9 Top Celebrity Makeup Looks We’re Currently In Love With - QC Makeup Academy

Makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts everywhere know that Instagram can be the go-to place for finding inspiration. After scrolling through the ‘Gram’ we’ve come up with our favorite celebrity makeup looks to hit social media since the start of the New Year.

1. Chrissy Teigen

A classic red lip is a must for a look as sleek and sophisticated as this! Combined with bronzed contour and highlighter, a pregnant Chrissy Teigen is glowing next to handsome hubby, John Legend.

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2. Blake Lively

Blake Lively masters the idea that less is more with this look. On top of a beautifully smooth complexion, she adds a bit of blush and pink lip color to give her skin a subtle flush. The look is finished with lengthening mascara and black eyeliner to make her blue eyes pop.

3. Kerry Washington

Scandal star, Kerry Washington makes a statement with this vibrant purple eye liner rimming both her lid and lower water line. A subtle gloss and thick lashes bring even more attention to her gorgeous dark eyes.

4. Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Mindy Kaling

These ladies look pretty in pink as they pose for The Oprah Magazine to promote their new movie, A Wrinkle in Time. Each with very different skin tones, the complementary makeup application makes all three ladies look youthful and effortlessly vibrant. With just the right amount of highlight to emphasize the cheekbones, a pink gloss, and some blush, they’re all radiant and glowing.

Love these ladies! @Oprah @Mindykaling @Oprahmagazine 💕

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5. Rihanna

Rihanna looks dewy and gorgeous in this simple yet stunning makeup. A bit of shimmer near the tear duct and some dark mascara is enough to brighten up and draw attention to the eye. A darker pink lip liner is paired with a softer gloss that contrasts her green eyes perfectly. Her skin is highlighted in all the right places (likely thanks to her FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix Shimmer SkinStick). Her skin appears to be glowing from within as the sun rises.

6. Rita Ora

This deep burgundy lip looks as soft as suede. Who says that dark lipsticks are out of season? Just because spring is around the corner doesn’t mean we should give up the bold looks we love. Follow Rita Ora’s example, and wear what you like! Paired with a heavy cat eye and light contour, she’s owning the sexy, sultry look!

7. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens looks fierce with this fiery look. An all-over orange lid color is brought to another level as it smokes out the lower lash line. The gold blended into the inner eye and heavy lashes make for a bold and powerful eye. Finished with a bronzed contour and nude lip, this makeup is sure to burn holes in your enemies.

8. Katy Perry

More purple eyeliner! With Ultra Violet named Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, there’s no wonder why celebrities are rocking this bold look! Katy Perry adds purple eyeliner to her lid and highlighter under her brow to make her eyes pop even more as she poses for the cover of Glamour.

9. Zendaya

At New York Fashion Week, Zendaya rocked dark brows and a dark red lip for a look that exudes confidence. With her hair slicked back and a perfect contour, nobody was messing with this boss lady.

Thought I'd just stop by NYFW, hope you didn't mind.

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2018 has already taken the makeup world by storm, and we can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us next! Hopefully, these celebrity makeup looks add some inspiration to your makeup routine. We’re looking forward to seeing you create new looks that are just as stunning!

Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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Author Kate DeCastro

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