Get the look: Rosario Dawson

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Get the look: Rosario DawsonIn this look the sultry actress is sporting a glamorous, radiant look with the main focus on her luminous complexion, glossy red lips and side-swept ponytail.


The beauty of this ‘do is that it can work well with beach hair or slightly dirty hair – it doesn’t have to be freshly washed. Curl large sections with a curling wand, in this case don’t just curl the ends, be sure to do some pieces closer to the roots too in order to create a tousled, voluminous effect. Create a side parting and loosely tie the hair to one side with a hair elastic or a clip. I always struggle with the ‘’loosely’ part and end up with a schoolgirl ponytail, so remember that it should look tousled and casually done, and not structured at all.


I love this look on Rosario! It’s simultaneously matte and luminous. Unfortunately very few of us have skin that naturally looks like this, so your best bet would be an illuminating primer. While they have the standard ingredients that blur imperfections, absorb excess oil and makes foundation application smoother, they also contain brightening particles to contribute to a ‘lit from within’ look. A great product to try is Stila One Step Illuminate, R330. Give it a minute or two to ‘set’, and follow with concealer and foundation as usual. If you really want to step up the luminosity, you can mix some liquid highlighter with your foundation as well. This isn’t suitable for oily or problem skin though, as it will accentuate imperfections.

Avoid powder if possible, but if you can’t go without it, opt for a translucent powder like Catrice Prime and Fine, R75, or otherwise a pure mineral powder that’s not going to take away the luminous effect. Apply a very soft, natural pink blusher across the apple of the cheeks; just a touch is enough.


Simply sweep a golden highlighter shade across the lower half of the lid, and add a couple of touches of beige highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes. I would avoid eyeliner completely, and just load lashes with a couple of layers of black mascara. Fill the brows with a pencil if necessary.


Because there is so much focus on them, make sure your lips are exfoliated and well moisturised with a nourishing lip balm. I can only think of two products that can result in this dewy, yet bold, look: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple, R115, or YSL Glossy Stain in #12, R365.


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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. SenoritaKaye

    Stunning! I love Rosario and I love this effortless chic look. Awesome.

    6 years ago •

  1. Gleeson

    Gorgeous! Love the casualty of the red lips with the relaxed hair!

    7 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Here skin looks so good its glowing n her red lips are to die for

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Very nice clean look with emphasis on the lips

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    like the hair style, my favourite for summer days.

    7 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Stunning lady, beautiful features! I love the red lips

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Not many woman can pull off red lips, without lookimg cheap but it works well on her

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I have the Revlon Lip Butter, but i took it in a shade completely off from my skin tone!! Great moisturiser though. Last for hours

    7 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love her face, bu the lips are a bit too much. Love the messy hair!

    7 years ago •

  1. Noma

    Great article.. I love this woman…

    7 years ago •

  1. Cat

    pretty but don’t think everyone can pull off such a bold lip colour

    7 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Love the red lips look. So Xmassy :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Going to try this dewy, yet bold, look: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple, with YSL Glossy Stain! Thanks

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    This look surely is sultry yet glamorous, radiant look with the main focus on her luminous complexion, glossy sexy red lips and side-swept elegant ponytail. Love it

    7 years ago •

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