You Have To See Sarah Hyland’s Beauty Evolution

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A lot of celebrities have tried-and-true beauty looks they always seem to go back to — Blake Lively’s bronzy glow, or Beyoncé’s enviable caramel highlights, for example. But Sarah Hyland's signature isn’t as easy to pin down.

One day, she’ll walk the red carpet in an updo and smoky eyes that look straight out of Vogue. The next, she’ll go goth with dark lipstick and slicked-back hair. The actress loves a playful topknot and bright eyeliner, but then again, the same is true for intricate braids and contouring.

This is not to say the aforementioned stars don't mix it up, but Hyland is especially versatile. Here’s the trick: She comes off as purposeful and chic, no matter what she's trying next, and carries each look with confidence. Does Hyland feel most comfortable channeling a tousled-and-tan Cali vibe or in edgy fringe and loads of dark liner? Perhaps we’ll never know. But one thing is certain: We can’t wait to see what she does next.

Click through to see her best beauty looks.
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2010
Back in 2010, 20-year-old Sarah Hyland wore a look we haven’t seen much since: no-makeup makeup.
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2011
Just one year later, tightlined eyes and lash-grazing fringe help Hyland look more glam than ever.
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Eyelids smoked with mauve and pink tones and Barbie-pink lips are kept from looking too '80s with the help of black liquid liner, in the shape of a cat-eye.
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The Modern Family actress nails California cool with bronzed skin, a lived-in halo braid, and soft waves.
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Hyland often rocks tightlined eyes on the red carpet, but here she evokes a whole new look by adding icy-blue shadow in a foil finish and coral lipstick.
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2012
Just two years after her awards-season debut, Hyland ups the glamour yet again — this time, bright-red lips and a smooth updo make the look.
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Cali chill meets red-carpet glam in this look, which includes easy, windblown hair and Hyland’s go-tos (tightlined eyes and a dress-inspired lipstick shade).
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Does it get more romantic than this updo? Flushed cheeks and eye-strobing round out the soft look. The latter is achieved with strategically placed illuminating shadow in the inner corners of the eyes and centers of the lids.
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We love this smoldering look on Hyland, achieved with tighter curls, dramatic eye makeup, and deep, berry lips.
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Now this is how you make a goth-inspired look shine: pair a fun topknot with stacks of lashes and deep-burgundy lips.
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What a difference a few makeup shades can make. This time, Hyland pairs her topknot with clean, liner-flicked eyes, and lips and cheeks washed in soft peach for a look that’s more ingénue than edgy.
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2013
Yes, Hyland’s makeup looks impeccable at this 2013 film premiere. But it's her heavy fringe and layered haircut, styled to smooth perfection, that have us digging for our own flat irons.
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With nods to classic ballerina beauty and '60s mod style, this fresh-faced look is a new one for Hyland and one we will definitely pin.
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The 2013 Emmys marked the perfect occasion for Hyland to call on major glamour. This combination of a slick updo, deep-red lips, and ultra-defined lashes perfectly hits the mark.
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For the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, Hyland continues her sophisticated streak, with a volumized updo and dual-tone smoky eyes.
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Notice how Hyland’s halo braid, lips, and cheeks are all brightened by peachy shades that echo her dress? That’s how you do matchy-matchy beauty.
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2014
Hyland tries a shocking-pink statement lip and wins major style points — the pop of color particularly stands out against a black-and-white dress. Just as striking, her loose, side-swept pony is the right balance between effortless and red-carpet-ready.
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Love the beachy vibe Hyland’s makeup gives? Achieve the look by using bronzer and highlighter on untraditional places, like eyelids.
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Contoured cheeks and a side-swept fishtail braid join Hyland’s sultry smoky eyes for a look that’s both playful and sophisticated.
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Strong brows and earth-toned makeup nod to '90s glamour without looking too costume-y, thanks to a lack of glitter in the mix.
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A splash of white eyeshadow brings out Hyland’s eyes at this 2014 event in L.A.
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Between the loose, blond-highlighted locks and matte, red lips, we love this day look on the actress.
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A texturized bob and buttery-blond highlights give Hyland’s look a modern spin.
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Hyland gives off Deco edge with dark statement lips, dramatic lashes, and classic smoky eyes.
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2016
A pop of blue shadow takes the actress’ pretty makeup look from simple to standout.
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The best way to play it safe with a makeup look? Choose to highlight the eyes or lips, not both. Hyland turns this theory on its head with a dramatic vibe that plays up all her features, to beautiful results.
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Jet-black hair styled in beachy waves gives the actress a whole new vibe.
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One way to keep colored liner looking modern? Use it to accent the outer corners only, like Hyland did here.
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With added blond highlights, a deep part, and sleek styling, Hyland’s hair is a red-carpet standout.
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We rarely see Hyland with bright-red lips — the matte finish and crimson shade pair perfectly with her golden-yellow dress.
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