10 Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup Looks to Steal from the Red Carpet
The Look: Chrissy Teigen’s Effortless Ponytail
Snagging the same undone updo as Chrissy is easy. First, you’ll want to curl hair all over with a curling iron, grabbing small one-inch sections to get that tousled look. (For a wavy effect, as opposed to perfect ringlets, try Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Pro, $199; sarahpotempa.com). Then, rub palms together with a dollop of styling cream like Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream ($26; macadamiahair.com) and run fingers through your hair “to create separation and texture all the way through the ends,” says Giannandrea, the hairstylist who styled Chrissy's 'do. Pull strands back into a loose ponytail below the crown and secure with an elastic band. To score the textured look, use your fingers to loosen the ponytail, pulling out small pieces of hair to create wispy flyaways. Set the style with a flexible hairspray. (See more red-carpet-worthy hairstyles by checking out 10 Celebrity-Inspired Hair Color Ideas for Your Best Look.)
The Look: Gwen Stefani’s Toned-Down Lips
You may not recognize her without her signature red lipstick, but Gwen’s softer appearance at the Grammy Awards looked gorgeously natural. To give your own nude lipstick a little extra oomph, apply a lustrous, similarly hued gloss like Covergirl Queen Collection Colorlicious Gloss ($7; covergirl.com) over the shade. (And be sure to get rid of dryness first with these 5 Lip-Saving Lip Care Solutions.)
The Look: Emma Stone’s Smoky Eye
Emma shows us that—contrary to popular belief—you can pair a glammed-up eye look with standout lips. “We focused on both elements, which isn’t the norm, but we wanted something modern and ultra-feminine,” says Rachel Goodwin, the celebrity makeup artist who created the look. For a smoky cat-eye, line the top of your lids (where the bottom of the brow bone and crease meet) with shimmery black eyeliner and sweep the pigment a half-inch past the outer corner of the eye to achieve the “flick.” Then, apply a dark navy shadow like Chanel Les 4 Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Riviera ($61; chanel.com) on top of the eyeliner to create that smokiness. For a wide-awake effect, dust a silver shade to the bottom center of your lash line, then coat lashes with black mascara. Finish the look with a swipe of an opaque, berry red-hued lipstick like Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Iris ($7; drugstores).
The Look: Rihanna’s Bold Eyebrows
With a barefaced look like Ri Ri’s, your eyebrow game has to be strong. Lightly fill in areas of sparse hairs with a tinted brow gel, like Benefit Gimme Brow ($22; benefit.com). To make sure your eyebrow shape and tools are on point, check out 4 Steps To Achieve Taylor Swift’s Fuller Brow Look.
The Look: Kate Beckinsale’s Chic Updo
Kate Beckinsale can do no wrong in the beauty department, and her polished updo is no exception. Snag the same look with these tips from Creighton Bowman, the hairstylist who worked with Kate. First, spritz damp hair with Rene Furterer Lissea Thermal Protecting Smoothing Spray ($31; renefurtererusa.com) pre-blow dry. Blow out your hair with a round brush, then curl strands from the mid-shaft down with a 1 1/4-inch iron. To get the sleek effect at your roots, make sure you use a brush to comb hair into a smooth ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Then, split your ponytail into two parts at the middle and wrap each section around the base of the ponytail, pinning the ends in a crisscross at the front of the bun with bobby pins.
The Look: Rosamund Pike’s Soft Makeup
Pair your white dress or outfit with makeup that mirrors the angelic feel Rosamund’s makeup artist Georgie Eisdell described as “soft” and “effortless, with a beautiful glow.” For this look, focus mainly on copying Pike’s radiant skin: First, even out any age spots or discoloration with a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($44; sephora.com). Then, dab a pinky peach cream blush onto the apples of your cheekbones (to find them, simply smile) with your fingertips, and blend into skin. To give your rosy cheeks even more of a glow, lightly dust an illuminating powder over the blush.
The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Siren Lips and Radiant Skin
A pop of color instantly illuminates the entire face, but truly gorgeous skin like Lupita’s starts before you apply makeup. Makeup artist Nick Barose first applied Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector ($79; lancome-usa.com) all over for that lit-from-within glow. Once you’ve got your skin down, reach for a blue-based red lipstick—the color contrasts against the yellow tint in your teeth, so they’ll look super white in comparison. (Worried your skin meets Lupita’s level of radiance? Don’t miss 12 Beauty Products for Gorgeous Winter Skin.)
The Look: Taylor Schilling’s Sleek Bun
The key do a sleek ‘do is nailing the “wet” look. (Translation: keeping hair silky and flyaways at bay.) Start with Matrix Oil Wonders Amazonian Murmuru Controlling Oil ($24; ulta.com); rub palms together with two dollop-sized pumps and lightly smooth over your hair to “control frizz and really bring out the shine,” says celebrity hairstylist Ryan Trygstad. Then pull hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic band. Twist hair clockwise from the base of the pony to the ends and wrap it around the elastic. To hold the style, apply an invisible hairnet around the bun, secure with bobby pins, and finish with Matrix Biolage Freeze Fix Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($16; ulta.com).
The Look: Kim Kardashian’s Textured Lob
Kim K’s new haircut made its debut at the Grammys, and it’s quickly becoming the cut to have in 2015. To get her same wavy style (which was inspired by the “eternally cool Kate Moss,” says hairstylist Michael Silva), start with damp hair. Work in Shu Uemura Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam ($38; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) at the roots, and do a rough, freehand blow dry. Then, using a flat iron, set hair into “s” waves: Grab a one-inch section of hair and—starting close to your roots—clamp down the tool. While pressing down, twist the iron upward (toward the ceiling). Move to the next inch of hair and twist the tool downward. Continue the movement allover, until your full head is curled. Run your fingers through your hair to tousle the look hair, and spritz with a medium-hold hairspray.
The Look: Taylor Swift’s Teal Eye Makeup
From her dress to her earrings to her liner and eye shadow, T. Swift was blue all over at the Grammys, and it was gorgeous. Get the same matchy-matchy effect by layering different shades of teal on your eyes. First, trace along your upper lash line and bottom waterline with a smudgeable, deep navy liner like Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ($4.50; ulta.com). To diffuse the color, use a small makeup brush to blend a light shimmery blue eye shadow into the liner. Lightly dust a little more of the shadow pigment over the entire lid, then finish with a few coats of black mascara. (Can’t get enough of this starlet? Check out Taylor Swift Reveals Get-Gorgeous Post-Workout Trick.)