From pearl-encrusted eyes and neon-magenta pouts at Cannes Film Festival, to a (royally) blushing bride and everything in between, celebrities served us with beauty inspo en masse these past seven days, as seen on our Insta feeds (no complaints here). Here are the most note-worthy beauty moments that we couldn't get enough of this week - and the key products to recreate them.
Sometimes, bigger is better – at least when it comes to hair. Ciara’s Billboard Music Awards look was all about the mane, and rightly so – after all, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. The star’s long, textured, voluminous curls reminded us of Beyoncé’s wind-blown performance at Coachella earlier this year, which was iconic to say the least.
Proving that matching your makeup to your outfit is a trend that will never go out of style, the 1, 2 Step singer donned a gilded eye to compliment her equally glittery gown. A glossy nude pout and fluttery lashes sealed the deal – what’s not to love?
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Forget contouring, baking, and any other laborious makeup application – the new Duchess of Sussex arrived at her fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle with a makeup look that’s one for the books.
Everyone’s current girl-crush kept things understated and fresh with a slightly smoked-out eye and nude lip, but it was her complexion that had everyone talking. A light coverage, dewy foundation was artfully applied by makeup artist Daniel Martin, allowing for the royal bride's freckles to peek through in a refreshingly real way. A perfect case for accentuating - not masking - one's natural beauty.
It was all "business at the front, party at the back" for Olivia Culpo when attending a spring soirée in LA this week. Always an image of polished perfection, the former Miss Universe proved just how versatile short hair can be by rocking what is clearly becoming the hairstyle of the season - the half-up 'do. (Kim Kardashian also recently payed homage to the '90s trend at the Met Gala.)
Make like Culpo and don with a pair of statement earrings and liquid highlighter. Bonus: the sky high, pulled-tight style acts like a instant mini-facelift.
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Makeup mastermind Patrick Ta has done it again, this time on none other than supermodel Adriana Lima. There is nothing to fault in this statement look: note the blindingly bold, almost-neon lip; neutral eyes and manicured brows. Ta substituted bronzer for flushed fuchsia cheeks, resulting in perfectly executed monochromatic goodness on the French Riviera, no less.
The swept back, wet-look locks completed this striking selfie - talk about serving face.
A departure from her usual androgynous look, Kristen Stewart revamped the failsafe black liner for a stark white wing when she stepped out on the Cannes red carpet earlier this week.
Taking inspo from her couture Chanel outfit, Stewart opted for a string of real pearls on the eyes, as opposed to the neck. MUA Beau Nelson is responsible for the surprisingly girly look, which kept more edgy than prissy paired with a casual topknot. A beauty winner in any book.
Story by: Marina Gainulina