From Smoky Eyes to Nude Lips: 16 of the Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks Lately

Olivia Wilde, Gigi Hadid and more.
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Gigi Hadid, Olivia Wilde, Lupita Nyong'o

Spring is here, and so is a new collection of celebrity close-ups straight from the red carpet!

If you're updating your look this season, there are a few key trends happening right now:

  • Metallic eyeliner and eyeshadow, in shades ranging from silvers to pinks, and worn along the lower lash lines. 
  • The "kitten eye," a subtler (and let's face it, easier to achieve!) take on the classic cat eye. 
  • Luminous skin, rather than obvious highlighting.

Ready to see the latest skin, hair and makeup? Scroll on!

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde, A Vigilante premiere, 2019

Olivia Wilde at the 2019 premiere of 'A Vigilante.'

Olivia Wilde, A Vigilante premiere, 2019

Close-up of Olivia Wilde at the 2019 premiere of 'A Vigilante.'

Could Olivia be any more beautiful? If you ask me, green is her best colour, and a smoky eye is her best makeup look! I especially love the heavy winged liner and the swipe of metallic underneath each eye. Her bob has grown out nicely into this softer lob with tone-on-tone highlights. 

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, Variety Power of Women event, 2019

Gigi Hadid at Variety's 2019 Power of Women event.

Gigi Hadid, Variety Power of Women event, 2019

Close-up of Gigi Hadid at Variety's 2019 Power of Women event.

Gigi's flawless skin is the canvas for a beautiful monochromatic makeup look with rosy nude lips and matching soft shadow. Defined jet-black lashes make her eyes pop. Her brows look like they've been microbladed, do they not? (Compare them to how they were here!)

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o, Us Academy screening, 2019

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2019 Academy screening of 'Us.'

Lupita Nyong'o, Us Academy screening, 2019

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2019 Academy screening of 'Us.'

"'80s rockstar who's also a vampire... but make it fashun" was how Lupita's makeup artist described this look! And it's true—the asymmetrical bob and shiny pink pantsuit are channelling that decade. I love her berry lip colour, silver liner and luminous skin. (But not the yellow contacts she later added!)

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Avengers Endgame fan event, 2019

Scarlett Johansson at a 2019 fan event for 'Avengers: Endgame.'

Scarlett Johansson, Avengers Endgame fan event, 2019

Close-up of Scarlett Johansson at a 2019 fan event for 'Avengers: Endgame.'

A year ago, Scarlett's hair was super short. Now, it's grown out enough to wear in this sleek updo—the perfect counterpoint to a vampy cherry lip. Notice the baby cat eyes (kitten eyes), defined lower lashes and highlighter at the inner corners, which elevates the entire look.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn, The Rook Cannes premiere, 2019

Olivia Munn at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Rook.'

Olivia Munn, The Rook Cannes premiere, 2019

Close-up of Olivia Munn at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Rook.'

With such an intricate and delicate white dress, Olivia's loose hair and deep brick lipstick add some needed edge (although I don't think the overlining was necessary). The lashes are not her own, but they have a great natural texture.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, Fosse Verdon New York premiere, 2019

Michelle Williams at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Fosse/Verdon.'

Michelle Williams, Fosse Verdon New York premiere, 2019

Close-up of Michelle Williams at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Fosse/Verdon.'

Michelle has the loveliest skin, doesn't she? So clear, and so luminous. Rather than her usual barely-there makeup, she punched things up with this glossy coral lip. The strong eyeliner and curled lashes help lift her hooded eyes. I only wish she'd trade the harsh platinum hair for a darker strawberry blonde.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, 2019

Halle Berry at the 2019 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards.

Halle Berry, CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, 2019

Close-up of Halle Berry at the 2019 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards.

Halle never ventures away from her favourite neutral tones, but I love what she did with her eyes here—a silvery shade up top paired with a warm bronze along the bottom. And her skin is so dewy and youthful (need I remind you that she's 52?!). I'm just not crazy about these ashy highlights.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, 2019

Charlize Theron at the 2019 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards.

Charlize Theron, CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, 2019

Close-up of Charlize Theron at the 2019 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards.

When Charlize first went brunette, I wasn't that into it... but I am now! It seems a lot shinier and more natural-looking in this shot, and actually makes her look younger (she's 43). Her skin is gorgeous, and I really like the bold copper liner underneath her eyes.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts, Elle Tribute to Emma Roberts, 2019

Emma Roberts at Elle's 2019 Tribute to Emma Roberts.

