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Our Favorite Celebrity Hair & Makeup Looks from the Emmys

From modern bobs and dewy skin to glamorous updos and red lipstick, the 61st Emmy Awards showcased both day- and evening-appropriate looks. Here are our favorite red carpet looks and how to recreate them in minutes.

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Sport Bold Eye Color

Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up with the Kardashians)

Kardashian heats up the red carpet by wearing blue eyeshadow, which adds luminosity to her flawless complexion.

Get the look: Pick an aquatic shade that complements your eye color: in general, brown eyes look great with all blues, while green and blue eyes are best complemented by smokier hues. Try Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Denim Blues ($8, avon.com); swipe the dark tints across your lids and the lighter ones along your brow bone and inner corners.

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Create a Natural Updo

Olivia Wilde (House)

No ultra-tight ballerina 'dos here! We love the modern vibe Wilde's loose, textured bun gives off.

Get the look: Prep dry hair with a softening lotion like Bumble & Bumble Tonic ($18, bumbleandbumble.com). Create a strong side part, comb through, and let hair air dry. Pull hair into a ponytail, wrap the "tail" around the elastic and secure with pins. Mist with a flexible-hold spray such as Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves Wave-Enhancing Spray ($3.99, drugstore.com).

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Go from Day to Night

Kate Walsh (Private Practice)

Walsh's sleek and chic modern bob is office-appropriate, but becomes magnetic when paired with an evening cocktail dress.

Get the look: For a sleek style, wash and condition with frizz-taming formulas like Suave Professional Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner ($3.29 each, drugstore.com). Flat iron from mid-shaft to ends (avoid roots to maintain volume) and finish with a few pumps of shine spray.

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Romanticize Your Style

Jennifer Love-Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer)

Nothing says "Love" like long, loose curls. Letting your hair down keeps any style sweet, yet sophisticated.

Get the look: Use a large-barrel curling iron to create flowing tendrils from the mid-shaft to ends. Pull back sides with bobby pins and keep flyaways at bay with L'Oreal Elnett Extra Stronghold Spray ($14.99, target.com), which also boosts shine.

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Look Radiant

Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)

Applegate proves that luminous, clean skin is the best accessory any woman can have.

Get the look: Wash with a hydrating cleansing milk, which won't strip skin of its essential oils. Pat dry, mist with toner, then immediately apply a moisturizer such as Clarins Beauty Flash Balm ($45, clarins.com). After five minutes, tissue off excess and apply foundation; avoid powder, which will nix dewiness.

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Try It Smoky and Nude

Debra Messing (The Starter Wife)

Smoky eyes are a red carpet staple. Messing modernizes the trend by wearing brown (not black) eye makeup, and pairing it with a nude lip.

Get the look: Makeup artist Carol Shaw played up Messing's eyes with the LORAC Red Carpet Reveal Palette ($35, sephora.com) and underlined her upper and lower lids with liquid liner. Keep everything in balance with nude lip color or clear balm.

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Get Cheeky

Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)

Parker's porcelain skin is played up with a rosy pop of color on the apples of her cheeks.

Get the look: Use a creamy, true-to-your-skin-tone liquid or mousse foundation, then blend a mineral blush, which catches light and keeps skin luminous, on cheeks. We like Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Blush in Rare Rose ($12.99, drugstore.com).

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Wear a Strong Red Lip

Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl)

Meester stands out with the most old-Hollywood of looks: a scarlet, poppy pucker.

Get the look: Exfoliate lips to ensure color goes on flawlessly. (Lisa Hoffman Lip Polisher, $14.95, lisahoffmanskincare.com, removes dead cells using pineapple and papaya extracts.) Apply a creamy lip lacquer like Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Red Revival ($7.49, drugstore.com) and blot to avoid smudging.

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Pony Up

Blake Lively (Gossip Girl)

Take the age-old ponytail to a more youthful, edgier level by adding a braid ala Lively.

Get the look: Prep wet hair with a volumizer such as Frederic Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse ($23, fekkai.com). Blow dry, then tease the crown of the hair. Pull strands into a high ponytail, add an elastic, then braid strands, securing ends with a mini elastic.

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Dramatize Your Eyes

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

With the advent of Latisse, everyone is on a lash-growth kick these days. Don't want an Rx? No problem! Here's how to get mile-long lashes.

Get the look: Apply primer (such as Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster Lash Primer ($39, lancome.com) to thicken hairs. Let them dry, then apply two full coats of CoverGirl LashBlast ($7.79, drugstore.com) to take lashes to new lengths.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, September 2009.

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