The 8 Most Eye-Popping Beauty Looks From The CFDA Awards

Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
The CFDA Awards are a time to dole out the top prizes in the world of fashion. However, after this year’s showing, we’re starting to think of the event as the Kentucky Derby of the beauty biz. In New York City last night, the makeup looks and pretty hairstyles gave the ensembles on display a run for their money.
Between Rihanna’s smoky eye (which you may not have noticed, thanks to her sheer ensemble) and Emmy Rossum’s braid-and-crimp mashup, it was really difficult to pick out just a handful of our favorite looks. But, we forced ourselves, and we’re showing them off just ahead. Watch your back, Met Ball — you're not the only event where fashion's elite are busting out their beauty A game.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Rihanna accented her eye-popping dress the only way you really can — with a smoked-out, lavender eye and matching head wrap. Her baby-pink lips were almost a dead ringer for the tint of her outfit (which was really all her dress was).
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
Ladylike as always, Blake Lively went full mod with her hair and makeup. Big, Bardot-esque curls and a subtle cat-eye brought her theme home.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
What do you get when you mix crimps and plaits? A hairstyle on Emmy Rossum so good, it almost made us weep. Almost.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Lupita Nyong’o has been loving herself some blue eye makeup lately, and this graphic, colorblock peeper paired perfectly with her edgy pompadour.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
Coco Rocha proves you can, in fact, wear a dark-purple lip in the midst of summer — and look incredible doing it.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
With her side curls, heavy blush, and moody eye makeup, Sophia Bush looked like she just waltzed right out of a Victorian portrait.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
We had to do a double take when we spotted Solange Knowles — she was giving us some serious Diana Ross vibes with that teased-out-to-here hair.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
Someone needs to let us in on Heidi Klum’s bronzed-to-perfection secrets. Accented with golden eyeshadow and polished hair, she was absolutely glowing.
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