The Most Creative, Unique, and Daring Celebrity Makeup Looks of 2019

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Celebrities are veering outside of the typical lanes of smoky eyes and red lipstick on the red carpet in favor of more colorful, bold looks, and we are so here for it. Although nothing is wrong with those classic looks, we appreciate the unexpected makeup that has been happening lately. Emma Stone, Lily Collins, and Lady Gaga have been inspiring us to be a bit more adventurous with our makeup routines with their colored liners, bold lipsticks, and vibrant eye shadow. Keep scrolling to check out the fun makeup looks that we'll be re-creating ASAP. Don't worry, the skills of a professional makeup artist like Patrick Ta or Hung Vanngo aren't required for you to try them out. Margot Robbie's stunning blue mascara, in particular, is a simple way to switch up your go-to look. Without further ado, here are some of the best celebrity makeup looks of 2019.

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Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxFm7kPnWzp/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:wrote on Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">wrote on Instagram</a> that she sought to brighten up a gloomy day, and she totally succeeded with these varying shades of purple on Millie Bobby Brown's eyes. That incredible pastel wing? It was created with ColourPop's <a href="https://colourpop.com/products/cry-baby-liner" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner</a>, which Deenihan used to cover the entire lid with an eye shadow brush. A berry Viseart shadow along the lower lash line, Urban Decay's classic black <a href="https://shop-links.co/1671917443644150218" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Perversion pencil" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Perversion pencil</a> on the waterlines, and Pat McGrath's <a href="https://shop-links.co/1671917503565192036" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FetishEyes Mascara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FetishEyes Mascara</a> complete the colorful eye look.
Millie Bobby Brown: Lilac Lids
Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan wrote on Instagram that she sought to brighten up a gloomy day, and she totally succeeded with these varying shades of purple on Millie Bobby Brown's eyes. That incredible pastel wing? It was created with ColourPop's Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner, which Deenihan used to cover the entire lid with an eye shadow brush. A berry Viseart shadow along the lower lash line, Urban Decay's classic black Perversion pencil on the waterlines, and Pat McGrath's FetishEyes Mascara complete the colorful eye look.
Halsey's Billboard Music Awards look changed several times throughout the night, but her red-carpet makeup was arguably the most memorable. Matching her gorgeous gown, Halsey's lips were painted a stunning shade of purply blue with a hint of eye-catching shimmer. But that's not the only feature that pulled in the color of her dress. Take a close look and you'll see that Halsey's lower lashes are also coated in an indigo mascara, and even her blush has a bluish undertone.
Halsey: Vivid Violet
Halsey's Billboard Music Awards look changed several times throughout the night, but her red-carpet makeup was arguably the most memorable. Matching her gorgeous gown, Halsey's lips were painted a stunning shade of purply blue with a hint of eye-catching shimmer. But that's not the only feature that pulled in the color of her dress. Take a close look and you'll see that Halsey's lower lashes are also coated in an indigo mascara, and even her blush has a bluish undertone.
Adam Lambert's eye makeup nearly upstaged the incredible Libertine outfit he wore to the brand's fall 2019 show in Los Angeles. Under Lambert's practically perfect bold brows with an enviable arch, he wore an unexpected yet incredible combination of eye shadow shades: fuchsia smudged below his lower lashes and a shimmering lime on his lids and into the inner corners. A generous dose of shimmer makes it hard to take your eyes off of his.
Adam Lambert: Sparkling Two-Tone Eyes
Adam Lambert's eye makeup nearly upstaged the incredible Libertine outfit he wore to the brand's fall 2019 show in Los Angeles. Under Lambert's practically perfect bold brows with an enviable arch, he wore an unexpected yet incredible combination of eye shadow shades: fuchsia smudged below his lower lashes and a shimmering lime on his lids and into the inner corners. A generous dose of shimmer makes it hard to take your eyes off of his.
