Makeup That Pulls Off the Perfect Black Outfit
Does This Movement Need Improvement?
As you all might know, the fashion at the 2018 Golden Globes was a bit different than other years. Hollywood is in the early stages of shifting as a result of the powerful #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Unfortunately, this swing is in wake of unimaginable events made public by brave, strong victims. From the cast of Stranger Things to some of the entertainment industry’s bigger names, a lot of attendees wore black in recognition of the mentioned movements. I applaud every single attendee who wore black in support of #TimesUp. However, I can’t say everyone pulled off the look as well as they could've. Beauty Bebes, all black is a look that works for everyone—just know how to rock it for your natural attributes.
Hacks for Wearing Black
Black is a timeless, versatile color that can reflect any style from classy to punk—and everything in between. Whether you’re sporting a comfy black hoodie or a cute cocktail dress, wearing makeup that complements your black outfit is essential.
1. Eyes. Smokey, gray, or steel—any of these will go beautifully with your black outfit. With black being a elegant color, perfect for upscale parties, understated and elusive eyes with go better than loud, colorful eyes. That isn’t to say your eyes can’t pop. A black liner and bold lashes will go beautifully with your black outfit; if you really want to stand out, well-done cat eyes would complete your outfit. If you’re dying to add a little color to your eyes, something tasteful like rose gold would be perfect.
2. Lips. Mandy Moore looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet. Surprising? No, but her simple yet bold lips, belt, and earrings—all a matching red—really made her get-up one worth mentioning. Usually, I would suggest subtle, flesh-colored lips, but this is the one exception: If you’re going for bright lips when wearing black, make sure to have a few accent accessories that’ll make your ensemble pop and come together. For the exclamation point, match your nails to your lips and accessories. Side note: Can we just appreciate that Mandy Moore’s dress had pockets?
3. Highlighters. This cannot be stressed enough: Match your skin tone. Always make your makeup disappear to make it look as if it’s your natural skin tone. It's meant to accentuate, not transform. Whether blush or highlighter, complement your skin. If you have a darker complexion, avoid lighter colors as they can make your skin appear chalky. Apply highlighter around your cheekbones for a beautiful shimmer effect. Again, make sure all you apply is appropriate for your skin tone. 😊
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I am awe-struck and proud of the major changes happening in Hollywood and encourage all of you to continue supporting the #TimesUp movement. Now that you know how to prep for an all-black outing, be the best version of yourself inside and out. Visit our products page to see all Lexi Noel Beauty has to offer. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more.