makeup trends The Best Makeup Trends From the 2022 Awards Show Season

They’re simple but we’re lusting over them.

March 28, 2022
Red Carpet Makeup Trends

If you ask us, besides seeing talented people get recognized for their accomplishments, the best part of awards show season is the beauty looks donned by the stars. Some A-listers stick to their signature looks while others take these red carpet events as an opportunity to get creative with their hair, makeup and fashion. 

This season, the attendees seem to be sticking to the classics when it comes to makeup looks. But just because many weren’t experimenting with over-the-top looks or trends, doesn’t mean there weren’t gorgeous makeup looks we’re gushing about. Ahead, we’re sharing the best makeup trends from the 2022 awards show season.

Classic Red Lips 

Perhaps it’s that face masks have prevented most of us from wearing bold lipstick for quite some time now, or the fact that red lips are just that empowering to wear, but we can’t even keep track of how many celebrities donned a red lip at award shows lately. 

To get the look, go for a creamy and highly pigmented lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color. It’s a comfortable formula that delivers intense saturation in just one swipe.

Smoked Out Eyeliner

Smoked out, sultry eyeliner has been a major trend over the last year — just think about how big the reverse cat eyeliner trend was on TikTok. At recent red carpets, celebrities have been putting their own spin on smudgy looks — and you can too. 

Use a creamy eyeliner pencil that can be smudged and manipulated to create a diffused look. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner

Natural-Looking Skin 

Many people have embraced less full-coverage makeup recently — think skinimalism — and celebrities are no different. It was refreshing to see many of them opt for more sheer formulas that let their skin show a bit — imperfections and all. 

The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation is perfect if you’re looking to recreate the look. The lightweight, balmy formula evenly blurs the skin without looking or feeling heavy.

Silver Eyeshadow 

Metallic eyeshadow was a major beauty trend last year and it’s not slowing down. Awards show attendees sported many iterations of the metallic trend, but none more than silver eyeshadow

Give it a try with a sparkling shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eyeshadow. You can apply it all over your eyelids with your fingertips for maximum impact.

Glowy Lips

Most makeup looks that didn’t include a bright red lip were accompanied by soft, glowy lips instead. Glowy, but not fully glossy lips are nourished, luminous and juicy-looking — and they’re on trend no matter the season or occasion, and they’re easy to achieve. 

Give the look a try with the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract. This hydrating lipstick and lip balm hybrid contains pomegranate to nourish the lips, and it leaves behind a naturally glowy finish.

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Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: IG/