Get the Look: Star Beauty

Get the step-by-step how-to from the stars' hair and make-up pros to recreate Hollywood's best red carpet looks

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Inspired by vivid Mara Hoffman dress at the Hollywood Style Awards, Byron Williams crowned the actress with boho braids.
Four Easy Steps
1: Add texture to dry hair with Spirulina Hair Spray by Byron.
2: Create a side part.
3: Using an iron, curls strands throughout, cool and brush.
4: Section off front pieces and braid before wrapping braids low at the back and pinning into place.

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For a Neutrogena Fresh Faces event, celeb makeup artist Karan Mitchell played up eyes using the brand’s budget-friendly makeup.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply Skin Soothing Eye Tint in Petal Shimmer #02 over lid, at inner corners and beneath lashes.
2: Sweep the lightest shade of Nourishing Eye Duo in Fairy Dust on brow bone and darker shade crease and outer corners.
3: Starting thicker at the middle and winging outward slightly, trace upper lash line with Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black, following with Spiced Chocolate under bottom lashes and inside lid.
4: Curl lashes and added two coats of Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black.

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To counterbalance rock ‘n’ roll dress at the L.A. premiere of Whip It, “I wanted the makeup to be soft, fresh and almost like she had spent a few hours at the beach relaxing,” says Debra Ferullo.
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust colors from Chanel Mystic Eyes on lids.
2: Sweep one coat of CoverGirl Lash Blast on top lashes only.
3: Dust a bronze-colored blush like CoverGirl Cheekers in Sierra Sands on apples of cheeks.
4: Complete the look with Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Candy Glow over Chanel Rouge Allure in Mythic.

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Celeb makeup artist Amy Oresman played up ancestry for the Emmys, which she created using Neutrogena products. “Giving Hayden s makeup an Italian spin meant pairing a matte red lip with ultra-bronzed, dewy skin to create a daring, dramatic look,” she explains.
Four Easy Steps
1: Even skintone with Mineral Sheers Liquid Makeup.
2: Layer Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer over Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush in Fresh on apples of the cheeks.
3: Sweep on three coats of Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black.
4: Top Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother in Sparkle with MoistureShine Lipstick in Cherry.

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It was all about romance at the L.A. Couples Retreat premiere, where hairstylist Craig Gangi gave a softly undone updo.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply Oribe Gel Serum to damp hair.
2: Blow dry and pin curl 1-in. sections of hair to scalp and let cool before brushing out and spraying with Oribe Impermeable anti-humidity spray.
3: Loosely pull hair back into a low side ponytail.
4: Take a 2-in section of the ponytail and loosely braid before twisting all hair into a loose bun.

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Frederic Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora used the line’s products to turn into a modern day goddess at the Emmys with an elegant ponytail.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse to wet hair.
2: Blow-dry, then prep with Coiff Extra Control Styling Gel.
3: Tease hair and pull into a high ponytail, braid entire pony and fasten at the end.
4: Finish with Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme.

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“Tyra wanted to go with a more natural, light flowy look,” says Warren-Tricomi L.A. stylist Kiyah Wright of the do she gave for the Daytime Emmys.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply Unite Seven Seconds leave-in conditioner to damp hair and blow-dry.
2: Spray Redken Workforce 09 on 1-in. sections and straighten using FHI Heat flat iron.
3: Taking a few pieces from the front section of hair, flick iron upward to create movement.
4: Finish with a dime size of Kerastase Serum Oleo-Relax.

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“The look was classic, feminine and beautiful, with a bold lip, pinky cheeks and long lashes,” says celebrity makeup artist Debra Ferullo of Emmys look.
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust lids with Chanel Eyeshadow in Gold.
2: Line eyes using CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Liner in Vivid Ruby around lash line.
3: Sweep on three coats CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara.
4: Apply CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Berry Smooch.

