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CFDA Awards 2018: The Best Celebrity Beauty Looks on the Red Carpet

Gigi Hadid, Ciara and more.
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CFDA Fashion Awards 2018 beauty looks

Every year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honours the best and brightest in design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. And the guest list always includes a bevy of A-list models and celebrities!

If you're into creative makeup and natural skin, you'll love the looks below from the 2018 event, held earlier this week.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Gigi Hadid at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Gigi Hadid, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Gigi Hadid at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Gigi's fresh skin, bright red lipstick, long lashes and natural brows. Could she be any more gorgeous?! What I'd change: The stripe of highlighter down her nose to her Cupid's bow is a bit obvious!

Gigi is wearing: Primer • Concealer • Powder in Light • Contour and bronzer • Highlighter • Highlighter in Light Iridescent and Medium Nude Glow • Eyeshadow in Tastefully Taupe • Eyeliner in Sleek Onyx • Mascara in Blackest Black • Brow pencil • Brow mascara in Clear • Lip primer • Lipstick in Heroine

Ciara

Ciara, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Ciara at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Ciara, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Ciara at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Ciara's chic ponytail and naturally sculpted, flawless skin. I also love the strong highlights at the inner corners of her eyes. I think this is her most beautiful look to date! What I'd change: Nothing. (The lashes are fine because this is so clean.)

Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Jasmine Sanders at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Jasmine Sanders, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Jasmine Sanders at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Jasmine's electric blue eyeshadow in a graphic diagonal shape. The only way to wear something this bold is with sleek hair, full brows, natural lashes and nude lips. She nailed it! What I'd change: Nothing.

Jasmine is wearing: PrimerFoundation in Tan Y440 • Concealer in 4 Late Show • Highlighter in 50 Dew You? • Powder in Invisible • Bronzer in 104 Tan-Tastic! • Blush in 506 Flesh & Fantasy • Eyeliner in Out of the Blue 53 • Eyeshadow in Smartorial • Mascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Ashbrown 4 • Brow gel in 30 Invisible • Lipstick in Role Play 110 • Highlighter in Spotlight (on body)

Martha Hunt

Martha Hunt, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Martha Hunt at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Martha Hunt, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Martha Hunt at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Martha's Swarovski crystal "eyeliner." I love creative ideas like this, especially with glowy skin and simple, straight hair. What I'd change: The lip liner isn't blended, and the brow pencil is a tad red.

Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Lais Ribeiro at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Lais Ribeiro, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Lais Ribeiro at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Lais' super-dewy (but not greasy) skin with shimmery nude shadow and liner smudged into her waterlines. I'm always blown away by her prettiness! What I'd change: Nothing.

Josephine Skriver

Josephine Skriver, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Josephine Skriver at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Josephine Skriver, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Josephine Skriver at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Josephine's dark purple lipstick, perfected matte skin and sleek hair tucked behind both ears. Doesn't this make you want to wear a vampy lip? What I'd change: Nothing.

Josephine is wearing: Foundation in 235 Pure Beige • Concealer in Light • Powder in Light • Blush • Eyeshadow in Pink EdgeEyeshadow in Urban LightMascara in Very Black • Brow pencil in Soft Brown • Lipstick in Believer

Grace Elizabeth

Grace Elizabeth, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Grace Elizabeth at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Grace Elizabeth, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Grace Elizabeth at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Grace's soft, side-parted waves, matte red lipstick and soft grey liner. This feels retro-inspired, but so fresh! What I'd change: Nothing.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Lupita's metallic peachy gold lipstick—she was born to wear these unconventional shades—and matte black winged liner. The braid in her hair is cool, too. What I'd change: Nothing.

Lupita is wearing: Lip colour in 286 Vertige • Eyeshadow in 102 Kissed by Gold (on lips)

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Irina Shayk at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Irina Shayk, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Irina Shayk at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Irina's gold eyeshadow, flawless skin and smooth, waved hair. Notice how she (and many others here) skipped blush! What I'd change: Nothing. 

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Karlie Kloss at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Karlie Kloss, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Karlie's dewy skin, pink lipstick and blush. Her cheeks are just amazing, no? And I'm so glad she hasn't succumbed to the fake lips trend. What I'd change: Nothing.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Ashley Graham at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Ashley Graham, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Ashley Graham at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Ashley's matte, hot pink lipstick and perfectly imperfect waves. Normally, I find her makeup too heavy, but this is super-pretty. What I'd change: I don't think lips do that naturally... do they?

Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Camila Mendes at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Camila Mendes, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Camila Mendes at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Camila's subtle brown shadow, rosy cheeks and naturally glowing skin. What I'd change: Nothing.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Naomi Campbell at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Naomi Campbell, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Naomi Campbell at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Naomi's glossy mauve lips, charcoal liner and signature stick-straight hair (a wig). What I'd change: Her brow powder is too red. (How can beauty companies not get this right yet?!)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Tracee Ellis Ross, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Tracee's bold, creamy hot pink lipstick with a tight updo, defined lashes and glossy (!!) brows. I always love that she keeps it real with her skin. What I'd change: Nothing.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Nina Dobrev at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Nina Dobrev, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Nina Dobrev at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Nina's gold liner and brown shadow with a dusting of gold glitter. I like the updo and long side bang as well—she must be growing out this bob. What I'd change: The lip liner needs blending.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Kendall Jenner at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Kendall Jenner, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Kendall Jenner at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Kendall's shimmery pale purple eyeshadow and romantic wavy updo. What I'd change: The foundation's a bit heavy, but okay considering she was going through a bad acne outbreak a few months ago.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Alessandra Ambrosio, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Alessandra's orangey-red lipstick—it's so nice to see colour on her for once! I also love the thick winged liner, silver shadow and soft waves. What I'd change: Nothing.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Joan Smalls at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Joan Smalls, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Joan Smalls at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Joan's shimmery pink smoky eyes, grounded by black liner. Her blush and lip gloss create a matchy-matchy effect, and the faux wavy ponytail is fun. What I'd change: Nothing... I think this colour makes her upper lip filler less noticeable than the shiny red she wore in Cannes.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Emily Ratajkowski at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Emily Ratajkowski, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Emily Ratajkowski at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Emily's orangey blush and matte coral-pink lipstick. With long lashes, natural brows and wavy hair, this is so feminine and effortless. What I'd change: Nothing.

