Dakota Johnson Always Wears These 5 Beauty Looks — & No One Has Noticed

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Red carpet beauty looks that make the rounds online and get printed in magazines have a tendency to fall on one side of a very diverse spectrum. Think: Bold and daring (like Lady Gaga's homage to David Bowie or Amandla Stenberg's badass blue lips), or classic and universally-flattering (like Kristen Bell's ode to old Hollywood or Kendall Jenner's matte red lips). For the record, both of which are beautiful in their own way.
What's not as common is a celebrity that straddles the line between effortless and glamorous, like Dakota Johnson. While she may be known for her messy bangs, the 50 Shades Of Grey star is actually quite a chameleon on the red carpet — albeit a subtle one. See, instead of trying trendy looks, Johnson prefers to play up certain features by employing blasts of bold color and fun, graphic shapes.
In honor of Johnson's 28th birthday tomorrow, we've rounded up five beauty techniques she always has on rotation. You could say it's the key to her effortlessly chic — with a dash of IDGAF — signature look. Keep scrolling for all the details.
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1. Monochromatic Moments

What goes best with bedhead bangs and a pricey designer gown? Matching makeup to tie it all together. Johnson knows the power of a good monochromatic moment — especially when it comes to matching her lip color to her outfit.
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Whether her gown is a solid color or not, she uses the technique to add polish to most looks. Here, the star matches her blush and her lipstick to the shades of pink and red in her rad Gucci frock. C'est chic!
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2. A Softer Feline Flick

Makeup artists have been using winged-out liner shapes (i.e. a soft, smudged cat-eye) to elongate and open up the eye for years. Instead of keeping her eyeshadow a rounded shape, Johnson's glam squad creates a soft wing that instantly makes her eyes appear brighter.
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Although Johnson typically goes soft and smoky with her shadow, she's been known to employ bolder color and more graphic shapes on occasion. When she does, you can bet she's still rocking a winged-out shape that brings the gaze up and out.
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3. Center-Parted Curtain Bangs

Wispy bangs are to Dakota Johnson what cat-eyes and red lips were to the old Taylor. Other than keeping her bangs fluffy and feathered, Johnson often opts for a center part to frame her face. Spoiler alert: The style's having a big moment right now.
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Johnson's vibe on the red carpet is low-key, so it's no surprise that her go-to hairstyle is easy to pull off. Simply part damp hair down the center of your head with a comb and blow dry your bangs with a round brush to manipulate the direction. For more body, gently tease your hair at the root or blast with volume spray. Dakota, is that you?
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4. Berry Lips

Although Johnson experiments with bright reds and tawny nudes on the red carpet, the star falls back on berry lips a lot. Here, she sports a vibrant currant hue that matches the bow on her Gucci gown. (When a brand works, you work it hard, amiright?)
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The star reaches for berry shades even when she's wearing a sheer texture on the lips. Pro Tip: Apply your favorite berry lipstick, then blot your lips with a tissue to create a beautiful, lived-in stain. Then just top with balm for hydration, if you need it.
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5. Smoked-Out Lower Lashline

When Johnson isn't rocking a bold lip, she's often seen wearing a soft smoky eye. Cop the look by wrapping a layer of black kohl liner around your eyes, then smudge with a dense eyeshadow brush.
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Even if Johnson is rocking a cat-eye, she'll often use black liner to define her lower lashline. That simple step immediately takes her look into moodier, smokier territory.
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