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Get the Look: Our Favorite Red Lipstick Wearing Smooth Operator—Sade

Get the Look: Our Favorite Red Lipstick Wearing Smooth Operator—Sade

You can't go wrong with a red lip.  You can't go wrong with classic makeup.  You can't go wrong with a classicly worn pony tail, faux or real.  You can't go wrong with simple gold or silver hoops.  You can't go wrong adopting a less is more approach to beauty.  And you can't go wrong with a chic wardrobe of understated black and white.  

Iconic style and beauty chanteuse Sade gets it.  Since Sade first emerged on the music scene in the mid 80s, she has maintained her signature look.  Over 25 years later, Sade has only gotten better with time, as has her heart-rending lyrics and  emotive voice.  

Today, her eyebrows are a tad thinner, but nonetheless bold.  Her lips are still crimson. Her freckles still show. Her hair is still in a pony tail.  There is a hint of a life well-lived on Sade's face—a few character lines at the corner of her eyes.  

Emulating Sade's look, is a win-win situation.  Simple makeup that can be done in a few minutes, but can take you from the boardroom to the bedroom is a necessity for all women.  

Here are our recommendations, budget and luxe, to get our Soldier of Love, Sade's Look.  


Get the look:

1.  Let your skin show.

Sade doesn't mask her skin, we see her individuality, her freckles through an even skin tone. The best way to accomplish this look is with a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight, sheer foundation.

Luxe: Try—Cover FX Water Based Foundation SPF 15 $40


What it is:
A water-based liquid foundation with SPF 15.

What it does:
Provides hydrating sheer to medium coverage for the face and body. The formulation was designed to achieve a natural looking, satin finish.

Budget: Try—Black Radiance Color Perfect Liquid Makeup $4.99

What it is:
A sheer water-based liquid foundation with a natural finish.

What it does:

Enhances natural skin tone, never red, ashy or shiny. Glides on smoothly and evenly.

3.  Define Eyebrows

If you have naturally full eyebrows, just fill in sparse areas.  If your brows are sparse, fill in with brow color and extend to give your eyes a full frame.

Luxe: Try—Anastasia Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes $39.50

What it is:

A portable brow maintenance kit that includes a sampling of some of Anastasia's core brow products.

What it does:

This kit includes everything you need for perfectly groomed brows on the go. The portable palette contains Brow Powder Duo, Brow Wax, stencils, and an Angled Brow Brush with a mirror and instructions all in one convenient place.

Budget: Try—NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder $6

What it is:

An eyebrow maintenance kit to keep brows in exquisite shape. 

What it does:

Each Eyebrow Cake Powder kit includes a slanted brush and a round wand to shape, style and tame eyebrows. Available in 6 different shades.

4.  Smoldering Eyes

A deft hand with a sweep of charcoal shadow in the corners of the eyes enhances Sade's sultriness.

Luxe: Try—Sue Devitt Silky Matte Eye Shadow in Black Hill Range $18

What it is:

A crease resistant, long lasting eyeshadow that holds to professional standards.

What it does:

Creates a subtly luminous result without the heaviness of a shimmer.
Budget:  Try—Milani Runway Eyes Wet Dry Shadow in Black Out $4.99

What it is:

A silky-smooth powder eye shadow that delivers unbelievable color with a curved double ended applicator. 

What it does:

Use dry for eyeshadow and wet for liner.
5.  Signature Siren-Red Lips
The final punctuation on Sade's classic look are her eponymous red lips.
Luxe: Try—Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color in Red Muse $32


What it is:

An ultra-nourishing, long-wearing formula, in a haute couture color.

What it does:

It dresses your lips in voluptuous, long-wearing color, while simultaneously providing definition, moisture and nourishment to the lips.

Budget: Try—CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipstick in Into the Red $6.99

What it is:

As much rich, true color as the leading department store lipstick.

What it does:

Adorns lips with rich color and saturates them with moisturizers that actually improve the overall condition of your lips


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