20/09/2016 7:48 AM AEST | Updated 21/09/2016 12:48 AM AEST

The Subtle Beauty Trend You Probably Didn't Notice At The Emmys

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

If you watched the Emmy Awards red carpet Sunday night, you might have noticed a few things: a lot of yellow gowns, for starters, and Sarah Paulson and Kerry Washington completely obliterating the game, for finishers. 

One thing you may not have picked up on? An extremely heavy showing of not-so-heavy eyeliner. That’s right, stars like Kristen Bell and Tracee Ellis Ross traded in the typically deep, smoky liner look seen on the carpet for a softer, more natural look.

Some appeared to opt for a lighter color than black and some wore none at all. All of them, of course, looked stunning and are totally inspiring our next night out makeup routine: Big lashes and minimal liner anyone?

Take a look at some of our favorite looks from the night below.

  • Kristen Bell
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross
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  • Jaime King
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  • Sarah Hyland
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  • Grace Gummer
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  • Amanda Peet
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  • Georgia King
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  • Tori Kelly
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But fear not, heavy eyeliner enthusiasts. Emily Ratajkowski was on hand to satisfy your dramatic eye makeup craving.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post identified Georgia King as Maggie Grace. It has been updated to reflect the correct name. 

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