Celebrities were out this week to remind us that this is the season for red lipstick. Demi Lovato paired her crimson shade with her jewel-toned hair, while Emmy Rossum went glamorous with red lips and a high bun. We couldn't stop staring at Rita Ora's headpiece-and-red-lipstick combination . . . or Leona Lewis's curly mane with her scarlet hue. All four of these ladies were getting us in the holiday spirit with their lipstick colors, but whose look did you like best?
It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon today, but don't go looking for a fir tree. Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Molly Sims all showed their beautiful faces, wearing looks that were suspiciously festive. Jennifer lined her eyes in a subtly sparkling green color, while Reese dabbed a crimson hue across her lips. Molly opted for a gilded smoky eye to bring this festive theme full circle. We could see ourselves wearing all three of these looks, but which was your favorite?
Whenever Jessica Biel makes an appearance, she never disappoints, and such was the case at last night's The Truth About Emanuel premiere in LA. With plenty of stars showing off holiday-appropriate looks lately — think berry lips and jewel-toned makeup palettes — Jessica's rosy look was like a breath of fresh air. While a petal-pink lip feels more Spring than Winter, her glowing makeup look clearly works with black and leather, too. She balanced her bright pink lipstick with a soft, silvery smoky eye. To finish off such a feminine look, her cheeks were given a soft flush of color and mascara for long, flirty lashes.
Getting this fresh-faced look is easy to copy. Dab on some BB cream for a glowing complexion, then opt for a cream blush to give your skin that lit-from-within glow. While the rosy pink lipstick is the focus of this look, don't forget to enhance your eyes with a sparkling gray smoky eye and lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes. Shop our picks below!
Glamorous makeup doesn't always mean a red lip, as proven by Katy Perry at last night's annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball. The singer was sporting a monochromatic makeup look that perfectly complemented her festive outfit, but the look was surprisingly subdued. A neutral smoky eye gave way to a jewel-toned, nude lip that paired gorgeously with a burgundy manicure. The thing that makes Katy's look so ideal is that it's high-impact without being overly colorful. It's the perfect makeup palette for the holidays, be it a work party or a New Year's Eve bash. We were so enamored with this entire look, we started thinking of ways to mimic it. Shop below for the product picks to re-create Katy's look.
Sure, red lipstick is festive, and you can't go wrong with a classic, but these stars are making a case for more moody lipstick hues this holiday season. Hollywood has been taking vampier lip colors, from deep aubergine to glossy maroon, for a spin. For darker skin tones, why not try a deep plum and gold eye shadow combination like Jourdan Dunn, above. Or if you're a little wary, pick up a burgundy lip stain à la Taylor Swift.
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Kat Graham is gracing the cover of the latest Mark Cosmetics magalog as one of its "Mark 10 to Watch" series. We've already had our eyes on Kat's experimental red carpet beauty looks, from superhigh ponytails to blackout eye makeup. And for the cover, she went with a bright blue eyeliner. "I live for a fierce cat eye, so liquid liner is my absolute must-have," Kat explains. "The metallic shades offer a cool new way for me to get my favorite look." And the eye makeup from the shoot is easy to re-create at home.
Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg prepped the lid with a layer of I-Mark Metallic Eye Shadow in Truffle ($7). Then, she applied a layer of Earn Your Metal Liquid Liner in Electric Blue ($8) on the upper lash line, while putting the more subtle Copper Flash shade below the eye to balance the look. To set off the colors, Greenberg used an ultrablack mascara.
If there is one lipstick hue that's synonymous with the holiday season, it's red. But sometimes, red just isn't going to cut it. So when we spotted Kate Bosworth at the premiere of Homefront in Las Vegas, a lightbulb went off. Red isn't always the answer; sometimes a shade halfway between red and pink is exactly what you need. Why does this hue work so well? It blends with both cool and warm undertones, taking the guesswork out of finding that "ideal shade." Plus, everyone wears red, so you'll stand out from the crowd. Makeup artist Kate Lee used Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($34) in La Malicieuse (available Feb. 2014). To get the look now, shop below for your new favorite holiday lipstick.
Winter neutrals might seem a little ho-hum, but they're a vital part of anyone's seasonal makeup kit — especially a sparkling brown eye shadow. But instead of just smudging it across your lids and calling it a day, why not use these five celebrities as inspiration? Zoe Saldana (above) is obviously a fan of metallic chocolate, which adds a flattering sheen to the neutral hue, and the shimmering shade seems to be the popular choice amongst other Hollywood stars. Need some more inspiration? Keep scrolling for more celebrities who are nuts over neutrals.
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If you haven't heard of Lupita Nyong'o, then you are missing out. She has already become known for her outstanding beauty looks on the red carpet, and InStyle recently talked to her makeup artist to get her exact product recommendations.
Another reason Lupita Nyong’o continues to be our style muse: She’s not afraid to break out an ultra-bright lipstick regardless of the season. The neon pink shade she wore to a GQ party in Los Angeles is officially the high-octane alternative to the classic red lip. Rather than picking up a solid, opaque hue, her makeup artist Nick Barose chose Giorgio Armani’s Lip Maestro in No. 504 ($32), a lipstick-lacquer hybrid with buildable coverage. "A bold lip color like hot fuchsia pink is more wearable when you opt for a texture that isn’t too glossy or matte," he told InStyle.com. "Try something more sheer, like a stain or lip lacquer." Armani’s innovative formula dries to a slightly matte, velvety finish, and stays in place once applied so you won’t have to fuss over finding a matching lip liner — just be sure to clean up around the edges with concealer, or a pointed Q-tip to cover any unexpected smudges.
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Although Jennifer Lawrence's pixie styles have been the talk of every Catching Fire premiere so far, we have to give an extra special shout-out to Elizabeth Banks. The actress, who plays Effie Trinket in the film, stunned in a glamorous blowout and a sultry makeup look.
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles nabbed the inspiration for the look from Elizabeth's showstopping gown. "The first thing that ran through my mind when I saw it was '90s supermodel," Stiles said. So after prepping Elizabeth's skin and setting her foundation with Mark Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium, she focused on the eyes. "I created a strong brow by using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel," Stiles said. She then swept Mark I-Mark Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Fairy Dust all over her lids.
The same shadow in Tabac was diffused in to give some darkness before a bit of Mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette in the light-colored cream shadow was applied to her lids to catch light. A swipe of mascara, some nude lipstick, and Elizabeth was done. To get the look, shop all the products below!