Sky Ferreira is no stranger to sparkle. In fact, when I first met the catwalker-turned-singer, she was wearing bedazzled Saint Laurent stockings (the same pair she sported on the way to the hospital after she injured herself onstage in California during Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour). But it isn’t just her gams that are getting the glimmer treatment—her makeup artist, Amy Chance, has been sticking to a combo of Make Up For Ever lilac glitter and Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss lipstick in 107 for the past week. The cat-eye shape Ferreira is so fond of is reminiscent of the sixties-inspired black wings expertly sketched on lids at Saint Laurent’s Fall 2014 show, while the shimmery aspect might as well have stemmed from the twinkling Mary Janes models wore on their feet. Combine the two ideas together and it’s a match made in makeup heaven.
Janelle Monáe rocked it. Snooki ruined it. And Lupita Nyong’o breathed new life into the bump at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces party in West Hollywood last night. Paired with an ultrafeminine Giambattista Valli Fall 2013 Couture dress, the edgy, mohawk-esque pompadour lent her look some sophisticated edge. We love a little vertical volume—and as many a country star has made clear, the higher the hair, the closer to heaven.
Katy Perry is no stranger to candy-colored hair—she’s dipped and dyed her way throughout much of the spectrum—but her latest shade change is “Slime Green for Spring,” as she captioned her selfie on Instagram. She also freshened up her look with a shorter cut and thick fringe. Rainbow hues are certainly becoming more prevalent on both the runway and the red carpet, but at least Perry is veering away from the violet trend that has recently taken hold of Hollywood and opted for greener pastures instead.
The fifth annual DVF Awards brought out beauty looks far edgier than a wrap dress. Alicia Keys appears to have added a few inches to her faux-hawk (and strangely enough, we’re into this modified mullet that is reminiscent of Rufio in Hook, the classic nineties adaptation of Peter Pan). The real standout, however, was Estelle’s extensive mehndi tattoo. The exotic floral pattern started on the tops of her fingers and ascended all the way up to her shoulders. Now that’s what we call an arm party.
Between film premieres, parties, and celeb-studded events around the globe, this week was full of memorable hair and makeup looks (including Audra the Rapper’s bubblegum lips/clear specs combo and Jennifer Connelly’s violet eyes). Here, we recap five more of our favorite beauty moves.
Cameron Diaz; The Other Woman U.K. premiere; London
We’re all for sticking with what works. Diaz opted for her signature smooth blowout, but we love how she paired a girly pink lip with tough leather.
Shailene Woodley; Divergent Germany premiere; Berlin
This rising star has been amping up her beauty game for her many Divergent red-carpet appearances. A few weeks ago, she tried a poppy-orange lip, then went with a more classic brick red (à la Dolce & Gabbana FW13) on Tuesday. Her sleek pixie was the perfect foil.
January Jones; Mad Men season seven premiere party; Hollywood, CA
A messy side-swept braid is always a good move in our book. Jones looked particularly beachy, especially against ultramodern cobalt and gold liner.
Lykke Li; The New Museum Spring Gala; New York, NY
Li’s slicked-down strands are reminiscent of the look at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 show and a must-try move as the heat and humidity rises.
SZA; SZA’s Private Listening Party; New York, NY
Big hair, don’t care. SZA’s waterfall of curls looked extra of-the-moment with a touch of aqua eyeliner.