Golden Globes Makeup Ideas and Hairstyles: What They Actually Used

The red carpet was laid, the diamonds polished and the whiff of hairspray was in the air; cue the Golden Globes. Tinsletown was alight with the razzle and dazzle of the first awards show of the season, and the first ladies of both cinema and television definitely delivered in the beauty stakes.

Beauticate loves... Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globe Awards

Beauticate loves... Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globe Awards

In amongst the snapping and pap-ing, we got the scoop from the celebrity make up artists who painted the faces of Hollywood’s most famed dames, and shared the products they actually used. Pens at the ready; you’ll want to take notes. Cue the applause.


1. Reese Witherspoon – Golden girl

America’s petite sweetheart opted for a smouldering, metallic-laden maquillage; with her make up artist Molly R. Stern creating a look that “shined brilliantly like the prize she is.” Shine she did; thanks to an array of products by Laura Mercier. 

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2. Kate Beckinsdale – Complexion Perfection

Ms. Beckinsdale’s Globe glamour was impeccable; the classic English belle channelled an earthy, gently bronzed look. She screamed sultry siren, all the while without looking ostentatious, owing to an entirely Chantecaille makeover.  

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3. Keira Knightley – Barely Blushing

The English Rose was true to her elegant and pretty style; a flushed complexion, bold brows and tea rose stained lips keynote to her Globe look. Her flawless beauty was care of Chanel, naturellement.

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4. Dakota Johnson – smoke and mirro

The up and coming actress’ beauty was most definitely ‘it’ girl worthy; understated and earthy, not to distract from her sparkly and swanky gown. Like any cool cat, her smoky-eyed Globe guise came courtesy of Chanel. 

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5. Naomi Watts – Class Act

The Australian luminary lit up the red carpet, dazzling in Gucci with her beauty very much en pointe. Watts’ hair was the quintessence of old Hollywood glamour; her cropped, blonde do’ styled so using a myriad of Moroccan Oil products.

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6. Jessica Chastein – Red Hot

The fiery beauty most definitely set the Globes ablaze, exuding an all-encompassing sultry look. Both beguiling and beautiful, with smouldering, come-hither eyes, polished curls and plunging, metallic Atelier Versace, her va-va-voom look was created care of YSL.

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7. Allison Williams – Bronze Ambition

Allison’s Globe look was a glamorous hybrid; Old Hollywood with a tougher rock ‘n’ roll twist. Her complexion was a standout; glowing and lustrous, which was achieved with the tanning mastery of St Tropez. 

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Story by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis. Layout by Amanda Chan.