When it comes to getting ready for a night out, it’s easy to overthink your beauty look and end up with something that feels overdone. But when Zendaya—who is never afraid to make a statement—stepped out at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards last night, she opted for understated elegance with her beauty look and the result was anything but boring. If that doesn’t prove you don’t need hot pink lips or cobalt lids to get noticed on a night out, we’re not sure what will.
To get Zendaya’s makeup look, start with a matte foundation and apply a concealer under the eyes to cover dark circles. Apply a taupe brown eye shadow on the entire lid and line the waterline with a black pencil. Groom brows with a tinted brow gel and apply 2 to 3 swipes of mascara on the lashes for a full flutter. Choose a subtle bronzer to warm up the cheeks and along the hairline. Finish the look with a nude gloss.
And as always, no beauty look is complete without a polished hairstyle. To get the perfect topknot every time, pull hair into a tight, high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Use bobby pins to create a loose knot to the crown of your head and spritz with hairspray to keep everything in place. Voilá! Here’s to many nights out without a neon beauty product in sight.