How to get Jennifer Lawrence's look

Feb 21, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. ET

We’re breaking down how you can score the A-lister’s signature beauty looks at home.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has blown up the Hollywood scene in the last few years, with two Oscar nominations for Best Actress and a huge box office success under her belt. But it’s not just Jennifer’s talent that has people talking.

Step 1: Radiant skin

The secret to the gorgeous, glowing skin of the stars comes down two things: diet and cleansing. Always drink plenty of water and avoid foods high in fat to keep your skin fresh and free from breakouts. Also try to stick to a skin care regimen. Choose skin care products that are right for your skin type, whether you have oily, dry, sensitive or combination skin. Once you’ve found a skin care line that works for you, stick to it! Changing and experimenting too much with different skin care products can do serious damage to your skin.

Step 2: Refined makeup

Jennifer is known for her sultry, smoky eyes, but you don’t need a team of makeup artists to re-create her favorite look. A swipe of primer, blending shadows and finishing with eyeliner is all it takes to achieve this super-sexy look. You can pick and choose shades individually to suit your tastes or pick up an easy-to-use eye shadow palette like the Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio.

The right foundation is also key to any star’s look. Your face needs to look flawless when the paparazzi start swarming — or if your friends plan on posting every detail of your night on Facebook. Camera-ready skin is a must, and we love Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation. It'll give you natural, even coverage without looking cakey.

Check out how to create the perfect smoky eye here >>

Step 3: Glossy hair

Jennifer has gone from buttery blonde to super-dark brunette and everything in between, but her signature waves are her style staple — and they are super-easy to achieve.

Good hair starts in the shower, so make sure you’re applying the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. To get massive volume, start with a good blowout.

Before blow-drying, apply a dime-sized amount of a smoothing cream, such as Dove's Nourishing Oil Care leave-in smoothing cream, through your hair to enhance shine and prevent frizz. Once hair is dry, run a mousse through your strands, such as Vidal Sassoon volumizing mousse, to hold your voluminous look all day.

Next, take a large-barrel curling iron and curl 1- to 2-inch sections of hair away from your face. Run your fingers through your hair to separate the curls and achieve a more natural look. Finish off the look with light hairspray and you’re ready for any red carpet.

Step 4: Signature style

Jennifer has undergone a serious style transformation since being thrust into the spotlight. She’s gone from sugary-sweet to sophisticated and sexy, and was even rated 2013’s most desirable woman.

Her red-carpet looks range from couture gowns and form-fitting silhouettes to major pops of color and unique prints. While her camera-ready looks are always showstopping, her everyday style takes a complete 180 from her red-carpet ensembles. Favoring neutral colors, jeans and flats, she’s always the epitome of casual comfort.

Jennifer’s most memorable red-carpet looks

Jennifer Lawrence In Calvin Klein Collection at the 83rd annual Academy Awards

In Calvin Klein Collection at the 83rd annual Academy Awards

Jennifer Lawrence In Prabal Gurung at The Hunger Games World Premiere

In Prabal Gurung at The Hunger Games world premiere

Jennifer Lawrence In Viktor & Rolf at the 2012 People's Choice Awards

In Viktor & Rolf at the 2012 People's Choice Awards

Jennifer Lawrence In Dior Haute Couture at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards

In Dior Haute Couture at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards

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