Dakota Johnson goes for a natural(ish) black-tie look, Freida Pinto perfects the wavy bob, and Rooney Mara reinvents the topknot. Here, the red-carpet beauty looks we loved this week.
__Dakota Johnson at Michael Kors' Ginza Flagship Store Opening:__You don't have to grow out your bangs for your wedding day — quite the contrary, in fact. Styled like Dakota Johnson's, they can make an updo look soft and effortless, which is the perfect balance to strike when you're wearing a gorgeous evening gown. We love how she kept her makeup simple, wearing just enough rose blush and lipstick to add a healthy flush. For similar shades, try Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Sweet and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Rosy.
Freida Pinto at the Inagural Stylemakers Awards: Neither messy nor too 'done,' Freida Pinto's wavy style is a chic way to style shoulder-length hair for evening. And her classic red lipstick and neutral, shimmery eye makeup is just icing on the cake. (One tip, though: Keeping that bob in place all night can be tricky, so try prepping wet hair with a texture spray, like Living Proof Prime Style Extender, which will give the style some hold.)
Rooney Mara at the 8th Annual Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: Your hair can be a great wedding-day accessory, because you can use it to give your look a bit of personality. Exhibit A: Rooney Mara's avant-garde topknot, which adds her signature edge to an otherwise traditional makeup look. No matter what she's wearing, there's always something about Mara's look that's so her — and that's exactly the way you should approach your big-day beauty look, too.