The KeraGirls always tune in to major Hollywood events such as the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, which were dispensed Sunday evening in Beverly Hills. But while other viewers may be watching mainly to gawk at the celebrities’ designer gowns, or are waiting with bated breath to see whether their favorites will nab a coveted trophy, we’ve got our eye on celebrities’ overall looks, to see who puts it all together the best.
The stars did not disappoint—gorgeousness was all over the red carpet this year, with nary a misstep worthy of making the “worst dressed” lists!
However, one group of female stars particularly stood out: Latina actresses. We can’t stop obsessing over their fabulousness of style—and of substance. In addition, these lovely ladies all featured “trend” looks from the event.
Let’s start with Gina Rodriguez, last year’s winner as best actress in a TV musical or comedy (the CW’s Jane the Virgin), and a nominee this year as well. She looked absolutely stunning in a deep-blue, off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown, with long, sleek hair (back-combed at the crown for some height) and dangling diamond-and-sapphire earrings. With such a “statement” gown and jewelry, her makeup was decidedly low-key. Gina opted for fresh, glowy skin (one of the night’s big trends), a nude lip and black eyeliner to accentuate her dark eyes.
Best look of the night
Superstar Jennifer Lopez, often named one of the world’s most beautiful women, made several best-of-the-best lists for her flawless, ultra-glam look on the red carpet. She chose a mustard yellow Giambattista Valli gown that hugged her famous curves, showed a shapely leg via a deep slit, and was set off by a cape of the same material. J Lo’s makeup was bold, with glossy dark red lips (trend alert!), and her becomingly highlighted hair was styled down with a deep side part and a flirty flip at the ends.
Style tips: To get Lopez’s lip look, apply three shades of L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss: Rouge Envy, Nude Allude and Forbidden Kiss. For her sleek, flippy hair look, apply Keratin Complex® Vita Volume Boosting Foam to damp hair, especially at the roots, then work in some Kerabalm or Infusion Keratin Replenisher throughout the hair to pump up the shine. Blow-dry the hair in sections with a round brush to encourage sleek volume. Flip ends with a curling iron, and set it all into place with Keratin Complex Flex Flow or Bold Hold Hairspray.
The dynamic duo
Actress America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) also rocked a red lip and yellow dress—a sleeveless, high-necked, jewel-embellished chiffon number by Jenny Packham. The star of the new NBC comedy Superstore complemented her lovely dress with bright red lips, courtesy of Burt’s Bees lipstick in Scarlett Soaked.
Meanwhile Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives and Telenovela, new on NBC) looked gorgeous in a Georges Hobeika white gown with floral embellishments, set off nicely with dramatic eye makeup and soft pink lips.
Both of these Latinas’ looks featured another popular theme for the evening: an interesting updo. America’s hair was pulled tightly away from her face into a messy low bun (all the better to show off large diamond earrings), while Eva wore a chignon/ponytail, with a center part and wisps of hair falling softly around her face.
Major props go to these actresses, who took on Hollywood’s stereotypes as they presented the award for best actor in a TV drama (congrats, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm!). Riffing off the fact that Hispanic actors are often mistaken for one another, they gently ribbed the audience—as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (sponsor of the awards), which had erroneously identified Ferrera as Rodriguez when announcing this year’s nominations:
Longoria opened the intros with, “Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes.”
“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said her presenting partner.
"And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” Eva quickly added as the audience laughed.
“Well said, Salma,” America quipped, as Eva replied, “Thank you, Charo.”
No, ladies: Thank you!