Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Who is your beauty icon? What do you love about them?

Temptalia's AnswerHonestly, I don’t have one. I’m not big on following celebs and have never really identified or looked to one for inspiration.

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110 thoughts on “Who is your beauty icon?

  1. Emily

    Jeffree Star…enough said haha.

    • Maiden

      Growing up was Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova. Now its Kim Kardashian.

    • Lately, it’s Kat Von D. In the past it’s been Shirley Manson, Sean Yseult(sp?), and Courtney Love (when she’s got her shit together, not smeared-lipstick Courtney)
      I love rock-star style, body mods, bright hair colors, dark or bright-colored makeup and some attitude…those things have always influenced my idea of style and who I see as a style-icon.

  2. Anel

    Not so much beauty but style… Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley

  3. I don’t have a beauty icon either because there is no one who truly embodies my make-up wearing style, but I do admire Dita VonTeese’s style a lot. I think she is really beautiful and iconic.

    • Lee

      Ditto. I can’t pull off Dita’s style for everyday (although I can rock it for evenings out) but I love her style for inspiration.

  4. Nyssa

    Scarlett Hohansson or Jessica Alba, they are so beautiful ! <3

  5. Cindy

    I love Kim Kardashian and her make up.Sultry smokey eyes paired with the perfect nude lips!

  6. tina

    ’60s stars like natalie wood and sharon tate. Heavy dramatic eye makeup with a soft pale lip

  7. Svetlana

    Heidi Montag <3

  8. Lily k

    Lauren Conrad!

  9. livnzoe

    miranda kerr! i have blue eyes aswell and she always looks so beautiful and natural!!

  10. Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Isabella Rosalinni, Dita von Teese and Christina, Juliet Binoche and most French women. They are just so naturally stunning (the French women). Too much plastic going around in Hollywood these days. Fake tans, fake boobs and so on. And then some British women. They just have it! :)

  11. Izzy

    Audrey Hepurn and Anne Hathaway.

  12. Izzy

    Audrey Hepburn and Anne Hathaway.

  13. Viridiana

    I would have to say YOU I just love all the looks you do. Come to think of it you havent done any in a while, I hope you decide to do some more and I’m sure you hear this all the time, but I just want to thank you for everything that you do :)

  14. Kelly C.

    Same for me. I am not into the celebrity/beauty magazine/etc thing, so I just do my own thing and hope for the best, haha.

  15. I love Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl! She has such a classic wardrobe and nothing that bares too much (cough Serena?). I also love her makeup, also very classic.

  16. Christine

    i don’t really follow anyone either. but i have recreated some of kristen stewart’s looks. she always has some type of smokey eye and i love it.
    funny enough though, i started getting into makeup when i saw hayley williams of paramore’s crazy bright colored eyes.

  17. I don’t know about icon, but I love Rihanna for her forever risky/adventurous makeup choices. Makeup should be a fun way to express yourself (even though it might shock people or elicit the “wth kind of bright lipstick is she wearing?” responses), and I think she definitely shows that.

  18. lazeny

    She’s not really an icon but I always love Leighton Meester’s makeup style on the red carpet. She likes having fun w/ her colors and has a beautiful features to pull it off

  19. Jazz

    I don’t have an idol . I am a huge fan of Sam Fine’s work though. I do like the way Queen Latifah wears her makeup though.

  20. Maryelle

    Right now I would say Kim kardashian but she always does the same look, but the girl knows what works for her!

  21. Sandra

    Kim Kardashian! ADORE her glowy skin and smoky eyes :)

  22. I love the pinup style, Dita Von Teese being the main example, or the Mad Men icons like January Jones or Christina Hendrickx. I find January Jones particularly beautiful in all occasions and all styles, not only the 60’s ones.

  23. LadyDarling

    I am inspired by the make up looks created by blogger goldbeauty88 & make up artist Troy Jensen. I admire Bollywood actress & business woman Preity Zinta – talented, smart & beautiful & stylish. Soniya Mehra & Chloe Sevigny are my style icons.

    • LadyDarling

      Also wanted to add that the women of yesteryear are also beauty icons of mine, particularly Elizabeth Taylor & Veronica Lake.
      Modern beauty icons that I love are Eva Mendes, Camilla Belle & Cheryl Cole.
      Love the style of Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard & Sienna Miller.

