The Most Daring and Creative Celebrity Makeup Looks of 2020
Despite the red carpet looking a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, when it came to beauty in 2020, celebrities were willing to take bigger risks than ever, thanks to their incredible team of makeup artists and hairstylists cooking up a creative storm.
Just a few years ago, when it came to red carpet makeup, most celebrities stuck to smoky eyes and maybe a brightly coloured lipstick to spice things up. Now, more and more stars are showing up to events and award shows with Swarovski crystals glued to their faces and floating liner situations that look like pieces of art. And guess what? We're so here for it.
To kick off the year, celebrities tried out really striking, bold, and creative makeup looks. Lucy Boynton — known for daring eye makeup — wore crystal wings to the Golden Globe Awards in January that had us wanting to run to a craft store right away. January Jones took a different approach, wearing a bright wash of yellow eye makeup for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which had us considering trying the unexpected hue for the first time in, well, ever.
In March, Michelle Keegan had us reaching for more neon makeup with her electric orange eyeshadow look for the Global Awards. And come November, vibrant hues were put away in favour of the shiny crystals when Megan Thee Stallion wore an epic embellished cat eye to the American Music Awards.
We've rounded up the best celebrity makeup looks of 2020. Grab the most colourful eye shadow palette you can find and get yourself some flat-back crystals, because you're going to want to try these looks at home right away.