This year saw celebrities take beauty risks like never before and there were some red carpet beauties that we couldn't ignore. Whether they burst on to our radar late in the year, like Berenice Marlohe, or were on every carpet in sight, cough Kristen Stewart, Hollywood's most glamorous certainly impressed. Here are twelve of our favorite red carpet beauty stars of 2012.
This starlet needs no introduction for beauty enthusiasts. Blonde, ginger, and everywhere in between, she's a chameleon who goes from flirty girl next door to sultry goddess with just a swipe of lipstick.
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She may have shaved her lustrous locks now but she spent most of the year impressing us with her sultry smoky eyes and pretty nude looks.
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A lover of bold lips and dewy skin, she's always keeping us on our toes by mixing it up with each appearance.
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With three major films out in recent months, and a very public and scandalous personal life, we've seen a lot of Stewart this year. While her off-duty style is cool and undone, her red carpet team has turned her into a major risk-taker and one of our favorite beauty stars of the year.
With Gossip Girl finally over, we expect that Lively will be back focusing on her film career full throttle next year but that's not to say we missed her from the red carpets this year. Her flowing golden hair and glowing skin made for a few standout red carpet looks.
A definite beauty rising star, Seyfried has impressed us on and off the red carpets.
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With credits on the stage and the screen this year, Chastain had plenty of opportunities to show off her strawberry locks and perfect alabaster skin.
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She's not as in-your-face as some of our other favorites this year, but Dunst's sophisticated style often reflects the perfect day-to-night look.
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She had so many major fashion moments this year it's easy to have missed her breathtaking beauty looks. Showcasing everything from Heidi braids to statement lips, Kruger has inspired us to do some serious risk-taking.
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Now that Twilight is over, who knows if Greene will stay on the radar next year but this year she graced the big screens and the billboards and consistently impressed with her glossy hair and polished looks.
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She's surprised us with orange eyeshadow and stole our hearts with her victory rolls. We should continue to expect great beauty moments from the French actress.
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She's not your average Bond girl and her beauty looks proved just that.
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