Standout Celebrity Makeup Moments of 2012

From sultry eyes to luminous lips, here are the beauty trends we adored in 2012.

Nicole Marie Melton Dec, 18, 2012

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Jennifer Hudson was all smiles when she attended We Day at Air Canada Centre in subtle purple eyeshadow and creamy pink lipstick.

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It’s rare that someone can pull off bright purple lids and a bright red lip, but Kat Graham executed this look flawlessly at the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens in Las Vegas.

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Serena Williams paired her purple dress with purple eyeshadow for a chic matchy-matchy look when she arrived at the Pre-Wimbledon Party at Kensington Roof Gardens in London.

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Tia Mowry-Hardict matched her purple eyeshadow to her grape gown for a seamless look at the 2012 TCA Summer press tour.

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At the unveiling of Hennessy’s Limited Edition Bottle in Los Angeles, Claudia Jordan stood out in a swipe of pretty purple liner.

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Melanie Fiona added a pop of color to her look with a streak of vivid purple eyeliner at the Pepsi and Billboard Summer Beats concert in New York City.

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Tamia wore sassy purple eyeliner during a visit to SiriusXM Studios in New York City! It's subtle enough that it's not overpowering but definitely adds the perfect pop of color.

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NeNe Leakes went for full-fledged color in an eye-catching purple shadow when she attended Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in New York City.

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Solange graced the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala in a nude, barely-there makup look.

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At Teen Vogue's 10th annual Young Hollywood Party, KeKe Palmer looked stunning in a creamy, nude lip and subtle smokey eye.

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You can never go wrong with a smokey eye paired with a nude lip.  Garcelle Beauvais nailed this look flawlessly at the Los Angeles premiere of Flight.

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At the Cloud Atlas premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival, Halle Berry's shimmery smokey eye and creamy nude lip were a winning pair.

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LeToya Luckett flaunted her flawless skin in this dewy makeup moment topped off with creamy nude lip gloss.

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Joan Smalls kept her look clean and simple with nude lips, dark eyeliner and contoured cheeks at the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M global launch event.

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Rocsi Diaz stepped out at the Silent House premiere in a glowing, pastel teal eyeliner on her upper and lower lids.

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NeNe Leakes added the perfect pop of color with a bright swipe of turquoise eyeliner at the 2012 Summer TCA Tour.

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Elise Neal sported bright teal eyeliner on her lower lids at the Sparkle premiere in Hollywood.

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Melanie Fiona's dreamy teal eyeshadow and shiny nude lip are right on trend for fall.

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Teedra Moses lit up the ESSENCE Music Festival stage in a bright teal eyeliner, rosy cheeks and a pale pink lipstick.

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At the premiere for Think Like a Man, Regina Hall sported a bold purple lip to accent her eggplant dress.

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Not one to stick to the "same old-same old," Ross ditched her usually natural look in exchange for dramatic lashes and a pretty, purple pucker when she attended the Black Girls Rock Awards.

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Purple lipstick is the latest lip craze and Junrnee Smollett’s sported a vivid, iridescent hue at the premiere of The Announcement in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Freeman's purple pout was right on trend when she attended the premiere of The Weinstein Company’s Bully.

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Melanie Fiona attended the 2012 Canada Walk of Fame Awards wearing a rich, plum pout.


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