3 Stunning (And Easy) DIY Celeb Beauty Looks! Trust Us, We Tried 'Em

Whenever a starlet steps out looking nothing short of flawless, we spend an unreasonable amount of time trying to dissect the look (really…it's sort of pathetic!). Of course, it's also a little silly, given that the folks who hold the secrets to these insanely gorgeous mugs live in our own backyard. That's why we tapped A-list-approved hair and makeup artists Marina Gravani and Jonathan Mason, to clue us in on their magic.
Whether it's Diane Kruger's perfect pink pout, Camilla Belle's bold brows, or Freida Pinto's dewy skin that you want, it turns out channeling these lovely ladies isn't as daunting as we had previously thought. As for their coiffs, all you need is a stash of bobby pins, a spritz of hairspray, and a few key pointers that we learned firsthand. Click through to see the R29 L.A. team morph from deadline-filled days to swanky nights in a snap! Are you ready for your close-up now?
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First things first: Let us introduce you to the pros who helped us pull off these looks. From couture to catalog, there's nothing Jonathan Mason can't do. The Cali-native works around the clock on over-the-top editorials and has styled hair for a number of music videos. Then, there's makeup artist Marina Gravani. From Robin Wright to Adrien Brody, this gal's dolled up some of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. Impressed? Then take a look at how the pair transformed our L.A. team!

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The Look: Freida Pinto makes us green with envy at the premiere of Rise of the Planet of the Apes with her flawless skin and berry pout.

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Before: Refinery29 L.A. intern Lizbeth Hernandez

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Makeup Step 1: Start with an eye base. Marina used Laura Mercier's Bisque to help conceal the eyelid's darkness.

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Makeup Step 2: Apply a light, glowy eyeshadow on the base of the lid. Then, use a darker eyeshadow (from the same color family) in the crease and under the eye.

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Makeup Step 3: Apply a pearl-hued shadow under the brow to softly highlight the brow bone.

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Makeup Step 4: Lift the eyelid to place black liner between the lashes. Once that is complete, create a thin line on top of the lash line.

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Makeup Step 5: Curl lashes and apply a volumizing mascara. Marina suggests you wiggle the mascara wand between the lashes as close to the base of the lash as possible.

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Makeup Step 6: Line the inside of the eye with a matching black eyeliner.

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Makeup Step 7: Clean off any excess shadow that has fallen and prepare your skin with a primer. After wetting the sponge, blend foundation all over. (Marina blended Makeup Forever HD Foundations in 173 and 153 for Lizbeth).

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Makeup Step 8: Make sure to use a trusty liner before applying lipstick.

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Makeup Step 9: Fill in lips with a brush to paint on the perfect pout.

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Hair Step 1: Prep's key! Jonathan blow-dried Lizbeth's hair with a medium round brush to get volume but also smooth out the hair.

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Hair Step 2: Using a medium-sized curling iron (you want the waves to be full, not fine), curl the hair diagonally and away from the face. Pin each section to set.

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Hair Step 3: Remove the pins and messy-up the perfect curls with your fingers. Then, set those soft curls with cream. Jonathan used Oribe Crème for Style for Lizbeth's dark locks.

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The curls aren't perfect, but that's the point!

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Hair Step 4: At the roots, apply a generous amount of hair spray to give hair body and volume.

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Hair Step 5: If you're really looking to pump up the volume, tease the crown with a thin comb.

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After: Lizbeth nails Freida's bombshell look!

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The Look: Diane Kruger was pretty in pink at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards, sporting a neon lip and an undone updo.

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Before: Refinery29 L.A. Editor Brenna Egan

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Makeup Step 1: Start with an eye base (Marina used Laura Mercier Wheat). Then, use a golden eyeshadow all over the lid and in the inner corner of the eye.

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Makeup Step 2: Using a flat brush, apply black liner to your upper lashline. This doesn't need to be perfect because it will be smudged out.

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Makeup Step 3: Smudge the liner with a lighter liner (Marina used Laura Mercier's Caviar) on the lash line and under the eye.

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Makeup Step 4: Curl the lashes and apply mascara by wiggling the brush into the lash line. This is to ensure that every last lash is covered in mascara.

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Makeup Step 5: For even skin tone, use a cream foundation with tinted moisturizer — this will give a gorgeous dew to the skin.

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Makeup Step 6: Use a brow pencil to fill in the brows and brush through them with a brow groomer to soften the look.

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Makeup Step 7: The pink pout is the focus of this look. Start with Make Up Forever's Waterproof Lip Liner in pink.

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Makeup Step 8: Then, fill in the lips with Tom Ford Flamingo lipstick.

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Hair Step 1: Using a blow dryer, rough dry your hair to get some volume.

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Hair Step 2: Divide the hair into two sections and pin the top half out of the way. Take the remaining back hair and twist vertically. Pin until secure.

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Hair Step 3: Using a bit of hair from the top half, softly twist the hair to the back and pin the hair. This is supposed to look undone, so don't make it too perfect!

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Hair Step 4: Tease the crown of your head to give volume.

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Hair Step 5: Because Brenna has bangs, Jonathan had to pin back those puppies.

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Hair Step 6: Using more bobby pins, tuck the ends of the top half of your hair into the top of your twist.

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Hair Step 7: See, it's meant to look a little messy!

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After: Brenna's simple locks and notice-me pout make for the perfect date-night look. Diane would be proud!

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The Look: Camilla Belle went for a '60s-inspired look with bright-blue shadow and a toned-down beehive 'do at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Before: Sarah St. Lifer, Refinery29 L.A. Editorial Assistant

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Makeup Step 1: Before you add your shimmery blue shadow, start by applying an eye base — this will take all of the color out of the lid, so you will get the most out of your shadow.

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Makeup Step 2: To get the winged liner look, use a flat brush and move across the lash line almost "connecting the dots" of your lashes. Drag the liner just a touch past your lid for the actual wing.

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Makeup Step 3: Curl and apply mascara lightly to the lashes.

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Makeup Step 4: Here comes the trickest part: fake lashes. Add a dot of glue to the back on your hand and let it sit while you measure and cut the fake lashes. Once you have prepped the lashes, you can drag the strip part of the lash through the glue that has now become tacky, and stick the center on first making sure it adheres to the spot where your lashes and skin meet. Then, attach the inner and outer corners. (Tweezers will help immensely!)

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Makeup Step 5: Using a foundation sponge, apply cream foundation all over. (Marina used Laura Mercia's Soft Ivory for Sarah). Make sure to add concealer to the areas where the foundation wasn't enough, as well as the under-eye area.

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Makeup Step 6: Apply a cream bronzer to the cheek bones.

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Makeup Step 7: Marina used Laura Mercier's Brunette Eyebrow Powder to make Sarah's brows look extra thick.

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Makeup Step 8: Just a touch of a light gloss will do!

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Hair Step 1: Make sure to prep the hair by sectioning off your locks and adding a strong hair spray at the roots.

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Hair Step 2: Using a medium-sized curling iron, curl the hair away from the face from roots to end and pin the hair to set.

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Hair Step 3: Remove the pins.

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Hair Step 4: Backcomb at the crown to create volume.

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Hair Step 5: Continue teasing to your pleasure, then bobby pin your bump.

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After: Sarah appears to be Camilla's doppelganger with this bold look. Spot-on for a girls' night out, don't you agree?

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