Tracee Ellis Ross pulls another great look together at her 39th birthday bash on October 28. She partied the night away at Reign night club in Atlanta while celebrities Kanye West, Fabolous among others came out to help her celebrate.
The “Reed Between The Lines” co-star never disappoints with her fashion forward frocks. Tracee Ellis Ross is a go-to favorite for all things hair, but her flair to make an outfit her own, for any occasion, is a close contender.
Tracee's party look is uncomplicated while eliciting serious style pointers.
Get Tracee’s purr-fect party girl look in 5 easy steps:
1. Hair is the main attraction—make sure it's is well moisturized and curls are defined.
Try: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Holding Foam $28
Most people can get away with big hair. Wearing big hair with a simple sheath is the perfect addition of something extra without going over-the-top. Though Tracee’s dress is animal print, the design is effortless and doesn’t clash with her bigger than life curls.
2. Statement nails—red polish and chip-free edges.
Try: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rouge Carat $25
Nails are a good distance from statement making hair, so make another statement with red nails. Wearing a pop of color on your nails in lieu of your face is a great way to command attention without asking for it. Tracee’s pairing of red nails with a leopard print has been a staple for years. Keep nail length in check and free of chipped edges. Oh, and the bundle of bracelets with a masculine watch on one arm is quite on trend and cute!
3. Sexy eyes—smudgy black liner.
Try: Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Charcoal $25
A quick way to sex up eyes is to smudge the bottom lids in the blackest pencil available. Not only will eyes pop, but it’s an easy alternative to the smoky eye. Tracee’s smudging doesn’t look grungy, but isn’t perfect either. This is the look to go for—noticeable, imperfect, yet tactful. This is the perfect edge to a simplistic sheath dress.
4. Pouty lips—delicate pink gloss.
Try: Lancome Juicy Tube Lip Gloss Smoothie in Tickled Pink $18.00
Pink, glossed lips can calm any look. Not to mention, pink, pouty lips with black eyewear is quite seductive. The two looks together create a harmonious feel of something delicate with a complex element. There’s an unwritten rule of not pairing heavy makeup with an equally heavy lip color. Tracee obviously received the memo and opted for a pop of color on her nails instead. For a more natural pout, blot edges so the gloss won’t run outside of your natural lip line.
5. Flawless nude face—powder your nose.
Try: Make Up Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation $32.00
Nothing pulls a party look together like great looking skin. Poreless and blemish free skin can be achieved with a few touches of powder foundation. It’s difficult to determine if Tracee has perfect skin or a perfect made up palette—and that’s the idea. No one should know. A nude face helps to highlight other features of the face and not potential imperfections.