Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Use Celebs for Beauty Inspiration

There are so many quizzes and applications on the internet now that it's easy to spend (waste...) a whole lot of time taking them all. But if there's one application I would suggest, it's the Celebrity Face Recognition software. Besides being super fun to use, this site can be used to your advantage. See which celebrities resemble you most, and steal their makeup secrets. That's right, use them as inspiration! Here I am with some of my friends and our beauty suggestions.


Mary's best match is Shiri Appleby, an actress most known for her small-screen roles on ER and Life Unexpected. Shiri looks great in this photo via from the 2007 Tony Awards. Shiri has a more toned-down look with light pink lips, coral/pink blush, and a slight brush of a brown-ish eyeshadow. Her eyes are played up with mascara and what look like bronze eyeshadow accents. This is a great way for Mary look great while staying close to natural. Here are some products that may help Mary achieve this look:

Naked Lipstick by Urban Decay
Smooth on Blush in Soft Spoken Pink by Revlon
Single Eyeshadow in Nude, Champagne by Smashbox


Jessica's hair looks amazing, but we'll stick to the makeup for now. In this image via Jessica Simpson Pictures, Jessica stuns with pink lips and dark outlined eyes. Her skin is glowing and even, with perhaps a bit of blush accenting her cheekbones. To achieve this look, Sarah should make sure to outline her eyes in a dark brown or black mascara and enhance her eyelashes with a bold mascara. Here are some products that may help Sarah achieve this look:

Featured:CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Sweetheart
Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Bronzer in Light Bronzer by Physician's Formula
Define-A-Lash Eyeliner in Brownish Black by Maybelline


Mina's #1 look-alike is Alizee, a French singer. In this image via, Alizee uses muted colors for an almost floral look. The most notable makeup products are a lilac eyeshadow, pink lip gloss, and a peach blush. This fresh combination is great for Mina for the spring or summer. Here are some products that may help Mina achieve this look:

Smooth On Blush in Blushed by Revlon
NYX Single Eye Shadow in Frosted Lilac
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Tonya


I've often been told I look like Jessica Lowndes from 90210 (in fact I'm sure one of my friends would yell at me if I didn't mention it!) but the according to the software I'm a close match to Camilla Belle. I do absolutely love this photo of Camilla via, so I'll use it! Camilla has filled in her eyebrows to create a more intense look. Mascara and a slight cat eye enhance her eyes, and a deep red lipstick pulls together the look. Fortunately Camilla played her balance right with dramatic lips and more natural eyes. Here are some products that can help me achieve this look:

Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black
Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette by Anastasia
Lipstick in Russian Red by MAC via

Now it's your turn! Try out the My Heritage program and see which celebrity resembles you the most. Then, search for images of that celebrity and recreate makeup styles you like.  Want your own personalized celebrity beauty look? Sent me a tweet @slevinstyle and you can be featured in an upcoming blog!

All makeup images courtesy of
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