Lily James does princess the chic way, Freida Pinto is pretty in plum (lipstick, that is), and Dakota Johnson perfects a seemingly effortless bouffant. Here, the red-carpet beauty looks we loved this week.
Freida Pinto at the Salvatore Ferragamo FW 2015 fashion show: One look we'll always love for a black-tie wedding? Glossy waves paired with plum lipstick and liquid eyeliner. To do it yourself, wrap sections of hair around a one inch-barrel curling iron, then brush out your hair to ensure you're left with loose waves. Makeup-wise, plum is a universally flattering color, so just concentrate on finding a formula of lipstick that suits you. For that classic, creamy lipstick look, try Maybelline Super Stay 14-Hour Lipstick in Wine and Forever. Or, for a sheer, subtle tint, we love Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. And to achieve that perfect flick of liquid eyeliner? Use one that has a fine but sturdy tip. Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner is practically foolproof.
Lily James at the world premiere of Cinderella: Lily is playing a princess in the movies, so it's only natural that it would inspire her sartorial choices. We love her fresh interpretation of the quintessential fairytale look: A low, side-parted chignon and full eyebrows keep her feminine makeup (cat eyeliner, silver eye shadow, pink cheeks and lips) youthful and modern.
Dakota Johnson at the Christian Dior FW 2015 fashion show: We've decided that Dakota Johnson has the best set of bangs in showbiz — they're always perfect, no matter what her hairstyle. This time, she went for a soft, just-undone-enough bouffant. Want to try it yourself? A few things to keep in mind: Before twisting your hair up, prep with dry shampoo to give it a tousled texture. Go easy on the hairspray and leave out a few pieces face-framing wisps, like Dakota did. Subtle makeup also adds an air of effortlessness to her look — a touch of brown eyeliner, rose blush, and mauve lipstick is practically all the color you'll need.