The Best (and Worst) Beauty Looks at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards

From Zendaya to Demi.
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From Zendaya to Demi.
Kids' Choice Awards beauty looks

The Kids' Choice Awards red carpet is always a fun one for spotting new faces—and to see how young Hollywood interprets the latest beauty trends. 

At this year's event, held on Saturday night in Los Angeles, it was all about ponytails, rose lipstick, black cat eyes, and of course, skin that was strobed to perfection.

Here are all the looks you need to see:

Zendaya

Zendaya Coleman, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Zendaya at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Zendaya Coleman, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Zendaya at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Zendaya's gorgeous glowing skin—finally, a highlighting and contouring job I can get behind! I'm also into her half-sleek, half-voluminous ponytail; her natural lashes; and the orangey eyeshadow to match her dress. What I'd change: Nothing. (Pretty amazing how her look has evolved in the last few years!)

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Demi Lovato at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Demi Lovato, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Demi Lovato at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Demi's coral lipstick (to match her dress), dewy skin and freckles. What I'd change: The false lashes are too much, and I think the brow-filling could be less angular, in a darker colour. 

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Gwen Stefani at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Gwen Stefani, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Gwen Stefani at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Gwen's ultra-cool-toned pink lip gloss. She is one of the few who can pull off this hard-to-wear shade. What I'd change: The spiky lashes, black cat eyes, white waterlines and drawn-on brows make this look campy.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Heidi Klum at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Heidi Klum, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Heidi Klum at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Heidi's long, silky "bronde" hair. I love how undone and simple it looks in contrast to the plunging, busy dress. Same with her makeup—it's nicely understated. What I'd change: The false lashes are a bit bushy, but okay.

Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Miranda Cosgrove at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Miranda Cosgrove, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Miranda Cosgrove at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Miranda's teal liner under her lower waterlines. I also love the pink lip colour and texture. What I'd change: Her hair needs a little smoothing, and I'm not sure how I feel about the teal liner, copper shimmer shadow and black cat eyes all at once. She can carry it, but most of us would need to stick with just two.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Mariah Carey at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Mariah Carey, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Mariah Carey at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Mariah's big curls. Normally, she is one of the worst "mermaid hair" offenders, so this is a welcome change. Note the mini braids at the top. I think the eye makeup is okay—even the false lashes, since they help close up all that lid space. What I'd change: This is an example of heavy foundation wiping out all the dimension of a face! 

Kira Kosarin

Kira Kosarin, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Kira Kosarin at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Kira Kosarin, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Kira Kosarin at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Kira's orange-red lipstick and tight, high ponytail. Her skin looks so glowy, and I appreciate that her brows are au naturel. What I'd change: This would be cooler with a clean, bare, just mascara'd eye.

Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Dove Cameron at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Dove Cameron, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Dove Cameron at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Dove's insanely flawless skin (of course!) and the girly ribbon adorning her hair. I also like how she is wearing the pink eyeshadow trend, with matching rosy lipstick. What I'd change: These lashes are way too aggressive. And why are white waterlines making a comeback?!

Becky G

Becky G, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Becky G at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Becky G, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Becky G at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Becky's brunette waves with a baby side braid. The texture, shine and warm highlights are perfect. I also like the muted pink lipstick. Have you ever seen teeth this white?! What I'd change: The eye makeup is just too heavy, and I think her foundation is a fraction too light.

Peyton List

Peyton List, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Peyton List at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Peyton List, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Peyton List at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Peyton's lit-from-within skin and natural brows. What I'd change: These new hair extensions are too piecey and curly compared to the hair at the top. With her fair colouring, I don't think she needed such harsh black liner.

Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Naomi Scott at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Naomi Scott, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Naomi Scott at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Naomi's clean, modern updo and polished red lipstick. Plus, finally, some natural lashes on this red carpet! What I'd change: Nothing.

Ava Sambora

Ava Sambora, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Ava Sambora at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Ava Sambora, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Ava Sambora at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Ava's glowing skin and clear, glossy lips. (I'm ready for gloss again!) Her eyeshadow blending is great; the false lashes work because the rest of her face is bare and neutral. What I'd change: This is a very lemon-yellow shade of blonde!

Jade Pettyjohn

Jade Pettyjohn, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Jade Pettyjohn at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Jade Pettyjohn, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Jade Pettyjohn at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Jade's tawny lips and cheeks. I'm glad she didn't cover up the freckles across her nose. What I'd change: For a 16-year-old, I feel this look is too grown-up—the hair is too "done" and the false lashes are heavy. I like her bushy brows, but the powder colour is off.

Brec Bassinger

Brec Bassinger, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Brec Bassinger at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Brec Bassinger, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Brec Bassinger at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Brec's skin looks seriously air-brushed. She has such beautiful eyes, I think she can carry more eyeshadow there than most. The high ponytail is cute. What I'd change: If only she didn't add this over-the-top pair of false lashes!

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Candace Cameron Bure at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Candace Cameron Bure, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Candace Cameron Bure at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Candace's casual, side-parted bronde lob is great. These pink lipstick and blush tones really flatter her. What I'd change: As we've noticed before, her brow pencil is too red. The strokes could be a lot more feathery, too.

