Bombshell to Boho: Find Your Beauty Personality

With all the beauty trends floating around this spring, finding the right look for you can be a daunting task. We have a solution! Why not pick a makeup style that matches your personality type? Whether you're a Kerry Washington-esque romantic or a trendsetter a'la Rihanna, we've got your beauty persona right here.
ESSENCE.COM May, 28, 2010

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With all the beauty trends floating around this spring, finding the right look for you can be a daunting task. We have a solution! Why not pick a makeup style that matches your personality type? Whether you’re a Trendsetter a’la Rihanna or a Kerry Washington-esque Romantic (think sweet pink gloss, rosy cheeks and lush curls), we’ve got your beauty persona right here.

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Do you feel dressed up in a two-inch heel? Do you feel antsy in Sephora? You’re probably a Natural Woman who feels most comfortable in barely-there makeup. Take cues from Gabrielle Union, who looks fresh and clean in matte foundation, a touch of mascara and a sheer lip tint.

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If you feel naked without false lashes, and secretly wish you had your own personal wind machine to tousle your hair at all times, you’re a Bombshell. Beyonce perfectly embodies this look, with her high-volume mane, dramatic eyes and divalicious, super-glossy caramel lips.

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Do you fantasize about watching Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, or dancing the Charleston at some smoky Harlem Rennaisance speakeasy? If so, you’re a Retro Chic chick! Experiment with different retro looks, like Zoe Kravitz—here, she’s a flirty flapper in Josephine Baker spit-curls, steamy, smoky eyes and rosebud lips.

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If you’re the first to rock a new lipstick color or hairstyle—and maybe you’ve even invented a few looks of your own—you’re definitely a Trendsetter. And Rihanna is your fearless leader! With her navy liquid eyeliner and shocking fucshia lipstick, the “Rude Boy” singer follows the beat of her own drum.

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In your world, mainstream is boring! You’ll shave your head on a whim, make your own outfit if you can’t find anything at the store, and happily wear fire engine red to Puffy’s White Party. Your beauty soul mate is Noisettes front woman Shingai Shoniwa, who looks gorgeous in tangerine lipstick, white eyeshadow and a Grace Jones-inspired natural pompadour.

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You love fringe, embroidery and hippie chic as much as the next bohemian, but you’re not mad at a little bit of luxury, either. Chanel Iman strikes the perfect balance between the two extremes, pairing a braided headband with luminous, lit-from-within makeup (the boho beauty moment is all about “dewy,” so choose cream or liquid shadows and blush).

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You love J. Crew, Ann Taylor and Michelle Obama. You’ve found a look that works for you, and you stick with it (your “Sex and the City” character? Charlotte!). Take a beauty cue from Garcelle Beauvais, who’s the epitome of classic chic in sleek, controlled strands, jet black mascara, and sophisticated scarlet lipstick.

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