13 celebrity makeup ideas that you can easily recreate at home
If you find yourself plagued with beauty boredom or have been simply wearing the same makeup look for years (don’t worry, it happens), it never hurts to start playing around with new looks.
And while you probably see those Instagram makeup stars creating all sorts of cool (but seriously complicated) makeup looks, sometimes celebrity makeup looks are all you need to provide you with some inspiration. Lots of red carpet looks tend to be striking, yet equally subtle (and easy to recreate at home).
But you don’t have to be a makeup pro or an expert makeup vlogger to create any of these truly beautiful looks, as it’s always important to remember that balance is key.
That means keeping your eyes, lips, and cheeks in proper balance in order to avoid those clownish looks that aren’t as flattering.
To put your beauty boredom to rest, here are 13 celebrity makeup ideas (and product picks) that you can easily recreate at home.
Trust us, you’ll want to wear any of these gorgeous looks to those holiday parties you have coming up.
1Emily Ratajkowski’s bold blue eyes
If you love bold eye looks, skip the black eyeliner and switch it out for a fun color, like Emily Ratajkowski’s blue liner. Pencil liners are best for this, as they can be smudged to create that gorgeous blue wing that sits at the edge of your eyebrows (we suggest the Urban Decay Glide-On Pencil in Deep End). However, you’ll want to keep your face and lips pretty simple when wearing this bold beauty look, as you want your eyes to be the focal point of your face.
2Olivia Munns’ mega glossy lips
Super glossy lips are all the rage right now, so if you want to help your highlighters and shimmering lids pop like this Olivia Munn look, use the Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in a dazzling Rose Quartz x Seashell shade.
3Jennifer Lopez’s popping yellow lewk
Definitely suitable for those who love to play with color, placing bold pops of yellow on your lips (and nails) like Jennifer Lopez definitely heats things up. To create that fashion-forward lip, use the NYX Macaron Lippies in Citron to help achieve that breathtaking color. However, the trick is to keep your cheeks and eyes simple.
4Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s romantic blush flush
Blush is set to make a comeback in 2018, so if you are looking to bring this makeup essential back to your everyday routine, try creating ethereal earth-tone looks (that moss green eyeshadow, though) as seen on Jenna Dewan Tatum. And if you want your blush to have a little glow, try using the NARS Orgasm Blush, as plays up your cheeks with just a hint of sparkle.
5Beyoncé’s shimmering lids and long lashes
With the holiday season in full swing, you’ll totally want to create glitzy beauty looks that will totally steal the show. However, instead of overdoing it with glittery lips and nails, follow in Bey’s steps by adding falsies and metallic shadow (we recommend using Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Moonwalk). And while this look definitely works well with a classic red lip, keeping your lips nude and simple lets your eyes do all the talking.
6Selena Gomez’s classic red lip
Red lips look good on almost everyone, but the trick to selecting the perfect shade is best reflected from your skin tone. Cool tones should use blue-based reds, while warm and darker tones can play around with sexy orange-based reds and coral shades. To create this gorgeous Selena Gomez lip, try painting your lips with some Morphe Liquid Lipstick in Hot Shot.
7Sophia Bush’s unexpected red shadow
Glowing and luminous skin is always in, but if you are looking to take your makeup looks to the next level, try flattering your glistening skin with a gorgeous red eye look a lá Sophia Bush. You’ll want to use a soft red shade with gold flecks to help your look pop. We recommend using NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Bad Seed to recreate this truly alluring look.
8Erika Jayne’s Barbie glam chic look
Blondes will love to play around with this frosted Barbie look, which places shimmering pink tones on the eyes and lips. To create Erika Jayne’s highly pigmented eyeshadow look, use any of the frosted pink shades inside the Too Faced I Want Kandee Candy Eyes Eyeshadow Palette to create this fun and flirty look.
9Rihanna’s fierce red cat-eye
Colorful cat-eyes always scream fierce glamour, so you are looking to shake up the usual liner looks, try taking a page from Rihanna, and use the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Alkaline to create this unexpected cat-eye look.
10Kristen Stewart’s edgy reverse cat-eye
If you are looking for dramatic liner styles to help frame your big brows, try creating this Kristen Stewart look with the Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner to help you smudge your looks to perfection.
11Jessica Chastain’s easy pin-up glam
But if you are looking for easy and classic beauty looks, creating this retro glam look a lá Jessica Chastain is anything but complicated. After opting for a peach shadow, lining your lids with liquid eyeliner, and applying on a sweep of mascara, use a classic red lipstick like the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery to help this look stand out.
12Halston Sage’s gothic princess vibes
If you’re looking for makeup looks that boast a ‘90s gothic princess vibe, it never hurts to try out this edgy look, which is equally sexy. And while sultry silver shadow and thick mascara totally make this look, a deep plum lip is really what gives this come-hither look some major attitude (try using the BH Cosmetics Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Rapture).
13Margot Robbie’s “no makeup” makeup look
If you want a natural looking face, opting for a clean makeup look like Margot Robbie is always in. Blush is a key part of this look, so you’ll want to choose a romantic blush like the E.L.F. Cosmetics Blush in Tickled Pink to help give your cheeks (and lids too) some added warmth.
If you are looking to play around with new makeup looks, any of these 13 celebrity makeup ideas are sure to beat the dreaded beauty boredom easily.