The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes

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Plus, Soho House member and celebrity makeup artist, Shenise Sheena, shares her tips for recreating them (whether you’re stepping out on a red carpet or otherwise)

Thursday 12 January 2023 By Chloe Lawrance

This week saw the return of the Golden Globes, after last year’s controversy-plagued event took place with no guests or televised ceremony. While there are certainly still some creases to be ironed out when it comes to the HFPA (the body behind the awards), there’s one thing we could celebrate: the myriad beauty trends spotted on the red carpet. 

From out of the box beauty to hyper-glamorous hair, Soho House member, celebrity makeup and hairstylist, Shenise Sheena, shares how to emulate some of these looks yourself – no red carpet required.

 
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Glass hair
Forget glass skin – this year was all about ultra-shiny locks, as seen on Chloe Flower, Lily James and Michelle Yeoh.

‘This look works best on second-day or third-day hair, when you already have those natural oils that you can work with,’ explains Sheena. ‘Section out your hair and brush those oils through from the root towards the tip. Use a product such as the Color Wow Pop and Lock Shellac Gloss to smooth out hair and add a glossy finish.

‘Healthy, well-cared for hair will also really help to create this look. So, don’t forget those regular cuts.’


The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes | Soho House

Skin is in
For Michelle Williams, Letitia Wright and Jessica Chastain, the true star of the show was glowing, healthy-looking skin.

‘When you’re creating a “no makeup” makeup look where skin is really the focus, prep is so important. Choose a hydrating serum that will make your complexion look plump, healthy and fresh, and a moisturiser that leaves a dewy finish,’ Sheena recommends. ‘Look for formulas with ingredients like hydrating hyaluronic acid.’

We recommend Soho Skin’s Renewal Serum, which is packed with hyaluronic acid to lock moisture into the skin and restore radiance. 

‘For a big event, I’ll use a sheet mask on my clients. It’s an extra step, but it really helps to deliver healthy, glowing skin,’ adds Sheena.

The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes | Soho House

Old Hollywood glamour 
Retro beauty inspired by old Hollywood stars never really goes out of style, as demonstrated by Angela Bassett and Laverne Cox’s finger waves, and MJ Rodriguez’s winged liner and smooth, side-parted hair. 

‘The secret to this kind of makeup look is to keep the eye very neutral, with the focus all on the winged liner,’ says Sheena. ‘If you want to really emulate old Hollywood, add a classic red lip.

‘For 1950s-inspired finger waves, curl the hair with the ghd Classic Wave Wand, then brush it through for a more modern, textured take on the look.’

The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes | Soho House

Y2K nostalgia
All things noughties continue to influence beauty in a big way – including Jenna Ortega’s shaggy hair, eye-opening white liner and defined, doll-like lashes.

‘Jenna’s elegant take on the “wolf cut” that’s trending right now is achieved with longer layers,’ explains Sheens. ‘It gives the hair lots of body, but still keeps it looking modern.

‘To achieve the doll-like eye, use false lashes on the bottom as well as the top for extra drama.’

 
The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes | Soho House

Jewel tones
Proving shimmer isn’t just for the festive season, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Viola Davis’s high-impact eye looks feature vibrant tones in shades of blue, purple and green.

‘Create this kind of look using a long-wearing pencil liner – I like Urban Decay’s 24 7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – set with a shadow in the same shade. This will stop any smudging,’ Sheena recommends. ‘I also prefer a more neutral lip shade with such a bold, colourful eye.’

The beauty trends we spotted at this year’s Golden Globes | Soho House

Rebellious beauty
The Golden Globes saw a beauty rebellion, with Natasha Lyonne’s unexpected ‘jellyfish’ ponytail and Emma D’Arcy’s blue cropped cut and matching blue teardrop.

‘I think more and more people are using beauty – both at events and in everyday life – to show that they’re comfortable in their skin,’ says Sheena. ‘They’re going to be who they want to be, and that’s what makes them confident.’

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