Celebrity Makeup Looks: Faux Freckles, Graphic Eyeshadow and More - The Skincare Edit

From Faux Freckles to Graphic Eyeshadow: 17 of the Best Celebrity Beauty Looks Lately

Penélope Cruz, Ellie Bamber and more.
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Ellie Bamber, Penelope Cruz, Ana de Armas

What's happening in celeb beauty lately? Lots of great looks from Couture Week and the resort collection presentations in Paris, plus the usual movie premieres, launches and parties.

Right now, I'm loving freckles—the faux kind, because we don't want sun damage!—along with dramatic eyeshadow, casual hair and glowing skin. (Well, when do I NOT love glowing skin? That part is always in!)

From Penélope Cruz to Ellie Bamber, Ana de Armas and more, here's the hair and makeup you need to see:

Penélope Cruz

Penelope Cruz, Swarovski party, 2018

Penélope Cruz at a 2018 Atelier Swarovski party.

Penelope Cruz, Swarovski party, 2018

Close-up of Penélope Cruz at a 2018 Atelier Swarovski party.

What I like: Penélope's sprinkling of freckles—always such a great trick to make you look naturally sun-kissed! I also love the warm blush paired with the cooler rose lipstick; brown liner smudged out all the way around her eyes; and how her hair is flipped over to one side for volume. What I'd change: Nothing. 

Penelope Cruz, Chanel Haute Couture show, 2018

Penélope Cruz at the Chanel Couture Fall 2018 show.

Penelope Cruz, Chanel Haute Couture show, 2018

Close-up of Penélope Cruz at the 2018 Chanel Couture Fall 2018 show.

What I like: This Penélope look is almost the same; she's definitely found the makeup that works for her! The lips are still rose, but darker and matte, and her brows seem a bit bolder. (I'd like to point out that this is the correct way to use brow powder, so it creates a shadow effect.) The placement of freckles is different this time, so we know they're not real! What I'd change: Nothing.

Ellie Bamber

Ellie Bamber, Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party, 2018

Ellie Bamber at the Victoria and Albert Museum's 2018 summer party.

Ellie Bamber, Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party, 2018

Close-up of Ellie Bamber at the Victoria and Albert Museum's 2018 summer party.

What I like: Ellie's teal blue eyeshadow, which starts low at the inner corners and then extends out in sharp, graphic wings. Her lashes are perfectly defined, and I'm glad she left her brows untouched. Messy hair and cool (Chanel!) details complete the look. What I'd change: Nothing.

Ellie Bamber, Chanel Haute Couture show, 2018

Ellie Bamber at the Chanel Couture Fall 2018 show.

Ellie Bamber, Chanel Haute Couture show, 2018

Close-up of Ellie Bamber at the Chanel Couture Fall 2018 show.

What I like: Ellie and Penélope BOTH got to wear Chanel outfits and little berets! There's nothing not to like about this simple, pretty makeup and long, wavy hair. What I'd change: Nothing.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas, Miu Miu Cruise Collection show, 2018

Ana de Armas at the Miu Miu Cruise 2019 show.

Ana de Armas, Miu Miu Cruise Collection show, 2018

Close-up of Ana de Armas at the Miu Miu Cruise 2019 show.

What I like: Ana's bangs and cute updo (I think it's probably braided at the back?). Also love her fresh skin, pink lipstick and the flash of purple liner just behind her lashes. What I'd change: Nothing.

Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford, Max Mara Face of the Future event, 2018

Katherine Langford at the 2018 Max Mara Face of the Future event.

Katherine Langford, Max Mara Face of the Future event, 2018

Close-up of Katherine Langford at the 2018 Max Mara Face of the Future event.

What I like: Katherine's bordeaux lips, super-long waves, neat feathered brows and clean eyes (although this feels more like a fall look than summer!). I especially love the lipstick texture, which is patted on. What I'd change: Just cleaning up those under-eye creases. It happens!

Katherine is wearing: Lipstick in 206 Grenat Satisfaction

Brie Larson

Brie Larson, Max Mara Face of the Future event, 2018

Brie Larson at the 2018 Max Mara Face of the Future event.

Brie Larson, Max Mara Face of the Future event, 2018

Close-up of Brie Larson at the 2018 Max Mara Face of the Future event.

What I like: That glow on Brie's cheek! (Also at the inner corners of her eyes, above her brow, and down her nose!) I think she might be doing the Penélope Cruz freckle thing as well. It's super-fresh with coral pink lips and sheer blush, which match her dress exactly. What I'd change: Her lashes are clumping together.

Marie-Ange Casta

Marie-Ange Casta, Bonpoint show, 2018

Marie-Ange Casta at the Bonpoint Fall 2018 show.

Marie-Ange Casta, Bonpoint show, 2018

Close-up of Marie-Ange Casta at the Bonpoint Fall 2018 show.

What I like: Marie-Ange's textured hair, fun headband and creamy pink lipstick. (And let's face it, she is just SO beautiful!) I find the lack of eye makeup—just mascara on the top lashes and what looks like a barely-there taupe shadow—refreshing. What I'd change: Nothing.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins, Miu Miu Cruise Collection show, 2018

Lily Collins at the Miu Miu Cruise 2019 show.

