2012 People's Choice Awards The red carpet beauty round-up from the 2012 People’s Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

ZOMG! Awards season has started up again… where does time go? I have to say, I’ve been missing these celebrity mugs lately, especially my girl Emma. And at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, she did NOT disappoint. Girl wore a suit! And her hair all casual. I kinda love her for that. I mean, just wait ’til you see Demi Lovato and you will know *exactly* what I mean.

As is BEAUTYEDITOR.ca tradition, we’ve got a long list of famous faces here to scrutinize (and maybe judge, if you’re so inclined). Come on, let’s discuss who’s off to a great start on the 2012 red carpet… and who needs help, stat!

Emma Stone

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Emma Stone 2 The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Aside from the fact that I love the red (hair) + green (outfit) combination, what a magnificent example of tightlining the waterlines! It’s been ages since I’ve employed this technique—what can I say, I go through beauty phases and this is the current one I’m in—but this inspires me to get back on the program. You?

Ginnifer Goodwin

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Ginnifer Goodwin The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

This is my favourite hair length on her… much better than the aggressive spikey punky thing circa Met Ball 2011. Notice also, if you will, the eyeshadow technique; how it’s all pointy at the outer corners. (If it looks familiar, we saw an exaggerated version of it on Fergie last year.) It is A THING. And keep reading, because Ginnifer wasn’t the only one to wear it.

Miley Cyrus

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Miley Cyrus The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Aw, Miley’s growing up! I’ve gotta give her credit here—the sideswept ‘do is much fresher than how she usually wears her hair, and also age-appropriate. I’m a little meh about the Ombré, but at least the length is not TOO obviously extension’d-out (even though let’s not kid ourselves; they’re in there). Nice brows, too.

Nina Dobrev

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Nina Dobrev The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Nina Dobrev, what sleek and shiny hair you have! There was a Pureology event not too long ago where one of the hair models had locks like these—all glossy brown and straight and parted in the middle—and I love the simplicity of the look. Too bad about the wardrobe malfunction in the neckline area.

Vanessa Hudgens

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Vanessa Hudgens The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

So Vanessa was the other celeb, besides Ginnifer, who rocked this new-ish eyeshadow thing. Except a little pointier still! I think I might like it. Although overall she is just one of those people who leaves me with the Too Much feeling. Between the eye makeup, earrings, hair (you can’t see it here, but it’s all gelled back in this windswept style) and the dress, I’m slightly overwhelmed.

Jennifer Lawrence

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Jennifer Lawrence The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

No, not the greatest pic. However, she still gets a thumbs up from me simply for the makeup. You know how I was always on Blake Lively’s case for the way she wore eyeshadow? Well, Jennifer has the same type of eyes (as do I; we have lots of lid and not much of a crease), and I’m quite simply blown away by how much I like this softly diffused taupe. YES, even though I’m generally not a fan of obvious eyeshadow on this eye shape. The peach blush and lipstick are also perfection.

Kristen Bell

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Kristen Bell The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Too. Much. Blush. Now there’s a phrase I’ll bet you thought I’d never say! And yet, it’s the main problem here—so much redness, and maybe even shimmer, happening on the cheeks and competing with not only her dress but her other features. One doesn’t know where to focus.

Ashley Greene

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Ashley Greene The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

I don’t really feel strongly about this (or Ashley Greene herself, for that matter). She looks pretty here, though. Decent makeup, good brows, shiny hair.

Demi Lovato

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Demi Lovato The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

I can’t. I can’t look at these brows and eyelashes. It’s the stuff beauty editor nightmares are made of. GIVE ME MORE EMMA.

Kaley Cuoco

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Kaley Cuoco The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Oh, and speaking of beauty editor nightmares, add these brows and this hair to the list. And possibly also the eye makeup. What the what?!? Talk about stealing a pretty girl’s beauty. First of all, she needs a proper eyebrow shaping—they’re waaaay too rounded. Her eyes are quite round in shape too, so the brows and then the rounded eyeshadow application are bringing that out even more. The hair is doing the same thing. I have to look away now.

Julianne Hough

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Julianne Hough The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

How great does Jules look here? Cutting her hair was an excellent beauty decision, because this is a lob to rival all lobs. Between that and the whole “dating Ryan Seacrest,” girl is destined for bigger things, dontcha think?

Elisha Cuthbert

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Elisha Cuthbert The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

What a disappointment. Elisha, we expect more from you. Stringy hair and visible roots do not a red carpet appearance make. I think she needs to cut it all off—I believe she’s one of those girls where short hair is her best look.

Lucy Hale

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Lucy Hale The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Here’s another great lob. It’s the new It length, I tell you. Although I’m not certain it works with this neckline… I think having it all pulled back would be better to show off that aggressive shoulder. Love the brows!

Kelly Osbourne

Peoples Choice Awards 2012 Kelly Osbourne The red carpet beauty round up from the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!)

Abort abort abort. What the HECK is Kelly thinking colouring her hair grey? When Kate Moss does it, fine. But we’ve already talked about how blonde helps soften Kelly’s strong features. This is Not Cute. Nor is the eye makeup/lipstick combo.

Tell me:

Which star(s) were YOUR faves?
Who needs to re-think their 2012 beauty resolutions?
If you were going to walk the red carpet, which look would you copy?

