Behind the scenes beauty at the SAG Awards

Behind the scenes beauty at the SAG Awards

The big reveal

Text: Renée Batchelor

What better way to see the makeup looks at the 2017 SAG Awards than through the lens of the celebrity makeup artists who created them

Social media has removed a lot of the mystery in life. Seeing a person's day down into the minutiae of every Insta-story moment will do that. And yes, this extends to knowing what shade of lipstick your favourite celebrity is wearing, or what technique their makeup artist used to get that lit-from-within glow. But we say, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, and check out these gorgeous makeup looks — and the products used to attain their fantastic faces.

We're big fans of both Lupita Nyong'o and her makeup artist, the inimitable Nick Barose. As the face of Lancôme, Nyong'o uses all their products via her makeup artists, but her looks are always interesting, never predictable. Here her skin and lips shimmer and shine in the most electrifying way.


'It' girl Robbie is undeniably, naturally stunning, but she always looks picture perfect, thanks to the handiwork of her makeup artists. Here Pati Dubroff, used Chanel and Sisley products and interestingly, the ReFa skin device for her truly, flawless face.


The former face of Marc Jacobs Beauty is a classic beauty in our book, and wears a red carpet lip with her tuxedo jacket and bouncy waves. Although we have to say, we'll always have a soft spot for Ryder's pixie cut circa the'90s.


Rocking a coral Chanel lip and beautiful, but not overdone lashes, SAG nominee Hong Chau received the red carpet treatment from Parisian makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis.


Another standout look came courtesy of Oscar-winner Brie Larson. Her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used celestial blue liner from Nars to create the perfect contrast with her heavily-sequinned Gucci dress. 


Surprise! The ageless Nicole Kidman uses Neutrogena mascara for her red carpet looks. Click on her makeup artist Molly R. Stern's account to see more. 


The daughter of the eternally cool Diana Ross is a style and beauty icon in her own right. Here she stays true to herself with the classic look of bold, matte lips and minimal makeup — check out her awesome, separated lashes.