Lily Collins, Miu Miu Cruise Collection show, 2018

Close-up of Lily Collins at the 20Miu Miu Cruise 2019 show.

What I like: Lily's shimmery mint eyeshadow and '70s-inspired waves, brushed out and pinned to one side. She's a Miu Miu ad come to life! What I'd change: I wish her skin finish wasn't so very powdery, and I'm not crazy about white eyeliner.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation premiere, 2018

Selena Gomez at the 2018 premiere of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.'

Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation premiere, 2018

Close-up of Selena Gomez at the 2018 premiere of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.'

What I like: Selena's summery updo, flushed cheeks and pop of pink lipstick. I also like the soft texture of her lashes and hint of shine at the inner corners. What I'd change: Her lipstick has a hard, unblended edge to it.

Selena is wearing: PrimerFoundation in Y270Concealer in 2 Wake-Up CallConcealer in 3 YoungHighlighter in 50 Dew You?Powder in InvisibleBronzer in Tantric 102Blush in 504 Kink & KissesEyeshadow in EdgitorialMascara in NoirMascara in NoirBrow pencil in Medium Brown 6Brow gel in 30 InvisibleLipstick in Strawberry Girl

Sofia Boutella

Sofia Boutella, Hotel Artemis premiere, 2018

Sofia Boutella at the 2018 premiere of 'Hotel Artemis.'

Sofia Boutella, Hotel Artemis premiere, 2018

Close-up of Sofia Boutella at the 2018 premiere of 'Hotel Artemis.'

What I like: Sofia's red lips, bold brows and blonde bob with short bangs. Normally I don't love roots, nor such a drastic difference in hair tones, but it looks so good and edgy on her! I'm also a fan of the metallic copper eyeshadow. What I'd change: Her concealer is just starting to crease (not a big deal).

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson, Luke Cage New York premiere, 2018

Rosario Dawson at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Luke Cage.'

Rosario Dawson, Luke Cage New York premiere, 2018

Close-up of Rosario Dawson at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Luke Cage.'

What I like: Rosario's radiant, natural skin! I also like her natural, glossy lips and long, tousled waves (that undercut is all grown out now). The black liner along her upper lash lines gives her a little pop. What I'd change: I feel like a lash curler would make such a difference here.

AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb, Leave No Trace New York premiere, 2018

AnnaSophia Robb at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Leave No Trace.'

AnnaSophia Robb, Leave No Trace New York premiere, 2018

Close-up of AnnaSophia Robb at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Leave No Trace.'

What I like: AnnaSophia's jet-black lashes, textured brows and matte pink lips on a canvas of beautiful, bare, even-toned skin (at least it appears to be bare!). What I'd change: Nothing.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects premiere, 2018

Amy Adams at the 2018 premiere of 'Sharp Objects.'

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects premiere, 2018

Close-up of Amy Adams at the 2018 premiere of 'Sharp Objects.'

What I like: Amy's smile, first of all, but also her matte pink lips and pretty hair. She almost always wears metallic eyeshadow tones, here a copper and a gold, along with brown smudged into the lash lines. What I'd change: It's not bad, but the brow pencil used to fill in her tails doesn't quite match (it's a fraction too red, even for her).

Amy is wearing: Mattifying gelBlush in Rose PetaleEyeliner in TeddyFalse lashesLip liner in Hazelnut (all over lips)

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy, Armani Prive show, 2018

Anya Taylor-Joy at the Armani Privé Couture Fall 2018 show.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Armani Prive show, 2018

Close-up of Anya Taylor-Joy at the 2018 Armani Privé Couture Fall 2018 show.

What I like: Anya's purple lashes, pinky-red lip stain and space buns. Not a look you see every day, but I think she rocks it! It helps that she has amazing skin and wide-spaced eyes. She has a makeup artist's dream face to play with! What I'd change: Nothing.

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu, Luke Cage New York premiere, 2018

Lucy Liu at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Luke Cage.'

Lucy Liu, Luke Cage New York premiere, 2018

Close-up of Lucy Liu at the 2018 New York premiere of 'Luke Cage.'

What I like: Lucy's newly blonde hair and slight volume at the front of her ponytail (a really good style for pear-shaped faces!). I also like the barely-there strawberry red lipstick and cheek stain. What I'd change: Okay, the blonde is fun for a change, but I do hope she goes back to this gorgeousness!

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow, Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection launch, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow at a 2018 Frédérique Constant launch.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection launch, 2018

Close-up of Gwyneth Paltrow at a 2018 Frédérique Constant launch.

What I like: Gwyneth's long, straight hair with face-framing layers. I really like that she's not bleaching it as light these days! Nor is she Botoxing the heck out of her face, which I always appreciate. The pink lipstick and shimmery shadow are pretty. What I'd change: Brow gel! I think she bleaches them out, but just defining and holding up the hairs more would look good.

Which celeb had your favourite beauty look lately?

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