The Trendiest Beauty Looks from Fall’s Awards Season

Naomi Osaka at the 2021 MET Gala.
Naomi Osaka at the 2021 MET Gala. Photo by Kristin Callahan/Shutterstock (12443601c)

The Awards season was in full swing over the past few weeks with the MTV VMAs, Met Gala, and Emmys finally happening and as per usual, there were some beauty trends we saw over and over again on the red carpet. While it’s often the dresses that get the attention, the beauty looks were on point this year. These were five of the best beauty looks from fall awards season.

Face Bedazzling

Between Machine Gun Kelly covering his face in pearl at the MTV VMAs to Storm Reid, Amanda Gorman, Maisie Williams, and Julia Garner wearing bedazzled faces at the Met Gala, face jewels are super in.

Hair Structures

When it came to hair, hair structures were in full swing at the Met Gala. Architectural designs including Naomi Osaka’s braided updo and Lupita Nyong’o afro were some of the best ones at the event.

Neon Eyeliner

Neon was a huge trend on the red carpet and it didn’t stop at dresses—celebrities like Michaela Coel and Yara Shahidi wore eyeliner in bold colors at the Emmys and Emma Chamberlain wore lime green at the Met Gala.


At the MTV VMAs the mullet, a once-controversial haircut but now super trendy, ruled the red carpet. Miley Cyrus made the mullet popular again and Debby Ryan, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, and Bretman Rock were among the stars who wore the business-in-front, party-in-the-back hairstyle.

Extremely Long Nails

The Emmys brought the drama when it came to manicures—celebrities wore extremely long nails with the motto seeming to be—the longer the better. Cynthia Erivo, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Taraji P Henson, and Emma Corrin had nails for days.