You should see our archived Instagram posts right now. Yes, we all have saved numerous product swatches and hilarious memes to whip out at a later date, but another common thread amongst each of the Byrdie team's Insta folders proves we have a shared love of celebrity beauty looks.
While I bookmark every single thing Yara Shahidi does to her face, social media editor Alyss has pretty much every single hairstyle in Alexa Chung's back catalogue saved to her phone. And as for editorial director Amy? She's all about the Olivias: Munn, Palermo and Culpo.
But rather than let these incredible images gather virtual dust, we thought we'd start sharing our favourite celebrity beauty looks each and every week with you, too.
This week, Chlöe Grace Moretz surprised us all by pulling this mega-makeup look out of the bag. With all the component parts of Kenzo's S/S 17 beauty look, Moretz wore fuchsia pink blusher that draped from the tops of her cheekbones round onto her eyelids, as well as glossy pillar-box–red lipstick and intense black eyeliner. Who says you should only go big on one feature? Want to try this draping blush trend? We have the step by step instructions you need.
We've been lining our lower waterlines in white pencil in a bid to make eyes look brighter for years now, but Sasha Lane has us considering revisiting its use on the upper eyelid, too. At this weekend's Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival closing night, the actress wore a slash of white liquid liner above the upper lash line. She finished off the look with a little spark of white shimmer in the inner corner of the eye. Magical.
In between tea-stained washes and taupe-toned clouds, we rarely give time to bright, bold eye shadow shades—but what an oversight that is. Case in point? Tracee Ellis Ross's electric-pink eye shadow look that she showcased on her Instagram feed this week. Like a little painterly splodge on the outer corners of her eyelids, it felt cool. But what else would you expect from such a queen?
At this weekend's MTV Movie and TV Awards, Yara Shahidi teamed a major '80s-style pastel blue suit with this rich, sumptuous midnight-blue eye shadow look. With a slight winged-out effect and the tidiest application we've ever seen, it looked super-refined.
Similar Product: MAC In The Shadows ($17) has the same richness of pigment and shimmer as the shadow Shahidi is wearing above.
Deep indigos and bright cobalts are often the shades in our eye shadow palettes that we tend to neglect. Either we're a bit scared of blue eye shadow's retro connotations or we simply haven't a clue what to do with it. Well, now we do. Jasmine Sanders (aka Golden Barbie) wore the most incredible winged-out Majorelle-blue eye shadow to this year's CDFA awards and it was an absolute masterpiece. Of course, it was created by celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo, no less.
We might have turned in all our dark, brooding lipstick shades when the clocks changed for spring, but Neelam's look from this week's Cartier event is making us considering bringing a burgundy back into our summer rotation.
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Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev both had their makeup done by celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo. Both women showed off sunset eye looks and super-sculpted cheeks for a cover shoot in L.A.
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Yara Shahidi attended International Upfronts for her show Grown-ish this week in a monochromatic makeup look: berry shades on her eyes, cheeks and lips.
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Patrick Ta worked with Adriana Lima ahead of the red carpet at the amfAR Gala to create this glowy, fresh, glossy makeup look. Turns out he used a cult-favourite drugstore mascara to finish it off.
On Adriana Lima: Maybelline Falsies Volum'Express Mascara ($9)
Makeup artist Kirin Bhatty created Kate Mara's fresh-skin and sultry-eye makeup look for the New York premiere of her upcoming movie. She went bold with the eyes but took a less-is-more approach to Mara's skin, finishing it off to look dewy and "unfiltered."
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Celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo created Lily Collins's intergalactic eyes this week in NYC, and we're swooning. To get it, blend a shimmery purple shadow with fuchsia.
Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan created this super-sultry bombshell look on Ashley Graham (Byrdie favourite Katie Jane Hughes did the makeup). To get it, she used a big-barrel curling iron and a lot of volume-making head flips.
On Ashley Graham: Ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong ($149)
Vanessa Hudgens's makeup artist, Karan Mitchell, offered a fresh take on the classic smoky eye with a smoked-out blue shadow to replace the usual black.
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Zendaya showed up at NYC's Beautycon looking absolutely stunning in pastel makeup and a slicked-back braid.
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Whitney Port's makeup artist, Taylor Fitzgerald, created a baby-pink shadow look and matching stained lip for an event in NYC.
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Hung Vanngo, Selena Gomez's go-to makeup artist, created her look ahead of the 2018 WE Day California event. He used a bright strawberry-red pop of colour on her lips and left the rest of her face natural.
On Selena Gomez: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Oh Miley ($32)
Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo worked with Emily Ratajkowski ahead of the 2018 Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards. "We gave Emily a modern take on '70s makeup. I maintained her natural tan and added a bit of dewiness with warm golden and peachy nude shades on the eyes, lips and cheeks," said Vanngo.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eye Shadow Palette in Glambition ($50)
Yara Shahidi has been killing it with every beauty look, practically every single week. This time, she showed off a red-eye look we can't help but obsess over.
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Cheng kept Shahidi's makeup look for the Teen Choice Awards very fresh, doing a monochromatic rose-blush tone across her features.
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Celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell prepped Alicia Vikander ahead of the Los Angeles premiere of her movie Tomb Raider, creating a strong lip, dewy skin and a classic but modern liner look with light gold, black cat-eye liner and a double flick underneath her eye.
Yara Shahidi is no stranger to this roundup, as she and makeup artist Emily Cheng know their way around a makeup brush and iPhone camera. This time, Shahidi was lit by the warm, glowing sunshine and not much else.
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Celebrity makeup artist Ernesto Casillas worked with Serayah McNeill before a Dior party in L.A. "I wanted to keep Serayah's skin bronzed and luminous for a youthful look to complement her fun outfit," he says of the look. "I definitely had more fun on the eyes. I used warm rust tones to give the effect of a smouldering eye without being too dark."
Kristen Stewart has become a magician when it comes to a bold cat eye. This time, for a Chanel dinner in Beverly Hills, the actress paired her usual black liner with purple and pink shadow à la Pat McGrath's '80s Anna Sui runway look.
Selah Marley stepped out in Paris to attend Dior's runway show in a perfect midnight shade of lipstick (by Dior, of course). Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin layered two products (a liquid lipstick and glossy lacquer) to create a plump, dimensional look.
Celebrity makeup artist Amy Strozzi worked with Rowan Blanchard to create this sultry yet cosmic makeup for the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time. "It's a pearly lilac and we used it as the based for the eyes and the cheek," Strozzi explains.
On Rowan Blanchard: Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn ($13)
Cara Delevingne made an appearance at the Dior show as well, this time with her hair cropped and chestnut brown. Her impossibly blue eyes were accessorized with a modern smoky eye—sexy yet subtly shimmery with a soft flick.
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Tracee Ellis Ross, like the queen that she is, looked strong, radiant and absolutely stunning at the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time. Her thick cornrows pair perfectly with her tight-lined eyeliner (along both the top lash line and the waterline).