31 Makeup Looks Anyone Can Copy In August

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Back in 2016, Instagram added the "saved" section to every profile, and the beauty game was changed forever. Gone were the days of screenshotting a notable makeup look or palette to buy, only to lose it in the mess of photos in our camera roll. Now, if we spy something we love, we can simply click "save" and add it to our private vault of inspiration images.
That being said, inspiration can still be hard to find when you're inundated with hundreds — no, thousands — of images daily. That's why we decided to share the photos we've archived in the past month. Hopefully, it'll get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming weeks.
Ahead, check out 31 looks to try this August.
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A year after we first spotted it on stars like Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone, the green eyeshadow trend is still going strong — and making it work is easier than you may think. "There’s no right or wrong in choosing your shade," makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan told us. "If you’re going green, you’re going for a fun look, and [you] can apply as little or as much as desired!"
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When you want a sun-kissed glow without the actual sun, consider swapping out the tanning oil for an umbrella — and lots of buffed-in bronzer.
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HBO's Euphoria turns typical teen makeup on its head. Thanks to makeup artist Kirsten Sage Coleman and the show's department head Doniella Davy, two-toned eyeshadow looks like this exist — and even better, we're not afraid to try it.
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Stick-on sequins and jewels seem to be the only eyeliner we want to wear these days — and this multicolored look created by makeup artist Nicole Thompson is our new favorite.
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There are few duos as powerful as blue eyeliner and sculpted brows — just ask Cara Delevingne.
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Never underestimate the impact — and ease — of a monochromatic makeup look. Try an all-rosy palette, like Alycia Debnam-Carey.
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Consider us officially over the usual cat-eye. Follow makeup artist Allan Avendaño's lead and layer your go-to black with an unexpected color.
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Skin looks extra fresh when illuminated by golden highlighter — even just a swipe of it underneath the brow bone does the trick.
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Whether it's falsies or several layers of dramatic mascara, achieving this feathery look is so worth it.
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We've heard of matching your makeup to your hair color, but what about matching your hair accessories?
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Proof that a tiny smudge on the lower lash line can make a huge difference.
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Zendaya proves that a little bit of natural light and lip gloss is all you need sometimes.
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Trading out the powder shadow for a glitter eye gloss will make you look this good.
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We can count on the blotted lipstick trend to come back in full swing by September — but that doesn't mean you can't try it now.
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Even when it's way too hot to be in an outdoor summer wedding, this romantic makeup look will slay.
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The eyes may be the window to the soul, but lashes and shadow come in second place when paired with a power red lip like this.
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Try not-so-cheesy holographic shadow that's fit for August — not Halloween.
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Bella Hadid shows us exactly why we should stop sleeping on copper eyeshadow.
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Before summer ends, you have to try a coral-inspired beauty look like this one, stat. Copy it exactly with Fenty Beauty's liner trio.
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We're calling it now: Sunflower yellow will be the new green.
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Solange is on the sunflower bandwagon, too.
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Katie Jane Hughes never disappoints, and this tiny dot detail is not to be missed.
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It's no secret that nude eyeliner makes you look wide awake, but Selena Gomez's twist on the trend — focused on the inner corner — is especially genius.
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Maya Hawke is our new favorite breakout TV star, but she's also a beauty icon on the rise. Just look at this gilded eyeshadow and orange lip combo created by Jo Strettell for proof.
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Lilac eyeshadow will never go out of style.
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Too much purple for the entire lid? Focus it on the inner corners and lash line instead.
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The graphic eyeliner trend we'll always love: the floating crease. Give it a try any time you're over the usual smoky eye.
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Is Margot Robbie single-handedly bringing back the sunset-eye trend? We think so — and we're so on board.
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There's nothing like a fuchsia lipstick on Thandie Newton to get you in the mood for fall makeup.
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appearance by Mi-Anne Chan.
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