The 2018 Celebrity Makeup Moments We’re Still Thinking About

The 2018 Celebrity Makeup Moments We’re Still Thinking About
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An everyday makeup look is perfect for, well, everyday. When you’ve got just a few minutes to get ready, run out the door, grab breakfast and make that morning meeting in the knick of time, there’s little room left for a 10-step routine. Instead, we often settle for easy-to-apply coverage like a tinted moisturizer, a few swipes of eye-opening mascara and a small pop of color

But what happens when it’s not just any old day, and you want to bring some heat with your beat? Whether it’s an actual special occasion or you’re just feeling the makeup moment, don’t shy away from going big, bold, and daring. Take your time applying false lashes, sculpting your cheekbones with a contouring kit and drawing a cat eye that for once, isn’t crooked. 

Take a note from celebrities who always capitalize on the chance to experiment and have fun with their makeup. For instance, instead of settling for black eyeliner, why not up the ante like Lupita Nyong’o and use jewels to create a cat eye shape?

And if you need a break from wearing bold, statement lipsticks, take Jasmine Sanders’ lead and douse your eyelids in the brightest blue shadow you can find. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to red carpet beauty worth recreating. We’ve rounded up the most standout makeup moments from celebrities in 2018 and the inspiration is major. We’re talking white-out moments, red hot eyeshadow and bedazzled eyebrows.

See all of our favorites, ahead and take note for your 2019 vision board.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Alicia Vikander Black Silhouette Eyeliner
Alicia Vikander

Vikander chose to leave her cat-eyes open instead of filling them in for this silhouette beat from May.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Amber Heard Diamonds Under Eyes
Amber Heard

Heard altered the classic black-eyeliner-and-red-lip look when she added small diamonds under her eyes in May.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Andra Day Purple Eyeshadow
Andra Day

Who says you can't match your clothes to your makeup? Day pulls off purple eyeshadow and a red lip in January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ashley Graham Green Smokey Eye
Ashley Graham

We're all about the smokey eye taking on different colors, like Graham did with green back in March.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Cynthia Erivo Jeweled Eyebrows
Cynthia Erivo

Though technically not makeup, Erivo's bejeweled eyebrows from May couldn't be left out of the list.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Emily Ratajkowski Red Eyeshadow
Emily Ratajkowski

In January, Ratajkowski nailed this red eyeshadow look and we love that it's mainly only one pigment.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Hailey Baldwin Black Lipstick
Hailey Baldwin

Baldwin stepped out in February with this powerful almost-black lip.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Joan Smalls Turquoise Eyeliner
Joan Smalls

A simple face paired with the neon blue eyeliner is a major mood from Smalls' May look.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Issa Rae Pink Eyeshadow
Issa Rae

The pink shadow is killer on Rae's skin, but it's the inner-eye eyeliner that has us cheering on this look from January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Jasmine Sanders Blue Eyeshadow
Jasmine Sanders

Sanders's gray eyes were piercing in June with this electric blue surrounding them.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Kristen Stewart Green Eyeshadow and Pink Lip
Kristen Stewart

Stewart shows how to rock a bold lip and eyes in this green eyeshadow paired with coral lips from May.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Katherine Langford Blue Eyeliner
Katherine Langford

The actress show-stopped with a daring blue eyeliner in April.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lady Gaga Black and Glitter Smokey Eye
Lady Gaga

Gaga let her eyes do the talking with dark colors paired with glitter in January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Leomie Anderson Overdrawn Green Cat Eye
Leomie Anderson

In May, Anderson went blue for this dramatic cat-eye.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lily Collins Tear Makeup
Lily Collins

Aside from the red teardrop, Collins's silver-glitter makeup from May has us swooning.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Madeline Brewer Green Eyeliner
Madeline Brewer

A mix of pastel and neon green graced Brewer's eyelids in April.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Martha Hunt Diamonds Around Eyes
Martha Hunt

Hunt proved the saying "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" true in June.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Morena Baccarin Green Eyeshadow
Morena Baccarin

We're loving the bold green color against Baccarin's brown eyes from this May look.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Rihanna Purple Eyeshadow and Lipstick
Rihanna

It's hard to go all one color, but the singer committed to the eggplant theme in this June beat.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ruth Negga Gold Eyeshadow
Ruth Negga

A gold eyeshadow may seem commonplace, but we can't get past how Negga used it only on the inner half of her eye in May.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Scarlett Johansson Purple Eyeshadow
Scarlett Johansson

