Sure, it’s spring, and it’s the season of bright colors and pastels…but I rock black year-round. It’s my go-to when I just don’t feel good or don’t want to put effort into choosing an outfit. My little quickie tricks to make it look more stylish: my cheetah print flats, a scarf, a simple bun, and a red lip. All very quick and easy to do, and I can do the bun while my hair is still wet–no need to dry and style first!
I also added the red Betsey Johnson clutch that I picked up this winter for an additional pop of color. You don’t have to do red and cheetah print; you could use cobalt blue or turquoise with an Aztec print, or any other color/print combo you’re really crazy about. The point is, adding pops of color in your makeup, bag, shoes, and jewelry take a plain black outfit from boring to Parisian-model-off-duty in five minutes flat…perfect for the days you’re running late for an important event. (Moi? Never. I don’t know what you’re talking about.)
Better pic of my makeup. If I’m doing red lips I avoid using pencil eyeliner because it can look way too “done”; shadow is much softer, especially if you’ll be out in the daylight. I used a taupe shadow over my lids and a little chocolate brown shadow to softly line my eyes, curled my lashes, and added a few coats of Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara.
For hair: I comb through a leave-in conditioner/smoother, flip my head over, and finger-comb my hair into a high loose bun. A few spritzes of light-hold hairspray keep my bangs in place and make sure everything stays nice and smooth without looking stiff or crunchy. I like my hair to be touchable and soft, even if I am wearing it up!
Here’s one more pic with Jiao, being her glamorous self:
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