17 of the Most Inspiring Beauty Looks This Week

Holland Roden, Hannah Simone and more.
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Holland Roden, Hannah Simone and more.

Now that awards season is over, I not only have a lot more free time (haha), but I also have a lot more appreciation for celeb beauty looks that aren't event-specific. For example, at the Globes or the Oscars, everyone is so dolled up that it can get really uptight, conservative and boring. 

I'm more inspired by the random assortment of hair and makeup looks that I collect every week—such as this week's batch, featuring Holland Roden, Hannah Simone and Kiernan Shipka. There's a lighter touch and a more relaxed vibe for sure. 

Take a look: 

Holland Roden

Holland Roden, London Has Fallen premiere, 2016

Holland Roden at the 2016 premiere of 'London Has Fallen'.

Holland Roden, London Has Fallen premiere, 2016

Close-up of Holland Roden at the 2016 premiere of 'London Has Fallen'.

What I love: Holland has been finding her stride on the red carpet these last few years, with a few missteps. But finally, it's all come together. I can't praise this updo enough! I especially like the playfulness of the high, wrapped ponytail; she was also smart to keep it clean and sleek, with no loose pieces. Obviously, that amazing fluoro red mouth is the star of the makeup, with almost-bare eyes, mascara and soft brows. I love it! What I'd change: There's some visible texture on her cheeks from either the foundation or her blush/contour powder.

Holland is wearing: Lipstick in Lady Danger

Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone, New Girl 100th episode party, 2016

Hannah Simone at the 'New Girl' 100th episode party in 2016.

Hannah Simone, New Girl 100th episode party, 2016

Close-up of Hannah Simone at the 'New Girl' 100th episode party in 2016.

What I love: Hannah got me with her hair. As much as I liked her bangs, it's so nice to see more of her face with this side-swept style, worn with a deep side part and beautiful long, straight locks. I think the highlights might be new? I like them, too. She looks great in a smoky eye; this one is neat because the waterlines are dark, but the shadow is lighter and diffused all the way around. What I'd change: Her foundation is a fraction too light.

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka, Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Kiernan Shipka at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Kiernan Shipka, Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Close-up of Kiernan Shipka at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards.

What I love: Kiernan's skin continues to blow me away. I mean, look at it! On a complexion like this, anything goes—but here, I love the contrast of the black winged eyeliner and defined lashes. Against the freshness of her skin, it looks effortless, not contrived (which are always the #beautygoals). Her brows are fantastic as well. What I'd change: Nothing.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander, Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party, 2016

Alicia Vikander at the 2016 Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.

Alicia Vikander, Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party, 2016

Close-up of Alicia Vikander at the 2016 Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.

What I love: White powder aside, Alicia is so unbelievably gorgeous here. THIS is how I wish she'd styled herself for the Oscars, not in that girlish half-up hairdo and "safe" makeup. Berry lipstick does amazing things for her entire look, and I like her real skin texture here, too. Her hair is modern tucked behind both ears, with a bit of bend. What I'd change: She's got a few wayward streaks of white powder that need blending. Still not loving the false lashes, but they're not a big problem here.

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung, Burberry Fall 2016 show

Alexa Chung at the Burberry Fall 2016 show.

Alexa Chung, Burberry Fall 2016 show

Close-up of Alexa Chung at the Burberry Fall 2016 show.

What I love: Alexa is the anti-Kardashian! How refreshing to see shaggy, air-dried hair and such minimal makeup—with no false lashes to speak of. This shows off her flawless complexion, natural brows and pretty lips. Notice her signature black liner to define her eyes. What I'd change: My favourite hair on Alexa is longer and darker, with bangs, but give me this over mermaid waves any day.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle, Unite4Humanity, 2016

Camilla Belle at Unite4:Humanity 2016.

Camilla Belle, Unite4Humanity, 2016

Close-up of Camilla Belle at Unite4:Humanity 2016.

What I love: More skin love. Camilla has one of the most "poreless" complexions in Hollywood, and it truly gleams here—without any obvious shimmer or powder textures. The unique tawny lipstick is balanced by her strong thick brows, tightlined eyes and chunky lashes. A soft updo keeps the focus on her skin. What I'd change: Nothing.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot premiere, 2016

Margot Robbie at the 2016 premiere of 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'.

Margot Robbie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot premiere, 2016

Close-up of Margot Robbie at the 2016 premiere of 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'.

What I love: Margot tried out the reverse smoky eye—where the shading is concentrated underneath the lower lash lines instead of up top—and she basically pulled it off. Her lashes and brows get my full approval, and I just love her lips. Very YLOB ("your lips, only better") with a glossy texture. What I'd change: Too much blush, and too concentrated on the apples of her cheeks.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen, Pre-Grammy Gala 2016

Chrissy Teigen at the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala.

Chrissy Teigen, Pre-Grammy Gala 2016

Close-up of Chrissy Teigen at the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala.

What I love: Finally, something different from Chrissy! For ages, she was doing heavy neutrals and contouring with the same old blondified waves. This is still a lot of makeup, but it's way more exciting to see her in colour, with straight hair. The rich berry lipstick is outstanding with the emerald green of the dress. I even like the blush! What I'd change: The false lashes are wonky, and I still don't think blonde suits her skin tone that well.

Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron, Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2016

Dove Cameron at the 2016 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.

Dove Cameron, Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2016

Close-up of Dove Cameron at the 2016 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.

