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Joan Smalls vamps it up (in the chicest way), Charlize Theron brightens her complexion with lipstick, and, shockingly, Rihanna tones down her makeup. Here, the red-carpet beauty looks we loved this week.
Joan Smalls at the launch party for Joan Smalls X True Religion: It's official: Ponytails have become a classic, evening-appropriate hairstyle. Joan's side-parted style, which has just a hint of volume at the crown, is not only polished, but it's one that will easily last from ceremony to reception. (Should any pesky flyaways get out of line, you can spritz a bit of hairspray on a toothbrush and brush them back.) The really striking aspect about her look, though, is the fact that she paired dark wine lipstick with gold eye shadow. Wondering how she could possibly make these two work together? It's because the eye shadow is concentrated only on her lid, which keeps it ever so subtle.
Charlize Theron at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix: If you want to wear red lipstick for your summer wedding, take a tip from Charlize and make it a bright shade of cherry. Paired with shimmery eye shadow and bronzer, you've got a look that's both sun kissed and glamorous. Oh, and how could we forget her perfectly tousled waves? This soft hairstyle is the perfect medium between beachy and polished.
Rihanna promoting Home: The star usually likes to make a bold statement on the red carpet, but we love the simpler beauty looks she's been sporting lately — especially this makeup, which would work for almost any wedding. Bronze eye shadow and highlighter on her cheekbones give her a pretty glow, and pink lipstick adds a soft, feminine touch. Love.