  24. jacinta

    Brigitte Bardot :)

  25. Kirstie Allsopp from the UK show Location, Location, Location. She’s a bit vintage but still modern, and always looks like a lady.

  26. Kay

    Jennifer Aniston!

  27. Mascha

    Brigitte Bardot, the ultimate 60s’ sex kitten with feline eyeliner, nude pout and tousled hair. Doesn’t get any better than that :)

  28. Nellie

    It may be cliche, but I have adored Audrey Hepburn’s style, and not just from Breakfast at Tiffany. To me, she represents classic, chic beauty. But I’m fond of all kinds of “old” movie stars — Katherine Hepburn and Veronica Lake, especially.

  29. Lulle

    Nobody really….
    But if I had to choose, I’d say Vanessa Paradis, I like the way she’s natural but with a sophisticated touch, like red lips with a nude look. (Yes I’m French…)

  30. Mar

    50ties pinup girls in general, vintage vamps like Brigitte Bardot, Gina Lollobrigida, Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Nowadays I like Monica Belucci and Scarlett Johansson.

    All sultry and sexy but with a classic, classy twist.

  31. Nini

    I love Scarlett Johanson, she always looks fresh and flawless with a natural radiance. I hate Kim Kardashian’s type of looks, she looks overdone and like plastic to me. I prefer the natural radance to this fake glow.

    (It’s only my opinion i don’t mean to insult anybody!)

    • Mor

      I agree with you about Kim Karadashian. I respect the opinion of those who like her look, of course, but personally she always seems to have an air of trashiness around her. To me, she is the opposite of classy.

  32. Miriam

    grace kelly!

  33. JessicaM

    Demetria Lovato for younger looks and Dita Von Teese for classic styles :)

  34. Mita

    Angelina Jolie and Monica Bellucci

  35. Hend

    Alesandra Amborsio

  36. Vanessa Marie

    Well first I would have to say my Mom, because she taught me everything I know. Celebrity wise I would have to say Jessica Alba and Lauren Conrad, because they are always perfectly done but never over done.

  37. Pam

    I would say Lauren Conrad!!!

  38. I don’t have a beauty icon either. I just pick up what I like and try things that I feel suit me. Great question though!

  39. I don’t really follow or admire anyone’s style. I have to say though, I’ve been DVR’ing old reruns of the OC (love that show!) and I love Marissa Cooper’s (Mischa Barton) makeup and style!

  40. Vanessa

    I have no one in particular in mind. I think certain people in history have broken the mold and set the stepping stones for makeup, beauty, & fashion but I dont really idolize any one person.

  41. listenlikethieves

    The resident goth, of course, says Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams. :)

  42. Yiran

    Audrey Hepburn. Her beauty is so timeless and classic

  43. Adriana

    Alessandra Ambrosio! She’s so beautiful, natural, Nice, and positive. A great model

  44. Dawn

    Nobody in particular. But when I see a look I like from the red carpet, I like to do my own interpretation. Inspirations include Keira Knightley, Scarlet Johanssen, Christina Hendricks, etc.

  45. Rossella

    Charlize steron and Jessica Alba

  46. Kim

    I like Jennifer Lopez and the Kardasian sister’s makeup.. and Amy Winehouse’s makeup (pre-problems).. love the cat eye flick and red lips.

  47. happybadfish

    Gwen Stefani! I love how brave she is and how her trademark image had evolved over time.

  48. Isa

    LAUREN CONRAD!!!! She’s perfect!

  49. RAS

    Audrey Hepburn

  50. Tiffany

    Keira Knightley (especially in Pride and Prejudice) and Emma Watson. I love glowing, romantic, fresh, “English rose”, no-makeup makeup look.

    • Jean

      Haha Emma Watson went to my college! She was a freshman when I was a senior so I only glimpsed her a few times around campus. She doesn’t wear make up at all around campus and really keeps her clothing styled down (to fit in and not arouse attention as a celebrity, I guess) but she does look wonderful for events and the Burberry ads. She’s just also a nice person and very polite so I do like her a lot.

    • Mor

      Ooh, how could I forget Emma Watson? Love, love, love this girl. I especially love the way she went from a not-very-attractive young girl who dressed like a grandma to a mini fashion icon. I think her personal style is very polished and mature for her young age. She is lovely (although she always looks so sad… ):

  51. Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian, and Lauren Conrad always has gorgeous skin makeup!

