2011 SAG Awards: Red Carpet Beauties

Julianna Marguilies wearing a ponytail at the 2011 SAG Awards.In line with the night’s fashion trend of simple gowns at this year’ SAG Awards, beauty looks were either clean, sleek, and pulled together, or chic, long, and loose – when it came to the hair, of course. Julianne Marguilies, right, opted for the sleek look with a tight ponytail with hair parted in the middle to complement her strapless red-hued Yves Saint Laurent gown.  

Amy Adams also chose to pull her hair back, while Jenna Fischer wore a slightly looser ponytail, letting her curls out. Simple updos graced the red carpet, which was no surprise as they are a wonderful complement to strapless looks, especially the more detailed ones. Angie Harmon looked beautiful in her simple updo, as did Natalie Portman and Kate Mara. Those who wore their hair down were slightly more daring, given that it was raining the day of the SAG Awards. Thankfully, plenty of personal assistants were on hand to make sure none of the stars had any frizz in sight.


Hilary Swank wore her hair down at the 2011 SAG Awards.Winona Ryder wore an up-do at the 2011 SAG Awards.

Opting for the chic, free flowing look, were stars like Hilary Swank (with shoulder-length loose curls, above left), Sarah Hyland, (in longer loose curls, which were key in adding visual interest to her simple orange Max Mara strapless gown), and a pregnant Jane Krakowski, who was glowing as she walked the red carpet with her blond mane of loose curls brushing the shoulder of her Badgley Mischka cocktail dress.

January Jones wore her hair stiffly styled at the 2011 SAG Awards.

Kim Kardashian tones down her makeup at the 2011 SAG Awards.

While they deserve kudos for going out on a limb, the stars that opted for more fussy hair looks, ultimately flopped. Case in point, The Office star Ellie Kemper, whose oddly draped blue halter gown was only made worse by her bangs and lopsided hair look. Similarly, Winona Ryder’s sloppy up-do (above, right) and January Jones‘ attempt at creating the sexy siren look (above), fell flat.

When it came to makeup trends, one might have expected to see lots of cat eyes and crimson lips to bring life to the neutral hues that dominated the red carpet, but a clean makeup look with neutral lips and soft smoky eyes was the direction most stars went in for this year’s awards ceremony. Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, and Hilary Swank, were just a few of the stars who kept things clean with this beauty look.

Even stars like Kim Kardashian (right), who usually opt for a more done-up beauty style, went for a toned down beauty look this year. The looks at the 2011 SAG Awards were entirely different than what we recently saw at the 2011 Golden Globes, so only time will tell what’s in store for the 2011 Oscars!