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Suave Celebrity Stylist Luke O Connor used the brand’s affordable hair care line to give a sexy Emmys look.
Four Easy Steps
1: Cleanse using Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine shampoo and conditioner .
2: Blow-dry using round brush.
3: Apply a dollop of Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream from the ends upward.
4: Finish the look with Extra Hold Hairspray.

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Inspired by dramatic Emmys gown, Joanna Schlip for Clarins went for classic glamour using the brand’s products.
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette on the apples of cheeks.
2: Apply dark gray shade from Colour Quartet for Eyes in So Chic to lids.
3: Trace upper and lower lash lines with Eye Pencil in Black and sweep on Wonder Perfect Mascara.
4: Line lips with Lip Definer in Bay Rose followed by Colour Quench Lip Balm in Rose Pink.

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Inspired by elegant Emmys gown, makeup artist Linda Hay gave the nominee a chic makeup look using VS Makeup.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply pale pink Darling Victoria’s Secret shadow to lid and lavender Luscious in crease and under lower lash line.
2: Curl lashes and sweep on VS High-Definition Mascara, followed by individual lashes to outside corners.
3: Line lips with Pout Lip Pencil in Nude and Perfect Lipstick in Whisper.
4: Finish with Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze Spray to give body an all-over glow.

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“January’s Emmy makeup was all about sleek modern shapes,” says Rachel Goodwin, who used only Chanel products on Jones. “I used textures that reflected the construction of her dress, which felt both futuristic and classic all at once.”
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust lids with Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Slate.
2: Sweep Inimitable Noir Obscur Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
3: Shade cheeks with Teint Innocence Fluid Makeup two shades deeper than skin tone.
4: Gloss lips with Glossimer in Beige Guitare.

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Mark makeup artist Mai Quynh got red-carpet ready at the Mother and Child premiere using the brand’s budget-friendly makeup.
Four Easy Steps
1: Even complexion with Face Expert Flawless Touch Makeup followed by Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation, both in Natural.
2: Dust Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Nude on cheeks.
3: Apply a mix of I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Biscotti and Tiki, lash line to crease, blending Eyemarker in Jet along lash line.
4: Complete the look with Dew Drenched Moistulicious Lip Color in Rain.

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“Katy s look was definitely inspired by her outrageous metal spiked mesh mini by The Blonds,” says Jake Bailey of the high-drama look he gave Perry for the VMAs.
Four Easy Steps
1: Create a base with Nars Oil Free Foundation.
2: Dust on pink shimmer blush.
3: Blend gray cream shadow over lids and top with glitter and add a sweep of liquid liner.
4: Give lips pop with CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Ever Red-dy.

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Hairstylist Ted Gibson wanted to “show off [Greene’s] fantastic neck and face” with a sleek updo for the Sherlock Holmes premiere in N.Y.C.
Four Easy Steps
1: Use Build It blow drying spray and Hairsheet for volume and texture on wet hair.
2: Blow dry straight and go back with a large barrel curling iron to add movement and texture.
3: Pull hair back into a chignon with Tame It shine lotion.
4: Finish by spraying with Beautiful Hold hairspray.

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Sebastian celebrity stylist Thomas Dunkin gave a chic undone updo for the N.Y.C. premiere of Sherlock Holmes.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply a small amount of Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Lite to damp hair before putting in six medium velcro rollers for several minutes.
2: Make a soft left-hand part and pull the hair to the right. Bobby pin upwards toward the crown securing the hair very tightly, twisting under again to secure over.
3: Back comb the crown to cover the top of the twist, and create a soft wave in the front with a medium-sized curling iron.
4: Place hairband just in front of the height, and finish with a light layer of Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber for texture and Shaper Fierce Hairspray for hold.

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Sebastian Stylist Design Team s Thomas Dunkin complemented Grecian-inspired gown with a texturized side braid at the London premiere of Sherlock Holmes.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply texturizer to wet hair and blow dry in sections.
2: Curl hair with Velcro rollers and let set for 10 minutes. Remove rollers and spray in dry shampoo.
3: Back-comb front section, then begin French braiding your hair, starting behind left ear.
4: Pin random remaining pieces into the braid for a playful feel. Set the look with a mist of hairspray.

