From the Golden Globes to the Grammys, this winter’s crop of breakout stars, and some of our all-time celeb faves, hit the red carpet and award show after-parties, in everything from vibrant lip shades to fun braids. Nick Barose, who dolled up Gugu Mbatha-Raw for her AAFCA Awards win, went for a feminine and glamorous look with a bit of forties flair. “It’s bold but feminine,” says Barose.
Bronze or gold shadow on the lid and brow bone softens the eyes. For lips, it’s important to line them with a rich, medium brown liner. “Blend it in to prevent nude lipstick from appearing chalky,” says makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, who created Gabrielle Union’s sultry look.
Gabrielle Union at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.
Nicki Minaj at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
Angela Bassett at the 46th NAACP Image Awards
Zendaya at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event.
Naomi Campbell at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes After-Party.
“Patience is key when creating frizz-free curls,” explains hairstylist Brian Fisher, who coiffed Tessa Thompson’s tresses. Use a diffuser to dry, then press a lightweight oil into the top layers and separate curls in the underlayers for volume.
Tessa Thompson at the 6th Annual AAFCA Awards.
Grace Gealy at the Selma New York City Premiere.
Lianne La Havas at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event.
Rosario Dawson at the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Lupita Nyong’o at the 21st annual SAG Awards.
Laverne Cox at the 21st Annual SAG Awards.
Shanola Hampton at Marina Abramovic’s Heaven Gala.
Teyonah Parris at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.
From pretty pinks to deep, seductive plums, cool lip colors cover the gamut.
￼￼￼￼￼Beyoncé at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Rihanna at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Ciara at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event.
Paula Patton at the 21st Annual SAG Awards.
￼￼Tamera Mowry-Housley at the Club MomMe Annual Fall Family Fest.
Uzo Aduba at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.
Jordin Sparks attends the Delta Airlines Toasts 2015 Grammy Weekend.
Viola Davis at the 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards.
Aja Naomi King at the Elle Women in Television Celebration.
Carmen Ejogo at the 15th Annual AFI Awards.
Rashida Jones at the 21st Annual SAG Awards.
Kerry Washington attends The Limited Scandal Spring 2015 Launch Event.
Jhené Aiko at the 2015 Grammy Nomination Dinner.
Kat Graham at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event.
￼￼￼Keke Palmer at the MusiCares 2015 Person of the Year Gala.
Danielle Brooks at the 21st Annual SAG Awards.
Jennifer Hudson at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Jessica White at the The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Awards.
Jerrika Hinton at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.