Top 10: Beauty Moments of the Week, 5/25/2012

Top 10: Beauty Moments of the Week, 5/25/2012
ESSENCE.COM May, 24, 2012

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Where: Chandon Limited Edition Summer Bottle Celebration at The Standard Biergarten in New York City.

Why: The ESSENCE Music Festival headliner is a longtime fan of a bright lip paired with dark eyeliner.

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Where: The Life Ball Welcome Party at Le Meridien hotel in Vienna, Austria.

Why: Cox stepped out in natural lips and cheeks with a smoky eye that added a touch of drama.

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Where: The Disney Media Networks International Upfronts at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California

Why: Celebs are huge fans of matching lipstick and clothes, and Washington’s sparkly red lip and matching dress is a winning pair.

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Where: The Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted film premiere at the Cannes film festival in France.

Why: Pinkett Smith could easily go without makeup and still look fabulous. This natural makeup look enhances her inner glow.

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Where: Skinnygirl Cocktails Rock The House Party at Drive In Studios in New York City.

Why: Union opted for a natural makeup look complete with a smooth foundation and shiny lip.

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Where: The Snow White & The Huntsman cocktail reception at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City.

Why: Ambrose wowed on the red carpet in clean copper eyeshadow, shiny nude lip gloss and big, megawatt lashes.

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Where: The 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Why: Remember when blue eyeshadow was totally played out? Not anymore. Brandy rocked a blue smoky eye that’s enviable, to say the least.

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Where: The 40th Annual Fifi Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Why: Chaka still has it! The singing legend flaunted a metallic golden-red lip and a smoky eye for a show-stopping look.

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Where: The Killing Them Softly Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Why: Cassie has mastered the no makeup-makeup look. Her velvety smooth skin, subtle eyeliner and glossy nude lip make this beauty move one of our faves of the week.

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Where: Chateau Nightclub & Gardens in Las Vegas.

Why: It’s rare that someone can pull off a bright purple and a bright red lip, but Graham executed this look flawlessly.