The 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards not only recognize the acting talents of Hollywood’s elite; they also highlight the makeup prowess of the beauty industry’s elite. On tonight’s red carpet, the full spectrum of nude lips made an appearance, proving this is one look that works year-round, on every age and skin tone. These are our favorite nude lips of the night, and the products used to achieve them.
The White Lotus star and winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series looked radiant on the red carpet in a custom black Dolce & Gabbana gown black with blonde waves and a shiny nude lip. Celebrity makeup artist Lilly Keys used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and Pillow Talk Lipstick with “a pale gloss in the middle called Ibiza Nights.”
“For Sarah‘s Critics’ Choice Awards look, we wanted to keep it really classy, but sexy with a little bit of a ’90s flair,” says celebrity makeup artist Denika Bedrossian of the Modern Family alum and presenter tonight. “We wanted a beautiful nude lip, so I used a natural lipstick—Anastasia Honey Taupe—and warm brown lip liner to create shape and warmth. I followed that with Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper in Toasted Apricot—a perfect peach.”
Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her ABC show Abbott Elementary, Brunson was also a presenter at the show. “The inspiration behind Quinta’s look tonight was modern space-age meets glossy skin,” says celebrity makeup artist Renée Loiz, who used Charlotte Tilbury products. “We finished the look with Pillow Talk Intense on the lips, topped off with Charlotte’s Collagen Lip Bath.” Brunson’s lips were also lined with Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Medium.
Celebrity makeup artist Tonya Brewer gave Hudson glowy, rosy glam using Chantecaille’s brand-new limited-edition Spring Wild Meadows Collection. “The fresh spring tones were exactly what I needed to achieve Kate’s glam moment,” Brewer says. “With her film [Glass Onion] being nominated, we wanted a timeless look that we would look back on and love.”
On Hudson’s lips, Brewer used four products: best-selling Lip Potion, Lip Definer in Natural (a natural beige with a hint of pink), the new Wild Meadows Lip Chic in Meadow (a flattering peachy nude), and Brilliant Gloss in Modern, a shimmery beige.
“Lily’s reference for tonight’s beauty look was Old-Hollywood glamour,” says celebrity makeup artist Sofia Tilbury of the Pam & Tommy actress and nominee tonight. “We completed the look with a timeless nude lip using Charlotte’s viral lip sensations: Iconic Nude Lip Cheat and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Runway Royalty.”
The House of the Dragon star and nominee for nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series also donned Charlotte Tilbury on the red carpet, with a peachy spin on the nude lip created by celebrity makeup artist Misha Shahzada. “Milly’s dress was ethereal, so we wanted to include a bit of rock ‘n’ roll on the eyes,” she says. “The rest of the face we kept super radiant and simple to serve as an extension of the dress.” The iconic Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, a peachy-nude, were used on the lips.