What I love: This has been a good week for skin! Dove is yet another example of complexion perfection. How beautiful is that little bit of luminosity on her cheek? I die. Blush is seamless, brows are great and I actually like her semi-matte berry lips. She is one of the few who really can pull off a blonde that is this light. What I'd change: The lashes are too much, and look clumpy.

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler, Oscar Wilde Awards 2016

Aisha Tyler at the 2016 Oscar Wilde Awards.

Aisha Tyler, Oscar Wilde Awards 2016

Close-up of Aisha Tyler at the 2016 Oscar Wilde Awards.

What I love: First, it's Aisha's genuine smile that makes this pic so great. Then you appreciate the realness of the skin, its natural sheen and that it's not covered up with cakey makeup. The brow work was done well, and I just love the loose, centre-parted waves with sleekness near the top. What I'd change: Her lip gloss has gone a bit goopy, and I'm not a fan of the false lashes. A bit more smoothing could be done through the waves.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld, Vanity Fair, L'Oreal Paris and Hailee Steinfeld DJ Night, 2016

Hailee Steinfeld at the 2016 Vanity Fair & L'Oréal Paris DJ Night.

Hailee Steinfeld, Vanity Fair, L'Oreal Paris and Hailee Steinfeld DJ Night, 2016

Close-up of Hailee Steinfeld at the 2016 Vanity Fair & L'Oréal Paris DJ Night.

What I love: Hailee is reigning queen of colourful eyeshadow right now. Few would even dare to wear this amount of product, let alone in such a vibrant, shimmering purple! If you ask me, it works. The muted rosy lips and cheeks don't compete with it, but they're also more interesting than the typical nudes. Her complexion has also really improved! I think the air-dried waves give this a cool hippie chick aura. What I'd change: Nothing.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde, Race New York premiere, 2016

Olivia Wilde at the 2016 New York premiere of 'Race'.

Olivia Wilde, Race New York premiere, 2016

Close-up of Olivia Wilde at the 2016 New York premiere of 'Race'.

What I love: Meanwhile, Olivia is the master of enhancing both lips and eyes at once. See how she put a red mouth with a shimmery-smoky purple shadow? I truly think this is the new way to wear red, rather than with a predictable taupe or charcoal eye. Notice how the blush is peach; a pink would've made this too cold. I also want to point out how she filled in her brows—almost creating a "shadow" effect all the way around them, but they're still not angular. I've only ever seen this technique on Olivia Munn before, and it's my favourite for creating a bigger shape. I don't mind her lashes too much, and her hair looks great styled in long waves. What I'd change: Maybe just a little more radiance to the skin.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Naked Heart Foundation party, 2016

Karlie Kloss at the 2016 Naked Heart Foundation party.

Karlie Kloss, Naked Heart Foundation party, 2016

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2016 Naked Heart Foundation party.

What I love: This is classic Karlie beauty. To me, she is way more Estée Lauder material than Kendall Jenner could ever be. Am I right? I love the simplicity of her side-parted hair, orangey-red lips and black liquid liner. Most of all, her skin looks SO good—very glowy and just barely sun-kissed. What I'd change: Nothing.

Ciara

Ciara, Pre-Grammy Gala 2016

Ciara at the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala.

Ciara, Pre-Grammy Gala 2016

Close-up of Ciara at the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala.

What I love: This hairstyle is a bit of a departure for Ciara—very cool with the choker (and I don't usually say nice things about chokers). The high top knot with the loose strands give her a romantic, '90s throwback look. I also like how she did the charcoal shadow, balanced with a soft, matte berry mouth. What I'd change: There needs to be an element of illumination somewhere on the face. Right now, the textures are all too matte and dry.

Olivia Holt

Olivia Holt, Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood celebration, 2016

Olivia Holt at the 2016 Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood celebration.

Olivia Holt, Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood celebration, 2016

Close-up of Olivia Holt at the 2016 Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood celebration.

What I love: I'm really into monochromatic eyeshadow right now, especially worn all the way up to the brows. Olivia did hers beautifully in a soft plum, with just the right amount of shine for dimension. I'm surprised to see restraint on the lashes as well! What I'd change: Something about this makeup doesn't quite tie together like Hailee's does. I think the lip and cheek colours need to better harmonize, to balance the eyes.

Halston Sage

Halston Sage, Vanity Fair, L'Oreal Paris and Hailee Steinfeld DJ Night, 2016

Halston Sage at the 2016 Vanity Fair & L'Oréal Paris DJ Night.

Halston Sage, Vanity Fair, L'Oreal Paris and Hailee Steinfeld DJ Night, 2016

Close-up of Halston Sage at the 2016 Vanity Fair & L'Oréal Paris DJ Night.

What I love: This is another fun use of colour that you don't see too often—a minty green shimmer concentrated at the inner corners of Halston's eyes, and diffused out across the lids. I really, really like it with her soft pinky lips. It's kinda like a spring colour-blocking theme, but still subtle. What I'd change: Her hairstyle makes this dated. A few inches shorter, a side part and less piecey waves would be more sophisticated.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale, Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Kate Beckinsale at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Kate Beckinsale, Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Close-up of Kate Beckinsale at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards.

What I love: Just focus on the eyes, people. I don't think we've ever seen Kate with colour there, especially not a blue like this! No false lashes either, just a multi-tonal effect combining various shades and textures of neutrals. It works well with her brown hair, and I like the lip colour. What I'd change: Eeks, the brown blush! I don't know why she always wears that. Also, her lips are starting to appear VERY injected. Kate is so naturally gorgeous, I don't get the Restylane thing at all.

Who had your favourite beauty look this week?