You’re scrolling through Instagram and there it is: the most beautiful face beat of any and all face beats. If you’re like us, this happens daily and at times, hourly. From ASMR foundation applications to wings so perfectly drawn you think a protractor was involved, here are the best beauty moments of the week.
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The 10-Hour Prep
Where were you when J.Lo forever changed the American people’s lives? Hopefully on your couch eating a slider. The singer’s Super Bowl look will go down in history and we’ve got the exclusive details all about it.
The Muse: Jennifer Lopez
The Timestamp: February 2, 2020
Marc Jacobs Eyeliner, $26; sephora.com
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer, $49; sephora.com
Snatrual Scott Barnes Eyeshadow Palette, $84; sephora.com
Ultimate cool girl Sarah Feingold paired an arch eye with the perfect red lip. Very futuristic, very 2020.
The Muse: Sarah Feingold
The Timestamp: February 1, 2020
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick, $42; sephora.com
Dua Lipa’s frosty blue eyes had Twitter entranced from the moment she stepped onto the red carpet at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Samantha Lau painted Dua’s lids in a soft blue shadow that blended seamlessly into the silver shade in her inner corners. To finish the look, Lau paired Dua’s eyes with a soft brown lipstick.
The Muse: Dua Lipa
The Timestamp: January 26, 2020
The Tools: (similar) MAC Eyeshadow in In The Shadows, $17; ulta.com
Warm and Toasty
If Starbuck’s mocha latte were a makeup look, it would be the flawless warm brown mug Kendall Jenner wore to a recent Ellen Show appearance. Mary Phillips added some dimension to Kendall’s eyes with a toasty light brown shadow and applied a mauve lipstick to her lips before adding a glossy lip gloss on top.
The Muse: Kendall Jenner
The Timestamp: January 30, 2020
The Tools: (similar) Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Like, $15; kyliecosmetics.com
A pop of color on the lip has the power to transform your entire face. Case in point: Hung Vanngo applying a bright orange lipstick to compliment Julia Garner’s thick, full brows and lightly flushed cheeks.
The Muse: Julia Garner
The Timestamp: January 27, 2020
The Tools: (similar) Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick, $38; sephora.com
Green With Envy
We tend to overlook the green pots in our eyeshadow palettes, but Tessa Thompson’s envious green lids are proof we’ve been doing ourselves a disservice. The elegant look was punctuated with a muted nude lip that brought the warmth of fall to Paris’ brisk temperatures.
The Muse: Tessa Thompson
The Timestamp: January 20, 2020
Dior5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Happy 2020 Limited Edition, $63; dior.com
It’s hard to distract anyone from Maison Valentino’s regal, otherworldly dresses. Pat McGrath said challenge accepted. Mother’s ethereal angel makeup look was a delicate wash of hot pink from her MothershipVII: DivineRose eye palette that started on the lids and then gently swiped into a c-shape along the cheekbones. But Adut Akech’s flawless, butter-smooth skin was the icing on the cake.
The Muse: Adut Akech
The Timestamp: January 23, 2020
Pat McGrath Labs Lust Gloss, $30; sephora.com
Taking a page from Euphoria‘s mesmerizing beauty looks, Sydney Sweeney attended the 2020 SAG Awards in a dreamy frosted wing. Instead of drawing the silver eyeliner across her lids, our Euphoria queen added a silver tip to her black wing for added oomph and blended it out into her lower lash line.
The Muse: Sydney Sweeney
The Timestamp: January 18, 2020
The Tools: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Liquid Gel Eyeliner, $27; sephora.com
Pretty in Pink
Zendaya’s sensational Tom Ford hot pink chest plate stole the show at last weekend’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but her pretty in pink beauty look deserves a moment of your time. The swipe of hot pink shadow paired with a lightly glossed lip has us dreaming of spring. And those floor-length box braids deserve an award or a standing ovation, at the very least.
The Muse: Zendaya
The Timestamp: January 12, 2020
Lancome L’ABSOLU Gloss, $26; sephora.com
Long live glitter. The queen of the dewy dumplings’ latest beauty series features models resting their eyes while masterpieces are created on their lids. Oh, and lots of glitter. It’s just the beauty brain massage we need.
The Muse: Fred Juneau
The Artist: Nam Vo
The Timestamp: January 15, 2020
Makeup Forever Starlit Glitter in Grape, $20; sephora.com
Lupita Nyong’o always looks flawless, but this red lip paired with metallic lids takes it to a new level. The oversized bun with gold hair cuff, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois, is the cherry on top of a perfect glam.
The Muse: Lupita Nyong’o
The Artist: Nick Barose
The Timestamp: January 12, 2020
Lancome Drama LiquiPencil in Cuivre, $23; sephora.com
Touch of Gold
This makes me want a gold shimmer real bad. The touch of inner eyeshadow and pouty pink lip compliment her gorgeous beach blonde highlights perfectly. Elle Woods would be very, very proud.
The Muse: Jennifer Coolidge
The Artist: Vincent Oquendo
The Timestamp: January 8, 2020
Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Gold School, $7; amazon.com
Cotton Candy Dreamsicle
Purple iridescent opal, seafoam green, and sky blue make for the world’s most beautiful candy-meets-creamsicle-meets-your-eyelids facebeat. The best part of this look is that you can recreate it right now. Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist Priscilla Ono added a tutorial to her Instagram highlights here.
Sooo, what are you waiting for?
The Muse: Salem Mitchell
The Artist: Priscilla Ono
The Timestamp: January 4, 2o20
Fenty Beauty Snapshadows Eyeshadow Palette in Pastel Frost, $25 ; sephora.com
Fenty Beauty Glosse Posse Mini Set, $42; sephora.com
That flick of eyeliner at the end might be the most satisfying thing we’ve seen all week. One could say it’s “the perfect sunset” to your week. L’Oreal Paris Global Makeup Director Val Garland shared a pro tip on perfecting your very own eyeliner wing: “To make your eyeliner last all day (and under studio lighting) draw over your lines, perfecting as you go, with a waterproof gel liner.”
The Muse: Emily Driver
The Artist: Val Garland
The Timestamp: January 7, 2o20
L’Oreal Super Liner Gel Intenza in Pure Black, $22; amazon.com
Pink and Brown
The ultimate cool girl has now created the ultimate lazy girl face beat. Katie Jane Hughes, HRH of dewy skin, broke down the easy steps and products she used to create her blush and terra cotta palette. It’s an easy face to recreate that makes you look like you’ve spent hours at your vanity, without actually having to spend hours at your vanity.
The Muse & Artist: Katie Jane Hughes
The Timestamp: January 6, 2o20
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pick Me Up 003, $9; amazon.com
Make Up For Ever Color Pencil in Limitless Brown, $18; sephora.com
Chanel Le Volume Macara, $32; nordstrom.com
Glossier Brow Flick in Black, $18; glossier.com
The man behind Lizzo’s flawless makeup looks, Alexx Mayo, has done it again. The black and teal color choices give off Euphoria cheerleading team vibes with a mix of Sonic the Hedgehog. Also known as our two energy sources for 2020.
The Muse: Lizzo
The Artist: Alex Mayo
The Timestamp: January 5, 2o20
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glow in Soul Love, $18; urbandecay.com
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Eye Pencil in Deep End, $22; urbandecay.com
Lilly Lashes in Miami Lite, $20; amazon.com
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