On November 20th, the 2016 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles. Among the A-listers who walked the red carpet was L'Oreal Paris muse and supermodel Karlie Kloss , offering us beauty inspiration, as expected. For the occasion she wore a black and blue asymmetrical gown that when paired with her sleek and pin-straight ponytail, added a futuristic vibe to her look.
She paired her modern ponytail with an illuminated complexion and a subtle shade of nude lipstick and eye shadow for a sophisticated, yet subdued beauty look. Want to adopt her look this season? Read on to find out how!
AMAS 2016: KARLIE KLOSS' MODERN BEAUTY LOOK
A VERSACE GOWN
For the AMAs red carpet, stars tend to try out looks that are more eccentric and daring than usual. For her moment in the spotlight, Karlie chose an asymmetrical blue and black dress by Versace. The look showed off both her slender shoulders and her enviable long legs, making it the perfect fit!
A FUTURISTIC PONYTAIL
Looking for a way to instantly lift your facial features and accentuate your face shape while keeping the focus on your makeup? Karlie Kloss' futuristic ponytail is exactly what you need! To get this look, simply use a flat iron to straighten your hair. Remember to apply a thermal protective spray throughout your locks beforehand! Next, pull your hair up into a high ponytail using a brush to ensure your look stays smooth. You can also use hairspray or gel to tame loose pieces. Once you've secured your ponytail with an elastic, wrap a ribbon around the base of your ponytail to add that futuristic touch!
A SUBDUED BEAUTY LOOK
The first step to creating Karlie's beauty look is to create an illuminated complexion. To do this, start off by unifying your base with a cushion foundation. Use a concealer to get rid of any dark circles or redness under your eyes and on your skin. Then, to create that glow like Karlie's, apply a liquid illuminator onto your cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead and chin using a blush brush.
Finally, highlight your cheekbones with a pink cream blush. Use your fingers to rub it in for a flawless, natural-looking finish!
To achieve Karlie's eye makeup look, start off by applying an orange-y gold shadow on your lids, extending it up to your brow bone. Use a fluffy brush to blend the shadow outwards past the outer corners of your eyes, then use an angled brush to apply it underneath your lower lash line. Tightline between your upper lashes with a black liquid liner to make your lashes appear fuller. Finish off by enhancing your lashes further by applying L'Oreal's Voluminous Superstar mascara. Apply the volumizing formula first on your top lashes, then apply the lengthening formula on your top and bottom lashes for the perfect look!
Keep your look subdued by applying a single layer of transparent lip gloss onto your lips!