6 Important Beauty Lessons From Gwen Stefani

You already know Gwen Stefani has an impeccable sense of fashion, and unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended), we’re pretty sure you know the No Doubt frontwoman, Voice coach, fashion designer and mother is a beauty maven, too. With fragrances for her Harajuku Lovers and L.A.M.B. lines and collaborations with OPI nail polish and more recently, a gorgeous eye shadow palette for Urban Decay, the OC girl next door is no stranger to the business of beauty. Her ever-changing hair and makeup looks over the years—hello, bindis, blue hair, braces and, of course, her signature red pout—set in motion trends that have lasted well beyond a fleeting season. Here, the most valuable beauty lessons we’ve learned from Gwen—there’s no doubt you’ll want to write these down.

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It's Good To Experiment

How will you know what looks best on you unless you step out of the box once in a while?

Hair Is Your Best Accessory

We especially love how she updates her hair to match her outfits.

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Know Your Signature Look

Fake tattoos may come and go, but Gwen always returns to her roots: platinum hair and red lips, of course.

When In Doubt, Wear A Ponytail

Never underestimate the power of a ponytail. Gwen has managed to take over the world with hers perfectly in place.

Never Skimp On The Nail Art

Extra points for matching it to your accessories.

Always Look Your Best

We love that Gwen isn't afraid to wear a bold red lip and false lashes at all times—even when snowboarding.