The Emmy Awards Best (And Realest) Beauty Moments

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It’s safe to say that the 72nd Emmy Award Show was unlike anything we’ve seen before. Instead of the usual red carpet, countless paparazzi, and a room full of the hottest celebs dining on oysters and sipping champagne, nominees celebrated from the comfort of their own home. Even show host, Jimmy Kimmel, hosted the awards in an empty stadium with only the occasional appearance from award winners and nominees.

Despite the lack of grandeur, celebs still took the opportunity to invite their glam squads over and serve up some serious glamour – something the beauty world has been craving for SO long! From Laverne Cox’s smoldering smokey eye to Zendaya’s polished glam, here are the best beauty moments from the 72nd Emmy Awards…

1. Yara Shahidi

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Yara Shahidi can do no wrong in our eyes – every time she blesses us with a new beauty look, it’s flawless. For this look, we love how she has kept it simple with a classic feline flick, allowing her dewy complexion to take center stage. We’ve also got to take a minute to appreciate her cornrows and accented baby hairs!

2. H.E.R.

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H.E.R. is serving up some major Euphoria vibes with this bejeweled waist-length braided ponytail, and we’re low key obsessed. Paired with simple monochromatic pink makeup, the look is nothing short of perfection.

3. Yvonne Orji

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Throughout the award show, many nominees took the opportunity to remind viewers of important political matters, and this beauty moment has to be our all-time favorite. The raised, clenched fist, which has become a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement, was artfully created by barber Mickey West-Potts, and was a clear political statement that served as a powerful reminder to those watching.

4. Rachel Brosnahan

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Rachel Brosnahan embraced the informality of this year’s award show and wore pajamas (albeit designer). For her makeup, she opted for a soft rosy lip, metallic wing, and tousled waves. Simple yet chic!

5. Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox blessed her fans with not one but two award-winning looks, proving once again that she doesn’t do anything in half measures. To present the Emmy, she slayed a sexy smokey eye teamed with a deep plum lip, staying on trend with fall’s hottest colors.

6. Kerry Washington


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Short cuts and jaw-grazing bobs are set to be one of falls biggest hair trends. Kerry is leading by example and killing the look, as per usual. As for the other elements of her Emmys glam, she chose to keep it classic with a soft red lip and matte black cat eye.

7. Zendaya

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Zendaya broke records last night as the youngest actress to win an Emmy. And as you’d expect from the beauty chameleon, her look also won her a spot on the best-dressed list. Zendaya stunned in a Christopher John Rogers gown paired with a sleek low bun and a modern smokey eye. She also changed into another stunning gown and updated her beauty look to accept her award, which was equally as gorgeous.

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8. Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon opted for a stripped-back Hollywood glam moment, and we’re SO here for it. The Little Fires Everywhere actor donned soft vintage waves teamed with a tangy red lip and chose to keep the rest of her makeup au-naturale with dewy skin and a warm glow.

9. Regina King

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Regina King stole the show last night with more than one stunning look! When she accepted her award for her outstanding performance in Watchman, she kept it on-trend with a soft purple eye, top knot and subtle lip, allowing her Breonna Taylor T-shirt to take center stage.

1o. Issa Rae

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Issa Rae didn’t let anything keep her from celebrating her nomination. In fact, she rented a sports stadium for herself and the Insecure cast. For the occasion, she opted for smokey, rose gold makeup, Eyelure falsies, and a crisp white manicure to match her vibrant orange dress, which she wore with sneakers. Love!

Jennifer Anniston

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Amidst the polished beauty moments and armies of glam squads, we also got a glimpse into the unfiltered beauty prep that’s rarely shared. From Yara Shahidi bleaching her mustache to Jennifer Anniston sipping on champagne with her “other mask,” we’re living for this refreshing dose of realness. After all, it’s 2020 and as much as we love the glitz and glamour, it’s important to see relatable moments too. And it’s safe to say, we’ve never related to Jennifer Anniston more than in this snap capturing her skincare prep and beverage of choice!

Yara Shahidi

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Yara Shahidi will forever be our role model; she’s intelligent, hilarious, and effortlessly relatable. Here she proudly shows off her beauty prep. She also posted a funny video, checking she had nothing in her teeth before presenting an award. For more realness, check out the unedited images influences want you to see

What Is Your Fave Beauty Moment From The Emmy Awards?

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Yvonne Orji
Rachel Brosnahan
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Kerry Washington
Reese Witherspoon
Regina King
Issa Rae
Jennifer Anniston
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