Of all the reasons we adore Lily Collins’ beauty looks, her brows—which practically have a cult following of their own—are just the beginning. In addition to her alluring, Audrey Hepburn-like features, the actress and face of Lancôme consistently makes makeup and hair choices that straddle the line between classic and edgy in just the right way.
From her show-stopping lip looks to her enviable short chop, Collins is a consistent muse for the Byrdie team. So, in honour of her birthday, we’re taking a look at some of her most winning red carpet beauty looks.
Click through for 11 of our favourite Lily Collins beauty looks...
Collins had longer, redder tresses at The Blind Side premiere party in 2009, but her go-to center part remains the same!
A raven-haired Collins turned up at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment Breakfast in 2011 with rosy cheeks and loose, pretty waves. The combination made for an eye-catching look, especially when paired with a cobalt blue dress.
Collins’ makeup at the CHANEL and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Party in 2012 offered just the right amount of interest, thanks to coquettish black cat-eye liner and lightly glitter-dusted lids.
The sharply parted, slicked-back ponytail Collins wore to the Los Angeles premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last year is still relevant today.
Exaggerated, natural lashes perfectly complemented the bold red lip and red dress Collins wore to a Flaunt Magazine party in 2013. It’s just one of the actresses’ many standout lipstick moments.
Collins served up on-trend blue eye shadow and a short, tousled chop at a Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Dinner last year.
File this under “Great Hair Day.” Collins’ perfectly casual waves and groomed brows are completely appropriate and chic for a meet and greet promoting her film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Collins went for what is perhaps her most daring beauty look to date for the 2013 Met Gala: a graphic, Black Swan-influenced, contoured eye and a few choice dark blue hair extensions.
A precise, low chignon (notice the center part again?), and soft peach lips perfectly highlighted the magnificent drop earrings Collins picked for Vanity Fair’s 2013 Oscar party.
Collins killed it again at a Chanel pre-Oscar party this year, with a bright pink lip that’s simply spot-on for spring.
Click through for another one of our favorite Lily Collins looks (and the makeup tutorial to go with it!).