#10. Amy Adams went for a bit of glamour with a retro finger-wave-chignon updo—one of the better 'up' styles of the night. But her effortless beauty was highlighted with a champagne lip, clean skin, and a bit of liner. Makeup by Stephen Sollitto for Laura Mercier.
#9. Anne Hathaway (winner for Best Supporting Actress) certainly has been playing it safe this Awards Season—Kate Lee (using Chanel) is feeling pink lips, and defined brows and liner. But this is a look we certainly can love, making her pixie cut (by Adir Abergel for Fekkai) more Audrey Hepburn and less punky and contrived.
#8. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery turned up the heat for the Golden Globes. Mara Roszak (using Kérastase) went for a textured, wavy look that added energy and edge to the actress' high-neck dress. And points for moderation: The makeup (by Jordan Long) was kept pretty and simple.
#7. You have to hand it to Claire Danes (winner, Best Actress in a TV Series)—not many brand new mommies can show up to the red carpet in Versace and a sultry smoky eye—but she did it with aplomb. Gorgeous, voluminous curls framed her face (ideal for her jawline) while Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier's makeup added some drama.
#6. The gorgeous Ms. Jessica Alba may have just been presenting, but her beauty look (makeup by Lauren Andersen) stole the show. A bright flash of orange (Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Tangerine) stood out among the sea of pinky-nudes.
#5. The Globes must have been tough for Taylor Swift—who lost to Adele and endured more than one jab by the show's hosts—but they say looking good is the best revenge. An ultra sophisticated matte shadow contoured her eyes while a slick updo and loads of mascara played up the femme fatale factor.
#4. Marion Cotillard's stick-straight hair and indigo eyeliner went so well with her Dior by Raf Simons dress, it looked like she just stepped off the runway. Points for bringing an editorial sensibility to the carpet. American actors, take note.
#3. Jessica Chastain (winner for Best Actress in a Drama) is a red carpet sweetheart. The red hair with the seafoam Calvin Klein Collection gown screamed perfection, especially when paired with an interesting center part style by Renato Campora.
#2. Katharine McPhee made jaws drop in her Theyskens' Theory number. The 'Smash' actress looked very New York on the carpet, wearing a messy top knot and an incredible smoky cat eye by Jake Bailey for NARS.
#1. The winner of the night is 'Scandal' and 'Django Unchained' actress Kerry Washington, who proves that she can wear literally anything (Louis Vuitton head bows included). Her Miu Miu dress was one of the best, but her straight hair and blunt bangs—by Marcus R. Francis—with a dash of purple shadow (by Carola Gonzalez) made this the defining beauty moment of awards season thus far.
Sunday's Golden Globes were an absolute treat thanks to hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, plus more than a couple of awkward moments courtesy of Jodie Foster. And while we can all revel in a Lena Dunham/Girls celebration (Best Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical, Best Comedy/Musical TV Series) and a few Taylor Swift jabs, there was a whole lot of beauty celebrating to do.
A couple of trends emerged, straight hair being one of them (seen on Juliana Margulies, Stacey Keibler, Marion Cotillard, Kerry Washington) while pink continues to replace red as the go-to Awards lip (Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Dockery, Connie Britton, Emily Blunt). There was also a lot of down hair (for the record, not surprising since it's the Globes) and a lot of cleavage (Katharine McPhee, Kate Hudson, Sofia Vergara). And while the smoky eye hardly counts as a trend, some very dark versions were seen all over (perhaps a reaction to the season's softer lips?) on ladies like Kristen Wiig, Claire Danes, McPhee, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Lopez, and Lea Michele).
But which lucky ladies made our list of the top ten greatest beauty moments on the Golden Globes 2013 red carpet? Click through the slideshow to find out, and if we left out your favorite, let us know in the comments. —Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi)