10 Golden Globes Beauty Looks That Didn't Bore Us To Tears

Last night's Golden Globes were pretty much par for the course: Celebs showed up, they wore relatively safe dresses (beige, blech!), and they kept their hair and makeup pretty tame.
When the most interesting thing on the red carpet is a small dog doing tricks, you know there's a problem. Still, there were a few red carpet deviants who chose to break from the boring pack and take a chance. Some of them wowed us, a few of them went terribly wrong (oh Zooey...), but they all kept our eyes glued to the screen, and for that, we've got to give them props. Read on to see our picks, for better or worse, of the most interesting looks at the 69th Annual Golden Globes.
Advertisement
Whose beauty look did you love best?
1 of 10
THE GOOD

Salma Hayek

Generally, we found that the stars who skipped the intricate updos in favor of soft, natural hair looked loads better. Salma Hayek opted for some sexy, full, '80s-inspired waves that looked like she had done them herself. Paired with her sultry Gucci dress, it was the perfect combination of sex appeal and femininity, and one of the many reasons we just could not take our eyes off of her.

Photo: Getty Images
2 of 10
THE GOOD

Charlize Theron

There's really nothing that Charlize can't do — she can even make a bedazzled headband look fierce. Her Cartier sparkler could have easily come off as too princess-y, but by combining it with a loose, undone bun and sophisticated nude makeup, she made the whole ensemble look effortlessly chic.

Photo: Getty Images
Advertisement
3 of 10
THE BAD

Zooey Deschanel

Oh Zooey. Why do you do this to us? We love you so much and your amazing hair usually brings us so much joy, but this helmet-head hairstyle is depressing. We think you were going for a mod vibe but instead it just looks like you're auditioning for a part in The Help. We hate ourselves for saying this, but not even you are adorable enough to pull off this shellacked style. But kudos on that super-cute tuxedo manicure!

Photo: Rex USA
4 of 10
THE GOOD

Emma Stone

We waited patiently all night for Emma Stone to make her big appearance on the red carpet, and when she finally did, she didn't disappoint. She took one of the biggest runway trends of the season — the elongated, smoky cat eye — and made it her own. The charcoal and silver colors really play up the accents on her drop dead gorgeous Lanvin number, and help to separate her from the rest of the pack, who mostly sported nude eye makeup with black eyeliner.

Photo: Rex USA
5 of 10
THE BAD

Jessica Chastain

When Ryan Seacrest introduced this woman as Jessica Chastain, we thought he was confused -- there was no way this fussy hair and makeup could have found their way onto the normally stunning JC. Alas, it was indeed Jessica sporting the stiff, socialite-y hair and washed-out makeup. This was a rare misstep for the usually stunning newcomer and one we hope she won't be repeating come Oscar night.

Photo: Rex USA
6 of 10
THE GOOD

Kristen Wiig

Seriously though, how hot did Kristen Wiig look last night? We love her with the darker hair, and her slightly messy, volumized waves have a '70s rocker feel that we're totally digging. The only thing that would have made this any better was if she had had a Golden Globe to accessorize it with. Sorry Michelle Williams, but we think our favorite funny girl was robbed on this one!

Photo: Rex USA
7 of 10
THE BAD

Julie Bowen

We're big fans of retro (obvi), but when it comes to beauty looks, you have to be really careful not to interpret the trend too literally, or you wind up looking costume-y. Poor Julie Bowen here didn't get the memo — she looks like she's trying to channel Betty Draper and those stiff strands are just not working for her.

Photo: Rex USA
Advertisement
8 of 10
THE GOOD

Angelina Jolie

In a sea of peach and nude glosses, Angelina Jolie and her vibrant red lips really stood out. Granted, Angie would probably stand out wearing a burlap sack, but we appreciated her effort. It just goes to show that a flawlessly executed classic can still create a major wow moment.

Photo: Getty Images
9 of 10
THE GOOD

Michelle Williams

The super-adorable, always stylish Michelle Williams not only delivered one of the most aww-inducing speeches of the evening, she also had one of the most fashion-forward looks on the red carpet. We loved how she accessorized her velvet Jason Wu gown with a vintage Fred Leighton headband — it gave her a very Great Gatsby, '20s-inspired style that we absolutely adored.

Photo: Rex USA
10 of 10
THE UNDECIDED

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie's creative take on the ponytail is a basket full of contradictions: It's up, but it's down; it's retro, but a bit futuristic; we love it, yet we don't. There's no denying it was the most interesting 'do of the night, and we're so glad she took a chance, but those extensions are not doing her any favors. If this had been done with better-looking faux hair, we think we'd totally be on board. As it is though, we think we're going to give her a pass, simply because she helped to keep us from passing out from sheer boredom.

Photo: Rex USA
Advertisement

More from Beauty

Watch

R29 Original Series