Can you believe we've come to the last celebrity beauty round-up of 2015? Time flies when you're getting inspired!
To wrap up this year's best red carpet pics, I've got an eclectic mix of looks to show you: Daisy Ridley's curly bob, Shainina Shaik's bare-faced glamour, Teresa Palmer's edgy top knot, and lots more.
Here's the best celeb beauty lately:
If this is your first time seeing Daisy, it won't be your last—she's the leading lady in the latest 'Star Wars' film and poised to become one of the biggest stars in the world. (Remember when that happened with Jennifer Lawrence?) Her "every girl" vibe reminds me a bit of Emilia Clarke, or maybe that's because they're both English actresses with brunette bobs. Anyway, I feel this hairstyle is really fresh all of a sudden—both in terms of the curly texture and the short length. Note how her ends are curled right under instead of left out and straight... I think we might just start seeing the end of that done-to-death trend! I also love her grey smoky eyes, which are utterly seamless, and the au naturel lashes. Brows get a pass, although I'd prefer to see defined hairs instead of such a solid, powdery texture.
Not fair. Shanina is barely wearing any makeup, and her lipstick is actually half worn off... yet she STILL looks so amazing. People, this is why Victoria's Secret models make the big bucks! I love the juxtaposition of a real, glowing skin texture with luxurious, cascading waves of hair tossed over one shoulder. Proof that fresh-faced and glamorous can coexist in the same look.
There are some issues in the close-up, but I'm crazy about Teresa's overall beauty concept. The best part is the top knot, which is sleek but effortless-looking, with a piece left out of the bun to keep it from looking too perfect. Her deep burgundy lipstick is edgy against her tanned skin and bright blue eyes. I just wish she'd skipped the (terrible) lashes, and the contouring is uneven and powdery.
Elizabeth is gorgeous here; this has got to be one of her best looks ever. For me, it is all about the hair—a modern '80s volume with height at the part and a soft, casual texture through the lengths. (Notice the volume on the opposite side as well!) Her cheeks look a tad injected, but the dark liner, peachy-pink blush and sheer gloss are all great on her.
We haven't seen Felicity since Oscars night! Her bangs have grown out again into this fame-framing curtain style (which I'd say are her Life Bangs). What I like about her eye makeup is that it looks so lived-in, not harsh, and her lashes are so well-defined. Somehow, she manages to pull off a relatively bold medium pink blush and matching lipstick, and not look overdone.
Well, this is something completely different for Sofia. I'm pretty sure I've never seen her with her hair up—but I like it a lot! In honour of the 'Star Wars' movie, she was actually channelling Princess Leia with two buns... so we might not see this again. But I hope so, because it's a great change (and more modern) than her usual long, highlighted waves. Love the brighter lipstick instead of her favourite brick red, but the false lashes are a no. With the refined hairstyle, her brows seem more unkempt than usual. I'd love to see them a little tidier. At the very least, some brow gel would give them a sleeker finish.
Nothing groundbreaking about this one; just classic Bella prettiness. She followed the Victoria's Secret model formula of pairing a sexy (red cut-out) dress with more casual, fresh skin and hair. A red lipstick, smoky eye or powdery skin would've been all wrong here! I especially like the stained lips and blush, which show off her plump, glowing skin. I could live without the false lashes, but they're not obnoxious.
Who else would try out metallic blue lipstick—and look good doing it—but Lupita?! She went fiercely futuristic for this red carpet event, pairing the unexpected lip choice with silver and matte black eyeshadows, luminous skin and a mesh veil. Obviously, not a look for the office, but isn't it SO fabulous and creative? I love when celebs take risks like this and surprise us.
Not into the hair, but I like this one for the close-up on the makeup. It's a delicate touch, but so perfect for Jennifer's hooded lids and pale colouring. The focus is a baby black cat eye, but a cat eye where the lower lid is as important as the top—in fact, both lines only start at about the iris, and the flick is really tiny. Lower waterlines are bare, and a champagne shimmer opens up her lids. Sheer nude gloss and matching blush complete the look.
We haven't seen Linda in a couple of years, and her style really has not changed much. Long, mid-brown, side-swept waves are still so flattering on her. If you compare this look to 2013, you'll see the little style detail that has evolved: the swoosh at her part (which is a trend I keep talking about!). Her makeup is also subtle, and even more nude-toned now. Skipping the brown liner underneath her lower lashes would probably give her face a lift—or at least, she could smudge it more into the waterlines.
Sarah is still making nice progress! She's lightening up on the heavily contoured, tanned, shimmery complexion finish that was overpowering her features all year. Here, her skin looks super-fresh and matte but luminous—I love it! We still have work to do on the false lashes, and probably her silver eyeshadow could be better blended into the brown. But all in all, the highlighted eyes with delicate pink lips and cheeks, and a wavy updo, is quite lovely.
Who had your favourite beauty look lately?