Who else is staring at a diary that is chockablock with holiday parties, without any real ideas of which beauty looks to go for? Well, the beauty Gods heard our prayers and led us to stumble across these top-notch make-up and hair looks from some of the world’s most talented and gorgeous A-listers.
Whether you’re looking for a chic updo, braided styles or retro curl inspo, we’ve got some we’re sure you won’t stop gawking over. Plus, there are lots of ideas for smouldering and sultry smoky eyes, how to wing it with a perfect eyeliner flick and statement lipsticks.
Part-Saudi Victoria’s Secret model and actress Shanina Shaik didn’t hesitate to declare her love for this stunning purple eyeshadow look, which made her grey-green eyes seriously pop. The 27-year-old claimed she was “obsessed” with the make-up look by celebrity artist Hung Vanngo. Black eyeliner, a nude gloss and gorgeously tumbled hair finished things off perfectly.
Multi-talented British Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s beauty looks are always on point, and this one sees a “Dreamy Rosie” as renowned make-up artist Nikki Wolff described her. What’s not to love about glowing skin, sultry eye-make up, distinct brows, a divine touch of highlight and windswept locks.
Quickchange#margotrobbie @chanelofficial #chanelmetiersdart @kateyoung @brycescarlett @tombachik #makeupbypati Literally had 15 minutes to change premiere look into show look. Mascara upper and lower, a matte creamy peach lip (and took down the cheek from prem look) a nod to the 60s
Pati Prema Dubroff, one of Hollywood's most respected make-up artists, described the 60s-style make-up look she created for the super talented, gorgeous Australian “Mary Queen of Scots” actress Margot Robbie. On Instagram, she explained mascara (on the upper and lower lashes) and a matte creamy peach lip were some of the main products.
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To go with her ethereal ensemble, 33-year-old actress Keira Knightley opted for an uber glamorous make-up look during the London premiere of her latest movie, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” She teamed a smoky eye with liner and a statement scarlet lip. Her striking features and dangling earrings were highlighted by sleek and straight raven tresses styled into an elegant chignon.
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The holidays are the perfect time to shine bright like a diamond, just like model of the moment Hailey Baldwin did during the PrettyLittleThing x Hailey Baldwin launch event. While stepping out in a silver sequinned suit and oversized hoop earrings, the 21-year-old amped up her beauty game with on fleek wing eyeliner, sparkling eyeshadow and a light, frosted pink lip. Her beauty look was complemented by a slicked-back updo.
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She's one of the biggest models around, so it goes without saying British Jourdan Dunn knows how to rock a beauty look. While the striking 28-year-old wore a sheer and shimmery silver-grey gown with on-trend asymmetrical straps for the 25th MTV Europe Music Awards, she toughened up her look with dark smoky eye make-up with hints of silver and a black mani/pedi. Tightly braided at the front with a ponytail that let her natural curls speak for themselves, her hairstyle makes for a fun party look.
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If you want to show them who’s boss at one of your holiday events, just look to London-born supermodel Cara Delevingne’s beauty look at the Innovator Awards. Along with her dramatic black cut-out jumpsuit, the 26-year-old pulled her closely cropped dirty blonde hair into a slicked back hairstyle. For make-up, she opted for a soft but punchy smoky eye, with warm beige and creamy silver eyeshadow, brown eyeliner and a nude lip.
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As well as winning the Movie Actress award at the People's Choice Awards, American “Avengers: Infinity War” star Scarlett Johansson should have picked up top prize for make-up. Her impressive black cat eye wing went all the way around the eyes, except for right underneath each pupil. Fluttery lashes, a soft blush and a slicked-back bob with edgy ends also played in helping her look as flawless as ever.
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Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o simply stole the show at the Governor’s Awards. While we loved her white 1920’s-style gown, all those It-girl vibes were also thanks to her beauty look at the event. For the 35-year-old’s make-up, celebrated artist Nick Barose picked out the most gorgeous electric purple lipstick. The “Black Panther” star’s hair, by Vernon Francois, was also a winner. Her braided tresses, which were pulled into an updo on top of her head, were styled with white detailing.
We don’t know how 54-year-old beauty Sandra Bullock manages to look half her age, but we do know she looked absolutely stunning at a recent special screening of “Bird Box.” Keeping with her revealing gown and shoe colour theme, the Hollywood star sported a bright red lipstick, the perfect choice for the holiday season. Some standout blush and her dark hair parted down the middle in a pin straight lob added some more magic.
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Hailee Steinfeld showed up dressed to impress at the premiere of her new film, “Bumblebee.” The actress and singer, 22, had her hair pulled back, with some feminine fringe framing one side of her face. Her intricate updo really drew attention to her sharp, long-sleeve black mini dress with futuristic white netting. Her make-up included a smoky eye to complement her brown eyes and a glossy pink lip.
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Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio was cuteness personified at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show viewing party. The certified Angel, 27, decked her brunette locks, which were styled super straight with a deep parting, with two large decorative hair pins. The green-eyed stunner kept the rest of her beauty look simple with some shimmering silver eyeshadow, black eyeliner and a sparkling pinkish lip gloss.
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While premiering her newest film, “Nona,” which she has produced alongside her husband Michael Polish, actress Kate Bosworth knew just how to highlight her natural beauty. The 35-year-old actress’s red hair was pulled back in an elegant updo, styled by Peter Gray. When it came to make-up, we loved the dreamy shimmery pink eyeshadow and swipe of red lipstick that complemented her printed frock with floral bow.
Prince had us wanting to “party like it’s 1999” and Blake Lively came up with the perfect dazzling beauty look to do just that while at the Versace show. The “Gossip Girl” star’s huge, voluminous, pinned-back retro curls, featuring a side parting, grabbed about as much attention as her backless silver chainmail dress. Barely there eye make-up, a pop of colour on the cheeks and pretty pink lipstick added final touches to the funky look.
For an evening event with Chrome Hearts, make-up maestro Hung Vanngo created this extremely eye-catching beauty look for American-Palestinian catwalk superstar Bella Hadid. The striking vampish cat eye look featured metallic eyeshadow and slicks of thick eyeliner on the rims. The eye make-up, which complemented her all-black gothic-inspired clothes, was accompanied with soft pink lipstick and a swirl of blush. We also adore the Brigitte Bardot-inspired half-up, half-down hairstyle by A-list stylist Jen Atkin.