Ah, the “no-makeup makeup look“: it’s deceptively simple, yet can often prove to be one of the hardest beauty challenges to master. It’s particularly difficult to walk the line between understated and underdone. But when it’s done correctly, it’s one of the best beauty looks out there — and Dakota Johnson has the no-makeup makeup look down pat. Although the 50 Shades actress has worn all sorts of looks and adopted all sorts of styles for the red carpet, this might be our favorite one yet!
While attending a star-studded party celebrating Cartier’s “Panthère” watch in Los Angeles this week, Johnson decided that understated would prove to be the perfect look for her evening, and she was right. The actress kept her long brown locks flowing loosely around her face and shoulders, opting for a simple but lovely framing effect. For her features, Johnson went a similar direction of elegance and understated beauty. She lightly contoured her cheeks and covered up any blemishes for a flawless complexion.
Johnson kept her brows natural and thick, and went with barely-there eye makeup — just a subtle hint of shading to accentuate her features. There’s some lining around the edges and mascara on her lashes, but less is always more with this look. Johnson finished off her face with a swipe of nude lipstick that kept her from looking washed out, but didn’t take away from her natural beauty.
With a look this simple and striking, your wardrobe needs to fit the bill as well. Johnson rocked a not-so-basic black dress and black heels that perfectly synced up with her beauty style. We love this look, and the way Dakota made it uniquely her own!