This bold eye look was made even bolder when Johansson chose purple and pink pigments in April.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tessa Thompson White Eyeliner and Eyelashes
Tessa Thompson

In May, Thompson went all white everything with a bold under-eye white liner.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Frances McDormand No Makeup
Frances McDormand

In March, McDormand showed us all no makeup is just as good as any glam.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Saoirse Ronan Bold Maroon Lipstick
Saoirse Ronan

Sometimes a bold lip can look shocking on an otherwise clean face, however, Ronan pulled it off in January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tracee Ellis Ross Black Eyeliner
Tracee Ellis Ross

Usually people opt for thick eyeliner on top or bottom, but Ellis Ross went with both in this daring look from January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Amandla Stenberg Yellow Eyeliner
Amandla Stenberg

A quick swipe of vibrant yellow across Stenberg’s eyelid from June is enough to make us run out and get a yellow pencil.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Janelle Monae Metallic Green Eyeliner
Janelle Monae

We’re all about Monae’s metallic green under-eye eyeliner with a subdued face from January.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid

Hadid impressed us proving that light blue liner in the crease can make a bold statement with very little.

Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lais Ribeiro
Lais Ribeiro

This Victoria’s Secret model wore this graphic shadow to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.

Photo: Tara Ziemba/FilmMagic.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ciara
Ciara

Straying away from her usually neutral makeup routine, Ciara rocked a bold red lip and glittery eyes to a red carpet.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell

Mitchel proved a little smokey liner can go very far at Revolve’s Second Annual Award Show.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan

Dewan attended the Variety and Women in Filmed 2018 Pre- Emmy Celebration with a fresh-faced makeup look paired with a bold fuscia lip.

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

Contrast is key. Gaga’s shimmery smokey eyes and dark brows contrasted well with her stunning platinum locks.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Halsey
Halsey

Halsey wore wings to the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in the most untraditional way possible. Avant-garde to the max!

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Katherine Langford
Katherine Langford

Langford replicated a mini galaxy on her eyes with Swarovski crystals at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lily Rose Depp
Lily Rose Depp

Depp made a statement with her sharp contour at a Chanel Paris Show at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Photo: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Rihanna
Rihanna

Rihanna, of course, served major looks at her Fenty Beauty Anniversary event this year sporting a frosty gunmetal lip.

Photo: Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross

Ross reminds us it’s not a bad thing to toss tangerine into the mix with her look from the 70th Emmy Awards.

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

A little bit of glitter can go a long way.

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STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Melanie Liburd
Melanie Liburd

Brown-eyed girls take note! This iridescent wisteria eye look will make your eyes pop!

Photo: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Zendaya
Zendaya

Complimenting her vibrant purple dress, Zendaya stunned us with a plum smokey eye in September.

Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Amandla Stenberg
Amandla Stenberg

The actress and activist opted for vibrant orange liner at Equality Now's Annual Make Equality Reality Gala.

Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage.
STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

In June 2018, the Oscar winner bejeweled her cat eye for the Annual Accessories Council Awards.

Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage.

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  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Amber Heard Diamonds Under Eyes
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Andra Day Purple Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ashley Graham Green Smokey Eye
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Cynthia Erivo Jeweled Eyebrows
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Emily Ratajkowski Red Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Hailey Baldwin Black Lipstick
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Joan Smalls Turquoise Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Issa Rae Pink Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Jasmine Sanders Blue Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Kristen Stewart Green Eyeshadow and Pink Lip
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Katherine Langford Blue Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lady Gaga Black and Glitter Smokey Eye
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Leomie Anderson Overdrawn Green Cat Eye
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lily Collins Tear Makeup
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Madeline Brewer Green Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Martha Hunt Diamonds Around Eyes
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Morena Baccarin Green Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Rihanna Purple Eyeshadow and Lipstick
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ruth Negga Gold Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Scarlett Johansson Purple Eyeshadow
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tessa Thompson White Eyeliner and Eyelashes
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Frances McDormand No Makeup
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Saoirse Ronan Bold Maroon Lipstick
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tracee Ellis Ross Black Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Amandla Stenberg Yellow Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Janelle Monae Metallic Green Eyeliner
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Bella Hadid
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lais Ribeiro
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Ciara
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Shay Mitchell
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Jenna Dewan
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lady Gaga
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Halsey
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Katherine Langford
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Lily Rose Depp
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Rihanna
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Tracee Ellis Ross
  • STYLECASTER | Standout Makeup Moments From 2018 So Far | Scarlett Johansson
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