Golden Globes Best in Beauty: The Over-40 Edition

Want to learn how the show's leading ladies got their glow? Here, a step-by-step guide

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Uma Thurman

Talk about good instincts: "I didn't meet the hairstylist; I didn't see the dress," said Chanel makeup artist Angela Levin. "I just started with Uma's eyes."
 

Her method: She applied Chanel's Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in Premier Regard ($59; chanel.com), using the lightest shade near the inner corners of Uma's eyes, then she layered on the palette's deeper colors as she worked outward. To finish the eyes, Levin brushed on three coats of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir ($30; chanel.com).
 

To allow Uma's enviable complexion to show through, Levin lightly dusted her skin with Chanel's Double Perfection Lumière powder makeup ($53; chanel.com), rather than liquid foundation. Then she completed the look with Chanel's Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insolence ($32; chanel.com), a pale pink gloss.

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Amy Poehler

The Golden Globe host was on camera almost constantly: on the red carpet, in Bono's lap, on stage accepting her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV Show. So her makeup hd to endure.
 

Makeup artist Brett Freedman sought to give her a look that felt "fresh, not overdone." He layered Smashbox primer ($36; sephora.com) beneath Votre Vu Love Me Deux tinted moisturizer ($43; votrevu.com) and contoured her cheekbones with Votre Vu's Beaute en Bronze blush and bronzer duo ($34; votrevu.com).
 

To open up her eyes, Freedman brushed Votre Vu Arch de Triomphe tinted brow wax ($24; votrevu.com) through the brow hairs, then combed them straight up for fullness. He also applied Votre Vu Eiffel Power Mascara ($24; votrevu.com) and just a clear gloss on the lips, explaining, "I wanted Amy's lashes to be the darkest thing on her face."

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Naomi Watts

Given her sleek metallic dress and golden locks, Watts needed a makeup look that was glowy but not too showy.

After applying Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation ($52; nordstrom.com), makeup artist Pati Dubroff blended Lancôme Artliner 24H liquid liner in Gold ($31; sephora.com) around the eyes for a soft, shimmering effect.

Dubroff then polished off the look with a combination of lipsticks and glosses: Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in Lasting Kiss ($29; sephora.com); Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #508 ($34; nordstrom.com); and Lancôme Gloss in Love lipgloss in Peach Show ($27; lancome-usa.com).

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Cate Blanchett

To avoid competing with Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett's show-stopping Armani gown, Jeanine Lobell opted for soft, understated makeup hues. "No harsh lines," said Lobell. "Instead, I blended colors for dimension."
 

To highlight Blanchett's porcelain skin, she layered Nars Blush in Love ($29; nordstrom.com), a burnished gold hue with a touch of shimmer, with Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder ($30; macys.com). Lobell then applied Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #509 Boudoir ($34; nordstrom.com), a vivid grapefruit-pink, over #502 Scarlatto, a deeper raspberry shade.

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Julia Louis Dreyfus

Dreyfus's eye-catching cherry-red Narciso Rodriguez dress garnered accolades for the double nominee (HBO's Veep and the upcoming film Enough Said). But we loved her makeup too.
 

To avoid overhwhelming the petite star, makeup artist Karen Kawahara kept it simple, brightening her complexion with Votre Vu Love Me Deux tinted moisturizer ($43; votrevu.com), then defining the eyes with Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon eyeliner in Charbon ($23; votrevu.com), adding subtle wings at the outer corners of her eyes.
 

On the lids, she combined the rust and bronze shades in Votre Vu's Palette in Play in Copper ($42; votrevu.com). Finally, Kawahara dabbed on Vu-On Rouge Color Accent in Bouquet Rose ($29; votrevu.com) on cheeks and lips for a nearly-nude sheen.

Courtesy of Votre Vu

Robin Wright

Robin Wright was radiant—and not just because she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama.
 

Before applying a drop of foundation, makeup artist Tricia Sawyer applied a thin layer of Orlane's Anti-Fatigue Absolute Radiance Cream ($195; orlane.com), explaining, "It helps to retain moisture for long periods of time and Robin had a long night ahead of her."
 

After applying Orlane's Absolute Skin Recovery Smoothing Foundation ($70; beauty.com), Sawyer blended Orlane bronzer ($40; neimanmarcus.com) across the cheekbones for extra definition. She finished with a touch of Dior's Addict Lip Gloss in Spring Ball ($30; sephora.com), a pale, shimmering peach.

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