Better late than never. Review by AATP Intern Jaime:
The Emmys always ring in the beginning of fall beauty season for me. The show is a great place to pick up trends that are going to be hot this fall. While we still have a few more hot, sweaty, makeup-free days of summer left, it's never too early to start figuring out your fall look. Here are some options. Many of the smoky eyes this season were softer, usually lined with a little silver to make it a more daytime- appropriate look.
I love that this look can work on any skin tone and can be intensified for the sassy girls or worn lighter for a more natural effect. Rockin' this look were Glee's Amber Riley and Dianna Agron (all looked fabulous and were two of my favorite overall looks for the evening), Toni Collette, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (another of my favorites of the evening).
Another look I noticed was a more natural face. To combat the heat and humidity on the red carpet and prevent a makeup meltdown this is a great look. Surprisingly going the natural route was Kelly Osbourne (who looked fabulous and very grown up), Maura Tierney (sporting a cute cropped cut that I loved) and Julianna Margulies who spiced up her look with some smoldering black liner. Of course it wouldn't be Hollywood if we didn't see some bold lips. Going the red route and looking divine were Maria Menounos, the fabulous Betty White and two beauties who combined their red pouts with the silvery, smoky eye: Glee's Heather Morris and True Blood's Rutina Wesley (does this woman have gorgeous skin or what?).
Overall best looks of the night go to Claire Danes, Kyra Sedgwick and Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev. Claire's monotone shimmery pink look accentuated those luscious lashes she's growing with Latisse, making her look radiant. Her sequined dress really played up the shimmer on her skin. Nina's sparkly eye look off-set her gorgeous gown and espresso hair and eyes. Everything about her look wowed me especially for someone so young. Can you believe this girl was born in '89?
Last but not least the most daring look that paid of ten-fold was Kyra Sedgwick. Her plum lipstick perfectly matched her gorgeous purple gown giving her an effortless youthful appearance. Both her dress and her lipstick were to die for. Congratulations on your win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Kyra!
On the misses side was Emily Deschanel, who's blunt bangs and coppery eye did nothing to accentuate her gorgeous face. Also missing the mark was Eva La Rue. Her white dress was a little too over the top while her hair and makeup under-whelmed. Kate Gosselin, oh what can I say? This woman is clearly not comfortable in the spotlight and her floppy hair and ill-fitting dress only accentuate that fact. I would have liked to see her with flowing hair and something a little more formfitting. Rose Byrne's dress was fabulous, loved, loved, loved it but the bird's nest on top just didn't speak to me.
Lauren Bosworth of Hill's fame was treated to a Mad Men style makeover and unfortunately while trying to be edgy and on trend she missed the mark. I love the lip shade on her but I just didn't feel that it worked out this time. The pompadour on top did not help. Speaking of too tall hair, Naya Rivera added about six inches to her height with that beehive on the top of her head. Her whole look screamed "I don't know what I'm doing".
Last, an in my opinion least, was Rita Wilson. Rita, Rita, Rita! She's so nipped and tucked, dyed and pulled that I could barely tell it was her. If she wasn't standing next to hubby Tom Hanks I wouldn't have had a clue. And that dress and shoes do nothing for her fabulous frame. Next time stop trying so hard.