From Red Lips to Glittery Eyeshadow: 21 of the Best Skin, Hair and Makeup Looks Lately

Taylor Swift, Olivia Wilde and more.
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It's our last batch of celebrity beauty to close out the year—and these looks do not disappoint!

Just in time for New Year's Eve inspiration, there's everything from red lips to cat eyes to smoky and shimmering eyeshadow. And that's just the makeup. You'll also find an array of updos, braids and accessories below to inform your next party hairstyle.

Keep scrolling for the best skin, hair and makeup sightings lately!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Cats New York premiere 2019

Taylor Swift at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Cats.'

Taylor Swift Cats New York premiere 2019

Close-up of Taylor Swift at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Cats.'

Could this be Taylor's best look EVER? I love everything about it, from her flawless skin to the bold red lips to the cat eyes and flirty lashes. Most of all, I think it's the bangs that make it feel so fresh.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde Hollywood Film Awards 2019

Olivia Wilde at the 2019 Hollywood Film Awards.

Olivia Wilde Hollywood Film Awards 2019

Close-up of Olivia Wilde at the 2019 Hollywood Film Awards.

Olivia is making me want to bust out the glitter in a big way. I love how she layered it over a grey smoky eye to give it dimension, keeping her lips and cheeks a pale baby pink. With her soft waves, it's glamorous but not overdone.

Zendaya

Zendaya Queen Slim premiere 2019

Zendaya at the 2019 premiere of Queen & Slim.'

Zendaya Queen Slim premiere 2019

Close-up of Zendaya at the 2019 premiere of Queen & Slim.'

Zendaya's style just keeps getting better and better. I love the slightly Boho feel of her braided waves with warm neutral makeup and glowy skin. The blending is so impeccable, her face literally looks air-brushed!

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge Very Ralph New York premiere 2019

Lily Aldridge at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Very Ralph.'

Lily Aldridge Very Ralph New York premiere 2019

Close-up of Lily Aldridge at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Very Ralph.'

I totally want to copy Lily's soft wash of purple eyeshadow paired with warm, peachy-pink blush and lipstick. What a gorgeous colour combo! The rest is just fresh skin, fluffy lashes and full brows (along with her amazing bone structure, of course).

Lily is wearing: Foundation in Medium Cool

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke British Fashion Awards 2019

Emilia Clarke at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

Emilia Clarke British Fashion Awards 2019

Close-up of Emilia Clarke at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

What do you wear with a neon yellow gown? Slicked back hair, bare-looking skin and the most perfectly drawn cat eyes, as Emilia demonstrates. There's only a hint of pink on her lips and cheeks, which keeps all the attention on the colour statement.

Emilia is wearing: Eyeliner in Black • Tinted lip balm in Mighty Mimosa

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba Baby2Baby Gala 2019

Jessica Alba at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala.

Jessica Alba Baby2Baby Gala 2019

Close-up of Jessica Alba at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala.

I'm not crazy about the new padded headband trend, but I have to admit that Jessica wears it well. I think it's the simple hair (apparently a faux lob!) and understated makeup that saves this from looking too busy. I also like the contrast of the cool-toned dress and accessories with her warm-toned makeup.

Jessica is wearing: MoisturizerMatte primerIlluminating primerFoundation in AmberBlush in Peony Pink • Eyeshadow in Supreme • Liquid liner • Mascara • Tinted lip balm in Lychee Fruit • Lipstick in BFF

Emma Watson

Emma Watson Little Women New York premiere 2019

Emma Watson at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Little Women.'

Emma Watson Little Women New York premiere 2019

Close-up of Emma Watson at the 2019 New York premiere of 'Little Women.'

The last time we saw Emma, she was sporting some controversial baby bangs. (Okay, real talk—they were just bad.) Fortunately, they've now grown out enough to frame this romantic updo, crowned with a thin hairband and what looks like a dusting of gold shimmer. The deep brownish berry lipstick and matching eyeshadow gives it some edge.

Rihanna

Rihanna British Fashion Awards 2019

Rihanna at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

Rihanna British Fashion Awards 2019

Close-up of Rihanna at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

Rihanna's look is all about accentuating her mesmerizing eyes. The smoky brown shadow creates a feline effect, while the lighter shade beneath the crease makes it pop. Long braids (a style known as Fulani braids) and a slick of brown lip gloss complete the look.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Bombshell premiere 2019

Margot Robbie at the 2019 premiere of 'Bombshell.'

Margot Robbie Bombshell premiere 2019

Close-up of Margot Robbie at the 2019 premiere of 'Bombshell.'

Margot's dress is over-the-top feminine, so I like that she pared down the makeup to rosy lips, flushed cheeks and only a hint of mascara—anything heavier would've been too much. The same goes for the hair, worn in loose waves instead of a serious updo.

Margot is wearing: Eyeshadow in Pierre de RoseEyeshadow in Rose Synthétique • Eyeshadow in Quartz RoseEyeliner in Contour Mauve • Lipstick in Rouge Brûlant • Lipstick in Warm Up

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas Knives Out premiere 2019

Ana de Armas at the 2019 premiere of 'Knives Out.'

Ana de Armas Knives Out premiere 2019

Close-up of Ana de Armas at the 2019 premiere of 'Knives Out.'

Holy glow! Ana looks so healthy and radiant here, it can't possibly be just makeup—can it? But I'm in love with that too, especially the shimmery eyeshadow, sheer blush and stained glossy lips. 

