It’s not every day that you have the chance to make your red carpet debut, so when it comes time to do so, you best make sure that you are well prepared with the right makeup tutorial — even if you can’t imagine this actually happening IRL. If you do choose to scope out welove.Makeup or YouTube for the perfect tutorial to mirror your fave celebrity makeup masterpieces, know that you’re not alone. Our makeup.com editors frequently rave over iconic makeup masterpieces like Lupita Nyong'o’s serpent inspired makeup look and Millie Bobby Brown’s gorgeous glow.
Since there’s no harm in being too prepared, makeup.com editors picked a makeup tutorial that they’d love to recreate for their own walk down the carpet, along with the products they’d use to do so. See their picks, ahead.
Dawn, Editorial Director
Sometimes, less is more. This chic cat eye tutorial uses Lancôme Artliner 24H in Amethyst. For a similar purple liner look (or whatever color you’re into), try Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Ecstasy or NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Violet.
To recreate Allana Davison’s subtle glam eye paired with a bold cranberry lip, try Maybelline Dream Creamy Brighten Concealer, Total Temptation Brow Definer, Shadow & Highlight Palette, Total Temptation Mascara and SuperStay Matte Ink in Voyager.
Tembe, Assistant Editor
You can never go wrong with a smoky eye and to recreate this sultry brown look for hooded eyes. Use Bite Beauty Multistix in Cocoa & Anise, Sephora PRO Warm Palette, Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, HourGlass Mechanical Pencil in Canyon and DeClux Beauty Lashes in Lucky.
Marisa, Assistant Editor
Even though this tutorial is marked as a fall makeup look, it would be gorgeous on the red carpet any time of year. To get a similar look, use Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation, IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner, the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, NYX Wicked Lashes and Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in Voyager.
To celebrate the original Urban Decay NAKED Palette and prove how it stands the test of time, try this look, which includes bronze and brown shadow paired with a glossy lip. To recreate it, use IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner, NYX Highlighter & Contour Pro Palette, Urban Decay High-Fi Shine Lipgloss in SPL, and of course, the Urban Decay NAKED Palette.
Justine, Graphic Designer
A foiled cranberry eyeshadow look paired with bold lashes is unexpected and very cool. Give this look a fresh twist with Urban Decay Naked Heat, Maybelline Precise Master Ink in Solar Gold, Milk Makeup Highlighter, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Urban Decay Nocturnal Vice Lipstick.
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