The Best Hair & Makeup Looks From The Emmy Awards

By Samantha Sasso

Fashion month is just a couple weeks underway and the attention has now shifted from New York to Europe for some seriously cool — and bizarre — beauty lewks. And while the runways are avant garde and supermodels hold some of the most coveted beauty secrets, it’s the celebrities during award season that deliver the kind of inspiration we can make happen IRL. Tonight, we kick off the best season of the year with the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sure, the Emmys aren’t known for being the biggest of the shows, but the ceremony is loaded with subtle beauty trends we’re ready to copy ASAP (and when there is a major hair or makeup surprise, it’s all the more fun). All of our favorite stars from the most binge-worthy shows nominated are here — from Viola Davis, who’s bringing a new definition to Hollywood glamour, to Issa Rae, serving like a total pro.

Check out our favorite looks from the night ahead.

Mandy Moore

Nude glosses always dominate the red carpet, but the This Is Us star knows how to stand out with a bold fuchsia lip.

Julianne Hough

Hough’s romantic look was turned up a notch with this simple grosgrain ribbon wrapped around an effortless ponytail.

Yara Shahidi

Summer may be leaving us, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the Grown-ish star’s slicked-back hair and glowing complexion.

Laverne Cox

Smoky eyes will never go out of style — especially when they’re perfectly matched to a metallic gown.

Tessa Thompson

The Westworld star seems to be going for a futuristic beauty look with this blunt chop and graphic eye.

Padma Lakshmi

Okay, so purple and pink are this season’s greatest duo starting… now.

Issa Rae

Rae’s braided updo is so good even Insecure ‘s Tiffany would have to compliment her on it.

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