16 Comments

Thomas
Friday, January 13/2012 at 10:54 am

Wow! In this whole lineup, there was only two people who I really thought ‘what were they thinking’? This has been a great year for the PCA beauty, really. Like, its seriously hard to be picky… what is happening to me?!

As usual, Emma Stone looks flawless, really not much more I can say. I’m loving Miley’s new ombre, but the way its styled… I don’t know, the top just looks TOO polished, like its been hairsprayed within an inch of its life. Vanessa Hudgens actually shocked me. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it just looks a bit too Halloweeny for me in the eye area, I just think she’d such a pretty girl that she could have gone with a more silvery colour and a bit less heavy handed, although the shape is beautiful, can’t fault that!

Kristen Bell looks kinda plastic, am I the only one who thinks so? I’m sensing a littlebitta botox there, and the whole thing is just a bit shiny. I totally thought it was ScarJo when I first saw Ashley Greene. Apart from that, all I can say is that her hair should come with a health warning, that’ll blind you!! I think that apart from the eye area, Demi looks stunning!! She looks so much healthier and more natural than before, and the orange is gone!!!!! About bloody time. Kaley Cuoco looks like a 90′s Texas weather girl. Lucy Hale, UGH. I love her, I can’t fault her, I may even like her a TEENY BIT MORE than Emma!! She never does anything wrong, lets face it. HOWEVER, I’m not sure about the shorter hair, she always has it long is Pretty Little Liars and it looks so good like that! Oh well, I’ll just have to get used to it!

Words do not describe the last picture. I have no doubt that its a bad photo, but STILL. It actually looks like her face has been photoshopped onto a body, with VERY BAD HAIR. I actually would rather she ditched the style than the colour, it is SO wrong for her!! She is definitely someone who suits hair up, or shorter hair! The dress looks pretty heinous too, not really anything acceptable about any of it at all really.

Huge fan, hyper-hair-colour-aware Thomas xx

http://changingcoloursofahairdyeaddict.tumblr.com/

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 8:19 am

I know, I couldn’t find much to snark on either! :)
Haha re: ’90s Texas weather girl – TOTALLY!

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Liz Stanley
Friday, January 13/2012 at 11:37 am

Looove emma’s style, but the girl is sooo far from being genetically gifted. Sigh. Demi on the other hand is naturally absolutely gorgeous, when will she understand she doesn’t need 2 lbs of makeup? Jennifer was my absolute fave! Gorg, gorg, gorg!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 8:20 am

What?! You don’t think Emma is pretty?

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QuiteLight
Friday, January 13/2012 at 12:34 pm

Emma Stone for the win.

Other than that, I am sick of the extra-fake lashes. And while I covet Ashley Green’s hair, her really odd toast-coloured cheekbone contouring is my beauty fail for the lot of them.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 8:20 am

Toast is a good descriptor! I noticed that too…

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Elaine R
Friday, January 13/2012 at 1:51 pm

Love love LOVE Emma stone, she always looks so gorgeous. and like you, I love that she wore a suit! and if my hair looked like Julianne Hough’s does, I could die a happy woman.

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Jenna
Friday, January 13/2012 at 3:14 pm

Oh Kristen Bell, you were just gorgeous in Veronica Mars ( been rewatching that lately!), where has all the prettiness gone? The weird shimmer thing around the eyes even makes the shape of her face look different. So sad, coz the girl should look stunning.

And yes, Emma is stunning!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 8:21 am

Yeah, the shimmery white eyeshadow is not helping! Weird, because normally I’m a fan (it can help open up the eyes at the inner corners).

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Lexi
Friday, January 13/2012 at 3:33 pm

Ginnifer Goodwin is STUNNING, evoking an air of La Liz. Demi Lovato, minus the eyelashes and brows, looks fantastic. Way more healthy, and less plastic. Who knew she was such a natural beauty? I love Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, holla!), and it pains me to see her looking like that. It’s not just the blush- it’s the frosty white eyeshadow, the hair combined with the dress…all combine to make an unflattering whole.

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Johanna
Friday, January 13/2012 at 7:26 pm

I know how much you love Emma Stone, and since I do to, I was very happy to see this article –> http://www.style.com/beauty/beautyessentials/011312_Emma_Stone/ !

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Kat
Saturday, January 14/2012 at 11:08 pm

Love! Love Emma Stone! Even more now that I know we have Chanel Chance in common.. so she doesn’t only act well and dress well, she also smells phenomenal.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 8:26 am

Oh wow, thanks for alerting me to that! Revlon have so many good products lately… And I must bust out that conditioner, I have it somewhere in the archives!

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Abigail
Friday, January 13/2012 at 8:32 pm

Demi Lovato really took those falsies to all new false-looking level! #yikes

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annabelle
Monday, January 16/2012 at 11:17 am

Demi has to lose those lashes. She will look back on those photos and think What the Heck was I wearing? in years to come.
Ginnifer looks stunning.

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Amberly
Tuesday, January 17/2012 at 11:51 pm

Jennifer!!! Stunning. Her eyes are gorgeous and that shadow makes them look so dreamy. I also think that lip color is perfect on her. And her flawless skin? Love her.

I’m also really into Julianne’s hair! So fun and pretty.

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