December 27, 2012 Makeup.com Celebrity

The Best Beauty Looks of 2012

This year started off with a bang when it came to beauty. Just two months into 2012, Rooney Mara stepped onto the Oscars red carpet wearing blunt raven bangs, a porcelain complexion and deep red lips for a look that was part Audrey Hepburn, part her cutting-edge character in The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo and completely and wholly unique. But Mara wasn't the only actress or singer who turned traditional styling on its head. All these gorgeous ladies dared to put a twist on makeup and hair, whether it meant a cat eye that teetered out to there or an updo that ballooned up to here. They have each set a new course for beauty that is highly individualistic, bold and pulls out all the stops for breathtaking results that will come to define timeless as we move forward.

Who: Rooney Mara Where: 84th Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, California When: February 26, 2012

Who: Marion Cotillard Where: Screening of Rust and Bone, 65th annual Cannes film festival, Cannes, France When: May 17, 2012

Who: Camilla Belle Where: "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York When: May 7, 2012

Who: Solange Knowles Where: "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York When: May 7, 2012

Who: Emma Stone Where: Paris premiere of The Amazing Spider Man, Le Grand Rex, Paris, France When: June 19, 2012

Who: Rihanna Where: Turning on the Christmas lights at Westfield Stratford City with young ambassadors from Save the Children, London, England When: November 19, 2012

Who: Jessica Chastain Where: Opening night after-party for The Heiress, The Edison Ballroom, New York, New York When: November 1, 2012

Who: Amanda Seyfried Where: New York premiere of Les Misérables, Ziegfeld Theater, New York, New York When: December 10, 2012

Who: Keira Knightley Where: Premiere of Anna Karenina, ArcLight Hollywood, Hollywood, California When: November 14, 2012

Who: Ginnifer Goodwin Where: 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California When: November 18, 2012

Photos: Getty Images

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