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The biggest beauty moments of 2015

14 December 2015
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From the Duchess of Cambridge's glamorous hair and make-up at the Spectre premiere to Beyoncé's high ponytail at the Met Gala , 2015 has been full of memorable beauty moments.

We rounded up some of our favourite looks to bring you the 20 biggest beauty moments of the year- click through for the full list…

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The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate was as radiant as ever as she joined Prince William and Prince Harry for the premiere of Spectre in October. For the glitzy event the mother-of-two chose to wear her glossy brunette locks swept up into an elegant chignon, pairing the style with striking dark smokey eye make-up for ultimate red carpet glamour.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina once again firmly established her status as a style and beauty icon as she arrived for the Critics Choice Awards, turning heads in an elegant silver gown. The actress and director enhanced her timeless beauty with black winged eyeliner and dramatic eyelashes, adding a dash of pale pink lipgloss.

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The Crazy in Love singer made quite the statement in her Givenchy gown at the Met Gala, but her beauty look also caused a stir. Showing off her beauty icon status, Beyoncé took the ponytail from day to night by tying her blonde hair up into a high pony, teaming the look with dramatic long winged eyeliner and a pale pink lipstick to complement the embroidered detailing of her gown.

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Keira Knightley

While pregnant with her first child, Keira showed how to rock maternity style as she hit the Oscars in a pale pink embroidered Valentino gown, looking every inch an ethereal beauty with her hair worn down in loose curls, accessorising with a pretty embellished headband. A flawless complexion paired with pale pink lips and a hint of black eyeliner had her topping beauty lists around the globe.

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Victoria Beckham

The former pop star regularly turns heads both on and off the red carpet with her effortlessly cool looks, but the mother-of-four looked particularly amazing at the CFDA awards where she opted for her trademark smokey eye make-up, and wore her dark brown hair to the side in a gorgeous low wavy ponytail packed with volume at the roots.

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Jennifer Lopez

The On The Floor singer topped best-dressed lists at the Oscars with her breathtakingly beautiful embellished by style maestro Elie Saab - and she matched her beauty look for the ultimate red carpet finish. To complement the gown's pale hues Jennifer kept her make-up simple with pale pink lips, flawlessly groomed eyebrows and the wavy ponytail of our dreams – one of our absolute favourite looks of 2015.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim is no stranger to making a statement with her fearless approach to fashion and beauty, but one of her most memorable beauty looks was during Paris Fashion Week when the reality TV star debuted a showstopping slicked back platinum blonde hairstyle. The star kept the look for a couple of weeks before returning to her trademark black locks, but her blonde tresses became one of her most iconic hairstyles to date.


Jennifer Aniston

The former Friends star was a golden goddess as she and Justin Theroux enjoyed a night out at the SAG awards. Showing off her natural beauty with barely-there make-up save for slick of nude lipstick and mascara, Jennifer once again was one of our ultimate beauty icons of the year.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

The X Factor judge has repeatedly wowed us with her red carpet looks this year, but her gorgeous sultry make-up at the Pride of Britain awards is one of our favourite looks. Complementing her dark blue Victoria Beckham dress, Cheryl rocked a radiant complexion and striking dark smudged smokey eyes for the night, sweeping her glossy tresses up into an edgy updo.

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A short red voluminous bob, dramatic cat eye liner and a striking yellow hairpiece to match her haute couture dress had Rihanna topping fashion and beauty lists around the globe, marking one of our favourite beauty moments of 2015.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The English rose gave us major hair envy at the amfAR gala in Los Angeles, taking the ponytail from day to night with a super sleek style. Teaming a luscious berry-coloured lipstick paired with just a hint of eyeliner, Rosie looked every inch the epitome of glamour, providing us with ultimate party beauty inspiration.

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Taylor Swift

The Shake It Off singer has had an incredible year including being joined by the world's biggest stars for her 1989 tour, and has continued to up the beauty stakes wherever she goes – however, it was her bold eye make-up and slicked sideswept low ponytail at the VMAs which became one of our favourite looks of the year from the star.

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Blake Lively

Just a few months after giving birth to her and Ryan Reynolds' daughter James, Blake made quite a stylish return to the spotlight. Dazzling in a red gown for the premiere of Age of Adaline, the former Gossip Girl star could have stepped out of old Hollywood with her sideswept long wavy hair and red lips.

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall led the Balmain army as she arrived for the Billboard Music Awards in pieces from the label's H&M collaboration –and her glossy wet look slicked back hair, black smokey eye make-up and nude lips only further proved she's a supermodel in the making.

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Jennifer Lawrence

The actress not only wowed fans when she unveiled a new platinum blonde bob hairstyle, but she further upped the stakes when she gave a glimpse of her gothic side at the New York premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Jennifer looked incredible as she rocked dark berry lips – one of the season's biggest trends – while sweeping her hair into an eye-catching side parting.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson enjoyed a night off from her hectic schedule as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women and headed to the Time 100 Gala, where she once again floored her fans in a chic ensemble, complementing the look with a tousled updo and statement red lipstick.

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Sienna Miller

Having taken a two-year break from the spotlight to raise daughter Marlowe, Sienna made a triumphant return to the spotlight this year, upping both the style and beauty stakes. The star headed to the Cannes Film Festival where she was a judge, and while all of her looks kept dazzling the crowds, it was her gothic-esque make-up and braided hair that had us trying to recreate the look.

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Lupita Nygong'o

The Oscar-winning actress is never afraid to rock bright coloured make-up or dramatic eye-catching hairdos, and she made no exception at the Cannes Film Festival. We loved her statement pink lipstick paired with dark grey eyeshadow – and the oversized top bun kept slicked back with a chic headband is one of our favourite of her looks to date.

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Gigi Hadid

From starring in a Balmain campaign to walking the Victoria's Secret runway, there's no doubt that this year has seen Gigi catapulted to superstardom. The young model caused a stir at the AMAs this year when she stepped out embracing the short hair trend by rocking a slicked back bob – and while it was soon revealed that the look was temporary, we loved her dramatic makeover.

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Lily James

The Cinderella star looked like she had stepped out of a fairytale for the film's premiere, looking enchanting in an embellished Elie Saab gown. Pale blue shimmering eyeshadow, a cat eyed liner look and a dash of pink lipstick had her looking every inch an English rose, completing the look by sweeping her locks into a super sleek low bun – giving us major beauty goals in the process.

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