Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014: The Must-See Beauty Looks

Which celeb had the best hair and makeup on this red carpet? Discuss!
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Which celeb had the best hair and makeup on this red carpet? Discuss!

Glamour magazine celebrated all things female power at its annual Women of the Year Awards this week—and as you'll soon see, the accomplished attendees sure showed the red carpet who was boss!

Here are the beauty highlights:

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lupita! I've missed her. (Although I get it; she was in danger of overexposure during awards season, so took few months' time-out.) Her insanely versatile features look gorge here in this burnished gold and berry palette. Makeup artist Nick Barose calls the eyes "golden washed sparkly smoky," and he used the Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Kissed By Gold. Notice how he added a faux crease above her real one to add definition to the eyes. The lipstick is a "bronze berry," Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Jezebel.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Karlie Kloss at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Karlie Kloss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Karlie's gone blonder and longer since I last saw her, and I like this change! The colour is great and really flattering to her skin tone; plus I love the deep side part with the tiniest bit of wave. She's wearing red lipstick just the way I like it—with barely any other makeup and super-natural brows. The shade is L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Rouge Allegro. I love that she kept things really fresh and natural, which is the perfect way to play it with that plunging neckline.

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Freida Pinto at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Freida Pinto, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Freida Pinto at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Love Freida, and she sure looks beautiful here, but I'm on the fence about the blush. Is it perhaps a bit TOO matchy with her orange dress, and placed too high at the outer edges of the cheeks, going up to the temples? (It's a similar application to what Camilla Belle had at the LACMA Art + Film Gala.) I do like that she kept to a warm neutral makeup palette on eyes, cheeks and lips—very flattering. And her hair is fantastic in a new long bob with a centre part and loads of texture.

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Doutzen Kroes at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Doutzen Kroes, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Doutzen Kroes at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Somehow, when I throw my hair back into a bun with a few loose pieces hanging out, it doesn't look nearly as good as Doutzen's does. (Go figure.) What makes this look—besides her ridiculous natural beauty—is the eye makeup. There's that new exaggerated flick we keep seeing, and what makes it even more interesting is the thick stroke of gold below the lower lash line. Reminds me of what January Jones tried to do at the Mad Men Season 7 premiere... and failed at. Doutzen's works because a) she's Doutzen, and most importantly, b) she kept the liner colours very soft and neutral. It's all she needs against bare, fresh skin. Love this one!

Keri Russell

Keri Russell, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Keri Russell at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Keri Russell, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Keri Russell at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Well, this is pretty as well. I love how Keri's hair texture looks so natural and uncontrived, yet is dressed up by the side-swept style. Makeup's very nice, too. Lovely creamy orange-red lips with a sheer blush in the same colour family. Then, super-well-defined lashes all the way around, with lined waterlines, and a pop of bright shimmer at the inner corners. This is definitely a thing now—concentrating your eyeshadow towards the centre of the face instead of at the outer edges.

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Natalia Vodianova at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Natalia Vodianova, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Natalia Vodianova at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

And now for the complete opposite beauty vibe... Natalia basically wore no makeup to this event, and it looks like she didn't fuss too much with her hair, either. But that's what models can do; they're not like us. I really love her hair colour—it's that non-colour you always see on models that is so hard to replicate. And her brows!  No wonder she just threw on a bit of mascara and was good to go.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Ivanka Trump at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Ivanka Trump, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Ivanka Trump at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Ivanka looks good here, huh? Very healthy and natural (unlike some of the pics in her Before & After). I think she's the type of person who looks best in fresh, minimal makeup, as these sheer pinky tones don't overwhelm her like the gold/bronzey ones do. Love the dark brow-blonde hair contrast, and the black liner close to her lash lines. And her hair all loose like that definitely makes her look younger.

Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Tinsley Mortimer at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Tinsley Mortimer, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Tinsley Mortimer at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Feeling the urge to whip out my Mason Pearson and brush out Tinsley's curls. It's almost 2015 now; no more excuses for these dated-looking, separated Hollywood waves (I've only been talking about them for five years now). I think a darker blonde would also suit her and give her a fresher, younger look. Makeup is decent, though.

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Carrie Preston at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Carrie Preston, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Close-up of Carrie Preston at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

At age 47, Carrie looks incredibly good—the woman has flawless skin and you can tell she's not wearing a lot of foundation. I just don't know about this hair colour, however. (I may have a thing against burgundy reds, rightly so in my opinion.) Anyway, you see the hair before you see her face, when I think it should be the opposite. And I find the matching dyed eyebrows a little off-putting. She would look so amazing if she traded the red for a rich brown!

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