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Simply Sexy Saturday: Angela Basset—Red Carpet Gone Casual

Simply Sexy Saturday: Angela Basset—Red Carpet Gone Casual

Angela Bassett epitomizes superwoman in so many ways—talented, beautiful, mother, achiever, role-model—that at 53, she is still one to watch.

Recently, Angela Bassett attended the Paul Simon Songbook to Benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center gala concert & dinner at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Working the Floral Spring Trend on the red carpet, Bassett wore a print chiffon dress emblazoned with red and pink peonies.

Her makeup was soft, youthful and enabled her natural radiance to shine. Her look lends itself to a weekend day—maxi dress with minimal makeup for a day shopping, brunch, flea market, farmer’s market or simply lounging at home.

Here is how to get Angela Bassett’s Simply Sexy Look:

1. Radiant Skin
Angela’s skin is glowing. For most women over 50, using a matte makeup is a major NOT. Rather, an anti-aging foundation or tinted moisturizer that nourishes and imparts a natural looking glow is the best choice.
Try: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 / PA+++ $42
(COLOR Martinique – medium dark with warm red undertones)

What it is:
A lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens skin tone and provides a translucent veil of protection.

What it does:
Infused with lush, naturally derived ingredients, this lightweight tinted moisturizer immediately helps thirsty skin feel hydrated. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyper pigmentation for a clearer and brighter complexion in just four weeks. Oil-free and luxurious, it obscures the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores and other imperfections. SPF 30/ PA+++ adds a translucent veil of protection.

2. Define Eyes

Keep eye makeup simple and clean. Use a creamy pencil shadow that doubles as a liner. Finish with two coats of your favorite mascara and groom brows.

Try: Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Bronze $25

What it is:

A versatile waterproof liner powered by Amazonian clay that can create crisp, soft, or smoldering eyes.

What it does:
This waterproof liner creates smoldering, sexy eyes that won't budge, letting you go from simple to sultry in an instant. Create a crisp liner look by gliding along the upper and lower lash line or use the built-in smudger to soften. For a sultry, smoky eye, use the liner as a shadow by applying a thicker line along upper lashes and blending toward the crease. No matter how you wear this versatile liner, Amazonian clay works to nourish lids, reduce surface oil, and improve overall texture for easy application and better wear.

3. Add Color to Cheeks and Lips

A simple rosy glow is all that’s needed to finish Angela’s simply sexy look. A dual-purpose stain for lips and cheeks is the perfect choice.

Try: Benefit Benetint Pocket Pal $20

What it is:
This glossy color wand is your best beauty pal. A mini Benetint – the original and still the best rosy lip and cheek stain is paired with a shiny clear gloss on the other end. Carry it in the handy pocket protector and you'll have kiss-proof, smudge-proof color with you wherever you go.

Note: Open with the tint on the bottom. Apply to freshly moisturized skin. After applying to lips, top with clear gloss!


Simply Sexy Saturday: Angela Basset—Red Carpet Gone Casual
Benefit, Tarte, NARS



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