10 Celebrity Beauty Transformations That Will Break You Out Of A Rut

It's easy to get stuck in a beauty rut. After we try out a few of the trends, we tend to fall back to the hair and makeup styles that feel the most comfortable. But wearing the same look day after day — with only the slight tweak of adding a little more eyeshadow or lip color when you're going out at night — always gets stale again.

There's something to be said for trying out a look that's completely out of your wheelhouse, one that'll have everyone who sees you commenting on how cool turquoise liner or purple lipstick looks on you.

If you need inspiration, look no further than the 10 celebrity beauty transformations ahead — they're proof that all it takes is one new Sephora purchase to change your entire outlook.

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Bella Hadid

Unlike her supermodel sister, who typically leaves her long waves falling around her face, Bella Hadid's signature hairstyle is tight and sleek. And in the past, Hadid usually complemented her high pony with minimal, almost undetectable makeup, as seen here.
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But with her new layered lob, the model is playing around with makeup more than ever before. A cherry red lip, flush on her cheeks, and a heavy-handed swipe of liner emphasizes her best features (a.k.a. all of them).
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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson represented the quintessential free-spirited, blonde Cali-girl beauty look for most of her career, wearing lots of bronzer, nude lipstick, and soft eye makeup.
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Today's Hudson is a hell of a lot edgier. Her new brunette buzzcut has inspired her to go darker with the eyeshadow and rosier with the blush for a romantic, yet very badass, vibe.
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Issa Rae

Issa Rae, circa 2015, was down to experiment with her beauty look, stepping out at the the BET Awards with cinnamon hair paired with a bright fuchsia lip.
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Rae still has fun with her hairstyles, but her makeup routine has become a bit more subdued as of late. The new face of Covergirl plays up the natural glow of her skin by highlighting the high points of her face, emphasizing her full brows and lashes, and keeping her lips a glossy nude.
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Kylie Jenner

In 2013, Kylie Jenner was partial to a dark, heavily-lined eye — just like, um, all of us in high school.
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Just two years later, Jenner's look was drastically different, courtesy of jet-black hair, lighter liner, longer lashes, and those super-plump lips no one could stop talking about.
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Emily Ratajkowski

For most of her career, the model/actress kept it au naturale with minimal makeup and effortlessly undone hair.
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Then, she started working with celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, who pushed her to try stunningly unexpected beauty looks on the red carpet. For the 2016 Emmys, she showed that she wasn't afraid of some dramatic teal shadow; since then, she's been all about playing up the eyes.
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Zoë Kravitz

We loved Zoë Kravitz's start on Hollywood's red carpet scene, from the long beautiful braids to the septum ring to the no-makeup makeup.
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But if you're looking to break out of the same old look you've had forever, take one out of the Zoë Kravitz playbook and try platinum blonde hair and bright red lipstick. Old Hollywood glamour has never done anyone wrong. Her beauty look is rapidly evolving — she's sported a buzzcut and played with graphic eyeliner recently — so we're keeping a close eye on the Big Little Lies star in 2018.
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Our favorite bad girl was finding her groove in the music biz in 2014 and getting recognized for her chart-topping singles and gorgeous, simple beauty look.
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Soon, RiRi was everywhere, and pulling off every possible look. The metallic green lipstick she wore at the 2014 iHeart Radio Music Awards was just the beginning; we should've guessed she'd launch her own groundbreaking makeup line come 2017.
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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne brought a perfectly British glam-grunge look to American red carpets. Most everything was natural (hair, lips, skin, brows), but her smoky eye was always dark and smudgy, like she'd slept in it after a night out.
In 2017, Delevingne really switched things up on us. She shaved her head (are you seeing a pattern?) and reimagined her makeup, as well. Toning down the heavy liner and shadow, the model/actress instead rocked an oxblood lip and a diffused, winged taupe eye to the MTV Movie Awards.
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Back in the day of her Disney stardom, Zendaya could be seen sporting a top knot and a small cat-eye.
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But in one of the most iconic beauty moments of 2017, she changed her makeup M.O., matching her tangerine lipstick to her dress. The result? Perfection.
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Kim Kardashian

Kim is a beauty chameleon who's gone through countless changes in the past decade, but in her 2007 club-hopping-with-Paris days, she favored heavy, heavy makeup.
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Let it be a lessen of less can be more: In 2016, Kim went almost 100% makeup-free during Fashion Week — and looked unbelievably sophisticated.
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