Electric eyes made a bold beauty statement at the Critics Choice Awards red carpet

All eyes were on the striking eyes of our favorite celebrities during the 25th annual Critics Choice awards, with everyone from Zendaya to Awkwafina wearing highly pigmented shadows and liners in nearly every color of the rainbow to complete their red carpet glam.

Favoring unique, colorful eye makeup over the classic smokey eye, the beauty looks last night didn’t take themselves too seriously, with many actresses taking risks and wearing playful shades that matched their gorgeous red carpet ensembles. From bold, bright blue liner on Niecy Nash to sweet, iridescent shimmery shadow on Florence Pugh, each celebrity looked striking, with many choosing pulled-back hairstyles to show off their perfected makeup.

Check out some of our favorite bold beauty looks from last night’s red carpet, and bookmark them as inspiration for your 2020 makeup goals.

The best beauty looks from the 2020 Critics Choice Awards:

1Lucy Hale


Lucy Hale complemented her seafoam green custom Miu Miu gown with matching mint green shadow in the inner corners of her eyes. Favoring a brighter eye, she kept her lips natural in a cool nude gloss.

2Joey King


Joey King may have brought a box of Good and Plenty candies in her clutch to the Critics Choice Awards, but her next best accessory was the winged, teal-blue shadow she wore on her lids that helped her ice blue eyes pop.



Stunning in braids and magenta eyes, Zendaya did it again—making it on both our best-dressed and best beauty lists. We have yet to meet a red carpet look of hers we didn’t like.



Shimmery golden-yellow shadow, winged liner, and tangerine lips made Awkwafina look like a literal ray of sunshine.

5Annie Murphy


This Schitt’s Creek star transformed from her squeaky-clean on-screen persona with edgy purple liner and nude-lined lips.

6Rachel Brosnahan


Dewy, glowy skin and sherbert eyeshadow made The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star look like a dose of summertime. We love the way she showed off her makeup with a center part and severe braid that was accented with metallic string.

7Niecy Nash


Niecy Nash came ready to present last night in a gorgeous blue sequin gown and matching cobalt blue liner. Luxe, long lashes and bronze shades complement the bright choice for the bottom liner.

8Saoirse Ronan


Saoirse looked almost doll-like with porcelain skin, monochromatic eyes, and a bold rouge lip.

9Lupita Nyong’o


We’re obsessing over Lupita’s natural, sculptural hairstyle, winged liner, and red lips.

10Mandy Moore


Mandy Moore wore double-winged liner that extended from both her top and bottom lash lines, giving us a unique, mod look that we just might have to try for ourselves.

11Florence Pugh


With her hair in the coolest wet, slicked-back, side-swept twist, Little Women star Florence Pugh looked both edgy and ethereal in pink shimmery eyeshadow and glossy skin.