Of all the red carpets in action this week, none showcased as much beauty talent as the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. From Zoey Deutch's red eyeshadow to Eiza González's face-framing waves, I was super-impressed by the hair and makeup styling.
Get inspired by the latest looks:
What I like: Zoey proves that red eyeshadow can be SO beautiful—not scary, like the way Kristen Stewart wears it. This subtly shimmery copper-red, softly blended all the way around the eyes, is an unexpected, modern choice with the matching floral gown. With such a bold colour, everything else has to be low-key and effortless: full brows, neutral blush and lip gloss and undone, half-up hair. It actually makes me want to try red shadow myself (and I never say that)! What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: When you look at the details, there's nothing that specifically stands out with Eiza's beauty look. Her hair's in loose waves, her lips are slicked in a medium rosy pink, and her eyes are enhanced with liner and lashes. But she's so darn gorgeous, it's crazy! I have her on my Before & After "to do list," but I'd say whatever enhancements she's had worked out VERY well for her. What I'd change: Normally I dislike this type of over-the-top false lashes, but she is one of the few who can carry them.
Eiza is wearing: Lip crayon in Wine Berry
What I like: Yes, Isla is wearing red lipstick again—but with subtler eye makeup and fresher skin, she looks even prettier than she did last week! I particularly like her un-tweezed brows, which are on the thinner side, but not precise or angular. She looks younger without false lashes, and her enviable long, red hair is the always the perfect finishing touch. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Mandy's bright, high-shine orange lipstick. It makes her complexion just sing, and she doesn't need much else (only champagne shadow and black lashes). Her tousled hair and face-framing fringe are adorable. What I'd change: She has one random piece of blonde hair that is confusing me.
What I like: Elizabeth's off-centre part with sleek roots, and the rest of her hair tucked behind her ears. I find this hairstyle often doesn't flatter people, but it definitely does here—it looks effortless, not contrived. There's also a great "realness" to the skin texture and mauvey, pressed-on lipstick. Plus, I will forever love chunky lashes! What I'd change: It doesn't bother me too much, but I think her eyeshadow could be better blended on the one side.
What I like: I always love how Amy wears shimmery rose gold tones in her eye makeup to bring out her sparkly eyes. This time, she added some black liner and tasteful false lashes for extra drama. I tend to forget what good brows she has! With smooth waves and a kiss of peachy gloss, the effect is glamorous but not heavy. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: While I do like Gal in a vampy lipstick, I can't help but like this fresh-faced look even more! With tinted lip balm, sheer peach blush and her hair down, you notice her great skin and excellent brows. But did you see how she still kept things interesting, with the soft wash of shimmery, pinky eyeshadow? I love that we're seeing these tones more and more, instead of predictable taupes. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: I'm so happy to see Kate back to the kind of beauty look that suits her best—long waves and soft makeup. But that doesn't mean boring! I love that she chose such an unusual metallic orangey lip colour here, to match her sequinned dress. The gold eyeshadow is matchy, too, but looks classy without heavy lashes. What I'd change: I would add touch of dark liner to ground the gold and make her eyes pop.
What I like: Lauren's loose updo. The face-framing bright blonde bits are very clever, as they cast a flattering light over her complexion. She went for her usual black liquid liner and nude lips, but her brows are much fuller these days, which I love. What I'd change: Her lips look a tad grey—maybe they could have just a bit more life, such as pale pink or peach?
What I like: Emmanuelle's pinky blush, lipstick and even eyeshadow—such a great look on her warm skin. She kept her upper lashes chunky but natural; thanks to her dark hair, brows and eyes, the colour palette doesn't wash her out. Notice the little braid in her updo. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: I'm getting some '80s vibes from Daisy's makeup here—it's the full brows with the shimmery-smoky eyes, and strong blush—but that's why I love it! It might've been too much with her hair down, but worn up, she gives off this healthy, fresh-faced glamour. My favourite part is how her eyes sparkle. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: I suppose it's because she's a busy mom now, but I quite like this softer, fresher, less aggressively sexy Scarlett. This is a confident, natural beauty look that shows off her glowing skin, with just a bit of shadow framing her eyes. She appears to be growing out her short haircut, so the giant swoop at the front adds style. What I'd change: Her lashes almost disappear, so I'd add more drama there.
Who had your favourite beauty look lately?