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The 7 Best Beauty Looks from the 2014 Teen Choice Awards


The Teen Choice Awards are always a hot spot for fabulous hair and makeup, and this year was no different. The stars hit the carpet looking their very best and rocking decidedly autumnal trends like tousled side braids and bold brows, getting us even more excited about the coming months (More trends to rock on campus? Yes please!). We've broken down our favorite beauty looks by category with all the insider tips you need to recreate each look so that you can put your best face forward this fall!

Best Skin: Chloë Grace Moretz

Brooklyn Beckham's rumored girlfriend rocked flawless and radiant skin on the red carpet, sticking to an age-appropriate beauty look made jaw-dropping by the addition of glowing skin. According to Chloë Grace Moretz's makeup artist, the look was achieved using foundation followed by NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard ($29 at Sephora). To recreate this look at home, try using Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin ($9.98 at Walmart) for flawless-looking skin. This foundation is designed for combination/oily skin, so you'll be left with a soft matte finish, just like Chloë's!

Best Hair: Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev has been on a total style roll lately, and the the look she rocked at the Teen Choice Awards was no exception. We're completely obsessed with her tousled side braid and sombré (subtle ombré!) strands. Before you try to recreate this look at home, run Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Cream ($5.99 at Ulta) through damp hair and blow dry. For the actual rope braid, Nina's hairstylist Riawna Capri started by separating the hair into three sections and twisting each section clockwise. She then braided the twisted sections together counter-clockwise and secured with an elastic, pulling at the braid to loosen it and give it added texture. How cute would this be for a festival?!

Best Liner: Debby Ryan

We love that Debby Ryan went with a retro, '60s-inspired look for the evening, and we especially loved the contrast of the bold, graphic liner with her platinum-blonde updo. Debby's makeup artist used the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Liquid Liner in Black ($34 at Bergdorf Goodman), but a more affordable (and equally high-performing!) option is the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Black ($7.99 at Target). Using a felt-tip pen or a gel liner on an angled brush, draw a line along the upper lashline, thickening the line as you go along. At the outer corner, flick the line up to create a bold and flirty wing.

Best Bold Lip: Shay Mitchell

We don't know about you, but Shay Mitchell's tousled locks and deep burgundy lips definitely got us in the mood for autumn! This look works because Shay kept the rest of her makeup super simple with a soft eye and fresh skin, making the wine-colored lip the standout. To achieve this look, first line your lips using a liner like the e.l.f. Essential Long-Wear Lip Liner Pencil in Bitter ($1 at e.l.f.) to keep the color from fading or feathering. Using a lip brush, apply a deep wine lipstick, like the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl in Black Cherry ($8.99 at CVS), and blot with a tissue to get this vampy matte lip. 

Best Bronze Glow: Jennifer Lopez

It's a testament to her beauty that Jennifer Lopez did not look a bit out of place at the Teen Choice Awards, rocking a glossy orange lip with her signature bronzed skin. While J. Lo has been #blessed with a gorgeous glowing complexion, we can all achieve her bronze-goddess look using a good bronzer and highlighter, like this Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette ($30 at Sephora). Sweep the bronzer along your cheekbones, temples and across the bridge of your nose for a sunkissed effect and finish off with the shimmery highlighter along the tops of your cheekbones for a pretty glow. 

Best Brows: Lucy Hale

Bold brows are still all the rage, and we're willing to bet we'll see a lot more of this trend as we get into autumn.Lucy Hale is the teen queen of brows (well, her and Lily Collins), and though her eyebrows are naturally quite full, it's possible to recreate her look even if your brows are sparse. Using the e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit ($3 at e.l.f.), start with the darker wax on an angled brush and define and shape your brows, making them slightly fuller at the front and creating a soft arch. Switching to the lighter powder, fill in any sparse areas of your brows and set the wax in place. Now go rock those diva brows!

Best Pale Pout: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez's makeup always looks flawless, and we love that she paired her edgy pony and black liner with a sweet, pinky-nude gloss. This lip look is super easy to recreate using the NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Frost ($5 at NYX). To start, prep your lips with lip balm and fill in your lips with a pale pink lip liner. Swipe on a few coats of gloss and, voilà! Instant Selena chic.

What were your favorite (or least favorite!) beauty looks from the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, collegiettes? Which are you willing to try? Let us know in the comments!

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