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Red carpet-ready beauty looks

Making an appearance is all about feeling empowered and confident in yourself, including your hair and makeup.

It’s sometimes difficult to know which kind of look will make you feel best, but we’ve picked out 6 of our favourite classic beauty looks which exude timelessness.

From the bold, attention-grabbing red lip to the naturally tousled hair, these beauty looks are sure to get you red carpet-ready. And who best to show off the looks? Our fave confident and cool women, of course.

1 Baby pink lips

TRY: NYX Lipstick in Strawberry Milk R100

We’re totally smitten with baby pink lips with just a touch of sheen. Teamed with jet-black lashes, dewy skin and a touch of blush – this is the perfect look for the girly-girl. You might want to leave the bling earrings at home – unless that’s your style, and then GO. FOR. IT.

2 Sunset eyeshadow

TRY: Urban Decay in Petite heat R530

If you don’t fancy a full-on smoky shadow, a gorgeous sunset-inspired shadow is a perfect alternative. It’s pretty and very eye-catching, making it ideal. Gold looks great when applied in a creamy formula. Or, if you’d like to add a little orange, a powder is best. Blend the bold shade into your eye crease to make it more wearable and subtle.

3 Va-va-voom lips

TRY: MAC Retro matte lipstick in Ruby Woo R250

Red lips are totally classic, and they are sure to get the attention for all the right reasons while making you feel bold and sophisticated from the get-go. We recommend sticking to a matte finish and using a lip liner first to ensure perfect application. Pair your bright lips with toned-down eye makeup and glowing skin to keep the look natural.

4 Tousled waves

TRY: Lee Stafford Beach Babe spray R119.95

Straight hair can sometimes look a little severe, while a tousled wave keeps your look natural and summery, too. Paired with any makeup look, loose curls look pretty and are easy to maintain throughout the night, too. Just spritz on some beachy salt spray before leaving for your rendezvous!

5 A subtle smoky eye

TRY: Body Shop Down to Earth R370

If a bold lip isn’t quite your thing, turn the attention to your eyes. While a full-on dark grey and black eye can look a little dramatic, a gorgeously bronzed smoky eye is sure to make you feel sexy and confident. The beauty of this look, too, is that you can apply as little or as much shadow as you like in order to feel comfortable and ready, come the event.

6 A feline flick


TRY: Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner R199

Sexy, sultry, and a great alternative to a smoky eye, a feline flick is perfect. We suggest keeping your flick on the subtle side, but it’s really up to you! After lining the eyelid with a liquid liner, keep the waterline bare and run a little highlighter under your brow bone for date night perfection.

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Glamour International