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Golden Globes 2018: The Feminist Beauty Statements on the Red Carpet

The 2018 Golden Globes were all about making feminist statements, using platforms for speaking out about inequality, and standing in solidarity with women who have been sexually assaulted, harassed or abused in the workplace (thanks to the #TimesUp movement).

And more than wearing black, many celebs chose to make a statement with their hair and makeup. We rounded up some standouts below.

Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Ellis Ross told ET that she felt empowered to wear a turban to the Golden Globes. “I saw this Marc Jacobs turban on the runway and I said ‘I will wear that turban!’ and it came true in a beautiful moment of solidarity and power that I could stand as a ‘we’ but also in my own glory as an ‘I’.”

Viola Davis

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Davis’ hairstylist Jamika Wilson added extensions to the actress’ natural hair for the red carpet. Wilson told Refinery29, “the movement of wearing black and standing in solidarity for all women was my inspiration. Their collective choice speaks volumes; they stood tall and unapologetic for their beliefs. And I wanted to create a hairstyle equally as bold and beautiful.” Back in 2012, Viola Davis walked the Emmys red carpet without a wig for the first time, saying “I would not say that I was 100 percent comfortable until I walked onto the carpet. And I’ll tell you why: Number one, I felt like I had to be. Number two, I just wanted to be me. Every time you walk that carpet, the pressure to be your authentic self, but at the same time not stick out… That balance is something we are all trying to reach when we walk out the door every day. How do we fit in, but be ourselves and be true to ourselves?”

Emma Stone

On Emma Stone’s look, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin said, “My colour palette for today’s #goldenglobes looks inspired by fierce women and forces of nature.” She also told People “I thought, red lipstick was a colour suffragettes wore, so I did more research and found that they also wore very specific, symbolic sashes, pins, petticoats and all these things in purple, emerald green and white when they were fighting for the right to vote.” The purple shade that Goodwin chose was Nars Dominique Audacious Lipstick. “My beauty inspiration came from the symbolic colours of the women’s suffrage movement. I wanted to create makeup that would somehow be imbued with the message of female empowerment and solidarity.”

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