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:
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?