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David Babaii gave a glorious crown of braids for the London Nine premiere using his signature products for WildAid.
Four Easy Steps
1: Prep wet hair with Hair Polish.
2: Section hair into top, sides and crown, leaving nape free, and blow-dry each section using a round brush.
3: Give added lift with Volcanic Root Amplifier.
4: French braid shorter layers along hairline and mist with Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.

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Jeanine Lobell used Chanel makeup to give the perfect sexy, smoky eye at the N.Y.C. Brothers premiere.
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust the light shimmer gray shade from Quadra Eyeshadow in Smoky Eyes on lids.
2: Rim inside of top and bottom lash lines with Intense Eye Pencil in Noir.
3: Sweep on several coats of Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black.
4: Balance the look with soft pink Aqualumiere Gloss in Hirondelle.

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Kruger went high-fashion with a jeweled side-twist created by her hairstylist Richard Marin.
Four Easy Steps
1: Tilt head forward and blow-dry using a Remington Professional Dryer.
2: Create a uniform wave pattern by curling 1- by 3-in. sections in one direction using a 1-in. barrel iron through side-parted hair.
3: Let cool before brushing out in a downward motion to naturally form finger waves. Brush waves to one side, and secure in side ponytail.
4: Roll hair into smooth bun and pin into place. Finish with a touch of hairspray and a jeweled hairpin.

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Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams balanced Wilde’s clean, lined eye with a chic pink lip at an ACLU dinner using Nars makeup. “Olivia has gorgeous lips with a great shape and really just needed gloss to complete the look,” she explains.
1: Dust nude All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow over entire lid.
2: Trace upper and lower lids with Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo topped with China Blue Single Eyeshadow , and sweep on two coats Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara.
3: Dust Deep Throat Blush on the apples of the cheeks.
4: Apply Female Trouble Lipgloss.

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“Vera s look was simple glamour, and I wanted her makeup to [keep] that simple, effortless air says Tina Turnbow of the red-carpet look she created using natural makeup products for the actress’s Up in the Air premiere.
1: Apply Almay Pure Blends Mineral Makeup in Fair to skin.
2: Give cheeks a rosy glow with Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Blushed.
3: Perfect brows with Clarins Brow Kit, and then smudge Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner in Silver on lids and sweep Origins Full Story Lush Lash Mascara on lashes.
4: Balance the look with Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Vino D amour, and a final mist of Arcona Lavender Hydrasol to set the face.

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shone at the CMA Awards in soft, tousled waves created by David Babaii using his signature products for WildAid.
Four Easy Steps
1: Blow-dry, moving hair in various directions.
2: Section hair into top, sides and back, leaving the nape-area free.
3: Using a 1-in. FHI Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, wrap small sections around the inside of the barrel and hold for 10 seconds. Clip each curl to head and allow to cool.
4: Run a touch of Hair Polish through curls and add WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier to roots.

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“I wanted to create a Romantic look with a modern twist,” says Neil George hairstylist Jessica Galvan of recent waves. Posh’s reaction? “She loved it!”
1: Section and clip hair.
2: Wrap strands around a flat iron, and twist while running through hair to create waves.
3: Amp up the look with Neil George Volumizing Spray at the roots.
4: Set the style with a light misting of hairspray.

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Makeup artist Susan McCarthy gave Nettles a slightly edgy effect for her appearance at the CMA Awards using Giorgio Armani cosmetics.
1: Begin with Luminous Silk Foundation to perfect complexion.
2: Create a smoky eye by sweeping a deep brown eye shadow across the lid and tracing lash-lines with Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 8 Black, blending with in 12 Deep Brown.
3: Sweep on Eyes to Kill Mascara in Steel Black.
4: Give cheeks a soft pop with Sheer Blush in 10 Beige.

