The amount of talent it takes to create a unique make-up look that complements both the outfit and the celebrity wearing it can not be understated. This week, it seemed like everyone brought their A game when it came to their hair and make up, but some should have been benched for their clothing choices.
It’s a bit of a shame when the outfit doesn’t live up to the rest of the look. We suppose we could just crop these celebrity red-carpet photos from the neck up…we could, but we won’t.
Check out Anna Kendrick, Ruby Rose, Katherine Heigl and more of the celebrities who were let down by their outfits this week.
Totally awesome makeup, totally average outfits
Ruby RoseIs Alexander Wang doing a line of clothing specifically directed at the clergy? This outfit might be a more fashionable take on traditional nun wear, but it still looks like Ruby’s starring in an updated take on Sister Act. On second thought, that would be amazing. Are you listening, Hollywood bigwigs?Getty Images
Rashida JonesA red lip looks amazing on Rashida, but this dress is not nearly as bold or as fun. The repetitive lace pattern isn’t interesting, especially in navy where you can’t pick out the detail in the lace. The top half looks great, but it would be much more interesting with a different skirt.Getty Images
Rachel BilsonSince this was at the Country Music Awards, the studded leather gets a pass, but the combination of the super flouncy pirate-in-the-prairies shirt with the southern edge of the skirt and accessories don’t mesh at all. A different top would change everything.Getty Images
Nicole KidmanNicole’s make up was perfect for the colour of this gown, and you have to give it to her, she wears lavender better than most. However, the sleeves make it all a little too flower child, and the black lace looks a little like mold from a distance—can’t unsee that. Getty Images
Megan MullallyThe red carpet for The Hero premiere was a little more casual than most, so there’s no problem with Megan dressing comfortably. The problem is the droopy bow thing at the neck. The colour of the sweater she’s wearing is amazing on her, and desperately needs freeing from underneath those dangly bits.Getty Images
Mandy MooreThe unique neckline of this gown could be truly great, but the heavy curtain-like fabric is working against the design instead of with it. Our second issue is with the weird pleating over the bust. Overall, a smoother, flow-ier fabric might’ve worked better. Getty Images
Logan BrowningThe Hit The Floor star definitely looks like she’s about to hit the floor of a salsa dancing competition. In the right environment this dress would work, but what looks like a dance costume doesn’t work on a red carpet. If the skirt were a little longer, she might be able to get away with it.Getty Images
Lily JamesDoes Lily still get fairy godmother privileges, even though the live action version of Cinderella came out two years ago? Because it looks like she’s stuck halfway through an outfit transformation. The fabric is amazing, but it’s too short at the hem and the bunching on the sleeves is just strange.Getty Images
Katherine HeiglThis colour is so joyful and perfect for this time of year. The gauzy fabric should make this dress light and airy, but there’s so much of it that it Katherine looks like she’s swimming laps. A quick fix would be to get rid of the tie at the neck (that she’s left undone) along with the ruffles on the shoulders that hold the tie in place.Getty Images
Kate MaraThis look can’t figure itself out. The top looks like the start of a stunning lace gown, and the skirt part is the perfect length and fabric for a more youthful, edgy look. Together, you’d think it would be the best of both worlds, but instead it looks disjointed.Getty Images
Flo RidaNo one’s expecting Flo Rida to rock up to a red carpet in a suit, but he could at least leave the overly distressed jorts at home. They’re so overly torn it looks like they’d blow away in a strong breeze. For a backyard barbeque, Flo Rida would be perfectly dressed, but not for a film festival.Getty Images
Felicity JonesFelicity Jones’ style is very traditional and classic, which can be refreshing, but the gigantic ruffles on this dress overwhelm her. The way the skirt falls is lovely, especially with the polka dot tulle on top, but the look would be much better served if someone took a seam ripper to the bodice.Getty Images
Emily BerringtonLike so many of the others on this list, Emily’s makeup is on point. This dress, however, is a little too trippy. Emilio Pucci is known for his graphic, colourful prints, but this interrupted paisley number from the 2017 Fall Ready to Wear collection has too much going on at once.Getty Images
Dove CameronWith the black choker and heels, this looks like a failed attempt to add some edge to the Lolita look. Unfortunately for Dove, it doesn’t come off as natural. It’s heavy on the ruffles and loses all the light playfulness that it’s supposed to invoke.Getty Images
Chris BrownIt’s cool to see Chris dressed so formally for once, but he’s one item short of success. Namely, a shirt. Later on in the day he even took off the jacket, and a dressy vest with nothing under it is not a good look on anyone. Getty Images
Carrie UnderwoodFor those of you that love shine and sparkle, this might be a little hard to swallow, but there is such a thing as looking too much like a unicorn. Each element of this look by itself would be a hit paired with something subtle, but together it’s too much. It’s like all the pieces are trying to outshine each other.Getty Images
Anna KendrickThis look should work. The scrunching of the right sleeve looks perfect, and the asymmetry carried through from neckline to hem works, but the squiggly designs just don’t. They look like crayon doodles, and don’t have the same elegance that the rest of the dress has.Getty Images