Amanda Seyfried’s Beauty Evolution

Amanda Seyfried 2011

From high school to high drama, see how W’s April cover star has transformed her long blonde locks and minimalist beauty routine throughout time.


Actress Amanda Seyfried is no doubt a natural beauty, but her early makeup choices might have erred in favor of natural over beauty. At the Mean Girls world premiere in 2004, without matte, camera-ready makeup, the star shined in more ways than one.

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The actress was the picture of youthful innocence at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2005 with pulled-back hair and natural rosy makeup.

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With barely-there makeup and soft, wavy hair, Seyfried demonstrated she’d finally mastered the beach babe look—with the help of a curling iron and an expert touch—at the 2007 premiere of Alpha Dog.

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The star branched out at the 2008 Emmys with tanned skin and bright pink lipstick—a thick low ponytail helped her toe the line between girls’ night in and human Barbie doll.

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At the 2009 London Film Festival, Seyfried stepped out with a sultry smoky eye, deep side part, rosy cheeks, and shimmering lips.

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The star went glam for the 2010 Chloe premiere with a deep side part and kohl-lined eyes. Transforming her signature long locks into a curled faux bob sealed the deal on this glam Hollywood look—and added a bit of variety to her beauty repertoire.

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Seyfried continued her love affair with the smoky eye in 2011—as evidenced by this smoldering take at the In Time premiere. Hey, if it works, it works.

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The New York premiere of Les Miserables called for major drama—and Seyfried did not disappoint. The star complimented her intricate Alexander McQueen gown with striking black and gold eye shadow and, as if that were not enough, slicked-back hair that gathered into a thick braided up-do.

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By the time the 2013 SAG Awards rolled around, Seyfried had her formula for red carpet success down pat: Long, loose curls, a dark smoky eye, rosy cheeks and lips? Check, check, check, and check.

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No longer a stranger to fashion-forward looks, Seyfried ruled the red carpet at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. With a teased coif, unruly teased braid, and light smoky eye, Seyfried proved herself a pro.

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