Violett Beane

Violett Beane, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Violett Beane at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Violett Beane, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Violett Beane at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Violett's naturally feathery brows and fluffy lashes. The smoky eyeshadow is strong, but she has a lot of lid space to work with. What I'd change: What's throwing me off here is the brown lipstick. I think a pink or peach would be a better choice with the shadow colours.

Daniella Monet

Daniella Monet, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Daniella Monet at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Daniella Monet, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Daniella Monet at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Daniella's rosy lips and cheeks—what a pretty colour! She has great, strong brows and wisely didn't go crazy on the lashes. The wavy side ponytail is fun. What I'd change: Nothing.

Alli Simpson

Alli Simpson, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Alli Simpson at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Alli Simpson, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Alli Simpson at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Alli's matching mauvey pink lip gloss and eyeshadow. Without false lashes or liner, the effect is super-soft. What I'd change: Like Ava Sambora, her blonde is looking overly yellow, so I guess it's the lighting. Although it's not a huge deal in this case, this is another example of too-red brow pencil. Also, what's up with the tiara?

Bea Miller

Bea Miller, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Bea Miller at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Bea Miller, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Bea Miller at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Bea's off-the-face updo and perfect pink lip colour and texture. I think the shimmery, greenish-goldish shadow is cool. What I'd change: The skinny black waterlines make this feel a bit harsh; I'd rather see the eyes more soft and smudgy. 

Lilimar Hernandez

Lilimar Hernandez, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Lilimar Hernandez at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Lilimar Hernandez, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Lilimar Hernandez at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Lilimar's rose lipstick and natural brows. What I'd change: These are the exact type of lashes I'm against—they're way too overpowering, especially when her brows are already so strong. I'm not a fan of the pink highlights at her tear ducts, either.

Ashleigh Ross

Ashleigh Ross, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Ashleigh Ross at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Ashleigh Ross, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Ashleigh Ross at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Ashleigh's high ponytail (to show off her glorious hair colour), and muted, age-appropriate makeup. These false lashes have the right texture and balance! Subtle black cat eyes and peachy-nude lipstick and eyeshadow complete the look. What I'd change: Nothing.

Brady Reiter

Brady Reiter, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Brady Reiter at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Brady Reiter, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Brady Reiter at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Brady's soft rose lip stain and healthy, highlighted hair. What I'd change: She's only 16, so I don't think the black cat eyes are necessary. I'd also brush out those waves.

Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Jodie Sweetin at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Jodie Sweetin, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Jodie Sweetin at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Jodie's crown braid and baby pink lip stain. Her skin looks fresh and foundation-free. What I'd change: Once again, the false lashes are too heavy and the brow pencil too red. I think the updo would look nice with a few loose strands to frame her face.

Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Bethany Mota at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Bethany Mota, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Bethany Mota at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Bethany's '60s-inspired beauty look is fun with the choker neckline. I like her clear, glossy lips, and her waves look really healthy. What I'd change: The matte pale pink eyeshadow is too literal; this would be more modern with a warmer, shimmery hue. The liner around the inner corners is also harsh, and the double flick didn't quite work (the second one gets lost!). A mid-length would give her waves a fresh update.

Isabela Moner

Isabela Moner, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Isabela Moner at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Isabela Moner, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Isabela Moner at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Isabela's short hair and faux-hawk are really cool—she wears them well! I also like her clear, glossy lips. What I'd change: These eyebrows are straight from Instagram and look completely drawn on. Quelle surprise, I'm also not liking the enormous lashes. 

Sophie Reynolds

Sophie Reynolds, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Sophie Reynolds at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Sophie Reynolds, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Sophie Reynolds at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Sophie's purple lipstick is interesting, and she has good brows with excellent fans. What I'd change: With a deep, vampy lip colour, everything else should be fresh—but the heavy lashes, brown shadow and plum blush are just the opposite. It's overworked. Same with the hair; the ringlets need brushing out.

Laura Marano

Laura Marano, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Laura Marano at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Laura Marano, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Laura Marano at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: I'm happy to see Laura's new lob haircut, and not the long, droopy mermaid waves she had for many years. What I'd change: She already has such lovely big brown eyes, there's no need for an exaggerated black liner flick—and red lipstick to boot! It's harsh. Also, her brows could be softer and ashier.

Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Noah Cyrus at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Noah Cyrus, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Noah Cyrus at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: Noah's silver eyeshadow is amazing, especially with her deep blue eyes. I also like the rose lip colour, which we keep seeing on this red carpet. What I'd change: I'm never a fan of dyed black hair (and in this case, matching black brows!). I always find the highlight on the tip of the nose perplexing. 

Niki DeMartino

Niki DeMartino, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Niki DeMartino at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Niki DeMartino, Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Close-up of Niki DeMartino at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

What I like: If you can see past the false eyelashes, Niki's black eyeliner and brown shadow have a lived-in, sooty quality that is actually pretty cool. And there's no reason she can't rock the blue hair. What I'd change: There's too much going on, and it lacks polish. Obviously, the lashes are cray, and the strong eye makeup would be more balanced with a clear gloss or nude lipstick. She could also darken her brows with an ashy-toned pencil.

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