are we all in agreement that karen o is amazing?
my girl crush on her stems from years (i'd say at least 4, if you want a number) of being a total yeah yeah yeah's fangirl, but her sartorial choices are equally worthy of a liftetime of devotion. amidst a sea of unconventional clothes and bright, daring eye makeup, her signature bangs and red lips remind us that she is, as always, 100% karen.
get the look!!
1. Red Lipstick
my personal favorite is M.A.C. Russian Red, however there are many other options out there. find the one that works best with your skin tone! i've found that reds with blue undertones work best with most skin tones.
and remember! when dealing with such vivid pigmentation, prep your lips with balm and lipliner before you apply.
2. Black Eyeliner
karen's eye makeup when not performing is usually something along the lines of kitten liner (think majorly toned-down amy winehouse).
have you ever tried to do kitten liner with a pencil? i did. it didn't work. unless you are much more talented than i (and if you are, do share your wisdom), black liquid eyeliner with a few coats of mascara works best. i like Lancome Artliner in Blackest Black
3. Sleek Hair
to go off on a meaningless personal anecdote, i had my hair just like hers up until about last year.
there, i'm done.
if you're like me and you're really bad at blow drying your own hair, the flatiron is your friend!! as is smoothening serum. i love Biosilk and John Frieda Frizz-Ease.
by keeping her hair and makeup fairly simple, karen's glorious fashion choices are given that much more visual impact. i hope you find as much inspiration in her as i do :)