It takes more than a tube of lipgloss to create a memorable nighttime look. From picking a standout shadow to the perfect pink blush, the options can seem endless.
But don't fret. Hollywood's reigning screen queens are experts at working fierce signature looks that don't require a lot of fuss. Let them inspire you to create your own after-dark look.
A key part of the "Changeling" star's trademark look is a bold eye. She brings the drama by making sure the line of her eyeliner extends slightly past where her lids end for a modern Cleopatra feel.
Beautiful Brit Kate Winslet, nominated for "The Reader," likes to keep her eye and lip colors soft, but – knowing that eyebrows frame the face – makes sure her brows are perfectly filled in with a dark powder or brow pencil.
There's no "Doubt" that fiery-haired vixen Amy Adams always looks red carpet-ready with a signature crimson pout. To tame daring lip color, use a soft lip liner to draw a line around your lips, then fill them completely in. Top with creamy lipstick.
To avoid looking washed-out under bright lights, "The Wrestler" star Marisa Tomei makes sure her sky-high cheekbones are always rosy.
The secret to Taraji Henson's glam look is anything but a "Curious Case." Peachy lip and eye colors make darker skin tones look radiant.