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Makeup Looks We’ve Loved This Awards Season

Every year we become absolutely obsessed with Awards Season! Whether it's the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Oscars or the Grammys, there's always huge anticipation to see the hair and beauty choices our favourite celebs will make. Here we look at the eyeshadow trends we spotted, out-there looks we loved and new makeup styles we think will carry on throughout the year. Oh… and we’ve thrown in a couple of our absolute FAVE manicures too!


Golden Globes

It turns out all that glitters is not always gold - so many makeup looks caught our attention on the red carpet, but the real stand-out trend for us was (somewhat ironically) beautifully-bold, silver eyes.

Lucy Boynton

Lucy knows what she's doing when it comes to bold and fearless beauty, and this year was no exception. We loved her gorgeous pearly-hair part at the Oscars, but her Golden Globes look was the real winner for us. Lucy opted for a statement glittery metallic eye, which perfectly coordinated with her bold dress and a subtle lip.

Joey King

Pairing a sultry silver eye with muted lips and a light dusting of blush, Joey was the epitome of Hollywood glamour. The pop of shimmer, coupled with the warm, pink tones kept her look feeling classic and elegant, yet still on-trend. Whether it's subtle or whether it's striking, metallic eyes is definitely a trend we expect to see more of throughout 2020.


Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo's classic French mani was the perfect choice to complement her overall look. Teamed with her eccentric dress and dark, smokey eye, this understated nail didn't go unnoticed. An expertly-applied French manicure can be the perfect accessory to any look. Learn everything you need to create this look on our The Manicure Company Gel Workshop.


Pink, pink, PINK! We cannot get enough of all the pink we saw at the BAFTAs - pink dresses, perfect pink makeup, standout pink nails...and we love it! We can't wait to see how this trend unfolds throughout the rest of 2020.


Renee Zellweger

The Bafta-winning actress chose to go for a rosy glow with a nude lip, proving that less really is more. Her dewy skin teamed with subtle hints of pink was the perfect makeup look to go with her feminine gown. Soft, glowy looks like Renee's are always a firm favourite with brides, and we can expect this to be just as popular during wedding season 2020. Learn everything you need to know about creating bridal and evening makeup on our Beginner’s Makeup Techniques course. 

Ella Balinska

Hot pink might not be a colour you'd usually reach for when it comes to eyeshadow, but that might be about to change…

Ella's fuschia eye warms and brightens, highlighting the pink tones in her skin. A sweep of pink on her cheeks and a glossy, nude lip perfectly complements this bold eye.

Jodie Smith

This magnetic manicure screams The Manicure Company. Jodie's manicure was created by shifting the light and reflection of the manicure using a magnet. Recreate this look by using The Manicure Company’s "Booty Call" as your primary colour, applying The Manicure Company’s Molten Magnetics over the top, before finishing with your chosen top coat.


Statement hair accessories, jaw-dropping outfits and strong makeup looks were abundant on the Oscars’ red carpet.

Janelle Monae

Pairing the old with the new, Janelle Monae stepped out in a dazzling futuristic silver dress, completed by a pop of red on her lips and wispy, layered lashes. Her flawless skin was the perfect base for such a classic makeup look and was achieved by using a hydrating and plumping gel prior foundation.

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph’s look was luxurious from head to toe. Combining vibrant colours; her emerald green earrings, bright purple eyeshadow and copper gown all stood out from one another, yet blended flawlessly. Making sure her eyes were the centre of attention, Maya kept the rest of her makeup simple, with a shot of complementary pink on both her cheeks and lips.

Cynthia Erivo

And finally, we have a winner! With one hand of Cynthia Erivo's manicure capturing 'The Starry Night' by Van Gogh and the other inspired by Harriet Tubman and the constellation that she relied on when fleeing for freedom, Cynthia's nails are our firm favourite this award season. Creating a manicure inspired by art is bound to get noticed, and boy did we notice this. We predict that you’ll be seeing a lot more stand-out, intricate and detailed manicures throughout 2020.

Explore your manicure creativity on our Gellux Nail Design Workshop.