From Mischa to Gal: 11 of the Best Beauty Looks Lately

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Pretty AND creative.

I love that this week's celebrity hair and makeup pics are so diverse! Isn't it great that there's no one beauty trend that everyone has to follow? Here, you'll spot everything from shimmer under the eyes to wine-stained lips to yellow eyeshadow.

These are my favourite beauty looks of the moment:

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton, Deserted premiere, 2016

Mischa Barton at the 2016 premiere of 'Deserted.'

Mischa Barton, Deserted premiere, 2016

Close-up of Mischa Barton at the 2016 premiere of 'Deserted.'

What I like: Mischa's fluffy, blown-out hair. It's so nice to see one of my former beauty crushes back on the red carpet, looking more gorgeous than ever! This blonde (with touches of rose gold at the ends) is more flattering than her former brassy tones. And I adore her makeup—defined but not heavy eyes, with nude lips that still have life to them. What I'd change: Nothing. (I can actually live with the nose-contouring.)

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot, Keeping Up with the Joneses premiere, 2016

Gal Gadot at the 2016 premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Joneses.'

Gal Gadot, Keeping Up with the Joneses premiere, 2016

Close-up of Gal Gadot at the 2016 premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Joneses.'

What I like: Gal's rich, perfectly-applied marsala lipstick. The contrast against her warm skin is just amazing, especially with her chest and shoulders exposed, and her hair up and off her face. The metallic copper rimming her eyes is also a fun nod to her sequinned dress. I like her natural brows and un-Botoxed skin. What I'd change: I think this would've been better without the false lashes.

Gal is wearing: Foundation // Lip liner in Rouge Noir (all over lips) // Lipstick in Étienne

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick, The Accountant premiere, 2016

Anna Kendrick at the 2016 premiere of 'The Accountant.'

Anna Kendrick, The Accountant premiere, 2016

Close-up of Anna Kendrick at the 2016 premiere of 'The Accountant.'

What I like: Anna's purple winged eyeshadow. Who says cat eyes have to be in black? This is softer on her ultra-pale complexion, and way more creative. I've never seen her hair looking this glamorous and dramatic—those off-the-face, cascading waves are perfect with the plunging neckline. I love that dress! What I'd change: I don't like the over-lined lips, which are always more believable if they're matte. I also feel like the black liner in her waterlines is a tad harsh (Mischa's is better).

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning, American Pastoral premiere, 2016

Dakota Fanning at the 2016 premiere of 'American Pastoral.'

Dakota Fanning, American Pastoral premiere, 2016

Close-up of Dakota Fanning at the 2016 premiere of 'American Pastoral.'

What I like: Dakota's skin and brows. Those Fanning sisters are blessed with the most flawless complexions and on-trend brows! A decade ago, these arches would've been considered "messy," but now I appreciate that she didn't pluck away the stray hairs. The rest of the look is equally natural: her own lashes, sheer gloss and Boho waves with skinny ends. What I'd change: Nothing. 

Ali Larter

Ali Larter, Tiffany and Co store opening, 2016

Ali Larter at a 2016 Tiffany & Co. store opening.

Ali Larter, Tiffany and Co store opening, 2016

Close-up of Ali Larter at a 2016 Tiffany & Co. store opening.

What I like: Ali's vibrant fuchsia mouth. This pink isn't too cold; it has a yellow undertone, and is so pretty with her skin tone and blonde hair. I don't mind her dewy sheen one bit, because her skin just glows with health. The messy updo looks youthful and effortless. What I'd change: The lashes are a tad heavy, but okay. I'm wondering if a slightly darker, warmer blonde might suit her—this one has a lot of root contrast.

Christina Milian

Christina Milian, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Let's Do the Time Warp Again premiere, 2016

Christina Milian at the 2016 premiere of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again.'

Christina Milian, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Let's Do the Time Warp Again premiere, 2016

Close-up of Christina Milian at the 2016 premiere of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again.'

What I like: Christina's radiant skin, cat eyes and freckles. See how freckles make dramatic makeup instantly better? I feel like they help balance it out, somehow. These wings were draw on with impressive precision, and I like that the lashes are not a distraction. What I'd change: Ugh, I blame J.Lo for starting this inexplicable trend of goopy grey gloss with mismatched lip liner. 

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning, 20th Century Women New York premiere, 2016

Elle Fanning at the 2016 New York premiere of '20th Century Women.'

Elle Fanning, 20th Century Women New York premiere, 2016

Close-up of Elle Fanning at the 2016 New York premiere of '20th Century Women.'

What I like: Elle's creative take on colour-blocking. Few people could ever hope to look this good in yellow eyeshadow! No, it's not "pretty," but it's artistic, and I love that. Also, see how the lips are about the same intensity, and both have a somewhat blurred quality? Elle's makeup artist is always dreaming up something new. Bare lashes, natural brows, fresh skin and smooth hair keep the focus on the colours. What I'd change: Nothing.

Elle is wearing: Eyeshadow // Lipstick in Black Dahlia

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly, American Pastoral premiere, 2016

Jennifer Connelly at the 2016 premiere of 'American Pastoral.'

Jennifer Connelly, American Pastoral premiere, 2016

Close-up of Jennifer Connelly at the 2016 premiere of 'American Pastoral.'

What I like: Jennifer's tight updo and straight, "masculine" brows—both make for a powerful beauty statement, without requiring a ton of makeup. Compared to last week, her eye makeup is softer but her brows are stronger. I love the definition of the lower lashes. What I'd change: Nothing. 

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts, Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden, 2016

Emma Roberts at the Hammer Museum's 2016 Gala in the Garden.

Emma Roberts, Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden, 2016

Close-up of Emma Roberts at the Hammer Museum's 2016 Gala in the Garden.

What I like: Emma's stained, deep berry lips with a rounded shape. So good with her pale skin and dark brows, huh? The other interesting touch is the hint of peachy blush—I actually love it when blush isn't matchy. It also doesn't even look like she's wearing foundation. She has such nice skin! What I'd change: I'm still not loving her as a blonde, especially at this length. I think having it super-long would look better in a more natural (brown) colour. 

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper New York premiere, 2016

Kristen Stewart at the 2016 New York premiere of 'Personal Shopper.'

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper New York premiere, 2016

Close-up of Kristen Stewart at the 2016 New York premiere of 'Personal Shopper.'

What I like: Kristen's silver inner-corner eyeliner. The effect is simply amazing with defined but natural lashes, and taupe eyeshadow across the lids. Don't you want to try this tonight?! The mid-pink lips are a playful touch. What I'd change: We've already talked about this, but the rooty bleached blonde is not doing it for me. Also, I spot a stray nose hair.

Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher, Keeping Up with the Joneses premiere, 2016

Isla Fisher at the 2016 premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Joneses.'

Isla Fisher, Keeping Up with the Joneses premiere, 2016

Close-up of Isla Fisher at the 2016 premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Joneses.'

What I like: Isla's modern, touchable, retro waves. Sure, it's not the most trendy hairstyle right now, and she's done it a million times before, but her hair does look incredible here. I also like her brow fans. What I'd change: It's not "wrong," but I'd love to see her experiment with different makeup, instead of always having red lips. I also feel her skin could use a touch of luminizing—it's so matte.  

Who had your favourite beauty look lately?