18 of the Most Inspiring Beauty Looks This Week

Lupita Nyong'o, Chloë Moretz and more.
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Lupita Nyong'o, Chloë Moretz and more.

Now that we've had a little breather after all the back-to-back red carpet events (Critics' Choice, People's Choice, Palm Springs and Golden Globes), it's time to return to our weekly celeb beauty inspo.

Lots of prettiness to show you here—including Lupita Nyong'o's impossibly radiant skin, Chloë Moretz looking the most beautiful I've ever seen her, and the usual effortless vibes from my current number one beauty crush, Emilia Clarke!

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, Marie Claire Image Maker Awards 2016

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Marie Claire Image Maker Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o, Marie Claire Image Maker Awards 2016

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Marie Claire Image Maker Awards.

What I love: Lupita's skin is always amazing, but oh my goodness—it is gleaming so beautifully in this pic! Everything here is working together perfectly, from the highlight on her cheek to the slightly iridescent lavender lip gloss and matching eyeshadow, to the graphic way her hair is styled up and away from her face. The blue dress and matching earrings take it to the next level. What I'd change: Seriously, not a thing. Best Lupita look ever, maybe?

Lupita is wearing: Eyeshadow in 306 Lavender Grace // Eyeliner in Noir // Mascara in Excessive Black // Blush in Shimmer Midnight Rose

Chloë Moretz

Chloe Moretz, The 5th Wave premiere, 2016

Chloë Moretz at the 2016 premiere of 'The 5th Wave'.

Chloe Moretz, The 5th Wave premiere, 2016

Close-up of Chloë Moretz at the 2016 premiere of 'The 5th Wave'.

What I love: I'm pretty much obsessed with everything here, from Chloë's big side bun to her pinched cheeks, black liner and softly stained lips. There couldn't be a more perfect pairing for the embroidered dress and shoulder embellishment. What I'd change: I've got nothin'. I love seeing colour on her, for once!

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke, BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea, 2016

Emilia Clarke at the 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea.

Emilia Clarke, BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea, 2016

Close-up of Emilia Clarke at the 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea.

What I love: Emilia's lip colour! The soft berry-violet is very wearable and has a great semi-stained, semi-glossy texture. I also love that she wore it with a simple, straight lob, plus natural skin and lashes. I so appreciate Emilia's "real girl" beauty; she's never heavily made-up. What I'd change: All I'd do is swipe away that little mascara smudge under one eye.

Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Jamie Chung at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Jamie Chung, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Jamie Chung at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: Jamie's bright orangey-red lipstick with the mustard yellow dress. (Have you noticed how many celebs are wearing yellow dresses lately?) These shades are so good with her warm, flawless skin. I'm also kind of into the glowiness from the strobing. What I'd change: I might dial back the highlight down the nose just a tad—sometimes strobing can feel a little too aggressive, and this is borderline. Also find the brow-filling a bit blocky.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Camilla Belle at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Camilla Belle, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Camilla Belle at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: The frosty silver-blue at Camilla's inner corners, paired with a medium Barbie pink on the lips. You would think those two colours would look juvenile, but with black liner to "ground" the eyes, dark full brows and brushed-back hair, this is a sophisticated take on colour-blocking. I really admire how much Camilla experiments with her makeup! What I'd change: Nada. This woman's features and skin are insane!

Léa Seydoux

Lea Seydoux, Unicef Ball 2016

Léa Seydoux at the 2016 Unicef Ball.

Lea Seydoux, Unicef Ball 2016

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2016 Unicef Ball.

What I love: Léa has this crazy ability to make even false lashes look refined—I'm impressed! Hers are so doll-like and actually make this look. As always, I love her in a satiny red lipstick with fresh, radiant skin. What I'd change: Nothing. Told you this was a great week in beauty!

Ali Larter

Ali Larter, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Ali Larter at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Ali Larter, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Ali Larter at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: Ali is a redhead now! Here's the last time we saw her before this, as a blonde. Honestly, she looks like a different person now—less generic beachy, more vampy/sexy. She got her brows just right, which is a hard thing to do with reds. And I really like the styling of a classic red lip with the side-swept hair. What I'd change: I think the red hair colour itself is very "fresh" and obviously dyed—I'd like it to look a little more natural (think Emma Stone).

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Elizabeth Olsen at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

Elizabeth Olsen, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Close-up of Elizabeth Olsen at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

What I love: Nobody does this lived-in makeup and texturey hair thing better than Elizabeth. I aspire for my hair to look like this every single day! Her thick black cat eyes are super-cool, and I'm very into the brown tone on her mouth. What I'd change: Perhaps a little more coverage and mattifying around the nose/mouth—but really not a big deal.

Nathalie Emmanuel

Nathalie Emmanuel, BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea, 2016

Nathalie Emmanuel at the 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea.

