From Natalie to Elizabeth: 17 of the Best Beauty Looks Lately

Easy waves, coral lipstick and rosy eyeshadow.
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While the 2017 awards season has been in full swing, celebs haven't stopped walking the red carpets elsewhere. This week, we're checking back in on our regular programming with some beauty inspiration from the usual premieres, events and parties. These looks are a lot more relaxed, which is a welcome change!

Here are the latest hair and makeup moments:

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, 2017

Natalie Portman at the 2017 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.

Natalie Portman, Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, 2017

Close-up of Natalie Portman at the 2017 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.

What I like: Natalie's matching stained cheeks and rosy, glossy lips. With dewy-fresh skin and her hair in soft (not too perfect) waves, she looks so much more "herself" than at the SAGs and the Globes. I adore her warm chestnut colour, as well as the natural lashes and feathery brows. What I'd change: Nothing. (Her lips do look fuller than normal, but she is pregnant.)

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen, Haiti Rising Gala, 2017

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2017 Haiti Rising Gala.

Elizabeth Olsen, Haiti Rising Gala, 2017

Close-up of Elizabeth Olsen at the 2017 Haiti Rising Gala.

What I like: Elizabeth's shimmery, peachy eyeshadow all the way around her eyes—which pops like crazy with black waterlines and natural lashes. This is one of my favourite makeup techniques that is so easy to do and looks good on everyone. She paired it with a marsala lipstick and insanely flawless skin. Normally, I don't love piecey waves, but at this long length, they have a great Boho vibe. What I'd change: Nothing. 

Emma Stone

Emma Stone, Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, 2017

Emma Stone at the 2017 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.

Emma Stone, Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, 2017

Close-up of Emma Stone at the 2017 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.

What I like: Emma's creamy coral lipstick (always my favourite shade on her!). Along with the blush, it picks up the warm tone of her hair... but the eyeshadow looks more rose gold, which is an interesting mix. Notice how her waves are curled under, instead of straight at the ends. What I'd change: Her brow colour is maybe a bit off, and now I'm starting to wonder if she hasn't done something to her top lip. I never pegged Emma for the injectables type!

Emma is wearing: Lip colour in Playpen

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens, NBC Universal Winter press tour, 2017

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 NBC Universal Winter press tour.

Vanessa Hudgens, NBC Universal Winter press tour, 2017

Close-up of Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 NBC Universal Winter press tour.

What I like: Vanessa's chic straight bob. This haircut is so perfect on her! I also love the rose eyeshadow and black waterlines. It's the same concept as Elizabeth Olsen's makeup, except the texture is matte and she is wearing a lighter, nude lipstick. What I'd change: The tails of her eyebrows don't quite match.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner, BAFTA Nominations, 2017

Sophie Turner at the 2017 BAFTA Nominations.

Sophie Turner, BAFTA Nominations, 2017

Close-up of Sophie Turner at the 2017 BAFTA Nominations.

What I like: Sophie's polished makeup look. I love the subtle shading on her eyes, along with low-key lashes and no harsh eyeliner. Plus, there's a beautiful flush over her cheeks and lids that matches the pinky-coral lipstick, and ties everything together. I appreciate that she wore her hair up so we can focus on her amazing skin and this super-pretty makeup. What I'd change: Nothing.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Dakota Johnson at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Close-up of Dakota Johnson at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

What I like: Dakota's matchy-matchy berry lips and eyeshadow. Look closely at the latter—she did a graphic edge on the diagonal, which really elevates it. Plus, how striking are her blue eyes!? As usual, the skin, hair and brows are all fairly low-key. What I'd change: I like her hair dark, but maybe not this dark; it's a bit harsh.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Rita Ora at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

Rita Ora, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Close-up of Rita Ora at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

What I like: Rita's radiant skin and lighter-than-usual makeup. Maybe it's the blonde hair, maybe it's the camera flash—but she looks like she's glowing from within! It's so nice to see her in a soft colour palette, with just a pale pink lip stain and long lashes. What I'd change: Okay, still not crazy about the choice of false lashes.

Rita is wearing: Primer in 002 // Foundation in 302 Golden Honey // Concealer in Light/Medium // Powder in Silky Beige // Contour and blush in 001 Golden Sands // Brow powder in Blonde // Eyeshadow in Diamond Jubilee // Eyeshadow in Queens of the Bronzed Age // Mascara in Black // Lipstick in Naughty Nude

Kate Upton

Kate Upton, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Kate Upton at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

Kate Upton, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Close-up of Kate Upton at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

What I like: Kate's pretty pink cheeks and lips. What an amazing colour for her! As usual, she kept her brows away from the tweezers, letting their dark hue define her face. I like the black tightlining and messy waves as well. What I'd change: Nothing.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore, NBC Universal Winter press tour, 2017

Mandy Moore at the 2017 NBC Universal Winter press tour.

