6 Best Beauty Looks From The 2022 Critics' Choice Red Carpet
So much high-octane glamour…
While last year’s attendees did their best to impress with their hair and make-up looks during the virtual Critics’ Choice Awards, this year’s edition proved there’s nothing quite like the real deal. The glam squads, made up of some of Hollywood’s top hairstylists and make-up artists, really treated us to some stunning and beguiling moments during the recent in-person event. While celebrating this year’s best in film and TV at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, the biggest celebrities didn't disappoint in giving us lots of make-up and hair inspo for those exciting events we have coming up.
Whether you love a bold, classic red lip, monochromatic pink make-up, a sleek and sophisticated low ponytail or want to score a 90s inspired blow-out, click through for all the best looks.
Best Actress nominee Kristen Stewart looked like a catwalk princess with her blonde finger-raked 90s runway waves, which naturally came with a modern Stewart twist. Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel created a side-swept blow-out that was inspired by 90s supermodels like Helena Christiansen using Virtue products. “The Crown” actor’s make-up artist Jillian Dempsey complemented the sultry and sleek throwback look with Chanel make-up. A smokey eye, shimmering silver eyeshadow, standout lashes and a nudish pink lipstick helped keep things in tune with Stewart’s signature understated edge.
Issa Rae brightened up the red carpet with spring vibes thanks to her vibrant floral gown. Her soft, bronzy neutral make-up was also a nod to the season. For that stunning megawatt glow, make-up artist to the stars Joanna Simkin used Chantecaille products, including Cheek Gelée in Vibrant and Real Bronze in Goa. A simple cat-eye, pink blush, lashes for days, rose gold eyeshadow and a nude lip finished off the Best Actress in a Comedy Series nominee’s ethereal look. Additionally, Rai, who stars in “Insecure,” had her hair in a sleek side part at the top while she let her natural soft, bouncing curls do the talking.
There’s nothing that says bombshell glamour like a classic bright red lip. Make-up artist Erin Ayanian chose L’Oreal Paris’s “Retro Red” matte lipstick on Elle Fanning to create this Old Hollywood beauty look. “The Great” star, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, also turned heads thanks to simple winged eyeliner, fluttery lashes and radiant skin. Meanwhile, Fanning’s hairstylist gave the unassuming ponytail a seriously polished promotion. The slicked back chic low ponytail, which cascaded down Fanning’s back in loose waves, helped keep the focus on the standout lips and showed off her stunning stud earrings.
Elizabeth Olsen looked like a dream thanks to her rose-gold make-up look. Celebrity make-up artist Gita Bass also applied the glistening soft and feminine shadows on the inner corner of Olesen’s blue eyes and under the lower lashes so they could seriously pop. The New York-based Australian, who opted for a light pink lip, used Chantecaille products on the “WandaVision” actor nominated in the Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category. Olsen’s gentle, wavy bob suited the pretty look perfectly. Being a Tangle Teezer brand ambassador, celebrity hairstylist Clayton Hawkins naturally used the brand, as well as products by SexyHair.
Jung Ho-yeon’s glam squad really worked their magic while creating this look, which channelled Old Hollywood. During her first appearance at the awards ceremony, the “Squid Game” star stepped out with super shiny and dewy skin. Her fresh, glowy make-up was the work of Nina Park, who favoured Chanel products, and bold brows and a peachy pink lippie helped to complete the minimal look. Hairstylist Jenny Cho was behind the slicked, glossy Hollywood waves that featured a deep side part. Using René Furterer products, the hair expert referenced styles adored by silver screen sirens like Jean Harlow.
Selena Gomez turned to longtime make-up artist Hung Vanngo for her soft glam beauty choice. Gentle pink liquid eyehadow, pale pink liquid blush and lipstick, bronzer, luminiser, liquid eyeliner and volumising mascara, all from the multi-hyphenate’s Rare Beauty brand, were used to craft the rosy make-up look. To create the radiant glow, Vanngo reached out for Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright primer, eye cream, vitamin C serum and moisturiser. Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Only Murders in the Building,” Gomez complemented her monochromatic pink beauty look with a low ponytail. Minimalistic and effortless, yet screaming glam, the slicked back style had a parting on the right side and it helped show off her eye-catching and edgy arrow earpiece.