Girl power was the phrase on everyone's lips at The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast in LA yesterday — an event that honors the big names in the biz. But we were talking about the beauty looks spotted on top actresses and models. Said styles offered tons of holiday party inspiration, from Kim Kardashian's metallic gold eyeliner to Naya Rivera's seriously sexy eyelashes and Judy Greer's sherbet lip color. Check out our 10 favorites faces, and try out some of the trends tonight.
Lorde has recently solidified her spot in the world of beauty with her signature vampy lipstick, but Rooney Mara reminded us that she's always had a soft spot for this moody hue. Rooney stepped out last night sporting a shade that looked like it was plucked straight out of Lorde's makeup bag. The shade was a dark, shiny berry, which looked diffused around the edges, like a stain. To keep the focus on her look-at-me lips, Rooney's eyes were kept bare, save for a thin swipe of liner and a few coats of mascara. Lorde typically likes to keep things simple save a sexy cat eye when it comes to pairing eye makeup with her signature lipstick, which is why the two looks are so similar. But has Rooney effectively dethroned Lorde as the queen of vampy lipstick? Or does Lorde still reign supreme?
If there's anyone who will buck the traditional big hair, big beauty looks, and big everything that's typical to Texas, it's Kristen Stewart. The actress was one of many guests, including Lily Collins and Dakota Fanning, sitting pretty at Chanel's annual Metier d'Arts show, which was staged by Karl Lagerfeld in Dallas. Kristen opted for that sideswept bed head we've come to expect from her, whether she's running for a flight or sitting front row at Fashion Week. She vamped up the look with a seriously smoky eye that had her shadow blended and extended to created an exaggerated cat eye.
Lily also paired some grungy waves with an after-dark makeup look, but instead of focusing on the eyes, Lily swept a deep red lipstick across her lips. She created an ombré look by focusing the dark lip color on the outer part of her lips to add some edge. Dakota went Parisian gamine with her twisted updo that wrapped across the crown of her hair. She complemented the look with flirtatious winged liner and a pretty pink pout. The people of Dallas may have raised a brow or two over the fashion-forward beauty looks these ladies brought to town, but we love a girl who can shake things up. We're curious, which look was your favorite of the night?
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.
See more dramatic lipstick ideas from the red carpet after the jump.
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.