2014 wrap-up: Best celebrity beauty moments

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Thanks to Kate Mara’s textured bob on the red carpet at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, we’re now lusting after the cropped cut.

The secret to rocking this above-shoulder style with confidence is all about a great cut (ask for choppy and A-line) and expert-advised styling techniques:

Celeb stylist Mara Roszak suggests applying boosting spray before rough-drying your hair with a blow-dryer. Then, use a 1.5-inch curling iron to create loose waves.

If Blake Lively’s dewy skin while showing off her baby bump at L’Oréal’s Women of Worth Awards in New York City isn’t incentive enough to amp up your skin care routine, we’re not sure what is.

Something as simple as adding a nighttime moisturizer to your regimen can help make your skin look healthier.

If, like us, Taylor Schilling’s bright-blond updo at the Emmy Awards had you considering lighter strands (and you’re still thinking about it), go ahead and take the plunge. If you’re already blond, platinum white is a tone worth trying.

Just look for a kit that will help leave your hair hydrated and conditioned, like Féria’s Absolute Platinum, which is ammonia-free and still lifts your shade up to seven levels. 

We’ve been obsessed with Zoe Saldana’s chic winged liner ever since she debuted it at the Grace of Monaco premiere in May.

And while there are lots of “makeup hacks” that make application easier, we’ve found that the best way to perfect this cat-eye liner look is with the right tool (Zoe used this superthin felt-tip eyeliner) and lots of practice.

Karlie Kloss’ perfectly defined cheekbones at the Grace of Monaco premiere make us feel like contouring is a skill worth studying.

Before going all out with highlighting and shading, start slow with well-placed blush (sweep just above the cheekbones). It can do wonders to create subtle definition.

Obsessed might be an understatement for the way we feel about Andie MacDowell’s polished, natural curls at the Women of Worth Awards in NYC.

If, like us, you’re all about embracing the curl, there are a couple easy rules you can follow:

1)       Use a curl-defining shampoo and conditioner.

2)       Keep frizz at bay with moisture-infusing products like hair oils.

Zooey Deschanel’s simple but chic graphic pink nails on the Emmys red carpet are proof that nail art doesn’t have to be elaborate to be eye-catching.

Start with a couple coats of pink polish. Once your nails are dry, place a thin strip of hot-pink, metallic nail tape about a quarter of the way between the base and the tip of the nail; then seal with topcoat. This streamlined look is easy enough for even a novice nail artist to master.

Want to know the best way to mimic the super-straight strands Julianne Moore rocked at the Cannes Film Festival?

The secret is to start with a great blowout (versus just flatironing dry strands)! And the key to a great blowout is using a heat-protection spray that helps boost the effects of your dryer.

Thank goodness for Natasha Poly’s glamorous take on the everyday updo at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes. Her chic, sleek ponytail is the ultimate DIY ’do (you’ve probably been wearing some version of this style since grade school). 

Once you’ve secured your strands in a high ponytail, all it takes is a hit of hairspray to smooth back flyaways.

Just remember: This hairstyle highlights your face, so you might want to step up your makeup game! 

Though Eva Longoria’s tousled braid was nothing short of a masterpiece on the red carpet in Cannes, it was her perfectly arched eyebrows that truly had us in awe.

With a little help from all-in-one eyebrow pencils that let you fill in, brush and set your brows, we know we’re just a tiny bit of line drawing away from ideal arches. 

The sleek updo Freida Pinto wore to a premiere in Cannes is perfect for short, medium or long hair! Want to know the best part? The technique is the same no matter what length hair you have:

Start by simply coating your hair with frizz-vanishing heat protection spray. Then blow-dry and use a flat, boar-bristle brush to smooth strands back.

 

Lara Stone’s pumped-up doll lashes on the red carpet in Cannes for The Search premiere have us experiencing major lash envy.

The secret to getting her doe-eyed look lies mainly in the mascara and applicator -- L’Oréal’s Miss Manga Mascara has a flexible wand that lets you get even the littlest lashes.

 Check out four ways to get a look like Lara’s here
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By: The Beauty Experts at L'Oréal Paris

2014 has been a year of enviable celebrity beauty. From gorgeous hairstyles like the must-have tousled bob to covet-worthy makeup -- hello, winged liner -- our Pinterest boards runneth over.

And while ogling red-carpet glamour is always fun, right now we're more invested in what we can do to copy these looks in real life.

Here are a few (OK, 12) celeb-inspired ideas that will start your new year off with fresh, photo-op-worthy beauty.

Enjoy!
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