Beauty Trends and the Celebrities Who Started Them

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Amy Winehouse wasn't only known for her sultry voice, but her famous cat eye makeup.  
Coco Rocha wore winged eyeliner that extended quite far, letting her cat eye and bright pink lip do the talking.
Emma Stone shows off her cat eye makeup on the red carpet.
Both Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were known for their bright red lips.
Emmy Rossum wears a bright red lip with old Hollywood-inspired waves.
Red lips are a great accent to a classic black dress, and Taylor Swift has been all about RED lately!
Ava Gardner was a classic Hollywood beauty, and she was well known for her perfectly made-up eyes.
Cara Delevingne does a perfect smoky eye -- paired with a serious stare for the camera.
The Kardashians love the smoky eye, Kim looks sultry with dark black makeup.
Rita's signature statement of "glamour" was her long red nails.
Heidi Klum rocks a red nail on the red carpet.
Zoe Saldana is a classic beauty, pairing red lips with red nails, just as Rita did.
One of the first to make this look famous, Madonna went for a drastic difference between her very light hair and thick dark eyebrows.
Daenerys Targaryen(played by a brunette Emilia Clarke) from Game of Thrones has strikingly grey-blonde hair, yet dark brows.
Michelle Williams looked lovely with dark brows and a short pixie cut.
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Although a fashion designer may conceptualize a trend, the stars who wear them are the real influencers.

When Kate Middleton continued to carry tiny purses at each event she attended, the fashion world payed attention, and now everyone is ditching their big, bulky bags for elegant clutches a la Duchess Kate.

Not only does a celebrity influence much more than fashion, but this effect on decor, hair and beauty is not a recent phenomenon. From Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, Hollywood has started beauty trends for decades.

Click through the gallery above to see the beauty techniques that celebrities brought into the mainstream -- and who is sporting these trends today.

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