Teen Vogue held its 12th annual Young Hollywood party on Friday night, and the beauty shots of all the budding celebs have finally arrived! I'm changing things up a bit this time with two pics per person—one from the chest up (so you can get a sense of the hair and outfit), and the other zooming right in on the makeup (my favourite part). Let me know how you like this format!
Here are all the celebrity photos from the big night:
I'm loving Hailee's casual waves —especially how they flip to one side at the part, creating that lovely swoopy volume there. SO on trend. I also die for her full, natural brows and really like this light pink lip colour on her.
And yes... she's got a few breakouts on her forehead, no biggie. She's 17... it happens! And yep, the ol' under-eye concealer-creasing problem has reappeared. I wonder why this never gets resolved?
Hailee is wearing: Blush in Exposed // Eyeshadow in Moonlight (over lids) // Eyeshadow in Cocoa (along lash lines) // Eyeshadow in Smog (along lower lash lines) // Eyeliner in Teddy // Mascara// Lip crayon in Sedona Sands
Bella went for a more low-key look than usual here, wearing her hair long and loose and her makeup fairly natural. The interest is the silvery highlight at the inner corners of her eyes—so simple and stunning. I also think that when your hair is such a bright colour like this, you almost don't want to do anything too crazy on the face. I like that she kept her lips soft and sheer, with the same shade subtly echoed on the cheeks.
Eeks! What happened to Sarah's hair colour? Maybe it's the lighting, but it looks a bit streaky and frosty—like she could've had an accident with a home highlighting kit.
I get that she was doing a modern '60s thing with the makeup. But I'm a little confused. On the one hand, there's a ton of bronzer—including some on the tip of her nose, which even I will admit is kinda cute. But then there's the shimmery silver highlighting at the inner corners of her eyes, which feels a little extreme against the bronzed skin. Between the makeup and the hair, there's a lot of contrast happening here.
Debby changed her hair colour again, and I don't think it was a good move. Back at the MTV Movie Awards, she had this incredibly pretty pale strawberry colour, and then went pinky-platinum for the Teen Choice Awards. I liked both of those better on her compared to this darker, more reddish hue. It just doesn't make her skin sing like the other two, and it seems a bit harsher instead of young and playful.
That could also be attributed to her glossy red lips and false lashes, though. I would've lost the lashes and just gone with the lips for a fresher feel. Amazing pouty lips on this one.
Darn, I wish Holland would wear her hair down more often. Back when she was a beauty crush of mine, she had the BEST hair. Now we never see it and I'm just not feeling the love. I also wish she'd smile instead of this almost-duckface.
But no real issues here with the hair or makeup, other than they're a bit boring. I know she's wearing false lashes, but I think they're fairly tasteful.
Just looking at the first picture of Ariel, you know she's a pretty girl—but perhaps might skim over her, as there isn't anything particularly creative about her look. Then you get up close and WOW. That skin, those freckles, the harmony between her eye colour and the brownish-pink lipstick... I love it all. She's a gorgeous 16-year-old.
If there's anything to nitpick here, it would just be the lips. I love this shade for her, but the application looks uneven and it's accentuating her dry lips. Give the girl some balm, stat!
The last time we saw Laura, at the Teen Choice Awards, she had the most amazing stick-straight, "sombré" hairstyle (that's soft Ombré, by the way). Now, it looks like she might have chopped off a few inches and lost the colour, which is a shame. And I'm not as into these waves for her; they seem a bit mature.
With the makeup, I love the skin finish and the natural glossy lips. Just not sure she needed the false lashes and the heavy stroke of black liner.
Surprise! In yet another hair colour change on this red carpet, Maddie, who used to be a blonde, is now a rich, cool-toned brunette. Either way, she is super-striking... but I think I prefer the blonde. The girl has such amazing eyebrows (that need a bit of a tweeze in the centre here), I think they stand out a lot more with the blonde.
Mind you, it's her piercing blue eyes that are popping with this hair colour. Notice the eyeshadow application, which is soft yet tapers at the outer edges into a point. Pretty cool, no? And I love that she played the rest of her face very clean and neutral. She wisely skipped the false lashes, which would've cheapened her entire look.
