MY TOP TEN HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY ICONS



As a beauty enthusiast, makeup lover, and, you know, a human woman, I often look to Hollywood starlets for hair and makeup ideas, tips, and tricks.  It's not exactly a secret that we are constantly being influenced by celebrity style.  I mean, how many times have you brought a picture of a celeb to the salon as inspiration?  I'm pretty sure that I do every single time I have my hair done!

There are hundreds of woman throughout history that have inspired my look at different times (seriously, I wrote out a list of 50 names before I made myself stop), but for today, I narrowed it down to a list of 10 (I really couldn't narrow it down anymore!) of my current favorite Hollywood beauty icons.

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I have a serious girl crush on Amanda Seyfried; everything about her is just so ethereal and effortless!  I love that she never looks quite as "done up," as so many other celebrities do.  Most of the time her makeup is very soft and minimal, but she also knows how to vamp it up with a great red lip!  I mean really, I'm not sure there is anyone that can pull off a red lip the way she can.

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Emilia Clarke.  Khaleesi Mother of Dragons (oops, is my nerdy side showing?).  This woman has the most unbelievable mega-watt smile, and my favorite thing about her is that she is always wearing it!  She doesn't sport the pursed lip, half-smile that is so popular right now and thank goodness because her smile is so bright it could probably power NYC. Just saying.  Her look is consistently girly and soft.  Even when she rocks a smokey eye (2016 Golden Globes), the look is still soft and subtle.  Plus, she has those eyebrows that I would kill for!

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I'm convinced that no one on the planet is quite as perfect looking at Charlize Theron.  She is the epitome of effortless elegance.  Really, though, there is a picture somewhere of her at a basketball game and she is wearing torn up jeans and a flannel shirt, and still, she looks so freakin' elegant.  She has been one of my beauty icons dating all the way back to her days in Mighty Joe Young.

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Confession, I have always wanted to be a red head.  And yes, I do know that Emma Stone is not a natural red head, but girlfriend looks freakin' hot as one.  My favorite thing about Emma Stone is that she's not afraid to play around with her look, but manages never to go overboard with it. 

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Let's all forget for a minute that she's married to possibly one of the hottest men to ever walk the planet, and focus on the fact that her husband is married to one of the most stunning woman to ever walk the planet.  Yeah, way to alienate the rest of us guys! But seriously, I fell in love with Jenna (and Channing for that matter) after watching Step Up in high school.  Jenna is one of those women who looks equally gorgeous lounging about in sweats and no makeup as she does on the red carpet. 

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It is thanks to LC that I learned how to rock cat-eye liner.  No one, NO ONE, does a cat-eye like Lauren Conrad.  LC is consistently one of my biggest hair and makeup inspirations.  I even used a picture of her as inspiration for my wedding look.  Lauren Conrad is another one who I think does an amazing job of mixing up her look while still always staying true to herself. 

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I have had a MAJOR obsession with Lily Collins as of late.  Just look at her, how could you not?! SHE'S AUDREY HEPBURN REINCARNATE!  But really, she is another woman who exudes effortless, timeless elegance.  She has phenomonally enchanting eyes and knows just how to play them up, plus they're framed by the world's most perfect eyebrows.

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I get that this is maybe a little cliche, but I don't even care!  I love Jennifer Lawrence.  And while yes, she does have a beautiful face and I love what she has been doing with her hair, the most beautiful thing about her in my opinion is her spirit.  For lack of a better term, she's just real.  She doesn't hold back when asked about the amount of time it takes for people to prep her for award shows, she isn't coy about eating cheeseburgers at home in sweatpants, she doesn't try and make herself out to be the Hollywood definition of perfect, and I freakin' love that.

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Cara Delevingne is my spirit animal (actually, that's not true.  I'm nowhere near cool enough). Seriously, she is the girl in high school that wasn't necessarily popular, but not because she couldn't be, but because she was just too cool for that ish.  This girl is a chameleon.  She can pull ultra feminine glamour and edgy street grunge without blinking an eye.  Plus, I have to mention them... THOSE FREAKING EYEBROWS!!!

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It absolutely kills me when woman try and cover up their freckles! I LOVE THEM!  I get freckles all over my nose during the summer months and i'm always so sad when they start to fade away.  Wayyyy too many women in Hollywood cover up their freckles with makeup, and I want to give Emma Watson a gigantic hug for not doing that.  I love her general attitude about beauty, clearly she is a gorgeous woman, and she takes care of herself, and doesn't try and downplay her beauty, but also recognizes that it's not the most important thing.  Plus, she does it with visible freckles, sooo 



Who are your beauty icons?  
Who do you think I am missing?  
Let me know in the comments!

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