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Top 10 Beauty Moments From the Entire 2014 Award Season

Mar 4 2014 - 5:00pm

You might be surprised at the 10 beauty moments we've picked as our favorites from the 2014 award season. Of course, you'll find big names like Lupita Nyong'o and Amy Adams [1] on the list (they seem to be winners no matter the contest). However, like any good competition, there are a few surprises in store. Take a look back at the best hair and makeup wins of the year. Then you can decide if we made the right choices.

Lupita Nyong'o at the BAFTAs

The hardest part of picking the top 10 was choosing just one out of all Lupita's amazing looks. In the end, it was this bright look from London [2] that won our votes. She wore a blue-green smoky eye and pink lip combination with freshly shaved hair on the sides.

Cate Blanchett at the Spirit Awards

The day before the big Oscars red carpet, Cate wore a playful hint of pale blue on her lids, which matched the graphic design on her dress . . .

Cate Blanchett at the Spirit Awards

But it was this loose french braid that gained her a spot on our top 10 list. All season long she had gorgeous hair and makeup moments, but this casual braid was the most creative and fun!

Amy Adams at the SAG Awards

It was a close tie between this retro style and the braided updo Amy wore to the Golden Globe Awards [3]. But in the end, we couldn't deny this gorgeous combination. It was a more formal style for the actress, featuring a carefully curled faux bob and must-have orange lipstick.

Taylor Swift at the Grammys

We love a good red carpet pony. Taylor proved that you can wear a stunning beaded gown with a sporty updo [4]. Her makeup was also a hit. The silvery shadow at the inner corner of her cat eyes picked up the sheen from her dress, completing the chain-mail look.

Rita Ora at the Grammys

While we always love Rita's signature red lip, she looked stunning with a nude pout paired with dark-rimmed eyes and voluminous curls. Plus, her colorful nail art [5] bumped her up a little on our list, too.

Jessica Chastain at the Critics' Choice Awards

It's hard to keep up with the high volume of orange lipsticks spotted on the red carpet, but Jessica did it best. Plus, her braided chignon [6] looked gorgeous from all angles.

Michelle Dockery at the SAG Awards

We have to take the opportunity to applaud Michelle's versatile styles this year. This miniature ponytail [7] was one of our favorites. The Downton Abbey star added a dash of gold shadow across her lids and went with a classic red lip.

Jennifer Lawrence at the Golden Globe Awards

Who says you can't rock a statement eye and lip? The star's whimsical pixie cut framed her face beautifully, while her silver eye shadow and berry lip upped the high-fashion factor [8].

Zooey Deschanel at the Golden Globe Awards

There wren't a ton of hair accessories this award season, but Zooey's blooming custom Jennifer Behr [9] hair piece was a standout moment. Her matte red lip and floral nail art [10] took it to the next level.

Amber Heard at the Golden Globe Awards

Va-va-voom! Amber Heard's bouffant is what Texas dreams are made of! A bronzed smoky eye, pearlized lips, and brushed brows completed her red carpet look. It was a big red carpet risk [11], but it was definitely worth it.


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