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10 Beauty Looks to Steal From the Sexiest Women in Hollywood

Feb 14 2014 - 10:30am

When you start brainstorming your Valentine's Day beauty look, there are a few requirements. First, it has to be smoking hot, like three-alarm sexy. Second, it has to be smudge-proof (cough, cough). Third, it has to be easy enough to do at home. Well, consider this your date-night textbook. We've rounded up our favorite hair and makeup looks from top red carpet vixens and translated them for you! You'll be able to harness Jennifer Lopez [1]'s glow and Kate Upton's blowout, so you can be the most confident version of yourself come Feb. 14.

The Smudged Smoky Eye

There's a fine art to nailing down the smoky eye look, and Mila Kunis [2] has it mastered. For date night, you want something that's smudged but doesn't look like you got a black eye. A subtle fog is seductive, whereas jet-black eye shadow is better reserved for Halloween [3].

Start out with a kohl eyeliner like Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Pencil in Gris Noir [4] ($26) on your top and bottom lash lines. Then smear it with a sponge or brush. Finish with taupe shadow on the lids and a black liquid eyeliner in the inner waterline of the lashes to define the shape of your eyes.

A Classic Red Lip

Red lipstick has been around since ancient times [5]. Something about the crimson tint makes the mouth more alluring — just check out Keira Knightley [6]'s cherry-red shade.

If you're planning on giving a kiss at the end of the night or having cocktails during dinner, then opt for a long-lasting formula like Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Iconic Red [7] ($24). The trick to making the crimson color last [8] is to start off by filling the lip with liner and then erase any smudges with concealer.

A Whole Lotta Lash

There are so many positive points in Naomie Harris's look, but it's the lashes that make it sassy. On your date night, go with something feathery and voluminous like these Napoleon Perdis Faux Lashes in Zinnia [9] ($15).

The first step to flawless falsie application is to curl your natural lashes. Then, make sure to trim the lashes to fit your eye shape. Also, using tweezers will help get them as close to your lash line as possible.

A Bouncy Blowout

What is the sexiest hairstyle for your Valentine's Day date? The bombshell blowout, of course. Models like Kate Upton wow on red carpets and magazine covers with the help of a round brush and a blow dryer.

When you don't have time to run to the salon, you can fake a blowout [10] by pulling your hair back into a loose ponytail and using a round brush on the ends. Then, spritz hair with dry shampoo for a voluminous finish. Try Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo [11] ($25).

A Healthy Glow

No matter where Jennifer Lopez [12] goes, her glow seems to follow. Even if you don't have her caramel complexion, a touch of highlighter will give you a lit-from-within veil.

Get it from the bottle with a product like MAC Magnetic Nude Skinfinish in Superb [13] ($30). Sweep this illuminating powder over the cheeks, down the nose, on the forehead, and on your chin. If you're wearing a low-cut top (you vixen), then add the excess bronzer on the brush down the center of your chest and across your décolletage.

A Crimson Manicure

Recognize this bum? That derriere belongs to none other than Beyoncé, but it's her vampy oxblood nail color that you should copy on your next night out.

To get the exact nail shade [14] Mrs. Carter wore to the Grammys, mix purple and red shades. First apply Sephora Formula X [15] ($11) in Pedal to the Medal, and then top with Atom + Eve, a ruby glitter.

Rolled-Around-In Waves

If you can't pull off the blowout look, then the next best thing is the just-rolled-out-of-bed beach wave à la Chrissy Teigen. The tousled texture will have your guy dreaming of beach days . . . with you.

Start by curling your hair with an iron like the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver [16] ($199). And instead of using hair spray, finish the curls with a salt spritz to get the bedhead texture.

An I'm-So-Innocent Blush

The whole purpose of blush is to add color to your face for a lively flush, but it's also a product that can be easily misused. Cate Blanchett [17] is one red carpet star who always seems to get it right.

Since we all know the old pinch-your-cheeks trick doesn't work, start out using Nars Super Orgasm Blush [18] ($30) on the apples. Then blend toward the temples using a figure-eight shape and a fluffy angled brush.

The Allover Tan

If you're planning to show skin on Valentine's Day (ahem), then you're going to want to prepare with an allover body treatment. Even in the midst of Winter, Gwyneth Paltrow [19] knows how to keep a glow.

First, treat yourself to a body scrub. We love the Caudalie Divine Scrub [20] ($38). Then apply a gradual tanner like Jergens Natural Glow [21] ($10) instead of your body lotion.

A Sleek, Sophisticated Bun

If you're going somewhere fancy for Valentine's Day, then try this sleek chignon seen on Zoe Saldana [22]. Although you probably don't have a Lorraine Schwartz barrette lying around, the style still makes for a glamorous date look.

To re-create this look, flat-iron the hair straight, and gather it into a midheight ponytail. Wrap the ends around into a bun, and secure with bobby pins. Tame any flyaways using a toothbrush spritzed with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray [23] ($5).


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