SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

I feel like every other celeb at the SAG Awards—Screen Actors Guild Awards, held in L.A. on Sunday night—was wearing her hair in deep-parted, side-swept waves. This style is kinda like the LBD of hair: it looks good on everyone… but when you keep seeing it again and again, it’s not exactly the most satisfying ‘do for beauty watchers like us. (We prefer our red carpets with a dose of creativity!) Overall, the night had way more misses than hits, but here are my picks for the 10 best looks:

Amanda Seyfried SAG Awards 2013 beauty SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Amanda Seyfried: I have a thing for that alien model look (think Gemma Ward), so for me, Amanda is easily one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood right now. It’s those wide-spaced eyes. (And did you know? She doesn’t even colour her hair. Le sigh.) Thing is, she usually kind of bores me. Now, I’m not exactly jumping up and down over this look here… but there’s no question that she looks really pretty. Just simple makeup, nothing too over-the-top, with that gorgeous cascade of waves over one shoulder. It makes for a luxe-casual vibe that goes SO well with the long pendant necklace (loving that too).

Sofia Vergara SAG Awards 2013 makeup SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Sofia Vergara: This is good. I was getting weary of seeing Sofia with super-long, super-straight hair and weirdly dark lipstick all the time. Here, with the wavy hair and the light lip gloss she looks softer and fresher… and maybe even younger. I mean, obviously she still screams “look at me! I’m so sexy,” but not quite as much as before. Look closely, and you’ll see that she also switched it up with some purple eyeshadow. I like it! Here’s the how-to for that.

Jennifer Lawrence SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Jennifer Lawrence: Lookin’ pretty good for someone who is battling pneumonia, wouldn’t you say? Now, even though I said this side-swept style is getting too much play, I actually really like it on Jen—she looks more like herself with casual hair than when she goes all fancy with the chignons (like at the Globes). I also really like this “bronde” colour on her: not quite brown but not quite blonde either. Makeup’s well done too. Whoever is doing her eyes really understands how to shade a heavy lid without making it look overdone (HELLO BLAKE LIVELY).

Sally Field SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Sally Field: YES. She is 66 years old and still hot stuff! Sally earns her spot in this top 10 because she wisely demonstrates how less is usually more on the red carpet (a lesson many of her younger counterparts still need to learn!). Purple is an extremely flattering colour on her, so her skin already glows—but she’s enhanced her eyes with a touch of purplish grey shadow and a brightening pink gloss on the lips. It’s just enough. Also need to rave about her softly wavy hair, which looks special but still youthful and casual.

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Jessica Paré: Maybe I’ve been watching too much Mad Men, but I think this fun take on ’60s hair and makeup really works for Jessica. Yes, the updo is pretty extreme when you consider it alone… but she really committed to the total look. The dangling earrings, the dramatic shadow, the incredible brows, the pop of pink on the lips—it all ties together and every time I look again I like it even more.

Naomi Watts SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Naomi Watts: I really like Naomi, and while she usually looks good I think she really hit the mark on this red carpet. Yes, yes, it’s those side-swept waves again—but somehow hers look more effortless than everybody else’s, especially with the bare-ish face and glam red lip. How do I put this? It’s like she owns this look, instead of vice-versa. One small issue: if you Google images of her with a smile, she really needs to whiten those teeth. Eeks!

Jessica Chastain SAG Awards 2013 beauty SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Jessica Chastain: Oh, the Chastain. You knew she’d be on here, since she is pretty much the Girl Of The Moment right now. Thing is, I like her look here—but it’s more the total look instead of anything specific about the hair and makeup. If you’ve seen the dress—tight, red, strapless—you’ll know what I mean. She looked like Jessica Rabbit! (I love a redhead in red.) Wisely, she kept the hair and makeup super-simple to go with. The most important thing is that she did a pink lip instead of a red. We can learn from that! Your instinct may be to match lips with dress, but it’s much cooler when you don’t.

Kerry Washington SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Kerry Washington: Flawless. Is there anything to fault here? Because I don’t see it. Whereas her Globes look was a loose, casual “lob,” Kerry went for a dressed-up ponytail this time and I think I like it even better. What makes it special are those sweeping bangs at the front. And her makeup is just enough to enhance, but not steal the show. Will you look at those cheekbones? Wowza.

