Get The Look: Messy Part and Bold Lips
Two of my favorite beauty trends this season are the messy hair part and bold lip. When you pair both of these trends together, you get an instantly youthful and hip look for any event. Ashley Benson was recently seen sporting some perfectly unruly waves with a messy part and hot pink lips, resulting in an ideal look for any young, glamorous woman.
To get this look, we’ll start with the hair. Beyond just the super-hip look that the messy part provides, it is also a practical beauty trick for fine hair. The lack of a defined part makes your hair look much fuller and more voluminous since less of your scalp is showing. Start with naturally textured (aka not brushed) dry or barely damp hair. Use your fingers to brush you hair forward over your face, and let it fall haphazardly to either side, hopefully creating a perfectly messy part. If your hair doesn’t naturally cooperate, just use your fingers to create the messy part by bringing chunks of hair on opposite sides. Create the casual wave by spritzing your hair with sea salt spray, and scrunch it up to the root. Add to the wave texture by going through your hair with a curling wand and winding a few chunks of hair around the iron.
If you want the full bold and glamorous look that Ashley Benson wears so well, you will want a dark eye and a bold lip. Start with the bronze shadow on the lid and heavy black rimmed eyeliner. Finish off the eye makeup with plenty of black mascara. Choose a peachy pink cheek color for a natural blush like Nars blush in Orgasm. And for the cherry on top that is necessary to complete this look, you need a bold, standout lip color. Choose a hot pink like Nars lipstick in Schiap or MAC lipstick in Pink Nouveau.
This beauty look with a messy part and a bold lip is really versatile and can be worn as a casual style for a night out on the town.