While many people head to the beauty department when they need cosmetic assistance, it seems that a few stop by the craft store. Recently, more and more women are admitting to using permanent markers as makeup.

If there is one thing that Taylor Swift is known for besides her country hits, it’s her beautiful blonde hair. Swift’s strands look great straight, but it’s her natural curls that we really flip for.

While many of Hollywood’s most glamorous women are naturally beautiful, they also have teams of stylists that know every trick to ensure that the ladies appear their best. Luckily for those of us who don’t walk the red carpet regularly, some of the biggest industry experts recently shared their tips for looking fantastic.

Lauren Conrad recently made headlines when she abandoned her signature blonde strands for a darker ‘do. However, it seems that there is one trademark look that Conrad is hanging onto – winged eyeliner.

There are some beauty trends that look fantastic on the runway but rarely translate well to everyday life, such as blue lipstick and red eyeshadow. And while these looks are often attempted by stars who go for shock value, such as Ke$ha and Taylor Momsen, celebs with a more classic approach to beauty don’t usually step outside of the box – until now.

While Glamour.com recently praised Emma Stone for tinting her brows to match her red color-treated hair (the actress is a natural blonde), we can’t help but applaud another starlet for doing the opposite. At the premiere of Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams stepped out with platinum locks and dark brown brows.

While 2010 was filled with a plethora of red carpet looks that left many speechless, people were also captivated by dramatic makeup on movie screens around the country.One of the most remarkable appearances was Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

Whether you’re getting ready for work or for a New Year’s Eve bash, women who want to create a truly memorable look may want to use liquid eyeliner. But instead of reaching for the standard black formula, makeup artist Charlotte Willer recommends getting creative.

Emma Stone had a phenomenally successful year. The actress hit box office gold with her film Easy A and went on to land the role of Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Spider-Man movie, proving that she’ll be one to watch in 2011.

Christmas is almost here and people across the country will soon be heading to their families’ homes for a festive holiday gathering. And while these affairs can involve a wide variety of activities, there is one thing that is certain – photographs will be taken.

Many women getting ready for a large holiday gathering will likely spend hours primping to ensure a perfect appearance. But what if you won’t be arriving at your destination until the last minute? Whether you have to head to the celebration from the office or the airport, there are a few simple ways to quickly create a festive look.

From her wildly popular album Teenage Dream to her over-the-top wedding ceremony, Katy Perry has been one of the most talked about celebs in 2010. With 2011 almost here, analysts at Glamour.com recently rounded up some of the best beauty lessons they’ve learned from Perry this year.