Elizabeth Banks is often spotted sporting old-school hairstyles. And as the actress walked the red carpet earlier today at the Cannes Film Festival, Fab and I couldn't help but notice. While Elizabeth chose a head-to-toe beaded gown and vintage-inspired hairstyle in a longer length, it was her combination of makeup tones that caught our attention. A smokey palette of dusty purple-gray ones on the eyes, coupled with soft pink on the lips and cheeks, made for a perfect balance of sweet and sexy — ideal for any upcoming Spring or Summer soirée.
If you're thinking about replicating this look at home, I've got tips on re-creating it when you read more.
- Eyes: Generously line both the upper and lower lash lines with black pencil, such as Maybelline Expert Eyes Pencil in Velvet Black ($3). Next, apply the deeper-toned gray shadow from Rimmel Colour Rush Quad Eye Shadow in Smokey Purple ($6.29) on the lids. Tap onto the liner to lock it in. Finally, create a soft winged-out look by adding either of the medium-toned smokey purple shades to the outer contours of the eyes. Smudge into the lower lash line for a cohesive look. For extra drama, try a shimmering pale pink highlighter right below the brow, like Bare Escentuals Eye Color in Cultured Pearl ($13).
- Cheeks and lips: Since the cheek and lip colors match so closely in this look, why not go the route of a multitasker? Try Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks ($22) in Powder Pink for that fresh-faced glow.