At the premiere of Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair (which I am waiting with bated breath to watch) last night, there was a lot of glam — and a whole lot of fake hair, as at any red carpet event. Gabrielle Union and Nia Long looked unbelievably gorgeous, as usual, but my favorite look of the night had to be Raven Symone's: it was cute, very wearable, and in a palette that's perfect for the new season. To find out how to get her nude and neutral-shaded look, just keep reading.
- Start by water-lining your eyes with a dark-brown, waterproof eye pencil, like Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Brown ($12) to make the color of your eyes pop. Then, use a carbon black liquid eyeliner, like Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion ($18), to create a thick line on your upper lid, gradually making the line wider and bolder as it goes out.
- For the shadow, first sweep a simple white base, like Sally Girl Eye Shadow in Snow ($0.99), from lash line to crease, avoiding your eyeliner if you can, though it doesn't need to be perfect — the black is going to show through no matter what. To finish it off, dust a semisheer, old gold shimmer shadow, like Bare Minerals Yellow Eyecolor Eye Shadow in True Gold ($13), from crease to brow bone, and blend.
- For cheeks, brush on a nude-bronze blush, like Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer in Nude ($12).
- For lips, use a long-wearing nude lip liner, like Smashbox the Nude Lip Liner in Medium ($16), to fill in your lips. Then instead of using a lipstick, cover over with a light , neutral-pink gloss, like Lancome Juicy Tubes Pure in Rose Nectar ($18). Put a little extra gloss in the center of your lips for extra pout.