Need makeup inspiration? From Nia Long’s “bronze goddess” look to Regina King’s mile-long lashes, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet of our favorite star signature beauty looks. Pick your fave!
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Garcelle Beauvais: Smoky Silver Eyes
With her metallic silver eyes, Garcelle Beauvais shows that gunmetal gray shadow makes a fabulous base for a smokey eye. Try Duwop Eye Palette in Gray Eyes ($32, sephora.com).
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Gabrielle Union: Fire Engine Red Lips
As Gabrielle Union proves, a slick of scarlet lipstick gives vampy, Old Hollywood vibe. Try Black Opal True Color Lipstick in Rich Red ($7.25, blackopalbeauty.com).
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Kelly Rowland: Strong Brows
Kelly Rowland’s strong, full brows perfectly anchor her face, which is so important when you rock a short style. To define brows, try Anastasia Brow Definer ($22, ulta.com).
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Kerry Washington: Rosy Cheeks
Nothing enlivens your complexion like a radiant rosy flush on the apples of your cheeks, ala Kerry Washington. To get the look, try CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink ($4, drugstore.com).
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Nicole Richie: "Cat Eye" Liquid Liner
Nicole Richie’s “cat eye” winged eyeliner always looks fierce, whether she’s posing on the red carpet, or shopping on Robertson Blvd. Try Maybelline Line Works Liquid Eyeliner ($5.99)
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Tracee Ellis Ross: Cobalt Blue Eyeliner
Take a cue from Tracee Ellis Ross and vamp up your look with a smudge of cobalt blue liner! Try Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Electric Blue ($9.99, drugstore.com).
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Ciara: Nude Lips
There’s something so seductive, so come-hither about a super-glossy nude lip — just check out Ciara’s signature look! We love Bare Escentuals i.d. Lip Gloss in Wearable Nude ($18, yesstyle.com).
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Aisha Tyler: Gold Metallic Shadow
A sweep of gold metallic shadow across Aisha Tyler’s lids gives her look a beachy, just-back-from-vacation vibe. Try Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Whipped ($17, sephora.com), a sheer, gilded hue.
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Queen Latifah: Burgundy Gloss
The Queen’s burgundy-glossed lips are so high-drama that, besides lip color, she barely needs a stitch of makeup. Try Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Balm in Portofino ($15, sephora.com).
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Regina King: Mile-Long Lashes
As Regina King demonstrates, a row of high-glam faux lashes adds instant glamour to any look! Try NYX Fabulous False Lashes ($5, amazon.com).
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Anika Noni Rose: Peach Makeup
As evidenced by Anika Noni Rose’s radiant look, peachy makeup adds a warm, luminous glow to African American skin. We love Stila Convertible Color Lip/Cheek Tint in Gladiola ($25, amazon.com), a coral hue.
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Keri Hilson: Purple Eyeshadow
As Keri Hilson proves, a bold purple eye is sometimes all you need to make a sexy statement. Try Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plus Eye Shadow Quad, Purple Icon ($7, target.com).
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Eva Marcille: Pastel Pink Lips
Eva’s ultra-pale pink lips dazzle next to her tanned skin and platinum hair! Try Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in Pink ($22, sephora.com). See also Nikki Minaj and Amber Rose…
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Halle Berry: Less is More
As Halle proves with her barely-there rust shadow, rose-tinted cheeks and clear gloss, sometimes less is more! Try Too Faced Natural Eye Kit ($35, toofaced.com).
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