Of all the reasons we adore Lily Collins’ beauty looks, her brows—which practically have a cult following of their own—are just the beginning. In addition to her alluring, Audrey Hepburn-like features, the actress and face of Lancôme consistently makes makeup and hair choices that straddle the line between classic and edgy in just the right way.
From her show-stopping lip looks to her enviable short chop, Collins is a consistent muse for the Byrdie team. So, in honor of her birthday, we’re taking a look at some of her most winning red carpet beauty looks.
Click through for 11 of our favorite Lily Collins beauty looks...
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Collins had longer, redder tresses at The Blind Side premiere party in 2009, but her go-to center part remains the same!
A raven-haired Collins turned up at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment Breakfast in 2011 with rosy cheeks and loose, pretty waves. The combination made for an eye-catching look, especially when paired with a cobalt blue dress.
Collins’ makeup at the CHANEL and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Party in 2012 offered just the right amount of interest, thanks to coquettish black cat-eye liner and lightly glitter-dusted lids.
The sharply parted, slicked-back ponytail Collins wore to the Los Angeles premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last year is still relevant today.
Exaggerated, natural lashes perfectly complemented the bold red lip and red dress Collins wore to a Flaunt Magazine party in 2013. It’s just one of the actresses’ many standout lipstick moments.
Collins served up on-trend blue eye shadow and a short, tousled chop at a Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Dinner last year.
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File this under “Great Hair Day.” Collins’ perfectly casual waves and groomed brows are completely appropriate and chic for a meet and greet promoting her film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Collins went for what is perhaps her most daring beauty look to date for the 2013 Met Gala: a graphic, Black Swan-influenced, contoured eye and a few choice dark blue hair extensions.
Always ahead of the game, Collins wore one of our favorite beauty looks for S/S 14—a bright orange lip—at a Flaunt Magazine and G-Star Raw party last year. Collins attributes her love of a bold lip to makeup artist Kayleen McAdams.
A precise, low chignon (notice the center part again?), and soft peach lips perfectly highlighted the magnificent drop earrings Collins picked for Vanity Fair’s 2013 Oscar party.
Collins killed it again at a Chanel pre-Oscar party this year, with a bright pink lip that’s simply spot-on for spring.
Click through for another one of our favorite Lily Collins looks (and the makeup tutorial to go with it!).