Jaimie Alexander SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards 2013: The 10 celebs with the best hair and makeup

Jaimie Alexander: Jaimie who? Yeah, I don’t really know except that she’s dating Peter Facinelli… which makes me sad for Jennie Garth, because that’s gotta be awkward for her to see when they step out together on the red carpet. Anyway, good beauty is good beauty and so I have to give his new girlfriend points for a fantastic, dramatic updo. The bun is positioned to one side and then the front has volume on the other—very creative! Then with her flawless fair skin, all she needed was that rim of black liner all the way around her eyes. This girl is one to watch.

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Marion Cotillard: Annnnd Marion wins it for me again! The girl is officially my new beauty crush—and deservedly so. Time and time again she wows us with her beauty creativity, like the sleek and shiny angled bob she’s wearing here. It’s so French! Also: have you ever seen anyone with more sparkly eyes? Note to self: start using more shimmery liner and shadow to execute this kind of silvery-grey smoky eye. It is, as always with Marion, perfection.

Other highlights for me:

  • Jennifer Garner looked healthy and adorable with rosy cheeks and curly hair.
  • Melissa Rauch had a cute updo with bangs.
  • Carmen Electra also did the side-swept waves thing, but looked pretty amazing (for Carmen Electra).

Some of the major misses though, included:

Tell me:

Who were your SAG Awards faves?
What were the biggest beauty fails?
Which look(s) would you wear in real life? I have to say I’d do the Jessica Chastain this time… I want that dress!


Tuesday, January 29/2013 at 12:15 pm

Some of the major misses though, included:… January Jones’ bizarre pompadour and brown blush …and the fact that she left her dinner napkin tucked in the front of her dress???

She’s usually so beautiful! I guess if you’re going to crash, you might as well go down in flames.


Tuesday, January 29/2013 at 12:58 pm

I think Naomi must be intentionally keeping her teeth “natural.” I mean, she’s got staff, she’s photographed, she’s got the money, and she must be aware everyone is doing it…so I respect/thank her for being a bit more human. I mean look at Vergara’s… I think they are giving off radiation.

I’m not normally a fan of anything Jessica Paré (come on Don when are you going to realize it’s been me all along???) but her eyebrows are wonderful though maybe a touch TOO perfect.


Tuesday, January 29/2013 at 2:17 pm

Marion Cotillard is a beauty goddess! And Jessica Pare looked stunning- one of my favs.

Kaley Cuoco was the strangest look of the night! She was on a whole other level of bad!

I disagree about Claire Danes though- I thought she worked the vampiness.


Tuesday, January 29/2013 at 6:57 pm

You have got to be kidding about Sofia Vergara?!! She looks awful. She is waaaaayyyy too tanned. And she has sparkles all over her chest.

Jessica Chastain looks amazing from the neck up but her dress wasd SO BAD. When your belly button is visible through your dress, IT DOES NOT FIT.

Jennifer Lawrence is so weird looking that I just can’t embrace anything she does.


Wednesday, January 30/2013 at 5:12 am

Yes, I’m not on board with Sofia Vergara either. I just don’t get her appeal. She always comes across as if she’ desperately trying to be a sexy latina.Which she is not because she’s not very subtle. Stay classy, Sofia.
I also think her eyebrows are a major fail.


Thursday, January 31/2013 at 8:33 pm

I agree with you about Sofia. Normally gorgeous but the hair just looked messy to me, and the eyebrows go beyond full and natural and look in need of some grooming. Major miss.


Wednesday, January 30/2013 at 12:41 pm

Wins: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, & always, Marion Cotillard (a crush of mine as well).

But I gotta disagree on poor Jennifer Lawrence! She’s gorgeous, and that retro look is one of my favourites, but it just doesn’t work on her. It makes her look like her facial features are painted on slightly off kilter. And the lipstick is so badly painted into the corners of her mouth. I cringe.


Thursday, January 31/2013 at 8:41 pm

I feel like I’m being so mean but Jennifer Lawrence just looked..wonky. That eye makeup was just not a great choice for her.

Jessica Chastain’s hair looked spray paint orange. Maybe it was just the photo?

And Jessica Paré looked nice except the whole look just made me think of Amy Winehouse. Am I crazy?

Everyone else on this list was lovely! I actually liked Claire Dane’s look too.


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