This past weekend, celebrities gathered in Washington D.C. to mingle at the 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Those in attendance included Alicia Keys, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, John Legend, Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria and among several others of course were our dashing President Obama and First Lady.
After hitting up the latest posts and pics from the night there seemed to be a common trend amongst the ladies of the evening. There were 2 distinct makeup looks that stood out amongst the crowd: a Nude Lip/Smokey Eye Combo and a Red Hot Mouth.
- The First: Smokey Eyes and a Nude Lip
This chic makeup combo never seems to get old amongst celebs on the red carpet and in Washington it was no different. The stars who sported this sexy look included Kris Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Kate Upton, Kerry Washington and Anna Paquin. I think Ms. Paquin rocked it best taking sultry to a new level with an ultra lush lash, sleek black dress, and a sweet subtle lip (must also be that newly pregnant glow!). She ranked #1 for me that night hitting it out of the park with her overall style: great formal black dress with subtle flirty touches like an open back, just the right accent of jewels with a dazzling hanging earring, soft swept back hair and of course the sexy eye/subtle lip combo.
This look has lasted so long because it photographs great, is neutral to be paired with any color frock, and ups the sex factor without going overboard. I don’t foresee this trend dying down anytime soon.
Duplicate it with these great products:
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude $8.99
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick – No. 26 Natural Beige $32
Sephora Collection Pro Lesson Palette: Smoky Eyes $28
Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection $36
- The Second: Red Hot Mouth
Another timeless makeup trend, the Red lip, graced the White House on the faces of Lindsay Lohan, Zooey Deschanel, Claire Danes, and Elizabeth Banks. Who wore it best? In my opinion, Zooey Deschanel! I love the way the red lip takes on a vintage glam against her jet black bangs.
Click here to see all the reasons why I love a red stained pout! Top 10 Reasons Red Lips are Sexy
Copycat this look with the top rated Reds:
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo $14.50
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave $24
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear $15
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Absolute Rouge $30
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