Kristen Stewart is known for combining red carpet chic with some casual grunge, and the Los Angeles American Ultra premiere on August 18 was another example of her unique style! The 25-year-old stepped out in a cute Zuhair Murad playsuit, entirely embellished with black sequins and floral patterning, which she then teamed with black Jimmy Choo heels. Staying true to her style, the actress then opted for a high-glamour French twist - with some added relaxed texture - and dramatic, rock chick eye makeup: way to make an entrance, Kristen! Loving this look as much as we are? Here's how it's done...
Get the look
Kristen rocked the perfect French twist for short and mid length hair, and it's perfectly doable! Use this style on day two, unwashed hair as it has more natural grit to stay in place, or mimic your hair's natural oils by applying a small amount of nourishing hair oil throughout dry hair.
If you need a bit of extra volume, add root lifting spray to the roots of your hair, teasing your locks with your fingers rather than combing to get the right texture. Pull your hair back to the nape of your neck and to one side so that you have the space to fold the hair over.
Secure in place with bobby pins before twisting the hair in on itself, and secure your fold with as many pins as you need! Don't worry if some stray hairs fall out of place: Kristen's style is all about being relaxed. Finish with a generous dose of hairspray and get on with your makeup look for the night!
Choosing a dramatic eye effect like Kristen's winged look can really make the color of your irises pop! Start by applying an eye primer to your lids to make sure the eyeshadow stays in place all night long. Once the primer has absorbed into your skin, coat your lash lines with liquid eyeliner right up to the tearducts, and smudge a pencil eyeliner into your upper and lower lashlines. Use a precision makeup brush to coat your eyelids up to the crease line in a black, dark kohl or midnight blue eyeshadow, pulling the color out into a triangle that finishes just below the outer corner of the brow.
Dust a slightly lighter shade over the lid around the inner tearduct and under the lower lashes before switching to a clean brush to lightly smudge the edges of your eyeshadow wings to give your look a softer edge.
Finish with two coats of mascara and keep your lips pale and natural to balance your rock chick, evening look!