Although the stars definitely brought capital-L Looks to the Emmys last year — like Kerry Washington’s super sleek bob and Rachel Brosnahan’s kill cat-eye — that indescribable red-carpet je ne sais quoi was notably missing from the almost entirely remote ceremony. This year, with COVID-19 precautions still being taken, the Emmy red carpet is back, and with it comes so much more opportunity for celebrities to dazzle fans with their fashion, hair, and makeup looks.
It’s our job to focus on the latter two (we love a gorgeous getup, but beauty is kind of our thing at Allure) so, as per usual, we’ve put together a roundup of the most creative, bold, fresh, intricate, trend-setting — in other words, our favorite — looks from the 2021 Emmys. As nominees, presenters, and other guests gather to celebrate TV’s best, we’re celebrating beauty’s best. Here’s what we’re loving from the award show’s long-await return to the red carpet.
Yara Shahidi was a truly gorgeous example of one of the biggest trends of the night: matching your eye makeup to your gown. Her off-the-shoulder Dior dress was clearly the inspiration for her shimmering green shadow, which reached around to her lower waterline and was topped off with a precise black wing. Her rosy cheeks and peachy-nude lips also got plenty of attention thanks to a sleek, pulled-back updo styled by Lacy Redway, who kept it in place with Nexxus Weightless Hold Ultra Fine Hair Spray.