12 Iconic Red Carpet Beauty Moments

Nailing the hair and makeup is crucial to take any red carpet look from incredible to iconic.

By E! Online May 03, 2019 5:30 AMTags
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A beauty look can make or break a red carpet outfit.

Sure, the dress is important, but nailing the hair and makeup is crucial to transform any look from incredible to iconic.

Case in point? Blake Lively's divine spiked headpiece and soft glow at the Met Gala, which took her Versace gown to a whole new level.  

Below, we round up 12 of the most iconic beauty moments from the red-carpet in recent years.

Lady Gaga

We'll always remember Gaga this way. The A Star Is Born actress hit the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet with powder-blue hair and blue metallic eyeshadow to match her Valentino gown.

Kim Kardashian

The KUWTK star made a strong case for dramatic winged eyeliner and a '90s nude lip at the 2018 Met Gala. 

Margot Robbie

We can't get enough of the Aussie star's matte red lip and sparkly scarlet eye shadow combo at the Mary, Queen of Scots London premiere. 

Blake Lively

The Gossip Girl alum's jewel-encrusted Versace gown took more than 600 hours to make for the 2018 Met Gala—and called for equally impressive hair and makeup. Lively opted for a bronzed glow, a peachy/reddish brown eyeshadow and a stunning spiked headpiece.

Lupita Nyong'o

The Black Panther star nailed Oscars glamour in 2018 with her brilliant gold highlighter and turquoise eyeshadow.

Hailey Baldwin

At the 2018 Met Gala, the model paired her delicate flower crown with a creamy blush and soft pink lip. 

Emma Stone

Talk about a favourite! The Oscar winner showed us how to match cool-toned sparkly eyes with a deep berry lip at The Favourite premiere in 2018. 


At the 2018 MTV Movie Awards, The Greatest Showman actress chose a neutral but smokey eye to complement her August Getty bubble dress. 

Jennifer Lawrence

The Red Sparrow star deserves an Oscar for her 2018 Academy Awards look. Tight waves? Check. A smokey brown cat-eye? Check, check!

Kylie Jenner

Donatella Versace herself insisted Kylie Jenner go blonde for the 2017 Met Gala and the KUWTK star took note. The beauty mogul also accentuated her sheer Versace dress with a bold brow and baby pink lip.

Jessica Biel

At the 2017 Emmys, The Sinner actress brought the drama with a voluminous bouffant updo and a subtle nude lip.

Jennifer Lopez

Pretty in pink! The "On the Floor" singer provided major beauty inspo at the 2015 Oscars with a polished high pony and bubblegum pink lip.