When thinking about beauty, it seems we’ve always looked to the stars for inspiration. And of course we all have our own opinions about who are the world’s most beautiful celebrities in the world.
But we know that if we want to be up on the most current beauty trends and styles, from hair to makeup to skin care, there’s nothing like searching the celebrities’ latest looks, in hopes of recreating some version of them.
Whose looks do we love the most? Which of the world’s most beautiful celebrities serve as the greatest inspiration for our new haircuts, makeup, and the beauty products we use?
The beauty experts at Recreate Yourself, wanted to find out which celeb looks are our favorites, so they analyzed search data for over 200 of the world’s most beautiful celebrities to find out whose hair, makeup and skincare we are most interested in.
Using Google tools, they were able to explore the search volume for particular beauty terms and phrases. They then compiled a list of over 200 celebrities from sources such as Glamour, Allure, Good Housekeeping and Ranker.
Next, they analyzed Google searches for each celebrity alongside the words ‘hair’, ‘makeup’ and ‘skincare’- taking a total of all three search terms, in order to find out which celebrity looks we’re most inspired by. So who tops the list of the world’s most beautiful celebrities for inspiration? Check out the findings below:
How the World’s Most Beautiful Celebrities Rank in 5 Popular Categories
1. Most Popular Celebrity Looks
Kylie Jenner is well known for beauty, having founded a makeup line that made her the youngest self-made billionaire at 21. Being such a familiar face as a member of the Kardashian/Jenner family, and a cast member of the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians all help to put her at the top of the list of the most popular celebrity looks.
The number two spot goes to one of our favourite songbirds, Ariana Grande. With a number of iconic music videos under her belt, she has shown us her versatility with a range of different looks. However, the look she’s known best for is her signature high ponytail and cat-eye makeup.
Known to most of us as Rachel Green, Jennifer Aniston inspired an entire generation during the 10 seasons of Friends. While we were tuning in to see if she and Ross would ever work out, we were also taking notes on her best looks, and despite the show ending in 2004, we’re just as obsessed with her look now, as we were 30 years ago.
Now see who else made the most popular celebrity looks list:
2. Most Popular Celebrity Hair
Could there be anyone else to top the hair inspiration list than Jennifer Aniston, the woman who gave us ‘The Rachel’ haircut? 30 years may have passed since her bouncy and voluminous locks hit our screens, but she still tops the list of most popular celebrity hair inspiration.
From a sleek blonde bob to long tousled brunette waves, Selena Gomez manages to pull off just about every hairstyle she tries out. With so many hair looks, Selena well and truly earns her place at number two of the top celebs for hair inspiration.
Is there any current hair that looks more recognizable than the high ponytail of Ariana Grande? While she might switch things up when it comes to colour, we can always rely on Ariana to serve the most iconic ponytail looks of the 21st century.
Take a look at who else made the list of most popular celebrity hair:
3. Most Popular Celebrity Makeup
Wouldn’t you know Kylie Jenner tops the list of most popular celebrity makeup as well, but keep in mind that many of her fans live on social media, and popularity in that milieu weighs heavily in this research. With her own makeup line and astounding social media presence, she’s an easy go-to for inspiring makeup ideas.
Ariana Grande finds herself in the top three again, but with her signature cat-eye flicks and glossy lips, we can understand why. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to get the perfect winged liner, Ariana is your go to for most popular celebrity makeup tips.
We all know that Selena Gomez isn’t afraid of a bold makeup look/ Whether she’s rocking a red lip or a dramatic eye, her looks provide plenty of inspiration. Oover 200,000 searches per year can’t be wrong.
See who else made the most popular celebrity makeup list:
4. Most Popular Celebrity Skin Care
With such clear, glowing skin, we’re all wondering what are Rihanna’s secrets. Since she has her own range of skincare products in her brand, Fenty Beauty, fans can try to to figure it out for themselves and emulate her skincare routine to find a Rihanna-like glow.
Jennifer Lopez makes the top three and is over the age of 50, but with skin as flawless as J.Lo’s, you would never know it. She also has her own anti-ageing skincare line, JLo, so it makes sense that fans would be searching in their droves for she would rank high on the most popular celebrity skin care list.
Only missing out on a top-three position in one category, Kylie Jenner is back with nearly 50,000 searches every year for her skincare. Being in front of the camera so often, Kylie seems to maintain flawless and dewy skin that many would all love to be able to emulate.
Check out who else made the list of most popular celebrity skincare:
5. Most Iconic Celebrity Beauties From the Past
Or course Marilyn Monroe takes the top spot for most iconic celebrity beauty inspiration—she’s inspired us since the 1950s. Famous for playing blonde bombshell characters, Monroe had a trademark makeup look, which included dark arched brows, pale skin, red lips and her classic beauty mark.
In second place is the iconic 60s trendsetter, Twiggy, who is still considered a style icon today with over 165,000 annual searches for her bold and glamorous makeup looks. From dramatic eye makeup to thick lashes, it’s no wonder Twiggy is still serving us beauty inspiration today.
One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davie Bowie takes third place. His jaw-dropping makeup looks from Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane are still proving hugely popular as beauty looks today, with over 150,000 annual searches.
And finally, take a peak who we think are the most iconic celebrity beauties from the past:
You won’t believe which of the world’s most beautiful celebrities are the most popular go-to’s for inspiration — some are over 50, and one is a guy!