a dark root, because Michelle can do whatever she wants and still look like a total goddess.
Hair: Richard Marin
Key product used: Remington T Studio Thermaluxe Slim Wand ($30)
Makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen
Key product used: Chantecaille Save The Forest Eye Shadow Palette ($85)
Nicole Kidman just turned 50, and she's been lighting up red carpets for over 30 years. The Emmy Awards were no exception, and Nicole blessed us with classic red lipstick to match her elegant crimson dress.
The Oscar winner is no stranger to the red carpet or looking f*cking fabulous on it. The 52-year-old How to Get Away With Murder actress got away with another ace beauty look. We're not sure what's more attention-grabbing: her oxblood lipstick or dramatic updo. Either way, we're in love with both.
The renowned actress, who played fellow icon Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan, channeled classic Hollywood glamour in a curled bob. The 68-year-old paired this dramatic hair look with a subdued, rosy lipstick.
The 51-year-old House of Cards star ditched Claire Underwood's harsh crop for a romantic, sweeping style that one of her other famous characters, Jenny from Forrest Gump, would totally dig.
Makeup: Tricia Sawyer
Key product used: Chantecaille Luster Glide Silk Infused Eyeliner ($30)
A round of applause for 92-year-old nominee Cicely Tyson, who brought poise, grace, and beautiful pink blush to the Emmys red carpet.
The 68-year-old Transparent actress paired her soft updo with a black smoky eye like a true beauty pro.
Susan matched her lipstick to her hair, because there is never too much of a good thing. The 70-year-old actress looked fierce as ever with her copper strands and fire-engine-red lip hue.
Consider Felicity Huffman just as excited for cold-weather makeup styles as you are. The 54-year-old actress sported a frosty eye shadow look that makes us think of Frozen and dreamily voluminous bronde curls.