Emma Roberts, Elle Tribute to Emma Roberts, 2019

Close-up of Emma Roberts at Elle's 2019 Tribute to Emma Roberts.

Emma's got a lot going on, but I actually love this playful and creative look. The artistic green and charcoal smoky eyes are obviously the focus, complemented by rosy pink lipstick, bold brows, a half-up top knot and floral-inspired jewellery.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez, Someone Great premiere, 2019

Gina Rodriguez at the 2019 premiere of 'Someone Great.'

Gina Rodriguez, Someone Great premiere, 2019

Close-up of Gina Rodriguez at the 2019 premiere of 'Someone Great.'

Gina's smile is everything! Beauty-wise, I always think less is more on her—so the orange lipstick, natural skin and straight hair are all fantastic. I think her eye makeup could be better, though. The shadow isn't quite blended in a few spots, and I'd prefer a fluffier lash.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara, Teen Spirit premiere, 2019

Kate Mara at the 2019 premiere of 'Teen Spirit.'

Kate Mara, Teen Spirit premiere, 2019

Close-up of Kate Mara at the 2019 premiere of 'Teen Spirit.'

Kate's look is one you don't fully appreciate until you get up close. Then, you see her unconventional smoky shadow in a shimmery warm pink, with tightlined eyes and natural lashes. Her lips match, but the blush is warmer (so it's not too matchy-matchy).

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore, Breakthrough premiere, 2019

Mandy Moore at the 2019 premiere of 'Breakthrough.'

Mandy Moore, Breakthrough premiere, 2019

Close-up of Mandy Moore at the 2019 premiere of 'Breakthrough.'

Mandy is so radiant, we can overlook the Kermit the Frog green dress. Her sheer magenta lipstick and glowy cheeks are so pretty. (Maybe she just went a little too light on the under-eye concealer.) The hair, I'm on the fence about. I like the waves, but it's kind of mature.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried, Animal Society Best Friends Benefit, 2019

Amanda Seyfried at the 2019 Animal Society Best Friends Benefit.

Amanda Seyfried, Animal Society Best Friends Benefit, 2019

Close-up of Amanda Seyfried at the 2019 Animal Society Best Friends Benefit.

As usual, Amanda played up her eyes with sparkly cool-toned shadow and liner (and like so many others here, wore it along her lower lash lines). My only complaint is that the false lashes could be more natural-looking. But she always has gorgeous hair, and I appreciate that she's not Botoxing her face!

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere, 2019

Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Season 8 premiere of 'Game of Thrones.'

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere, 2019

Close-up of Emilia Clarke at the 2019 Season 8 premiere of 'Game o f Thrones.'

I'm pretty sure Emilia lets her beauty team do whatever they want—hence we have this orangey-pink eyeshadow with a blackberry lipstick. You know what? For the occasion, I think it's cool (it's not meant to be "pretty"). And she wears it well, mostly because of her incredible, face-framing brows.

Emilia is wearing: Skin balm • FoundationConcealer in IvoryHighlighter in SculptingBlush in Naked Lies • Eyeshadow in Canons de Beaute • Eyeshadow in Mystère et Intensité (on eyes and lips) • Mascara • Brow pencil in BrownBrow gel • Lip liner in Rouge Noir

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks, Deadline Contenders Emmy event, 2019

Christina Hendricks at Deadline's 2019 Contenders Emmy event.

Christina Hendricks, Deadline Contenders Emmy event, 2019

Close-up of Christina Hendricks at Deadline's 2019 Contenders Emmy event.

I love the simplicity of Christina's makeup here (it's something we could actually copy!). She paired a soft grey (not black) liner with a shimmery champagne shadow and a pinky-red stain for an easy daytime look. Do you think the red hair is still working? I feel like she needs a softer colour now—more honey blonde.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin, Library Foundation of Los Angeles Young Literati Toast, 2019

Ginnifer Goodwin at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' 2019 Young Literati Toast.

Ginnifer Goodwin, Library Foundation of Los Angeles Young Literati Toast, 2019

Close-up of Ginnifer Goodwin at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' 2019 Young Literati Toast.

It's been ages since we've seen Ginnifer on the red carpet, and her hair has gone from a short pixie to this lob with bangs. This hairstyle is so cute on her (the short bangs actually work with her round face shape) and the matte fuchsia lipstick is fab. I just think her brows should be a lot softer, not so drawn on.

Which celeb had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look lately?

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