Here’s How To Copy Rihanna, Katy Perry, And Jennifer Lawrence’s Beauty Looks For Prom!

Celebrities: they’re just like us? Er, not so much…at least when it comes to looking gorgeous on the red carpet. Along with impossibly good genes, we all know the stars have a team of creative masterminds to get their hair, makeup, and nails in tip-top shape for major events. But here’s awesome news for those out there who are NOT on Hollywood’s A-List (read: everyone else), because these beauty pros are generously willing to divulge their secrets! Earlier this week we filled you in on how to replicate Kristen Stewart, Amanda Seyfried and Sarah Hyland’s best hairstyles for prom, and now we’re quizzing the makeup artists behind Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, and Katy Perry’s most glamorous faces. Regardless of whether you’re rocking a short dress, a long gown, or anything in between, find out how to copy the looks for prom below!


Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards
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Katniss Everdeen may have bragging rights to the “Fire Dress,” but leave it to Rihanna to crank up the heat even higher on the 2013 Grammys scene in a bright red custom Alaia gown. The cherry-colored sheer frock might command our eyeballs initially, but it’s Rihanna’s classic Old Hollywood makeup look that really seals the deal here: super-long lashes, defined brows, and THAT amazing red lip. According to the pop star’s makeup artist Mylah Morales, obtaining a traffic-stopping effect like this one requires a group effort. “Whenever we do anything with the crew, it’s a collaboration between everyone,” she told us over the phone yesterday. “Basically we find out what Rihanna will be wearing and then discuss the best beauty look.” Although Mylah isn’t opposed to rocking a statement mouth with dramatic eyes, this time around she says, “I gave her a really clean, matte face so her lips were the focus, especially given her dress.” Want to nab the perfect red mouth for yourself? Mylah recommends using a combination of lipliner (she used Cherry from MAC on Ri), a base color (Ruby Woo) and finish things off with Lady Danger to really give a pop of color.


Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 BAFTA Awards
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J.Law can pull off effortless beauty better than anyone else, but we’ve gotta admit, her killer smoky eye from BAFTA’s is one high-drama situation we can totally get behind. Here’s how Jennifer’s makeup artist Kay Montano achieved the sultry look.

1. Apply a thin veil of MyFace MyMix Foundation mixed with Eve Lom’s Hydrating Facial Serum to make it really transparent.

2. Brighten the under eye area with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer.

3. Mix Smashbox Highlighting Wand with Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral on cheekbones.

4. Use Jurlique Loose Rose Silk Finishing Powder on T Zone (NEVER mattify cheekbones!) and under the eyes to make everything stay put.

5. Warm contours of the face withHighlighting Powder in Ambient from Hourglass for a beautiful, soft glow.

6. Apply Pixi Lid Last Shadow in a wide smudge under eyes and as a starter for the shape extending up and outward slightly.

7. Apply Topshop’s Black Eye Pencil in a wide line all along the top lid.

8. Apply Lhasa by Nars over the eyelid and Bobbi Brown’s Eyeshadow in Steel into the socket line and outer corners.

9. Add extra depth to the outer corners of the eyes with Glow in the bottom right of the Aerin Holiday Style Palette.


Katy Perry at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards
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In order to complement her Valentino dress, Katy Perry’s makeup artist Todd Delano kept things romantic with rich earth tones and subtle shimmer. He filled us in on how to copy the look ourselves:

1. Prep the skin with Laura Mercier hydrating primer and even out the skin with YSL Touche Eclat foundation.

2. Highlight with Touche éclat in the areas that you want to bring forward and to give light to the face.

3. Set the face with Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Natural lighting loose powder, which leaves the skin with a diffused and hydrated effect.

4. Bronze skin with Nars Laguna bronzer to give dimension and a warmth, and give a glow on upper cheekbones with Kevyn Aucoin candlelight powder.

5. Use Kevyn Aucoin Dolline blush on apples of cheeks and buff Nars Luster over for an apricot glow.

6. For eyes, use Sophia by Nars on the lid buffed up to the crease and also on lower lash line. Add some dimension on the corners with Embark from MAC.

7. Tightly line the upper lash line with YSL gel liner in black and line the lower water line with Paula Dorf baby eyes (it opens the eye up without looking artificial like a harsh white pencil).

8. For brows, slightly fill in with Anastasia brow pencil, which has an amazing powdery texture.

9. Apply Whirl lipliner and Syrup lipstick by MAC on lips.

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