Nathalie Emmanuel, BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea, 2016

Close-up of Nathalie Emmanuel at the 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea.

What I love: Well, isn't Nathalie a cutie? Her signature curls look adorable in this scarf-turned-head wrap. (Those should make a comeback, I think.) As usual, she kept her makeup fresh, simply defining her lashes and giving her lips a dose of medium pink. What I'd change: This is an extremely minor thing, but I tend to prefer a softer edge for lip colour, so it looks more pressed-on instead of having sharp lines.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel, Marie Claire Image Maker Awards 2016

Jessica Biel at the 2016 Marie Claire Image Maker Awards.

Jessica Biel, Marie Claire Image Maker Awards 2016

Close-up of Jessica Biel at the 2016 Marie Claire Image Maker Awards.

What I love: Jessica is looking extra-gorgeous lately. Here, I like that she spiced up a bare-faced look with some gold liner under the lower lash lines, and a tawny shadow on the upper outer lids. It goes really nicely with her "Sombré" hair colour. Oh, and how good is her skin?! What I'd change: I think her brows should be a fraction darker, to frame her face better. Not sure why they're so bleached out.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Bella Thorne at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Bella Thorne, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Bella Thorne at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: For those complaining that Bella is a one-trick beauty pony, I present you... blackberry lips! They're definitely unexpected, and I do like how they contrast with her bright strawberry hair. She was also wise to avoid distracting, heavy blush. What I'd change: She could have got the same vampy effect with a more flattering colour, such as this one. I also find her skin too matte against the harsh mouth. The false lashes make this a bit too "done."

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch 2016

Rooney Mara at the 2016 Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch.

Rooney Mara, Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch 2016

Close-up of Rooney Mara at the 2016 Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch.

What I love: This is typical Rooney—bare perfect skin, thick brows and slicked-down hair. We know she can do dramatic eyeshadow like nobody else, but I also appreciate seeing just lashes here. Because the bow on her dress is so prominent, it makes total sense for her hair and makeup to stay low-key. What I'd change: Nothing! Rooney can do no wrong...

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Nikki Reed at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Nikki Reed, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Nikki Reed at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: I don't think I've ever seen Nikki wearing a lip colour—let alone one as bright as this one! With centre-parted straight hair, the look is a major departure from her typical smoky eyes and mermaid waves. What I'd change: I'd mattify the shine around her nose. I'd also blot the lips, so the texture wasn't so "straight from the tube." Are the lips too matchy to the dress? I don't know... sometimes I think it's cooler not to match.

Paz Vega

Paz Vega, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Paz Vega at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Paz Vega, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala 2016

Close-up of Paz Vega at the 2016 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

What I love: Paz's haircut. I've never seen short hair with a bang area quite like this, and I absolutely love it on her. It's so much cooler than the plain bob she had the last time we saw her. What I'd change: Her eye makeup is a little heavy. And her face is darker than her neck and arms, so her skin tone needs evening out.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Kate Upton at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

Kate Upton, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Close-up of Kate Upton at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

What I love: Kate is making me want to wear top knots again—hers is too cute, and I love how her baby hairs frame her face! I also adore the smudgy eye makeup, creamy lipstick and real skin texture. What I'd change: Her brows are a little too dark, maybe. I usually like the hairs to be bulked up, not the skin underneath pencilled in.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera, NBC Universal Winter TCA press tour, 2016

America Ferrera at the 2016 NBC Universal Winter TCA press tour.

America Ferrera, NBC Universal Winter TCA press tour, 2016

Close-up of America Ferrera at the 2016 NBC Universal Winter TCA press tour.

What I love: America is so versatile—just in the last few weeks, we've seen her in a tight updo, beachy waves, and now this. I think her skin looks amazing, and the subtle pink gloss and stained cheeks are all she needs. What I'd change: Now that Mary has schooled me in her ways, I've become very hyper-eyebrow-aware, and to me, America's look threaded. I think tweezing is better, because threading tends to give brows this pointy, angular look.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Lily Collins at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

Lily Collins, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Close-up of Lily Collins at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

What I love: Lily's caramel lip colour and matching eyeshadow (and blush, sort of). I think her crazy-full brows and long, defined lashes also make this really interesting. Oh, and her hair is long again—it was this length last time we saw her. What I'd change: My favourite hair length for Lily is a long bob, like here. Also, are those stray brush hairs I'm seeing or something else?

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Kiernan Shipka at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

Kiernan Shipka, Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation, 2016

Close-up of Kiernan Shipka at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 presentation.

What I love: Kiernan's skin, obviously. Her 16-year-old skin. (Enjoy it while you can, Kiernan!) I'm also a fan of how she styled these curls in a deep side part, slicked down on one side. What I'd change: Nothing... she is 16, and this is perfectly age-appropriate—yet mega-stylish.

Who had your favourite beauty look this week?