MTV Style Best Of 2010: Masters Of Makeup

From brightly colored face paint (Ke$ha!) to nothing but a swipe of Chapstick (Emma Watson!), the beauty trends rocked by celebrities in 2010 kept us on our polished toes. These were the looks that inspired us to finally find the perfect red lipstick we felt confident in, match our eye shadow to our dress (because it was the cool thing to do), and, YES, go a little wild with some neon paint.

CRAZY LIPS: Forget mauve—brazen stars, including Kat Graham, Ke$ha, and VV Brown coated their pouts in Crayola colors (pink, blue, green…oh my!), transforming their faces into works of art.

Kat Graham at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City on June 6, Ke$ha at the Casio ’Shock the World’ event in New York on Aug. 2, and VV Brown at an Express party in New Yok on May 20.
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BERRY LIPS: Channeling Old Hollywood, A-listers like Leighton Meester and Lauren Conrad teamed mascara-heavy top lashes and 1940s hairstyles with matte berry-tinged lips for a classic look.

Clockwise from top left: Emma Watson at Warner Bros photocall in London on Nov. 10, Whitney Port at the ’Sex and the City 2′ premiere in New York on May 24, Lauren Conrad at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in L.A. on Oct. 1, and Leighton Meester at a Harry Winston event in New York on Nov. 16.
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A SWIPE OF BLUE: From Diane Kruger to Rihanna, the fresh look of icy blue liner or lush turquoise shadow complemented so many celebrity skin tones.

Diane Kruger at ELLE’s Women in Hollywood tribute in Beverly Hills on Oct. 18, Rihanna at an after party in Hollywood on July 21, and Katy Perry performing on the ’Today’ show in New York on Aug. 27.
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RED LIPS: A classic red lip is always trendy, and 2010 was no exception. Kate Bosworth chose a mod matte cherry shade, while Kelly Osbourne and Victoria Justice picked rich, shiny scarlets to give their smackers some sexy oomph.

Kate Bosworth at the Esquire House grand opening in L.A. on Oct. 15, Kelly Osbourne at Spike TV’s ’Scream 2010′ awards in L.A. on Oct. 16, and Victoria Justice at the ’25 at 25′ event in West Hollywood on Oct. 7.
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HEAVY EYES: Moody, kohl-rimmed bedroom eyes weren’t just for nighttime this year. Celebs like Zoe Kravitz kept the look fresh and casual by skipping bright lipstick and blush and keeping their hairstyle simple.

Zoe Kravitz at the Dita Von Teese launch party in London on Oct. 22, Kim Kardashian at a gala in L.A. on Sept. 25, and Kirsten Dunst at an AIDS benefit in France on May 20.
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FRESH FACED: One of the biggest makeup trends of the year was NOT wearing much makeup at all. And guess what? Stars like Emma Watson, Beyoncé, and Ginnifer Goodwin looked just as gorgeous au naturel as they did with a face full of product.

Emma Watson at the ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ premiere in New York on Nov. 15, Beyoncé performs at the Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16, and Ginnifer Goodwin at a MOCA event in L.A. on Nov. 13.
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BUBBLE GUM PINK LIPS: One of the hottest color combos of the year was pink (on lips) and black (frocks). And if the recent sales of Nicki Minaj’s MAC Pink Friday lipstick shade are any indication, the playful/retro look is here to stay.

Janelle Monae at the Women of the Year gala in New York on Nov. 8, Kelly Osbourne at the International Interior Design Awards in West Hollywood on Oct. 18, and Nicki Minaj at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 2.
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BRIGHT EYES: The new smokey eye (in shades of green, orange and purple) made stars like Emma Roberts and Keri Hilson look mysterious, sexy, chic…anything but shy.

Rihanna at the Echo Awards in Berlin on Mar. 4, Emma Roberts at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 8, and Keri Hilson at the Grammy Awards in L.A. on Jan. 31.
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NUDE LIPS: Nude, pillowy lips were the LBD of makeup—everyone from Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr to hip-hop diva Ciara rocked the the ’60s-inspired look this year.

Jessica Szohr at the Costume Institute Gala benefit in New York on May 3, Ciara at the ’Ultimate Face-Lift’ event in New York on Oct. 6, and Victoria Beckham at Fashion’s Night Out in New York on Sept. 10.
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FACE PAINT: Halloween lingered past Oct. 31 this year with Hayley Williams, Taylor Momsen and Ke$ha each wearing face paint (targeted to specific features and/or splattered all over the place) to the MTV European Music Awards on Nov. 7.

Hayley Williams, Taylor Momsen, and Ke$ha at the MTV Europe Awards in Madrid on Nov. 7.
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