Mandy Moore, NBC Universal Winter press tour, 2017

Close-up of Mandy Moore at the 2017 NBC Universal Winter press tour.

What I like: Mandy's bubblegum pink lipstick. It's a challenging colour to wear, but she somehow makes it look almost sophisticated with the navy top, perfected skin, smudgy gold shadow pencil and her signature waves. What I'd change: Her lips look a bit flaky. It's winter; it happens! 

Bella Heathcote

Bella Heathcote, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Bella Heathcote at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

Bella Heathcote, Fifty Shades Darker premiere, 2017

Close-up of Bella Heathcote at the 2017 premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker.'

What I like: Bella's inner corner highlights. Just that little touch of silver shine brings the pale, neutral makeup to life. I really like that nudey-pinky lipstick, and the deep side part adds so much style to her wavy lob. What I'd change: I think this shade of blonde washes her out (this one was better). And I'm not sure how I feel about the horizontal line underneath each brow.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Leighton Meester at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

Leighton Meester, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Close-up of Leighton Meester at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

What I like: Leighton's long, wavy, half-up hair with bangs. Doesn't this remind you of Sienna Miller's look circa the mid-2000s? I remember loving it at the time! I'm also a fan of these peachy blush and lip gloss tones with her warm skin. What I'd change: The lashes are too much... and I will always prefer Leighton as a brunette! Back in the day, she was my absolute favourite brunette.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin, Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party, 2017

Hailey Baldwin at the 2017 Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party.

Hailey Baldwin, Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party, 2017

Close-up of Hailey Baldwin at the 2017 Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party.

What I like: Hailey's wavy, gelled bob. The wet-look trend rarely translates successfully from the runway to the red carpet, but I think Hailey pulls it off quite glamorously. Her ridiculously good skin helps, and I'm digging all the warm, burnished brick tones. What I'd change: Nothing. (Her lip injections are more deflated than usual here.)

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff, Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party, 2017

Hilary Duff at the 2017 Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party.

Hilary Duff, Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party, 2017

Close-up of Hilary Duff at the 2017 Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes After-Party.

What I like: Hailey's perky ponytail. I love a well-executed ponytail on the red carpet! It works because of the smooth, straight texture, and the way her bangs are cut to frame her face. Her skin looks glowy, and I love the combo of peach lipstick with a green dress. What I'd change: Nothing.

Eiza González

Eiza Gonzalez, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Eiza González at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

Eiza Gonzalez, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Close-up of Eiza González at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

What I like: Eiza's dramatic, angular eyeshadow (last seen on Kerry Washington!). She has such striking features that she really carries this look instead of it wearing her. I also like the pinky-coral lipstick and centre-parted straight hair tucked behind both ears. What I'd change: Unfortunately, Eiza's foundation is a different colour from the rest of her body. I also think she needs to ease up a bit—with such strong eye makeup, it wasn't necessary to pile on all these extra details (choker, false lashes, contouring, etc.).

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Salma Hayek at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

Salma Hayek, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

What I like: Salma's '80s pink shimmer shadow and matching lip colour. I know, what is going on?! But actually, I kinda love that she didn't play it safe, and approached her makeup with the same spirit as her jewellery and dress. The black liner adds the necessary touch of sophistication. What I'd change: I wouldn't have done the top knot ponytail thingie; it would be less cray if her hair was sleeker/straighter and tight to the head.

Peyton List

Peyton List, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Peyton List at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

Peyton List, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party, 2017

Close-up of Peyton List at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women party.

What I like: Peyton's vampy oxblood lipstick—and the fact that she paired it with a baby blue dress and baby pink eyeshadow. Not your everyday colour combo! Because her hair is up, brows are soft and she has such incredible skin, it works. What I'd change: The false lashes are too black and heavy.

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza, Fox All-Star Party, 2017

Aubrey Plaza at the 2017 Fox All-Star Party.

Aubrey Plaza, Fox All-Star Party, 2017

Close-up of Aubrey Plaza at the 2017 Fox All-Star Party.

What I like: Yes... I realize the makeup's not so good in the close-up, but I still find Aubrey's look appealing! Her flippy reddish-brown bob is so great, and I like the lip colour and flushed cheeks on her in general. This also might be one of the first instances where I can see the case for white eyeliner. What I'd change: When we zoom in, the blush and lashes are too heavy, and the brows too ashy. The purple shadow and precise edges of her lip colour also give me pause. But like I said, it's weird because I think she looks really, really good from afar! 

Who had your favourite beauty look lately?