This year's Baby2Baby Gala—which raises money for diapers, clothing and other necessities for low-income children—was the most star-studded ever!
Here are all the beauty looks you should see:
I don't think Jenna has ever been a top pick for me! But she deserves it this time, because for once, I think her hair and makeup are in great balance. (Often, I find her looks lack softness, because her lashes, lips and eyeshadow all fight for attention.) While I still think her lash game could be improved, the sheer lip gloss, dewy skin and more simplistic eye makeup makes her look much more fresh and cute. Her lob is a bit frizzy at the top, but I love the random bendy bits through the ends.
Jessica looks a bit sleepy, like maybe her new baby kept her up the night before! But that's okay... I'm still into this makeup. (Her hair, not so much.) The main thing is her gorgeous full lips, enhanced with a semi-matte, pale (but not chalky) pink. Her cheeks match seamlessly, and then she went almost bare on the eyes. Is she even wearing mascara? I honestly find that refreshing. Skipping mascara can actually make you look younger.
Jordana is wearing the tightest, sleekest top knot I've ever seen, and you know what? She is rocking it. This takes confidence for sure—that and flawless skin, of which she is also in possession. I love the contrast of the wilder brows with the tamed hair; she has fabulous fans. Also notice the illuminator on her cheeks, with a tiny bit of sculpting (thankfully not overdone). Classic red lipstick and black eyeliner complete the look.
Even though Rosie technically looks gorgeous, I think I'm going to be disappointed every time I see her now and she doesn't do this. We're back to bronzey, beachy Rosie—who wears a little too much blush, if you ask me. But I do like that you can see her real skin texture, instead of foundation, and her lashes are very well-done. A slightly darker hair colour, and embracing her natural skin tone, would give her a more modern look.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary looks pretty good, although her foundation kinda whitened out/flattened her features. Know what I mean? She needs to bring some of the colour and dimension back. Aside from that, her hair looks fantastic; I love a good wavy bob, and the way it is parted is perfect. I think the edges of her lip liner are a bit sharp and with a gloss, should be more soft. Her gold liner also gets lost and doesn't seem to go with the berry tones of the lips and cheeks.
Kerry would be right up there at the top, if only she didn't insist on these terrible false lashes. What was she thinking?! I don't see them "opening up" her eyes... they're just distracting and most of all, tacky. Otherwise, I'm obsessed with her slightly shimmery pink lip colour, and the condition of her skin in general. The highlighting/concealing in the centre of her face and under her eyes is perhaps too light. I'm wondering if she gets her cheeks injected...
I'm a firm believer that you should always brush out your waves. Just look at Jaime's side-swept style... it's way too stiff, am I right? Like, it actually looks like it would be hard and crispy to touch. Her lashes are the other issue, distracting from what would be gorgeous makeup—I love the sheer pinks, and the golden shimmer up to the brows. What a shame!
Reese is hit and miss lately... this is a miss. The reason being, her blush is so heavy and bright, it looks "off" with her paler, more golden skin tone. You know what I'm going to say about the lashes. Not good either. Why can't celebs find lashes with a natural curve? These ones are too long in the middle of the eye.
I always love Devon's unique look. Freckles? Check. Natural brows? Check. Extra-long, straight, honey brown hair? Check and check. The one issue, however, is that her foundation seems too light around her nose and chin. Fortunately, it goes sheer on the cheeks, so she is saved from a mask effect. Her lashes are extremely doll-like, and I do think they actually work. She already has such doll-ish features, and as a fashion model, also the innate ability to make things look expensive!
Gawd, so many bad lashes on this red carpet. Ashley didn't need these cray long ones, especially when she has such amazing natural brows and bright blue eyes. Pretty sure we were going to notice that area regardless! I also think the blush is too strong, with not great blending.
Not Jessica's best, not by a long shot. The light foundation is kinda shocking, isn't it? You'd think by now, after so many years on the red carpet, she would have nailed her perfect shade. (Or maybe she's wearing the new makeup from Honest Beauty... that might explain it!) She also has a couple circles of dark blush just sitting there, not smoothly blended. I will say that her lipstick looks incredible, and if the skin finish were fixed, I think I'd like the creativity of the red mouth, purple earrings and yellow dress. I'm on the fence about her hair.