Ana is wearing: Foundation • Illuminator in Metal Peach • Eyeshadow in Lumière et Opulence • Lip gloss in Noir Moderne

Lily James

Lily James British Independent Film Awards 2019

Lily James at the 2019 British Independent Film Awards.

Lily James British Independent Film Awards 2019

Close-up of Lily James at the 2019 British Independent Film Awards.

In case you're pondering your next haircut, Lily is serving up lob goals (not to mention brunette hair colour goals!) in this ensemble. I'm equally obsessed with her deep pink lipstick, copper eyeshadow and thick black liner. These colours work so well on her!

Lily is wearing: Foundation in Medium Neutral • Concealer in HoneyHighlighter in Nude Gold • Eyeshadow in Smokey BrownEyeliner in Midnight Brown • Mascara in Ultra BlackBrow pencil in SepiaLip liner in MediumLipstick in Rosewood 

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris Nordstrom New York City flagship opening 2019

Naomie Harris at the Nordstrom New York City flagship opening in 2019.

Naomie Harris Nordstrom New York City flagship opening 2019

Close-up of Naomie Harris at the Nordstrom New York City flagship opening in 2019.

Naomie's take on a classic red lip is far from boring. First, there's her cool braids (which appear to be jet-black now, after dabbling with highlights in 2018). Then, there's a thick fringe of lashes (which I think work on her) and dewy skin to set off the bright, matte red. 

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid WSJ Innovators Awards 2019

Gigi Hadid at the 2019 WSJ Innovators Awards.

Gigi Hadid WSJ Innovators Awards 2019

Close-up of Gigi Hadid at the 2019 WSJ Innovators Awards.

I love seeing Gigi in a more ladylike look than usual, with her hair tied back and in simple, monochromatic nude makeup. She has so much lid space, the matte shadow all the way up to her brows is quite dramatic (accentuated by only mascara). 

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez ACLU SoCal Bill of Rights Dinner 2019

Selena Gomez at the 2019 ACLU SoCal Bill of Rights Dinner.

Selena Gomez ACLU SoCal Bill of Rights Dinner 2019

Close-up of Selena Gomez at the 2019 ACLU SoCal Bill of Rights Dinner.

Not one but two Selena red carpet appearances this fall? We are blessed! This is fall in a makeup look: a rich, brownish-red lip and warm smoky eyes to go with her bright orange dress. (She may have smudged the lipstick a bit... it happens!) The only part I'm not crazy about is the curly false lashes.

Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford Knives Out premiere 2019

Katherine Langford at the 2019 premiere of 'Knives Out.'

Katherine Langford Knives Out premiere 2019

Close-up of Katherine Langford at the 2019 premiere of 'Knives Out.'

Katherine is always surprising us on the red carpet, and this look is no exception. In fact, those are tiny black crystals adhered to her eyes to mimic the shape of chunky lashes! It works because her hair is scraped up into a ballerina bun, and the rest of the makeup is super subtle. 

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker London premiere 2019

Daisy Ridley at the 2019 London premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.'

Daisy Ridley Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker London premiere 2019

Close-up of Daisy Ridley at the 2019 London premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.'

Clean, precise, modern—those are the words that come to mind with Daisy's hair and makeup. I particularly like the colourful liquid liner and the velvety deep pink lip stain. I'd just tidy up the hairstyle, though. What is that one loose piece hanging out?

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Baby2Baby Gala 2019

Olivia Munn at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala.

Olivia Munn Baby2Baby Gala 2019

Close-up of Olivia Munn at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala.

The dress is a bit bridal, but I'm a big fan of Olivia's pretty pink makeup. It's actually the bold blush that makes the look (instead of the eyes or lips, which are usually what is enhanced). There's also a lovely glow to her skin and shine to her hair.  

Amber Heard

Amber Heard L'Oreal Women of Worth event 2019

Amber Heard at L'Oréal's 2019 Women of Worth event.

Amber Heard L'Oreal Women of Worth event 2019

Close-up of Amber Heard at L'Oréal's 2019 Women of Worth event.

Although Amber didn't stray from her red lipstick comfort zone, I think the unusual choice of outfit gives this a fresh spin. I also like the volume and waves in her updo. I'd just tone down the brows a tad (they're maybe a little too warm and intense).

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan Little Women London premiere 2019

Saoirse Ronan at the 2019 London premiere of 'Little Women.'

Saoirse Ronan Little Women London premiere 2019

Close-up of Saoirse Ronan at the 2019 London premiere of 'Little Women.'

Saoirse is still doing her no-mascara thing, but it somehow suits her. Instead, she played up her eyes with a smudgy brown shadow, and then did a bright strawberry hue on her lips. With the loose updo, the effect is really pretty even if it's not making a major statement.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore Midway premiere 2019

Mandy Moore at the 2019 premiere of 'Midway.'

Mandy Moore Midway premiere 2019

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

Mandy is as adorable as ever in this unexpectedly edgy eyeliner look. (She's wearing a chic black suit, so there's more leeway to experiment here.) The shiny pink lip gloss and textured waves keep it in the girly zone.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Revolve Awards 2019

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2019 Revolve Awards.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Revolve Awards 2019

Close-up of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2019 Revolve Awards.

Rosie went for all-out glam: big hair and even bigger lips, painted with a deep red that's a little off-brand for her. (She usually wears neutrals.) Even if she's looking slightly over-injected, I always like her straight brows, subtly shaded eyelids and long lashes. 

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

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