Holiday Beauty Inspiration: Joan Smalls’ Sexy Hair and Makeup Look

Joan Smalls British Fashion Awards

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From the British Fashion Awards to the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret Show, London is the place to be right now. One of our favorite models, Joan Smalls, graced the red carpet at the BFAs yesterday before getting ready to hit today’s VS runway. Smalls stunned in a sexy cut-out Tom Ford number, but what we can’t stop talking about is her beautiful hair and makeup look. The bold crimson lip and smudged out liner paired with side-swept hair make for the quintessential holiday beauty look.

To achieve this look, getting a fresh-faced complexion is key so that the focus is solely on the eyes and lips. Foundation and a little setting powder is key.

Next, tightline the eyes. We recommend enlisting a thin-tipped liner, like Hourglass 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Liner ($16), to go along the inner rims of the upper and lower lash lines with precision. Then, use the pencil along the lower lash line, making a semi-thick line that smudges out at the corner of the eyes. Next, add a few coats of mascara after curling your lashes for voluminous drama.

Save the lipstick for last, because nailing this part is essential (here are some tips on getting this part down). We’re obsessed with Tom Ford Lip Color in Scarlet Rouge ($50) — this shade of red is bold enough to make a statement, yet still warm-toned, making it an ideal color for the holiday season. Plus, the formula is long-lasting and extremely opaque so there is no need for constant reapplication.