Why Teyonah Parris' Governors Awards Makeup is the Epitome of Chic

The star of Spike Lee's new moive, Chiraq, proves that red carpet beauty doesn't have to be complicated.

Virginia Lowman Nov, 16, 2015

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Usually when we think of red carpet makeup, we think of hard-to-copy beauty looks that involve professional-grade contouring, blending and vlogger-worthy eyeshadow looks that take hours—or years— to perfect. So when a star shows up on the red carpet looking like a milion bucks sporting a beauty look that we can totally copy without consulting Youtube, we take notice. Teyonah Parris looked gorgeous at the Governers Awards sporting a simple smokey eye and glossy nude lips. We've selected four affordable products to help you get the look.

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A dark smokey eye is always a go-to for an evening out. Instead of reaching for your usual matte black shadow, lighten up youy palette and opt for a shimmer black or a charcoal grey instead. Use your favorite shadow brush to densly pack the color onto primed lids and lightly blend the color towards your inner lid and upwards into the crease. Finish by lining your lower lashline with the sade shadow. For the perfect shimmer grey, we like Courrèges Estée Lauder Eye Amplifier 

$26, available at Sephora.com

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No evening eye look is complete without the addition of a kohl liner. Add the finishing touches to your beauty look by lining your upper and lower lash line with your favoite kohl liner. For a long-wearing liner with a satin finish, we love Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Eye Definer.

$32, available at nordstrom.com

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Blush can be a little tricky sometimes. Finding that perfect shade that adds the perfect amount of warmth to your face can be hard to find. for brown skin, we love peachy pink or apricot tones. This Cremy-Gel Chosungah Real Cheek Smoother Blush in Satin Peach gives a dewy finish and is perfect for those last minute touch ups on-the-go. 

$22, available at sephora.com

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Top your favorite creamy  nude lipstick with a clear gloss to add dimension and shine to your pout. Dab a little gloss on the center of your lips and the corners of your lip and press your lips together once to distribute color to your upper lip. For gloss that provides high-shine and SPF protection we love Colorscience Sunforgettable Lip Shine Broad Spectrum SPF 35.

$29, available at Sephora.com


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