The Best Beauty at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon and more.
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Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon and more.

Glamour magazine holds its annual Women of the Year Awards to honour the most inspiring women in entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education and politics.

But we're here to talk about who was most inspiring from a beauty POV. Here are the night's best looks:

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Selena Gomez at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Selena Gomez, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Selena Gomez at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Yes! Something new and different for Selena! The collared shirt/dress was obviously the inspiration behind the rest of the styling, which has a real youthfulness and freshness to it. This is the least amount of eye makeup I've seen on her in ages, with just fluffy lashes, natural but groomed brows and a peach lipstick. That Pantene contract sure is working for her hair—it looks long and incredibly shiny.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Reese Witherspoon, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Ah, this is more like it, Reese! These false lashes aren't my favourite, but at least they're much nicer than the ones she wore to the LACMA event the day before. Her skin also looks super-flawless and creamy, and I enjoy the colour play of peach blush with a cooler yellow-pink lipstick. Her hair is straight and simple, which always seems to work best.

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Sophia Bush at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Sophia Bush, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Sophia Bush at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Speaking of great skin, Sophia's complexion is looking pretty gorge here. Her makeup is very soft—just a sheer berry shine, a bit of smudgy grey along the lash lines, and what look like fairly natural lashes. The rooty textured lob has been done to death at this point... would be fun for her to go darker and glossier.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lupita! It's been a while. She's back with another creative makeup idea, of course: red eyeshadow and a matching burgundy lipstick. I feel like only she can pull this off and not look crazy. The shadow is boldest at the inner corners of the eyes (mimicking traditional highlighter), but then fades as it gets to the outer edges. The black liner grounds everything and makes her eyes stand out. Notice the braids, too!

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Karlie Kloss at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Karlie Kloss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Classic Karlie. I love when she wears her hair down, all glamorous with the ends softly turned under. This honey blonde colour is too gorgeous on her! It's doing great things for her skin as well. To complete the look: red lipstick, a hint of golden shadow and mascara on the upper lashes only.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Victoria Beckham at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Victoria Beckham, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Victoria Beckham at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

We last saw Victoria at the 2014 Met Ball, and she looks exactly the same! She really does stick to her same hair, makeup and poses. I think she could ease up on the contouring, and do less of the smudgy eyeliner underneath her lower lashes for a fresher look. But overall, not bad!

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Ivanka Trump at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Ivanka Trump, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Ivanka Trump at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Okay, my coloured contacts detectives... is Ivanka wearing green lenses? I do believe so. I don't get the need for them, when she has such pretty brown eyes to begin with. Anyway, the peachy makeup tones are quite pretty on her, and her brows look good, not obviously filled in. I'd love to see her without the lashes, and less of a "socialite mom" hairdo. 

Lindsay Ellingson

Lindsay Ellingson, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Lindsay Ellingson at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lindsay Ellingson, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Lindsay Ellingson at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Lindsay did a sweet job on her lashes. I think they must be fake ones, but they're a good example of fake done right—not tacky at all. Her look is otherwise very simple, just a pop of pink gloss, with straight, '60s-inspired hair. But then again, she has many genetic blessings...

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Dascha Polanco at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Dascha Polanco, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Dascha Polanco at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Dascha's wavy faux bob is stunning! But her makeup is so Instagrammy. I get the basic idea she was going for, all sculpted neutrals, but the contouring and highlighting is way too strong. There needs to be more freshness. Also, I loathe cut crease eyeshadow... it's dated and aging.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Ellie Goulding at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Ellie Goulding, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Ellie Goulding at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

One of you guys commented about Ellie's lip injections. I see them now! Or at least, her mouth looks like it's swollen and immobile. As usual, she is wearing her go-to pink lipstick against golden skin and hair. I've seen her hair look better, but the lashes get a pass. I wish her brows didn't look quite so drawn-on, but I get that there's not much hair to work with.

Jessica Hart

Jessica Hart, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Jessica Hart at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Jessica Hart, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Jessica Hart at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

It's nice to see a swimsuit model looking, well, not very much like a swimsuit model on the red carpet. Jessica's braided updo is definitely not what you'd expect. And yet, there IS something a tad helmet-like with the hair shape. Maybe if her earrings were danglier, and the neckline not so high, it would make this less un-sexy? The makeup is good: clear gloss, darkened brows and gold liner picking up the light under her eyes.

Kasia Struss

Kasia Struss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Kasia Struss at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Kasia Struss, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Kasia Struss at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

More celebs need to copy Kasia. Brown, slightly shimmering eyeshadow with black tightlining and natural lashes is exactly what I want to see in my smoky eyes these days. (Not the heavy application Dascha Polanco was doing.) With her fresh skin, bare lips and easy tousled hair, this look could go anywhere, at any time of day. Notice how her soft her brows are... much nicer than having them too dark and angular, which always ages people.

Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Hilary Rhoda at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Hilary Rhoda, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Hilary Rhoda at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Speaking of brows, Hilary is lucky to have an amazing pair, so naturally dark and full. In her case, they automatically frame her face, so she doesn't need much except baby liner wings and matching peach lip and cheeks. Perhaps her blush could be a bit better blended.

Valentina Zelyaeva

Valentina Zelyaeva, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Valentina Zelyaeva at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Valentina Zelyaeva, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Valentina Zelyaeva at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

So sad that Valentina chose these cheap-looking lashes for the outer corners of her eyes. Everything else is gorgeous and natural, including her skin, brows and slicked-back hair. If she wanted to make a lash statement, she could've chosen a MUCH nicer pair. I would actually rather see a person wearing those crazy-colourful Shu Uemura ones, and really commit to the look, instead of going out in ill-fitting drugstore lashes.

Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Cameron Russell at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Cameron Russell, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Cameron Russell at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Yet another model on this red carpet... Cameron really played it low-key, perhaps too low-key. While her skin is amazing, and I love seeing fresh faces, it's a little casual when paired with the frizzy high ponytail. Even just a bold fuchsia lipstick would dress this up.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Jennifer Hudson at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Jennifer Hudson, Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Close-up of Jennifer Hudson at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

What the...? If you had told me five years ago that celebs would start wearing actual drag queen makeup on the red carpet, I would never have believed you. But alas... that is the lewk Jennifer has achieved here, at least in her brow area. (Jessica Chastain is another offender.) This is just madness. Do we seriously need to be drawing in fake brows above our real ones now? If she'd just worn the purple lipstick—which is amazing—and left it at that, this could've been flawless.

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks on this red carpet?