There are few certainties in life, but
Emily Ratajkowski’s makeup consistently scoring a 10/10 is one of them. The model, actress, and activist always wows on the red carpet, whether she’s paring back her look with bronzy neutrals and her signature smoky eye or amping up the impact with striking electric color—her brown eyes lined with a brilliant blue cat eye or rimmed in a shimmering turquoise ombré. Ratajkowski never shies away from taking beauty risks and is continually switching up her look with beautiful results. For some serious EmRata makeup inspiration, we’ve rounded up her best beauty looks through the years. Time after time, it’s clear that her makeup has always been right on the mark. Ready for proof?
One of Ratajkowski’s fail-safe beauty looks is a smoky eye in warm, neutral tones. With a touch of bronzer and a natural-colored pout, the sun-kissed look works for every occasion.
Ratajkowski worked a romantic look with pale pink lips that echoed her pastel eye shadow.
When she’s off the red carpet, Ratajkowski opts for minimal makeup—some sweeps of mascara, a touch of cheek color, and a neutral lip.
Ratajkowski is the queen of the smoky eye in all ranges. Here, her subtlest take involved a light brown shadow and little to no eyeliner.
On the other end of the spectrum, Ratajkowski turns up the volume, like she did here with a dramatic smoky ombré in rose and cinnamon tones.
Ratajkowski’s brown eyes pop when she lines them in cool tones, like the shimmery silvers and blues seen here.
Ratajkowski has confessed she’s been working a cat eye since she was 15. Here, her go-to makeup look was amplified for the red carpet.
The model’s long eyelashes did all the talking here, with the rest of her makeup look pared back with a subdued, neutral palette.
Just a streak of blue for an eye-catching cat eye made this makeup look intriguingly modern. Ratajkowski’s coral lips complemented the playful pop of color.
One of our all-time favorite EmRata beauty looks to date, this smoldering turquoise cat eye paired with a nude lip was a makeup look for the ages.
For a fresh-faced look, Ratajkowski worked with just a touch of pink eye shadow, blush, and pale pink lipstick.
Though she typically opts for browns and reds, Ratajkowski demonstrated she can pull of a charcoal smoky eye with the same success.
Most of Ratajkowski’s red carpet makeup looks are bold, but her take on no-makeup makeup is just as striking.
Ratajkowski had her classic brown smoky eye down even at the start of her career.
Intentionally clumpy mascara and a pretty pink lip made for a fresh, youthful look in Ratajkowski’s early days.
Ratajkowski rarely works a red lip anymore, but she once proved the bold color—paired with a medium-brown smoky eye—is always a head-turning look.
When she first hit the scene, Ratajkowski’s smoky eye was more dramatic and accentuated by her nude lipstick.