Emily is wearing: PrimerFoundation in Medium Y370 • Concealer in 4 Late Show • Highlighter in 50 Dew You? • Powder in 36 Golden Fawn • Setting sprayBronzer in Tantric 102 • Blush in 504 Kink & Kisses • Eyeliner in (Brown)ie 43 • Eyeshadow in Fantascene • Mascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Medium Brown 6 • Brow gel in 30 Invisible • Lipstick in Sonic Truth 244 • Highlighter in Spotlight (on body)

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Shanina Shaik at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Shanina Shaik, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Shanina Shaik at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Shanina's futuristic gold headpiece with natural, glowing makeup. There's such a great golden sheen on her eyelids, and I love the pop of natural pink on her lips. What I'd change: Nothing.

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Lili Reinhart at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Lili Reinhart, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Lili Reinhart at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Lili's shimmery pink eyeshadow and matching glossy lips, both of which pick up the colour of the flowers on her dress. What I'd change: I don't like the false lashes, and the updo is a bit "meh." I would've done a deep side part, at least.

Elsa Hosk

Elsa Hosk, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Elsa Hosk at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Elsa Hosk, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Elsa Hosk at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Elsa's '70s-inspired flippy waves and shimmering smoky eyes. I love how the shadow has tones of brown, pink and gold. What I'd change: The overlining of her lips is so obvious.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Lily Aldridge at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Lily Aldridge, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Lily Aldridge at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Lily's bright, light lilac eyeshadow along her lash lines, inner corners... and Cupid's bow! Along with the strong cheek highlight, sleek hair and natural skin, it gives such a cool, futuristic effect. What I'd change: The only place I would've skipped the lilac is under the brows.

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Olivia Culpo at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Olivia Culpo, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Olivia Culpo at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Olivia's blunt, wavy lob, subtle cat eyes and pink lip gloss. I think the lashes are okay because the texture is soft, and there's not a lot of makeup going on elsewhere. What I'd change: Nothing.

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Winnie Harlow at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Winnie Harlow, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Winnie Harlow at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Winnie's bright, glittering blue eyeshadow and shimmery peachy-pink lip gloss. What I'd change: This wig is really obvious at the hairline, and I wish she'd skipped the false lashes.

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Kaia Gerber at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Kaia Gerber, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Kaia Gerber at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Kaia's full, brushed-up brows, long lashes and muted coral lipstick. What I'd change: I don't love the skinny ends of her haircut.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Rosie's angled brown eyeshadow, textured brows and messy, wavy high bun. What I'd change: Her lips and cheeks are looking too injected (giving her that "wooden" quality I've observed in the past). I don't think this shade of blonde is the most flattering for her complexion.

Rosie is wearing: MoisturizerEye cream • Concealer in Medium • Blush in Sunny • Blush in Grisaille (as contour) • Eyeshadow in Quite Natural • Eyeshadow in Shell and Truffle • MascaraFalse lashes • Hair gel (as brow gel) • Brow pen in Taupe • Lip colour in American Woman • Blush in Poppy (as lip colour)

Issa Rae

Issa Rae, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Issa Rae at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Issa Rae, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Issa Rae at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Issa's bright gold glitter eyeshadow and voluminous half-back hair. What I'd change: The eyeshadow application and false lashes just seem dated. I would do a more modern smoky eye, stronger brows and colour on the lips.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Busy Philipps at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Busy Philipps, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Busy Philipps at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Busy's edgy, winged-out charcoal eyeshadow, dark brows and pink lipstick. I think the lighting is not the best though! What I'd change: The hairstyle and outfit/jewellery make this come across a bit "harsh."

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Jourdan Dunn at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Jourdan Dunn, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Jourdan Dunn at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Jourdan's blackberry lipstick and mid-length curls in a deep side part. What I'd change: This would've been so perfect if the contouring wasn't so high-contrast, and if she'd skipped the tacky false lashes.

Amber Heard

Amber Heard, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Amber Heard at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Amber Heard, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Amber Heard at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Amber's off-the-face hair, cat eyes and peach lipstick. She always looks so good in a suit! What I'd change: Softer brows, more under-eye concealer (I think she looks kinda tired)... and what are those two indentations in her lips?

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Kim Kardashian at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Kim Kardashian, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2018

Close-up of Kim Kardashian at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

What I like: Kim's messy, textured high ponytail. And you know what? Good for her for at least trying colourful eyeshadow rather than her default neutrals. Her skin looks fine, too (no obvious contouring, and none of the textural issues we saw at the Met Gala). What I'd change: I'm not crazy about the orange shade, and as usual, I'd prefer natural lashes, less precise brows, and no visible lip liner. 

Kim is wearing: Moisturizer

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