Makeup holds the power to transform an every day look into a glamorous one. And it’s truly amazing to see the difference a little lip color and mascara can do— especially when we’re talking about celebrities. These stars went from “the girl next door” to va-va-voom with a little cosmetics help.
20. Bella Hadid
The 20-year-old model exchanges her fresh-faced look for a more dramatic one during fashion shows. With a bold lip and contouring, she’s hardly recognizable.
19. Kristen Stewart
The Twilight actress isn’t afraid to step out sans makeup, but is also known for her intense smokey eye when she does decide to pick up the makeup brush.
18. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe has completely glam-ed her entire look since her family rose to fame. She’s traded in the heavy blush for a more natural look, and we aren’t complaining.
17. Nicole Richie
Nicole has come a long since her party girl days. She’s sleek and sophisticated with a strong cat eye and barely-there makeup.
Lorde transforms into the artist everyone knows and loves with a dark lip and orangish eye shadow. That’s not to say her every day go-to look isn’t amazing as well.
15. Emma Watson
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson demonstrates the power of a good red lip. The classic beauty keeps things simple, even when rocking full face glam.
14. Solange Knowles
Solange is known for her natural, yet eccentric style. She keeps things interesting by adding a pop of color into her look, especially when it comes to her makeup.
13. Taylor Swift
Taylor has come a long way since her days as the curly-headed country singer. Now, the 26-year-old loves sporting a classic red lip, but isn’t afraid to switch it up. She easily transforms into pop star mode with a bubble gum pink lip color and light smokey eye.
Zendaya highlights her natural beauty with a light contour and nude-colored lip. The smokey eye takes her from girl next door to red carpet with just a few swipes of the brush.
11. Jessica Chastain
Jessica proves you don’t need a lot of glam in order to transform your entire look. While she’s adorable with less makeup, she proves just a touch of powder and eye shadow can do wonders.
Raven isn’t afraid to experiment with the entire color palette. She ramped up her look from minimal makeup to electric goddess with this purple and grey combo.
9. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is the ultimate example of “less is more.” The reality star went from heavy shadow and eyeliner to simple and subdued, and she has never looked better.
8. Eva Mendez
Eva Mendez is a classic beauty who lets her natural look shine through. However, when she does opt for a more made-up look, she transforms into a glamorous movie star with fierce eyes and sharp brows.
7. Kate Hudson
Kate is widely known for her love of the bare-faced look. The fun-loving star isn’t afraid to try new things when it comes to her beauty routine, though. The 37-year-old can pull off a colorful cat eye and nude lip like nobody’s business.
6. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is an advocate for going au naturel, but dang can the girl wear some makeup! Her fiery red lip and dramatic lashes give her the ultimate Hollywood look.
5. Kylie Jenner
The 19-year-old seems to have dramatically changed her appearance over the years, but credits her new features to makeup tricks. Except for the lip injections, that is. It seems anything is possible with good contouring and the right brow brush.
4. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is just blessed with good genetics. The young model is beautiful without makeup, but transforms into a red carpet vixen with just the right pop of color around the eyes. Even while wearing full face makeup, she manages to keep her skin looking fresh and dewy.
Rihanna isn’t afraid to take it to the extremes when it comes to her color palette. The R&B star easily goes from a no makeup look to one with a vibrant green lip, and we love them both!
2. Bella Thorne
It’s crazy what a little lip color and metallic eye shadow can do for a person. Just ask Bella Thorne! The 19-year-old actress goes from day time cute to red carpet glam with just minimal makeup. Lucky her!
1. Scarlett Johansson
Whether Scarlett is rocking fresh-faced makeup and a bit of eye shadow or a dramatic red lip and cat eye, the actress always manages to turn heads.