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Halsey never fails to wow us with her makeup game and her time at Coachella was no exception. The singer sported an electric eye look of bold green, blue, and yellow shadows topped with tiny flecks of glitter for a truly showstopping effect. Makeup artist Denika Bedrossian used <a href="https://shop-links.co/1670332744666432527" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nyx's Ultimate Shadow Palette" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nyx's Ultimate Shadow Palette</a>, with its vibrant rainbow of shades, to create the unforgettable effect. "Still can’t get over this one...💥💙💚💥," wrote Bedrossian <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwSazvknOLO/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:on Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">on Instagram</a>. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what makeup looks she debuts in the future.
Halsey: Color Wheel Combo
Halsey never fails to wow us with her makeup game and her time at Coachella was no exception. The singer sported an electric eye look of bold green, blue, and yellow shadows topped with tiny flecks of glitter for a truly showstopping effect. Makeup artist Denika Bedrossian used Nyx's Ultimate Shadow Palette, with its vibrant rainbow of shades, to create the unforgettable effect. "Still can’t get over this one...💥💙💚💥," wrote Bedrossian on Instagram. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what makeup looks she debuts in the future.
<a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/janelle-monae?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Janelle Monáe" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Janelle Monáe</a> kept her skin and lips fresh and natural-looking in order to allow her eyes to shine at the Nickeloden Kids' Choice Awards — and shine they did. Her top lash line was home to a dramatic, black cat eye, and while her lower waterline was also defined with black, her bottom lash line was smudged with a metallic, seafoam-green liner. Instead of carrying the color up onto the lid, she wore that minty shade <a href="https://www.allure.com/gallery/best-colored-mascara?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:on her lashes" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">on her lashes</a> for a fresh take on a colorful eye. And for a final touch, two <a href="https://www.allure.com/gallery/best-makeup-stamps?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stars were stamped" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stars were stamped</a> atop her left cheekbone, just under the wing.
Janelle Monáe: Metallic Green Lashes and Liner
Janelle Monáe kept her skin and lips fresh and natural-looking in order to allow her eyes to shine at the Nickeloden Kids' Choice Awards — and shine they did. Her top lash line was home to a dramatic, black cat eye, and while her lower waterline was also defined with black, her bottom lash line was smudged with a metallic, seafoam-green liner. Instead of carrying the color up onto the lid, she wore that minty shade on her lashes for a fresh take on a colorful eye. And for a final touch, two stars were stamped atop her left cheekbone, just under the wing.
<a href="https://www.allure.com/story/joey-king-shaved-head-the-act-interview?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Joey King" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Joey King</a>'s edgy red outfit for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards was made truly complete with even more red on her eyes. Makeup artist Allan Avendaño gave her a gorgeous red wing not with eyeliner but with Urban Decay's <a href="https://shop-links.co/1668086903448641897" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil</a> in shade 714. To give it a hint of warm sparkle, he added a bit of the brand's gold <a href="https://shop-links.co/1668086967863992371" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner</a>, Catcall, at her upper lash line.
Joey King: Red Wings and Gold Glitter
Joey King's edgy red outfit for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards was made truly complete with even more red on her eyes. Makeup artist Allan Avendaño gave her a gorgeous red wing not with eyeliner but with Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in shade 714. To give it a hint of warm sparkle, he added a bit of the brand's gold Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Catcall, at her upper lash line.
James Corden shared a photo of <a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/celine-dion?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Celine Dion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Celine Dion</a> participating in his "Carpool Karaoke" segment, in which she's embracing spring with fully pastel makeup. Her baby-blue eye shadow, which matches her tulle high neckline, covers her lids entirely, all the way to her brows. In addition to pink cheeks, she's wearing a frosty pink lipstick, proving that makeup shades don't have to be dark to be bold.
Celine Dion: Icy Pastels
James Corden shared a photo of Celine Dion participating in his "Carpool Karaoke" segment, in which she's embracing spring with fully pastel makeup. Her baby-blue eye shadow, which matches her tulle high neckline, covers her lids entirely, all the way to her brows. In addition to pink cheeks, she's wearing a frosty pink lipstick, proving that makeup shades don't have to be dark to be bold.
Lady Gaga is no stranger to a <a href="https://www.allure.com/story/lady-gaga-super-bowl-makeup-change?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bedazzled smoky eye" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bedazzled smoky eye</a>, and now that Oscar season is over, she's back to reclaim her crystal throne. For the Daily Front Row Awards, Gaga worked with makeup artist Sarah Tanno for this sweet pink smoky eye topped with a row of crystals. Tanno smoked out the pink shadow into a cat-eye shape, layered black, smudged eyeliner on top, then lined Gaga's inner corners in white, and topped the whole shebang with diamond-colored gemstones. The pink lip- and heart-shaped earrings complete her transformation into a IRL Valentine.
Lady Gaga: Pink Gemstone Eyes
Lady Gaga is no stranger to a bedazzled smoky eye, and now that Oscar season is over, she's back to reclaim her crystal throne. For the Daily Front Row Awards, Gaga worked with makeup artist Sarah Tanno for this sweet pink smoky eye topped with a row of crystals. Tanno smoked out the pink shadow into a cat-eye shape, layered black, smudged eyeliner on top, then lined Gaga's inner corners in white, and topped the whole shebang with diamond-colored gemstones. The pink lip- and heart-shaped earrings complete her transformation into a IRL Valentine.
Lucy Boynton isn't the only actor on whom <a href="https://www.allure.com/story/lucy-boynton-red-carpet-beauty?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jo Baker has been working eye makeup magic" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jo Baker has been working eye makeup magic</a>. For <em>Teen Vogue</em>'s Young Hollywood Party, she was inspired to combine the ideas of "<a href="https://shop-links.co/1664850760934840681" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:punk kitty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">punk kitty</a>" and bird wings — a nod to Dove Cameron's first name — giving her an incredible, far-reaching, graphic shape with Nars Eye Paint, a gel liner, in Black Valley. To make Cameron's lashes appropriately fluttery, Baker applied <a href="https://shop-links.co/1664850760934840681" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara</a>.
Dove Cameron: Graphic Wings
Lucy Boynton isn't the only actor on whom Jo Baker has been working eye makeup magic. For Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party, she was inspired to combine the ideas of "punk kitty" and bird wings — a nod to Dove Cameron's first name — giving her an incredible, far-reaching, graphic shape with Nars Eye Paint, a gel liner, in Black Valley. To make Cameron's lashes appropriately fluttery, Baker applied Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara.
Just when we thought <a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/margot-robbie?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Margot Robbie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Margot Robbie</a>'s eyes couldn't be a brighter shade of blue, makeup artist <a href="https://www.instagram.com/patidubroff/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pati Dubroff" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pati Dubroff</a> proves us wrong with her BAFTA look. Dubroff enveloped Robbie's eyes with a thick, slightly smudgy application of electric-blue liner, made even more vibrant with a generous coat of matching blue mascara on upper and lower lashes.
Margot Robbie: Electric Blue Eyes
Just when we thought Margot Robbie's eyes couldn't be a brighter shade of blue, makeup artist Pati Dubroff proves us wrong with her BAFTA look. Dubroff enveloped Robbie's eyes with a thick, slightly smudgy application of electric-blue liner, made even more vibrant with a generous coat of matching blue mascara on upper and lower lashes.
<a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/lily-collins?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lily Collins" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lily Collins</a> could smear grape jelly on her eyelids and make it look stunning, but in this case makeup artist <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtZawfKnYqc/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vincent Oquendo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vincent Oquendo</a> opted for actual eye shadow in a jam-like shade of vivid purple. The color is blended past Collins's crease and brightened even more with a shimmering highlight at the inner corners of her eyes. Oquendo emboldened the already striking look with lots of mascara, but he kept her cheeks and lips low-key and fresh with pale peach blush and gloss.
Lily Collins: Vibrant Plum Smoky Eye
Lily Collins could smear grape jelly on her eyelids and make it look stunning, but in this case makeup artist Vincent Oquendo opted for actual eye shadow in a jam-like shade of vivid purple. The color is blended past Collins's crease and brightened even more with a shimmering highlight at the inner corners of her eyes. Oquendo emboldened the already striking look with lots of mascara, but he kept her cheeks and lips low-key and fresh with pale peach blush and gloss.
Although we're never surprised when <a href="https://www.allure.com/story/lucy-boynton-red-carpet-beauty?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lucy Boynton's makeup" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lucy Boynton's makeup</a> is a work of creative genius, we're still floored every time it happens. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event, Jo Baker used <a href="https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Glossier Cloud Paint" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Glossier Cloud Paint</a> in Puff to create a pink aura complemented by the glow from pink <a href="https://shop-links.co/1663386068536842425" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara</a> on Boynton's lower lashes. A matte red lip takes the look from ethereal to downright incredible.
Lucy Boynton: Glowing Pink and Matte Red
Although we're never surprised when Lucy Boynton's makeup is a work of creative genius, we're still floored every time it happens. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event, Jo Baker used Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff to create a pink aura complemented by the glow from pink Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara on Boynton's lower lashes. A matte red lip takes the look from ethereal to downright incredible.
Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a stunning contrast for Alison Brie's Producers Guild Awards look by going with a super-light color on her lids (<a href="https://jillstuartbeautyusa.com/collections/eyes/products/iconic-look-eyeshadow?variant=21578690822262" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow</a> in C201) and a super-dark color on her lips (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1662160305920148085" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme</a> lipstick in 116). But the most exciting part of the look may very well be what you don't even notice: Brie is wearing the brand-new <a href="https://www.allure.com/story/fenty-beauty-concealer-review-shades-swatches?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Concealer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Concealer</a> in shade 140.
Alison Brie: Light Lids and Dark Lips
Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a stunning contrast for Alison Brie's Producers Guild Awards look by going with a super-light color on her lids (Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow in C201) and a super-dark color on her lips (Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme lipstick in 116). But the most exciting part of the look may very well be what you don't even notice: Brie is wearing the brand-new Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Concealer in shade 140.
Don't let anyone ever tell you a redhead can't wear orange eye shadow. For the BAFTA Tea Party, <a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/emma-stone?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Emma Stone" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Emma Stone</a> wore a bright, sunny shade all over her lids with gradient shades of gold and bronze fully lining each eye. The rest of her makeup was kept simple, with a barely there soft, pink shine on her lips.
Emma Stone: Orange Eyes
Don't let anyone ever tell you a redhead can't wear orange eye shadow. For the BAFTA Tea Party, Emma Stone wore a bright, sunny shade all over her lids with gradient shades of gold and bronze fully lining each eye. The rest of her makeup was kept simple, with a barely there soft, pink shine on her lips.
Makeup artist Fiona Stiles proves bright blue looks incredible with neutral, earthy colors on <a href="https://www.allure.com/topic/lily-collins?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lily Collins" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lily Collins</a>. "Electric teal and milk chocolate eyes 👀 + burnt rose lips 👄 + petal pink 🌸 cheeks = a little piece of H E A V E N," she <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsSC__Vl2l-/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:wrote on Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">wrote on Instagram</a>, making her makeup perfectly match the shades in the gown that Collins wore to the Art of Elysium event.
Lily Collins: Earthy and Electric
Makeup artist Fiona Stiles proves bright blue looks incredible with neutral, earthy colors on Lily Collins. "Electric teal and milk chocolate eyes 👀 + burnt rose lips 👄 + petal pink 🌸 cheeks = a little piece of H E A V E N," she wrote on Instagram, making her makeup perfectly match the shades in the gown that Collins wore to the Art of Elysium event.

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