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“The look was classic ’60s,” says makeup artist Vanessa Scali of the sultry eyes and pink lips she gave the New Moon at the film’s L.A. premiere.
Four Easy Steps
1: Apply Lancôme Effacernes concealer beneath eyes, followed by Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick where needed.
2: Dust Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool on apples of cheeks.
3: Apply YSL Fard Lumiére Aquarésistant cream eye shadow in Pink Sands on lid, followed by Lancôme Artliner in Black along upper lash-line, and Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara on lashes.
4: Finish with soft pink lipstick.

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“I wanted her eyes to be dark and sexy, but the rest of her face to be light and fresh,” says makeup artist Angela Levin of the Chanel beauty look she created for , explaining, “She’s young and sexy and wears a smoky eye so so well!”
Four Easy Steps
1: Create a base with Lift Lumiere makeup in Beige set with Poudre Cristalline powder.
2: Use bronze and sand shades from Quadra Eye in Variations on lid and Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Magic Night in crease.
3: Line lash-lines with Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Black Shimmer followed by Inimitable mascara on lashes. Noir-Black.
4: Top Rouge Allure in Mythic with Rouge Allure Laque in Ming.

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“Soft nude bronzy tones add enough definition to eyes without competing with bold lips,” says makeup artist Nick Barose of the look he created for at the Hollywood Halloween event in N.Y.C.
Four Easy Steps
1: Even skintone with Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation.
2: Dust Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder around perimeter of face and on cheeks.
3: Define eyes using Dior 5 Couleurs Designer palette in Nude Pink.
4: Use lip brush to apply Guerlain Rouge G in Geisha 23.

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Makeup artist Lena Koro used Nars Cosmetics to create Valletta’s flawlessly glamorous look at the book launch for Nars 15X15.
Four Easy Steps
1: Perfect skin with Vanilla Concealer followed by Fiji Firming Foundation and a dusting of Flesh Loose Powder.
2: Contour cheeks with Orgasm Blush.
3: Smoke-out eye with Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on lids, Mekong Single Eyeshadow in crease, Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil along lash-line and Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
4: Complete the look with Belle de Jour Lipstick.

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Robert Vetica gave head-turning waves at the L.A. premiere of Precious using Moroccanoil products.
Four Easy Steps
1: Eliminate frizz by applying Moroccanoil Treatment to dry hair.
2: Blow-dry hair from the back, pushing strands forward and to the top of the head.
3: Use a ¾-in. curling iron to create three 2-in. sections on the top of the head, pinning them to set while curling the rest of hair toward the back of the head.
4: Brush hair in the direction of curls and finish with Glimmer Shine Spray.

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headed to the Los Primios MTV Awards with a sexy palette created by makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan.
Four Easy Steps
1: Create a flawless base with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #7.
2: Dust cheeks with NARS Blush in Orgasm.
3: Define brow and inner corners of eyes with with Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin, followed by Gash over entire lid and NARS Larger than Life Mascara.
4: Finish with M.A.C Lipstick in Cherish.

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“After seeing Megan’s beautiful red dress we decided to go with sexy eyes and natural lips,” says Chanel makeup artist Angela Levin of the look she created for at the Scream Awards.
Four Easy Steps
1: Dust the lightest shade from Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Variations under brow bone, add gold on lid and sand shade above crease.
2: Trace Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier pencil in Tanzania around lash line.
3: Sweep on Chanel Inimitable Macara in Noir-Black.
4: Apply Chanel Rouge Allure in Darling to lips.

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Inspired by screen sirens like Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth, makeup artist Amy Nadine gave a high-glamour look at the Avon Hope Honors using Mark cosmetics.
Four Easy Steps
1: Sweep Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner in Painted Black along upper lash line.
2: Coat lashes with Make It Big Mascara in Raven
3: Give your pout pop with Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Wave
4: Dab Belle of the Ball Lip Balm in Sheer Red at the center of the lips.

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