15 celeb-inspired makeup tutorials that are perfect for formal

You don't need a makeup artist to look like your favourite celeb, just YouTube! #winning

By Emma Akam

Besides deciding on a dress and what to do with your hair, makeup is another ~major~ piece of the formal puzzle. Since we can't all have a make-up artist on hand, the next best thing to do is sit back and watch how to recreate the best of Hollywood glam. We've handpicked 15 makeup tutorials perfect for formal that were inspired by our favourite celebs on the red carpet...

Kylie Jenner

KaushalBeauty takes our love for Kylie Jenner's signature makeup look to a new level. Rock this bronzed smokey eye and pink lips at formal to show off the beauty kween you are. You can watch the full tutorial here.

Shay Mitchell

YouTube sensation Shaaanxo gives us the rundown on how to achieve Shay Mitchell's makeup look from her 2014 Galore magazine photo shoot. We're loving the contrast of dark smokey eyes and bright pink lips! Watch the full tutorial here.

Lucy Hale

Bold, bright and blue is the perfect way to describe this makeup look. JaaackJack shows those of us daring enough to step away from traditional makeup looks how to replicate Lucy Hale's 2015 Teen Choice Awards look. Watch the full tutorial here.


DOLLY cover girl Zendaya obviously gives us makeup goals every time we see her, so why wouldn't you want to recreate her look?! Back in August 2015, Z posted the above snap to her Instagram, rocking smoking bronzy red eyes with muted lips. Find out how to ~zenslay~ at your formal by watching Shirley B. Eniang's full tutorial here.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is perfect formal inspo when you're looking for a girly pink makeup look. In this tutorial, Adrianna Avenue shows us how to replicate the star's fierce winged liner, bronze cheeks, pink lips and infamous hairstyle. Watch the whole video here.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin isn't just the queen of street style but a star at trying new make up looks. This tutorial combines classic red lips with golden glitter eyeshadow to create ultimate formal makeup goals. Check out the full video here.

Ashley Benson

PLL babe Ashley Benson isn't afraid to push the beauty boundaries, either as herself or Hanna Marin. My Pale Skin created an inspired makeup look based on the above pic which Ashley posted on her Insta. You can see the full tutorial here.

Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid knows exactly how to make a statement with her makeup and that's exactly what you want to do on formal night. You can learn how to replicate her look from YouTuber Sharon Farrell here.

Selena Gomez

Selena's natural makeup look, with ON-FLEEK lashes, from the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is our dream formal makeup. How can you be so flawless with such simple, barely-there makeup!? Watch the full tutorial here.

Emma Watson

For those looking for a natural and classic look for formal, scroll no more coz you've found it. Emma Watson gives us eyeliner and red lip goals at the 2015 Times 100 event. HelloOctoberxo shows us how to recreate this look in full right here.

Khloe Kardashian

A ponytail and dewy makeup is a great way to bring red carpet trends to your formal. Khloe Kardashian is babe of all things Insta beauty and we've picked out the best tutorial to learn her ways. Check out the whole video here.

Cara Delevingne

The unmatched KWEEN of eyebrows, Cara Delevingne, has rocked many looks in her time as a model but a unanimous favourite is her dark red lips, luscious lashes and smokey eyes in above photo. Learn how to recreate this look here.

Kim Kardashian

Step up your formal game by choosing this reverse smokey eye look worn by Kim Kardashian at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. We're loving the mix of bold eyeshadow with a cute and simple pink lips. Find out how to replicate this look in full here.


Adele takes the crown as the kween of winged eyeliner. This simple look works perfect as a low-key formal look where your dress is the statement. Take a look at how to recreate this makeup in full here.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner's 2016 MTV Movie Awards makeup look is one of our favourite looks created by this bae. This bright and girly look is perfect for formal and will complement any dress, skin tone or hair style. Watch how to create this look by watching the full video here.