  52. Nadia

    My beauty icon is Makeup By Tiffany D. Tiffany D is a YouTube makeup guru. She has both an awesome sense of makeup and fashion.

  53. Kit

    Japanese gyaru *_* lots of eyeliner, biiiig eyes (which I have naturally yay) long lashes, nude/pink lips, flawless skin <33… 😀

  54. Ruth

    Natasha Khan from Bat For Lashes. I don’t think she wears face make-up, but she’ll wear a bright stripe of glitter or eyeshadow around her eyes, usually asymetrically. I love it. She’s very beautiful to me.

    • Emily

      Totally agree, I generally find powerful female singers to be fab icons. Everything in Hollywood is so Emperor’s New Clothes to me. I love that Dita doesn’t deviate from her lovely formula and knows how to do her own hair and MU. I think Monica Bellucci is lovely too and agree with Jenny Lewis. I like Emma Stone from the younger set. And Mad Men is just candy for my eyes. Bettie Page and Tempest Storm also are very close to my heart.

  55. eleni

    Dita Von Teese!! I LOVE her! Her make up, her hair, her clothes!! Everything!

  56. Sally

    Jessica Biel. I get that I look like her a lot(if only I had the body to go with the face!) and I like that she plays with color sometimes, but overall has a very naturally beautiful look.

  57. Vern

    I dont have an icon as for beauty but I do love rihanna’s style and beauty choices. Even though she may be wear a bright pink lipstick she always make everything seem so wearable even with the red hair. She sets herself apart from everyone.

  58. Anne

    I don’t really have beauty icons (I have favorite celebrities, but they’re not my favorite because of makeup!). BUT, some celebrities whose makeup is amazing IMO are Mariska Hargitay (FLAWLESS!!), Kim Kardashian (not a real celebrity, but I’ve never seen her without stunning makeup), and Cheryl Cole.

  59. I don’ t really have one. LADY Gaga if I HAD to pick. I don’t always(or usually) like some of the elements of her gimicky style, but I can respect her for it. At least she’s not afraid to play with colors, and abstract textures and themes.

    Clothingwise, I LOVE vintage chic styles—I almost always LOVE how Marion Cotillard styles herself, though not always. With most celebrities, it’s a vintage ensemble here or there that catches my eye, but she actually does it fairly consistently.

  60. Joanne_

    Tracee Ellis Ross, Joan from Girlfriends, love her look and style…

  61. AshleyD

    Vivien Leigh (who played Scarlett O’Hara) and Grace Kelley. Oh, I love Audrey Hepburn’s style too. in general I love the style of the 1930s through 1960s and don’t care for the style celebrities have today..

  62. Molly

    Anna Karina! Godard’s French New wave muse. Love bold cat eyeliner and soft nude lips. I also love Louise Brooks and her bold liner and classic bob.

  63. Kelly

    Jennifer Aniston. She has a natural healthy appearance and she uses makeup for a flawless look that is never empowering over her features. Not as easy as it looks to achieve. Also, Kim K because she experiments with different variations on looks from time to time eventhough she has her signature.

  64. Tina

    commented earlier on actresses from the 1960s…favorites are Natalie Wood and Sharon Tate, but also Ali MacGraw, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve…I think I was born in the wrong generation. As far as modern celebs, I agree that Kim Kardashian has the perfect makeup look. It always looks so flawless.

  65. monika-luiza

    Dita von Teese and Kate Moss, I know they couldn’t be more different but I adore dita for her always polished look and Kate Moss for her very natural look (even when wearing make-up). and of course Angelina Jolie, she’s just and unbelievable beauty. All free of my beauty-icons I chose because of their make-up and attitude.

    • Mor

      I agree about Kate Moss- there’s a reason why she’s my favorite moel of all times… She looks amazing (imho- even without makeup, but many people seem to disagree 😉 in any look, hair color and makeup. Her face carries makeup so well.

  66. I don’t really have one but I do admire Blake Lively’s overall style.

  67. Cassie

    Not really a fan of her music/personality but I love Katy Perry’s wacky/retro style, especially her hair and makeup.

  68. nicole

    Dita or marilyn

  69. pnuttbuttajelli

    drag queens.

  70. honoluluhoney

    I love Jackie O. and Audrey Hepburn. Just classic beauty, pretty natural but very memorable.

  71. Yumi

    I wouldn’t call her my icon either, but right now the celebrity I admire most has to be Blake Lively, because I’m currently watching Gossip Girl, haha. I kinda just do my own thing with makeup anyway.

