The last few months have been packed full of stand-out and super creative beauty trends from not only award ceremonies including the Baftas, the Golden Globes and the Grammys but we’ve also only just waved goodbye to the Autumn / Winter fashion week shows held across the globe in New York, London, Milan and Paris for yet another show stopping season! So we’re well and truly spoilt for choice right now when it comes to discovering gorgeous new hair and makeup trends to take us through 2016 in style and confidence.
Although the catwalk is where we look for the hottest hair and makeup looks, the red carpet is where we see these trends come to life and translated into real life looks that we can actually imagine ourselves wearing! So with this in mind we’ve made life a little easier and have gone through the hundreds of photos stored on the Vogue.com archives and narrowed them down to 20 hero looks that are here to stay!
Abbey Lee Kershaw at the critics choice awards– KILLER CHEEKBONES
Slick high ponytail, feline flicked eyeliner and clever contouring – this look is worth an award!
Rooney Mara- EYEBROW ENVY
Immaculate is the only way to describe this look, eyebrows well and truly on fleek, lashings of lashes and gorgeous statement lips!
Lily James- UNDERSTATED OMBRE
Tousled waves paired with dark and smokey eyes and a winning smile!
Julianne Moore – FIREY LOCKS!
Smokey eyes, pink glossy lips and fiery red hair is a timeless look for any age. You can’t beat a red head!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley – GOLDEN GODDESS
Warm tones for hair and makeup, a key look this Spring / Summer
Kate Winslet – WAVES AND LIPS
Red lips and waves was the key focus to Kate’s look and we love it
Emilia Clarke- CENTRE PARTED BOB
Curls with a statement centre parting and defined lips resulted in a youthful and pretty look to wear from Winter through to Summer.
Dakota Johnson- THE FRINGE IS IN
A perfect example of a stunning fringe worn with long, loose brunette hair and a red lip- a true ‘go to’ look for any red carpet occasion
Ciara – SMOULDERING EYES AND SHINE
Stand out cheek bones emphasised with a sweeping of highlighter, nude lips and sexy dark eyes work so well on darker skin tones
Adele- THE GRAMMY GLOW
Soft, glowy skin sported with killer brows and an ombre bob is a standout and super wearable look for Adele.
Bella Hadid – SLICK AND SMOKEY
Her flawless, porcelain complexion and super slick centre parted poker straight hair had us lusting over this sexy and somewhat scary look, we can’t help but love it!
Alessandra Ambrosio – THE DRAMTIC EYE
Deep petrol blue metallic eyes and that stunning brunette LOB created a show stopping look.
Taylor Swift – THE BOB IS BACK!
Swifty debuted her brand new full-fringed bob at the Grammy’s and we think its back this year in a big way.
Alicia Vikander – HALF UP, HALF DOWN
A style we tend to forget about, but this style is great as it can so easily be dressed up or down for the everyday to the red carpet!
Margot Robbie – THE DEFINITION OF ‘NATURAL BEAUTY’
Fresh, radiant skin, nude lips and naturally waved hair is a look that will never go out of date!
Rachel McAdam’s- EMERALF EYES
A slick up-do, green metallic eyeshadow and a classic pink lip is the perfect way to glamourise a classic blonde hairstyle and add some edge!
Kate Bosworth – PRETTY IN PINK
A real makeup focused look with blush tones pretty pinks and that metallic eye that we keep seeing on the red carpet this year.
Amber Heard – HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
Curled hair, matt red lips and metallic eyes resulted in a refreshed version of the classic Hollywood glamour look.
Cate Blanchett – ILLUMINATED SKIN
With a side parted hairstyle and a subtle makeup this look is all about amazing, illuminated skin and perfected hair.
Laverne Cox – WOW WAVES
Tumbling waterfall curls, perfect skin and deep eyes is an easy look to replicate from day to night – emphasising eyes for nighttime.
Photo credit: vogue.com