Great Beauty: Star Makeup Tricks

Great Beauty: Star Makeup Tricks
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 09, 2011

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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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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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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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,

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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,

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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,, a sheer, gilded hue.

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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,

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As Regina King demonstrates, a row of high-glam faux lashes adds instant glamour to any look! Try NYX Fabulous False Lashes ($5,

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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,, a coral hue.

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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,

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Eva’s ultra-pale pink lips dazzle next to her tanned skin and platinum hair! Try Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in Pink ($22, See also Nikki Minaj and Amber Rose…

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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,