The Emmys have come and gone but this year’s beauty looks will stay in our minds for quite some time. The 2021 Emmy makeup theme was natural makeup, and to be honest, we’re relieved. After the VMAs, NYFW, and The Met Gala, we needed a break from the extravagant and a touch of the norm. Here are the looks we loved with product recommendations to boot.
Yara Shahidi looked every bit the part of a glamorous Hollywood actress at the Emmys. Her 2021 Emmy makeup look featured a contoured beat with a demure dark green eye that complimented her apple green dress. To recreate this look, use Huda Beauty‘s Wild Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Python (Dhs135, Sephora) and the Sephora Collection Lip Last Matte Lipstick in Rosewood (Dhs65, Sephora).
It looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones got the memo that the 2021 Emmy makeup look was all about enhancing natural beauty. This Welsh superstar dazzled at the Emmy awards with her skin-focused makeup that allowed her true beauty to shine through. To recreate this look, use Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Exagger-eyes Line Duo (Dhs110, Charlotte Tilbury) and Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Burnt Spice (Dhs105, Mac Cosmetics).
Kaley Cucoa looked flawless at the Emmys. From her skin to makeup, she was absolute 2021 Emmy makeup perfection. Her beat was done by celeb makeup artist Jamie Greenberg using all Charlotte Tilbury products. To prep Kaley’s skin, Jamie used Charlotte’s award-winning Wonderglow Face Primer (Dhs252, Charlotte Tilbury). She followed with the Airbrush Flawless Foundation (Dhs161, Charlotte Tilbury) and Cheek to Chic blush and bronzer palette in Love Glow (Dhs275, Charlotte Tilbury). Kaley’s nude lips were courtesy of Charlotte’s new Super Nudes Matte Revolution in Catwalking (Dhs124, Charlotte Tilbury).
Actress Cynthia Erivo commanded the red carpet with her bold neutral makeup. Her barely there 2021 Emmy makeup look featured a contoured cheek and false lashes with a touch of black liner. To recreate this look, use Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder (Dhs221, Sephora), KVD’s double-layered Go Big Or Go Home Vegan False Lashes & Glue in Dramatic Volume (Dhs100, Sephora), and Rare Beauty’s Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner (Dhs110, Sephora).