The 19 Best Beauty Moments From the CFDA Awards Red Carpet

We don't know about you, but amid the frenetic business within the beauty and fashion industries, award shows (and their star-studded red carpets) are the only way we can keep track of what month it is. May is all about the Met Gala, and the beginning of June is always abuzz thanks to the CFDA Awards.

Every June, the industry's finest and brightest come together to celebrate the ingenious, forward-thinking minds in American design. While fashion and design are of paramount importance at this particular award show, the beauty, obviously, is pretty spectacular as well. Plus, what's an amazing gown or jumpsuit without a head-turning beauty aesthetic? Thought so. Not surprisingly, this year's attendees (Olivia! Elsa! Winnie!) have truly outdone themselves, and between their auburn-washed lids, flippy lobs, and hot-pink pouts, we're admittedly captivated. Keep scrolling to see all of the most sensational beauty looks for yourself.

Ashley Graham

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The model ramped up her signature black cat eye with glowing skin and a standout hair accessory. Perfectly regal. 

Maria Borges

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Borges gave her complexion a gemstone-inspired pop of color with sparkling turquoise lids. 

Jennifer Lopez

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We don't know what we'd do with ourselves if Jennifer Lopez weren't on a red carpet. Here, she does what she does best: super-sleek hair, glowing skin, and kohl-rimmed eyes destined to kill.

Oh, and if you're wondering how J.Lo nailed that amazing ponytail? Her go-to hairstylist Chris Appleton used Color Wow's Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment ($28) to create a strong, shiny base before adding clip-in extensions from Hidden Crown. To finish, Appleton spritzed her strands with Color Wow's Cult Favorite Firm & Flexible Hairspray ($24) before pulling the hair back into a ponytail. 

Joan Smalls

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We're smitten by the model's ultra-long mermaid waves and pink-dipped lips and eyes.

Fei Fei Sun

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Bold lip colors were definitely a trend on the 2019 CFDA Awards red carpet, and one of our favorite moments was Fei Fei Sun's fiery pink lipstick job. Plus, we love how her simple low chignon creates the perfect laid-back juxtaposition. 

Yara Shahidi

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The actress isn't afraid of a whimsical beauty moment, and her abstract braids paired with a bold orange eye prove it. 

Ciara

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Ciara can do no wrong. We love her hair, we love her glossy nude pout, and we really love the bronze sheen of shadow draped across her eyes. 

Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum got bangs. And her hair's so now. (Sorry, we couldn't not quote Legally Blonde here.)

Gigi Hadid

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Long mermaid waves, matte nude lips, and sultry smudgy eyes complete the older Hadid sister's CFDA beauty look. 

“The inspiration for Gigi’s look came from the texture of her dress," explains her hairstylist Danielle Priano. "Her dress had silky fabric with textures running through, and that is just what we did with her hair.”

If you want to re-create the look yourself, Priano dried the hair with the GHD Air Festival Collection Hair Dryer ($199) before teasing each section and clipping hair extensions in place. For her gorgeous waves, Priano bent strand's in an “S” curve formation, clamping down on the shape using GHD's Platinum + Festival Professional Performance Styler ($249).

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid might as well legally trademark her now signature slicked-back pony punched up with voluminous curls. 

Shailene Woodley

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Yes, Shailene, yes! We're all about a neon eye, and the actress's electric orangey-pink vibe is perhaps our favorite beauty moment of the night. That wing shape? We're really not over this. 

Emily Ratajkowski

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Just like Emily Ratajkowski knows her, um, angles, she also knows her way around statement-making red carpet glamour. Here, she pairs her glossy chocolate curls with the most epic of red pouts. 

Laura Harrier

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The actress opted for romantic, perfectly undone tendrils and the ultimate tomato-red lip to match her Khaite dress. 

Winnie Harlow

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Nothing goes with purple feathers like a retro, flipped lob and shimmering disco eyes. 

Cindy Bruna

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With all that emerald sparkle, the model kept her beauty aesthetic minimal and polished, complete with fluttery lashes, nude lips, and a sleek slick-back. 

Olivia Palermo

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Palermo is known for her minimalist approach to beauty, so we're especially captivated by her metallic aubergine gaze.

Elsa Hosk

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With her fresh complexion and nude-toned blush and eyes, a hot-pink pout was Hosk's ultimate beauty accent.

Karlolína Kurková

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With gunmetal-lacquered lids, the model's eyes smolder with just a hint of sapphire. 

Geena Rocero

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Ethereal and delicate, Rocero framed her sky-high lashes with glittering periwinkle shadow and a diamond headband to match. Her strands, smartly, were left breezy and relaxed.

Want more from the CFDA Awards? Check out all of the best fashion moments here