I don’t typically change the makeup colors I use when the seasons change. If I want to wear neon eye shadows in the fall, I’ll do it. But I do typically reach more for darker lipsticks during the cooler months. And Angela Bassett is giving me some serious beauty inspiration with her latest look. The Black Panther actor paired her very blunt, straight bangs with glistening silver shadows and lipstick the color of blood.
On September 21, Bassett arrived at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS dressed in a plum gown, and her straight hair fell all around her. Her super blunt bangs covered most of her eyebrows; you can see a sliver of them peeking out. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything this straight before. Her hair looked glossy to the point that its sheen was brighter than the shimmery pigments dusted across her chest and shoulders.
I, personally, am even more excited about her makeup look, particularly because of the color combinations she used. Silver shimmery shadows gleamed from her inner corners, and dark matte shadows stood out from her creases. Her lips were painted with a deep, blood-red lipstick. The apples of her cheeks were covered in a reddish blush. Silver and burgundy are two colors I never considered using together in a makeup look, but now I absolutely will.