For a best actress nominee, red carpet beauty necessitates some glamour, particularly after a couple years of virtual and hybrid awards shows. For a top-tier example, look to Kristen Stewart, whose look at this evening’s Critics Choice Awards screamed star from every angle—slinky Dolce dress to va-va-voom blowout.
To play up her floor-length gown—nude sheathed in crystalline detailing—hairstylist Adir Abergel chose to channel the sumptuous vibe favored by 1990s supermodels, this time with a Stewart-inspired twist. “My inspiration for this look was based on ’90s super models Nadja Auermann and the sexuality of Helena Christensen,” Abergel tells Vogue. The hair had shine, structure and an undone feeling about it that felt very Kristen.” After blowing out the actress’s heavily-rooted strawberry blonde to buoyant effect using Virtue Labs’ Volumizing Primer, Abergel parted lengths deeply to one side, creating an opportunity to combine finger-raked sultry with sleekness, all while further showcasing Stewart’s edgy grown-out color.
Pinned and pulled over one shoulder, the throwback style framed a smoked lid pressed in shimmering shadow, sky-skimming lashes, and a swipe of nudish pink lipstick (the work of makeup artist Jillian Dempsey). A turn as the beloved Princess Diana in Spencer may have earned Stewart her nomination, but tonight, the actress’s aesthetic was entirely her own.
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