January 22, 2013 Makeup.com Celebrity

5 Best Beauty Looks: A Burst of Color

The message has been loud and clear for the last few weeks: barely-there beauty is nothing short of gorgeous. Start with luminous skin, brushed brows, a dramatic dose of lash fringe, a natural flush on the cheeks and a pale lip—and finish with an appearance that is simply to die for. But a couple of renegades had something else to say on the red carpet over the previous seven days. Add a burst of color and gorgeous takes on new meaning. Kate Mara communicated this by pairing the look-du-jour with a searing yellow Dior dress. Scarlett Johansson reached for blue, both on her earrings and on her eyes. It's a bolder sensibility that embraces the spectrum, and that's something we can get behind during these gray days of winter. We can all use references to the sun and the sky and the promise of a nice day ahead that they represent.

Who: Scarlett Johansson Where: After-party for the opening night of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Chelsea Piers Lighthouse Pier 60, New York, New York When: January 17, 2013

Who: Kate Mara Where: Premiere for House of Cards, London, England When: January 17, 2013

Who: Kim Kardashian Where: Late Show With David Letterman, Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, New York When: January 16, 2013

Who: Kate Beckinsale Where: 14th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California When: January 13, 2013

Who: Lily Donaldson Where: Berluti men's fall 2013 presentation, Paris, France When: January 18, 2013

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