How adorable is this?! I think it's Peyton's first appearance on this blog and for the most part, I like what I'm seeing. Her wavy, textured faux bob couldn't have been executed more perfectly, and she has amazing arched eyebrows.
I also think the orange tones in the makeup are divine on her complexion. Most of us wouldn't dream of pairing a pale orangey lip with peach on the cheeks AND shimmery copper all the way around the eyes. But it really works! I think she could've elevated it by toning down the heavy lashes, and having a slightly more matte texture to the lips.
I'm all for a cascading mass of curls, but I think Katherine's look dated. They're so long, and so piecey that the effect is a little '80. The trend right now is a more solid, uniform texture instead of separation like this. Mind you, the colour is amazing.
She also has incredible eyes and I'm absolutely fascinated by her lashes here. They could've been the focal point of her whole look if she'd worn her hair up.
Well, this is boring. Except for her brows needing a bit of a tidy in the centre, Stefanie hasn't committed any beauty faux pas. But it's still a let-down, because she could've been way more creative with her hair and makeup. I'd love to see her with a matte pink lip... or maybe some aqua in the waterlines... shake it up, Stefanie!
Liana has somewhat of a Lindsey Wixson thing going on, can you see it? She didn't take any big risks here, but I don't mind this look at all. The side-parted hair that sweeps over the forehead and is pinned to one side is a really cute idea that I'd steal in a heartbeat if I didn't have bangs. She's also got some really pretty Ombré.
As for the makeup, I'm down with it. The metallic grey smudged all the way around the eyes is super-flattering, and her defined lashes are just perfect. Great brows, too—these kids are so lucky they didn't go through the '90s!
Here's another example of coppery-peachy tones together in the makeup. Olivia's skin looks incredible with the peachy blush, and the warm shimmer all over the lids really makes her brown eyes pop. You'll notice that even her hair colour is in harmony, and I think it works instead of looking too matchy-matchy.
If I could gripe about one thing, it's the brows. I'd like to see them a little more natural-looking.
Speaking of brows, Kelli's another one who could do with a little growing-out. (It looks like she might've started the brow recovery process, maybe?) Aside from that, I think her makeup is nice—and the grey all over the lids is an interesting but pretty touch.
What I'm not keen on is the hair colour. Or hair colours, I should say, because there are three of them: dark brown roots, blonde around the face and reddish blonde on the tips. Why? I think she'd actually look great with a slightly darker blonde (not red) all over.
Someone hand Maddison a bottle of anti-frizz serum. Her hair looks great otherwise, just needs some smoothing—because when we talk about "texture," this isn't the kind we mean.
I also think her makeup needs major help. I know browns are back, but this muddy colour palette is mega-unflattering and not very age-appropriate for a 16-year-old. I especially take issue with the black tightlining on the lower waterlines. Just too harsh and heavy.
Yay, freckles! It always makes me happy to see 'em on the red carpet (and know that the person didn't cover up with tons of foundation). Unfortunately, Katilyn went too heavy everywhere else. Does a 17-year-old need to be wearing '80s-style diagonal streaks of blush? And so much brown shading on the eyelids? No, I think not. She would've looked FAR more fresh if she did a soft pinky blush on the apples and kept the eye emphasis to the liner alone (and maybe less chunky lashes).
I think the hair is pretty cool, though. Tight on the sides and a voluminous pompadour at the top—it looks great on her.
Jillian Rose Reed
I'm still not a fan of Jillian's burgundy hair colour (probably because it reminds me of this experience). The last time we saw her, at the Young Hollywood Awards, she had a neon lipstick that threw me for a loop. Now, she's gone more natural and I don't know if I like it as much. The hair NEEDS some edgy makeup for it to make sense. Here, the heavy smoky eyes, peach blush low on the cheeks and false lashes feel boring and dated. She also needs to fill in the tails of her eyebrows.
Ha! I wasn't expecting this, but good for Zendaya. Every red carpet needs a little cray. And actually, her makeup looks the most normal here that I can remember. The skin finish is natural instead of caked-on, she's not wearing false lashes, and her lips are soft and glossy. Well done! Even if the hat is totally OTT.
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?