We couldn’t tell you our favorite beauty look of the year—there were too many! But we can tell you which ones we loved enough to track down the glam squads and get all the details. Jessica Biel’s Cleopatra-inspired liner, Kate Bosworth’s killer braided Mohawk, and Keri Russell’s shocking pink left all left a lasting impression. From products used to application tips, you’ll want to read this before prepping for tonight.
Makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua used Chanel’s Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner ($30) in Jade and Noir Intense to turn Jessica Biel into Cleopatra at the Museum of Modern Art’s Film Benefit in New York.
Lea Seydoux’s rich berry lip is courtesy of Nars’ Satin Lip Pencil ($25) in Palais Royal. The French actress was at the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences Governor Awards in Los Angeles, and you can get the rest of her look here.
It won’t be easy, but we suggest giving Kate Bosworth’s spectacular braided Mohawk a try. Make sure you have Serge Normant’s Meta Form Sculpting Pomade ($25) on hand, then follow hair stylist Renato Campora’s tips, here.
It was the neutral palette and near-glossy eyelids that caught our attention when Ginnifer Goodwin stepped out at Comic-Con. The key? Nars’ Duo Cream Eyeshadow ($34).
Julianne Hough wins our award for best haircut of the year. Here, at the Los Angeles premiere of The Lone Ranger, stylist Tauni Dawson used Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray ($39) for a perfectly tousled finish.
Bored with your go-to liquid cat eye? We fell hard for Rita Ora’s editorial-looking graphic liner at GQ’s Men of the Year Awards in London. Her makeup artist, Emma Osbourne, suggests using M.A.C.’s Fluidline ($16) with an angled brush. The rest of her tips, right this way.
Makeup artist Tina Turnbow skipped highlighter and used Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream ($35) to give The Americans actress a radiant glow.
Click here to find out which lipstick Turnbow used.
The key to Abigail Spencer’s half-up, half-down ‘do? Tons of backcombing and volume, thanks to Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic ($17) and hair stylist Ashley Streicher.
No one sported a tan quite as well as Scarlett Johansson this year. Makeup artist Caroline Saulnier used Dolce & Gabbana’s The Illuminated Powder ($50) to make the actress look like she was lit from within.
Find out what else she used here.
We talked a lot of fake lashes this year—and Kerry Washington wore them best. Her makeup artist Carola Gonzalez spilled all her secrets here. But to start, you’ll need Ardell’s Natural Lashes 109 ($4).
Mint green liner and Veronica Lake-like waves? The unexpected combination worked well on Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere in Las Vegas. Hairstylist Gregory Russell sprayed Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray ($24) to add texture to her just-curled hair.
We fell confident deeming this the year the swoosh came back. Rebecca Hall modeled it best (if you take out the models) at the New York premiere of Closed Circuit. Hair stylist John D. used Tresemme’s 24-Hour Body Mousse ($6) to build her killer texture.