The People’s Choice Awards 2016 will forever be known in our hearts as the night of no lip color. Well not none, but let’s just say statement lips were definitely not a thing. With just two notable exceptions (Claire Danes and Lucy Hale, who wore red and berry lipstick, respectively), the night’s stars kept all the focus on their eyes, building up the dark liner and lashes while opting for nude or neutral hues on their lips.

That’s not to say the trend was basic though. It was anything but. Subtle variations made the combo look surprisingly different across the board. Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell punched her smoky shadow up with lashes so killer they deserve a spot on the “A” team. Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer masterfully paired coppery shadow on the top lid with metallic black liner on the lower lash line. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens, who’s starring in the upcoming Grease Live musical, made a serious case for frosty metallic lipstick if there ever was one. (So much so, it almost makes us think we can pull it off. Almost.) And Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra went for a classic strong eye/soft lip match-up with silvery shadow and mauve-pink lipstick. We’re calling it now: She’s going to be one of favorites to watch this awards season. Check out their looks and the rest of our top takes on the evening’s sexy, eye-centric makeup vibes, below:

Shay Mitchell:


Natalie Dormer:


Vanessa Hudgens:


Keke Palmer:


Priyanka Chopra:


Kate Hudson:


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