Speaking of multiple colours going on all at once, Busy went for a combo of pink, aqua and gold, to match the print of her dress. It's too much, especially with her dip-dyed hair and the earrings. I love the pop of pink lipstick, but could see it working with a cleaner eye, and hair pulled back (without the aqua top knot). The wash of pink blush is fun.
Rebecca is so pretty, I just don't understand why she never wears her natural curly hair texture. Straightened, it seems a bit dry, or maybe it's just the sub-optimal highlight colour (almost greenish?). The raspberry lip stain brightens her whole face. I might've gone softer on the black liner, or traded it for browns. But overall, it works.
Oh dear, Selma's updo is giving her a Conehead shape. Too bad it wasn't flatter on the top. As for the makeup, what the what is going on with her eyeliner? Reverse smoky eyes... or really bad blending... or the worst possible case of smudging? So unnecessary, especially with such enviably dark, full brows already framing that area. The other thing bugging me is how her blush is so orange, just sitting on top of her skin, and clashing with the cooler pink lipstick.
Why does Gwen look so witchy? I think it's the Spocking eyebrow, from Botox. Also, the insane eyelashes. I get that she has more creative leeway, being an ex-pop star, but STILL. They just make me think some creepy bugs have landed on her eyelids. Oh, and there's also the lip liner/lip gloss, a "look" she definitely stole from J.Lo. WTF? That better not become a thing.
Thank you, Jessica, for now showing us some normalcy. (Also: Doesn't she look like she could be related to Reese Witherspoon?) This kind of hair and makeup isn't so exciting, but I'm becoming increasingly appreciative of it, in our new world of heavy contouring/strobing/clowning/baking, etc. I think hair up would've been the better choice with this neckline, but I love the fresh makeup, natural lashes and the pretty shimmer at the inner corners of her eyes.
I actually like this. A lot! There's something cool and fun about the contrast of the fluro pink lipstick and blush against Shiri's warm skin and big brown eyes. Her hair also couldn't be any shinier. But yes, I get that there are a few issues—her lipstick isn't carefully applied at the corners, her blush application is messy and not that well-blended, and she could've skipped the false lashes.
Julie looks better here than she has in a long while, and yes, that's even with the bad false lashes (which are way too long, in my opinion). I like all the colour here, from her golden hair to the red dress to the hit of blue in the earrings. She was smart to have the makeup itself be all subdued, and to keep her brows soft. Was her skin always this amazing?
Shannen went with an unusual copper eyeshadow as the focus of her makeup. I'd have skipped putting it in the waterlines, but I think this colour looks really good on her! With nude lips, bare fresh skin and her striking black hair, it's a very modern approach to makeup—impressive!
Kourtney has beautiful straight glossy hair, and the signature arched Kardashian eyebrows (which you have to admit, are gorgeous). All the lashes remind me of Kim, and the black in her waterlines is a bit harsh. Same with her obvious lip liner. Is she doing injections now because her cheeks seem a bit... lumpy?
Elizabeth, step away from the blush! Eeks, I don't think she could've chosen a more unflattering colour—and not blended well at all. Her skin has crossed the line from dewy to greasy, so blotting papers are also needed. With such naturally big eyes, there's no reason for the false lashes. (By the way, she has the same eye condition as Kate Bosworth, heterochromia.)
The final look is Molly's, and it's only slightly better than her ghoulish one at the Women in Hollywood Awards. She's still doing janky lashes (these are similar to Gwen Stefani's, actually) and heavy, bright, unblended blush. She also ignored one of the golden rules of blush. Unless the application is very, very sheer, you can't pair a bold blush with a bold mouth. Not unless you want to be mistaken for a clown. I'm confident she would look at least 10 years younger if we just took a makeup wipe and sent her out with a bare face.
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks on this red carpet?