For a warm-weather twist on the classic red lip, we love fiery, almost-orange shades. But what would a strong lipstick color be without the proper hair, eye makeup and outfit to go with it? Here’s our new favorite way to wear this shade: sultry brown eye shadow, a Grace Kelly-worthy bun and an edgy outfit comprised of black and white separates and bold accessories. Get this sexy, date night-ready look from head to toe with a little help from Joey Maalouf and Team Zoe.
1. Prep And Tease Hair
Prep unwashed hair with a mattifying, grip enhancing product like Bumble & Bumble's Cityswept Finish, which separates and adds sheen to strands. Then, tease the front of hair towards the crown with a comb for added volume.
2. Pull Hair Back And Twist
After teasing, comb hair back into a low ponytail and twist the length of the ponytail into a rope, holding at the ends to keep hair in place.
3. Coil Hair Into A Bun
Coil the roped ponytail into a loose chignon, securing with straight pins as you go.
- Hair Pins, Sta-Rite $3
4. Check Hair For Gaps
A little bit of messiness will look chic but check the front and back of hair for flyaways and gaps. Smooth out unruly sections with hands or use additional straight pins.
6. Apply Foundation
Apply liquid foundation evenly allover the face and neck. For an easy contouring trick, use a slightly lighter color on the very top of the cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose.
- 12-Hour Foundation With SPF 15, Tarte $38
7. Blend With A Sponge
Use a sponge to blend foundation evenly using a light dabbing motion.
- Professional Wedge Blending Sponges, Ulta $5
8. Survey Skin
Survey skin for problem areas like acne spots or dark circles. Grab the appropriate products to conceal and finish the face.
10. Survey Skin
Finish with a few additional dabs or foundation or a general sweeping of the skin with a fresh sponge to make sure color is evenly blended and skin is luminous.
13. Fake Eyeliner
Instead of eyeliner and mascara, use the same shadow as a liner along the bottom lashline. Blend with fingers to soften if needed.
The Final Look
Luminous and rich with sophisticated color this makeup look is ultra-beautiful and only enhanced but the unfussy-but-chic bun.
16. Style The Look
To keep this hair and makeup look from feeling too serious, pair with skinny jeans, a paper-thin tee and an edgy moto jacket. Add color and style for date night with barely-there heels and an ornate clutch.