Taylor Swift's Makeup Looks

Tracy Johnson
Beauty Innovator Taylor Swift

Beauty Innovator

An incredibly talented music artist, a true natural beauty, and an eminent trend-setter, it is no surprise so many die-hard fans would want to re-create Taylor Swift's beautiful makeup looks. From her signature red lip to those sultry, smoky eyes to a flawlessly bronzed complexion, this country-turned-pop star basks in the glory of versatility and total perfection. Channel your inner T. Swift and take a look at some of her best beauty moments.

Drama Queen

Deny it all you want, but this sleek look T. Swift went with at the 2007 American Music Awards screams one thing: silver! A daringly thick stroke of gleaming grey surrounded each eye for perfectly polished, attention-grabbing drama. The top lid featured corresponding silver shades and her statement faux lashes gave some major attitude. She kept cheeks and lips casual for balance, accentuating them in pretty, pink, girly hues, and her complexion had a refreshed, even-toned, matte-satin finish.

Taylor's Rosy Shimmer

Rosy Shimmer

This stylish star stepped out for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards looking radiant, ravishing, and perfect as always. She went with her signature smoky eye, mixing and matching stunning shades of silver and grey. To bring more attention to her alluring baby blues, they were darkly lined with black, featured just a hint of white in the inner corners, and dressed with false lashes for extra volume and length. A medium rosy-pink cheek color and shimmering light rose gloss not only looked beautiful, but paired perfectly with the dazzling eye shadow and flawlessly-blended foundation.

Timeless Beauty T. Swift

Day or Night

Taylor Swift revamped her look and mastered the highly coveted smoky eye at the 2010 American Music Awards. Shying away from her regular soft makeup and wavy curls, this trend-setter rocked edgy, black eyeliner along both the inner and lower lash lines, beautifully thickening toward the outer corners for extra drama. Her perfectly blended lids were dusted with smoldering hues of silver, grey, and black, and those fluttering false lashes enhanced her beautiful blue eyes. Lastly, a hint of pink on her cheeks and a pale pink lipstick completed this red carpet-ready look that's perfect for either day or night.

Cat Eye Style on Taylor

Cat Eye Perfection

A bold eye and lip combo is hard to pull off and can lead you to committing a serious beauty blunder - unless your name is Taylor Swift. At the 2013 Billboard Awards, the songstress struck again with flawless makeup and hair. Her head-turning cat eye consisted of dense black and blue liner along both the upper and lower lash lines and thickening toward the outer parts of the eye leading to a distinctive point. She dressed up her eyes with hints of shimmering silver and blue shadow and threw on the number one beauty essential: fashionably faux lashes. And what better to pair with bold eyes? Bold lips. Drenched in a super girly, electric fuchsia hue, this lipstick was almost as energetic as T. Swift when she hits the stage.

Old Hollywood Taylor

Old Hollywood Glam

For the sexy, retro old Hollywood glam look T. Swift rocked at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the classic beauty ditched her traditional soft makeup. Her gorgeous eyes were lined all the way around with edgy dark liner and featured an unexpected, yet completely flattering, dose of sparkling silver underneath. Glitter and shimmer textures were used on the eyelid in a beautiful silver hue and her eyebrows were filled in to match her hair color perfectly. She finished this stunning eye look with ultra-fluttery lashes and just a touch of black mascara. Now to the lips: not quite cherry red, not quite magenta, she encompassed perfection with a dark smoky rose shade, revealing both boldness and volume.

Golden BeautyTaylor Swift

Golden Goddess

At the 2014 American Music Awards, Taylor blissfully stepped out of her comfort zone and ditched those red lips, initially stealing the show rocking a beautiful, neutral, barely-there hue that went perfectly with her chic, shiny, gold mini dress. Rather than enhancing her eyes with the usual black liner, she wore dark brown shadow along the lower lash line for a smoldering look and a touch of brown liner along the top. She dressed up her eyes with beige, gold, and brown tones and dramatic black lashes. With just a hint of pink blush on the apples of her cheeks and perfectly bronzed from head to toe, her skin looked as impeccably smooth and lovely as ever.

Sophisticated Swift

Sophisticated Swift

Sweet, sultry, and completely classy, this stunning star wowed the crowds at the 2014 Grammy Awards rocking a smoky eye and barely-there lip. A thin stroke of black liner followed the curve of her upper and lower lash lines, then connected at the flick for the perfect winged look. Atop her lids was a shimmering grayish-lavender hue with white in the inner corners of each eye. Whimsical lashes were added for a fabulously feminine touch. Softly glazing her lips was a girly bubblegum pink lipstick, imparting just the right amount of color and sheen. To top it all off, a pale pink blush delivered a radiant, natural-looking finish.

Signature Taylor Swift

Signature Red

For the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Taylor Swift's look was 100 percent glamourous. There's no denying what takes the cake with this classic makeup look: her signature red lip. The very bright red pop of color perfectly defines her lips while wrapping them in pure luxury. She is wearing black liquid liner on the top lash line, forming her go-to cat eye, some beautiful feathered lashes, and bronze shimmery eye shadow. Directly under her brow, she used a pale pinkish-white shade of brow lifting pencil to enhance her brow look and shape.

New Look for Taylor

Risk Taker

Taylor unquestionably redefined her look with this revolutionary moment at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, sporting a distinctly edgier look than normal. To go with her deep side part and extremely textured waves, she wore black liner along both her upper and lower lash lines, bordered by bold turquoise liner. For shadow, she chose a neutral bronze hue to accompany the blue, and intensified her look with some faux eyelashes. Along her cheekbones, she displayed some barely-there, dusty pink blush with a nice, matte finish. To perfect her pout, she amazed all with a captivating color choice: poppy red wish a dash of gloss. Flawless!

Bronzed Taylor

Bronzed Beauty

Taylor sans red lip? At the 2014 American Music Awards, Taylor surprised fans, opting for a just-bitten, pinkish-nude lip in place of her signature red. With superbly bronzed skin and a dash of pink blush along the cheekbones, her complexion was beyond perfection. She wore dark shadow along the lower lash line for a stunning smoky effect and glided on some black liner along her upper lash line for extra definition. As for eye shadow, super sparkling, warm-toned caramels and deep mochas blended together for the most beautiful golden smoky eye. Last but not least, some dramatic lashes were used to add length, build volume, and make her eyes pop.

Taylor Swift in Purple

Pretty in Purple

Taylor dressed to impress and pulled off the perfect purple hue for z100's Jingle Ball 2014 in New York. Not only was her makeup amazing, but her sleek waves and dreamy, cut-out dress weren't too bad themselves. For eyes, she rocked a stunning cat eye, with black liner underneath thickening toward the outer corners and forming the perfect flick. She wore just a touch of champagne shimmer along the bottom lash line and upper lid mixed with golden-bronze hues on top, along with some fluttery statement lashes to bring out those beautiful baby blues. Her flawlessly lined, softly glazed lips were filled in with a pretty fuchsia shade for subtle sheen and luxurious color payoff.

Stay True

Taylor Swift is without question a girl's girl. With her extremely playful take on makeup and fashion, her look is consistently evolving. She experiments with a wide range of shades, textures, and formulas, but the end result is always the same: a picture-perfect beauty icon. When replicating any of these looks or applying makeup yourself, use hues that work with your skin tone, eye color, and hair color. Take risks and think outside-the-box but always stay true to you. For more ideas and inspiration, check out other celebrity eye makeup looks!

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Taylor Swift's Makeup Looks