  72. Natalie

    Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Natalie Wood (I was named for her!) & Veruschka. My only more “modern” beauty icons are Tyra Banks (sometimes) and – who else – Kim Kardashian.

  73. Sam

    Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, and Blake Lively
    All beautiful girls with great subtle but nice makeup looks that also have an array of slightly dramatic looks for the night.

  74. Alexis

    I’d have to say Madonna, back when she first came on the scene, and during the filming of “Truth or Dare”.

  75. Jean

    I don’t really have a beauty icon; or, rather I don’t have one in the sense that I take ideas from them or am inspired by them. I’m Asian so it’s hard to find personal beauty icons in that sense in the US. But for icons that I just find lovely, Marlene Dietrich’s unapologetic androgynous sexuality is really compelling. I don’t know who else to pick.

  76. Esperanza

    Brigitte Bardot

  77. Esperanza

    I really need to elaborate a bit more on my response which is: Brigit Bardot.

    La Bardot was ahead of her time in the way she dressed, makeup, hair and just general look. Today we still try to imitate her look, the heavy eye makeup, the pouty peachy lip look,the hair. Even Kim Kardashian which I noticed a lot of the readers mentioned as their beauty icon has the Brigitte Bardot look in brunette coloring.

    I also admire what she stands for including her extensive involvement with animal rights. She is a legend, an icon, a role model of modern women.

  78. Mor

    I don’t have an “icon”, and frankly- most of the women I find gorgeous look nothing like me, even color-wise, so I couldn’t copy their makeup style even if I wanted to. However, there are a couple of celebrities who’s style I love. I have my own style and I don’t copy anyone, but I do love seeing those womens’ looks: Blake Lively, Gwen Stefani, Chloe Sevigny, Rihanna.

  79. Courtney

    Beauty bloggers! I love the ones who do really crazy, artsy stuff, then show me how to do it myself.

  80. Sara

    Jennifer Lopez is my beauty and style icon. That woman can pull off anything. She is a chameleon. I love that she can be classy, or trendy, or urban and is not afraid to try new things. This is especially admirable considering she is over 40 and has kids. Too many people become complacent after they start a family or after a certain age.
    I admire her panache.

  81. MARGO

    since i am old i will go with some old beauties: jean shrimpton, catherine deneuve, suzy parker, grace kelly, liz taylor. all these gals had a unique way of doing makeup and most were so beautiful they did not need much makeup.

  82. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen. I can’t choose between these beautiful women.

  83. Chau

    my beauty and style icons are Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I love natural beauty, elegant and wearable makeup and fashion with a touch of chic. recently, i also love Jennifer Lopez makeup. I love how she pulls off different looks matching her outfits and events but retain her uniqueness.

  84. danette

    the kardashians i love their smokey eye looks and always glowing

  85. Stephanie

    Dita Von Teese. I have the same coloring as her, so I always find inspiration in her classic vintage beauty. Her red lipstick and liquid eyeliner are classic and always flawless!

  86. Janice

    Elizabeth Taylor. We both have fair skin, dark hair, light eyes, and dramatic, arched brows. Love it. :)

  87. Lakitha

    Eve, Aaliyah, Letoya Luckett, Keisha Cole, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige

  88. Hez

    I have a few…Dita von Teese, Kat Von D, Gwen Stefani. Red lipsticked eccentrics need to stick together. I don’t mean eccentric in a pejorative sense. I like ladies who aren’t afraid to be themselves.

  89. julia

    gwen stefani. love her look!

  90. Wendy

    YOU, Christine are my beauty icon and have inspired me in so many ways to try new things. I used to be a “neutral” girl, now I’m a “color” girl and HATE neutrals – thanks for inspiring this 48 year old to be the best I can be :)

  91. courtneyseaa

    Lately I’ve been pulling a lot of beauty inspiration from Nicole Richie. Not just her beauty, but her fashion as well :)

  92. Kathrina

    I agree with you, Christine. I’m not interested very much in celebs either. I rather be my own icon and wear what suits me best instead of copying someone else. But I think it’s absolutely ok to look for inspirations.

  93. TonTeezy

    Though I could never mimic my beauty icons, I like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. An icon I think I could mimic if I practice hard enough is Meagan Good. Her make is always simple & fresh.

  94. Francois NARS. Even though he is more of the behind the scenes icon, I love him