Traditional awards shows aren't necessarily the best place to try out a groundbreaking beauty look, but a few women did think outside the box at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, accessorizing their princess gowns with messy up-dos, dramatic cat eyes, and bright lips. Read on for our favorite looks and a few tips for stealing their look at home.
Goodwin's pixie cut is the perfect foil for a dramatic retro eye. Makeup artist Mai Quynh gave her the Twiggy-inspired look using just the black shade from Mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow Duo ($11) in Entourage, a palette that also includes a silver shadow. "I applied the black color to the outer crease of the eye, then outlined the top crease and top lash line using a flat eyeliner brush," she said.
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Kaling's makeup artist, Kindra Mann, was inspired by Bianca Jagger's 1974 Vogue cover. So she lined Mindy's eyes with Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Eyeliner ($23) in Black and used two different eye shadows--Tarte's Amazonian Clay Cream Eye Shadow ($19) in Shimmering Moss and Stila's Eye Shadow ($20) in Ebony--to score the ultimate smoky eye.
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Hairstylist Richard Marin went for "swept-back hair with an edge" for Fey, who--as the executive producer, head writer, and star of 30 Rock--had more than one reason to look great on Sunday. He lightly curled her hair with Remington's Keratin Therapy 1 1/2 inch Curling Wand ($30) then teased the roots for volume before twisting 2-inch sections back and pinning, leaving the straight ends poking out.
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Whether she's wearing a Peter Pan collar or a ballgown, the New Girl actress always has perfectly flushed cheeks. On Sunday, makeup artist Jorjee Douglass used both Hourglass' Aura Sheer Cheek Stain ($45) in Flush and Dior's Rosy Glow ($44) in 001 Petal.
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The Girls actress accessorized her dramatic eyes and Prada dress with Deborah Lippmann's Nail Polish ($16) in Fashion.
Moore's blowout is anything but basic thanks to hairstylist Renato Campora. He used a generous dose of Frederic Fekkai's Full Blown Volume Styling Whip ($25) and teased the back of Moore's crown for added volume.
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We almost didn't recognize the Game of Thrones star without the bare face and white-blonde hair Clarke has on the show, proving what a beauty chameleon this English actress can be. Makeup artist Dawn Broussard gave her a soft, polished look by staying in one complementary color palette--dusty rose. As for the exact products Broussard used: Chanel's Quadra Eyeshadow ($58) in Mystic, Powder Blush ($43) in Rose Petale and Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34) in Gracile.
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Williams balanced her evergreen Oscar de la Renta peplum gown with an unpolished swept-up look. Ted Gibson says backcombing your hair before securing with pins or an elastic is the key to looking "'60s inspired and deliberately tousled"--and isn't that the best kind of updo?
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Makeup artist Beau Nelson lined Dennings' voluptuous lips with Nars' Lip Pencil ($22) in Amazon and then filled them in with Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) in Icon. If you ever need a lipstick to stay on for 14 hours, this is your best bet.