Feeling good, or bad? Here’s how to get Anastasia Steele’s doe-eyed innocent and sexy, seductive makeup looks a la Fifty Shades Darker.
Fifty Shades of Grey left women everywhere shocked, gasping (hello, red room of pain), and blushing (those slaps!) with the unique romance between Anastasia Steele and billionaire playboy Christian Grey. Even though this unlikely couple had tremendous chemistry, it didn’t end like a fairytale.
In Fifty Shades Darker, things take a turn, though. This time around, when a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Growing from an inexperienced, naïve college girl to a more mature young woman ready to stand up to Grey, Johnson’s makeup looks have transformed from innocent girl to a sophisticated beauty.
When it comes to playful love, Ana is becoming an expert. Whether you want that look of innocence or sexy seductress, here are a few makeup tips to get you started.
Tips for a more innocent Ana look:
Take a cue from the no-makeup nude look. Take some of your favourite foundation and mix it with a moisturizer. Not only will it moisturize the skin, it will give a light, even coverage and reveal a more glowing complexion. You can also use a light luminous foundation cushion. Of course, this light look needs a bit of colour in the right places. Use a rose or pinky tinted blush lightly on cheeks. The ideal colour is the hue of your natural flush. You can also tint your lips a shade or two darker than your natural colour to make them more irresistible or pump it up with a light red like Anastasia.
Try: Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation, L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, Nars Blush in Orgasm (a top-selling, universal shade).
Tips for a more seductive look:
For a sexier look, go for grey (no pun intended). Grey and charcoal hues bring out the eyes and give a more commanding look. Top it off with black mascara and a cat eye or dark liner. Lips can be natural, berry toned or blood red (if you really want up that sexy siren factor!)
Try: Urban Decay Smokey Eye Palette and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Bright Red.
Fifty Shades Darker opens in theatres on February 10, and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Max Martini, with Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden