Our favourite beauty trends at the Critics' Choice Awards 2019

Our favourite beauty trends at the Critics' Choice Awards 2019

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh

From heavy bangs to noir lips, these are our favourite beauty trends from the red carpet at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards

Just a week after the 2019 Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest names showed up at the Critics' Choice Awards to laud the best in film and TV—marking the second major award ceremony of the year. The usual suspects wowed us in the glitziest gowns and smartest suits (more here), but we were also equally as enthralled by the beauty front. Below, we spotted five major beauty trends on the red carpet, all of which are poised to take over our moodboards very soon: 


2019 is the year of bangs (not just baby bangs) and stars weren't afraid of rocking it on the red carpet. Constance Wu opted for the snip with shorter, choppier bangs, while Elizabeth Olsen's eye-grazing, wispy fringe was the perfect touch to her red lip. But it was Sandra Oh who took home the best bang ward with a new mod 'do—a curly bob with matching blunt bangs.



We love a dark lip when it brings about a gothic-romantic vibe to the red carpet. Case in point, Emmy Rossum eschewed her signature girly-girl aesthetic with noir lips (and significantly more eyeliner and mascara than her usual look). Julia Garner looked ravishing in a deep brick-red lippie, while Kiki Layne channeled her sensual side with a berry lip and smoky-metallic eye. 



On the other hand, stars who went down the pared-back route didn't disappoint, giving us fresh looks that had neutral undertones we can't get enough of. Charlize Theron matched her rosy-sand lip with the same hue on her eyelids, while Gemma Chan let her natural good looks do the talking with copious amounts of mascara. Laura Harrier also gave us a run for her money in shades of nude—major love.



Whoever said you can't match your pink lipstick with your eyeshadow hasn't seen these A-listers yet. Emily Blunt gave us a subtly romantic look with a wash of pink over her eyelids and lips to match her sparkly look while Lady Gaga and Mandy Moore looked ready for the camera in shades of pink and perfectly coiffed hair.  



Face-framing layers were also a favourite at the awards, with celebs donning centre-parted fringe with their updos. While this look could either go boho-chic (Linda Cardellini), ultra-romantic (Lucy Boynton), it also works great as second-day hair—or bed-head with a slight polished (Olivia Munn).