Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lily Collins Always Wears These 5 Beauty Looks — & No One Has Noticed

Lily Collins Always Wears These 5 Beauty Looks — & No One Has Noticed:

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Unless you've been avoiding the World Wide Web like the flu, chances are you've been hearing all the hype for Lily Collins' newest film, To The Bone, which debuts on Netflix this weekend. In it she plays a 20-year-old suffering from anorexia nervosa — something she's also dealt with in the past — which means the role required a major transformation.

But Collins' ability to get into character runs deeper than cinema. Over the past few years the 28-year-old British-American actress, who also happens to be an ambassador for Lancôme, has become a breakout red carpet star. Who can forget her power goth look at the Met Gala, her Audrey Hepburn-inspired bouffant at Cannes, or her delicate, monochromatic makeup at the Golden Globes? Certainly not us.

Collins has the ability to take any makeup or hair look and make it feel both edgy and classic. Thought pink and red makeup clashed? Think again. Ever heard of negative-space liner? Collins wore it six months ago. Not a fan of spider lashes? You catch my drift....

While we don't know exactly how Collins is able to pull of trend after trend after trend with such grace and self-assurance — we dare you to find a boring look in the lot — we do know of five makeup and hair tricks she always has on rotation. Think: Super-precise lipstick, power brows, throwback hair, and more — many of which we can all do without the help of a skilled team of makeup and hair artists. Curious? Check 'em out in the slides ahead.

1. Precise Lips

Matte, blurred lips may be en vogue at the moment, but Collins is a fan of crisp, clean lip lines. A carefully-defined Cupid's bow doesn't just keep everything looking fresh, it also makes lips look poutier.

Lip liner is essential if you're looking to mimic Collins' look. These ones from Lancôme are creamy enough to use all over your lips — and even come with an attached brush for blending!

2. Power Brows

Collins' signature, bold brows are enviable, to say the least. While the star may be blessed with thick, bushy arches, we're willing to bet she uses a number of different products to enhance them.

Even if you aren't blessed with Collins-sized eyebrows, that doesn't mean you can't fake major definition. Fill in sparse areas with a waxy eyebrow pencil like this one from Anastasia Beverly Hills, then set your work with a volumizing brow gel.

3. Bold Eyes

Unlike many A-listers, Collins isn't afraid to think outside the box when it comes to eye makeup. Rather than opt for traditional hues like bronze or black, she regularly experiments with bold colors like gold, green, and pink.

Collins even turned the classic cat-eye on its head with the help of makeup artist Fiona Stiles. Here, she spots a negative space, graphic eye that's equal parts minimal and edgy.

4. Fresh Skin

Sure, Collins might go heavy on the eyes and lips, but when it comes to skin she keeps things fresh and natural.

Blinding highlights, intense contouring, and heavy powder are three things we rarely see Collins wear. Instead, reach for subtle strobing cream (we love this one) and contour with a light hand to score a similar glow.

5. Perfectly-Coiffed Hair

But it isn't just Collins' makeup that turns heads on the red carpet — her hair does, too. Collins' is known for throwback styles like this '80s-inspired curly 'do. She's even thrown a ton of '60s-inspired looks into the mix.

When Collins isn't sporting a throwback 'do, she's usually spotted wearing Hollywood's go-to cool-girl hairstyle: A soft, lived-in bob that shows off your texture.

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