Danai Gurira's Flawless Natural Style

Danai Gurira simply is The Walking Dead's zombie-slicing, kickass-girl-with-a-soft-side. But before she ever wielded a katana, Gurira made her big debut as one half of an ill-fated illegal immigrant couple in the quiet 2007 drama The Visitor. The constant? Her sexy short cut. Here we dissect how she keeps her look lively, despite having an unchanged (albeit awesome) 'do. Hint: it involves leather, lashes, and a wicked cinnamon lip.

Crystal G. Martin Oct, 15, 2013

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Cinnamon-colored lipstick is a fall-friendly blend of orange and brown. Here, Danai pairs her spiced pout with a metallic leather bustier and amber necklace.

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With a close crop, cheekbones are on full display. So Danai played hers up with hot pink blush, like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in Truth or Dare ($26). Beauty Editor Note: Bright pinks look truly terrifying in the bottle but blend in beautifully.

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Danai's face-framing brows have a perfect arch and are filled-in but not fakey.

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Danai vamps up her crop with a deep wine lip. (You too can have this look by clicking here.)

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Sheer baby pink lipstick and doe eyes look sweet and girly.

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A very nude lip isn't distracting us from her intricately embroidered gown. Statement earrings draw the eye up—to her fierce cut.

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A bright red lip and lush lashes look retro-chic worn with crimson lace.

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Silver eyeshadow is risky on darker skin tones—there's a chance it can look garish. But Danai pulls it off brilliantly here. It's subtle and ethereal, not harsh.

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Danai gives us an earthy look with beaded earrings and just a swipe of clear gloss.

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Danai emphasizes her eyes with a dusting of shimmering golden apricot shadow.

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Flashback back to 2007: Danai's glowing skin is on full display at a photo call for The Visitor.

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