R&B songstress Ciara takes similar approaches to both her style and her music. She never limits herself to one genre of music, and isn’t afraid to experiment when it comes to filling her wardrobe. Thoughtful and put together, she incorporates personal touches into her outfits to keep them grounded. Look to the first lady of R&B the next time your style needs a shakeup.
Ciara pairs dewy skin with a metallic smoky eye and pink lips. Massage a quarter-sized amount of cream foundation into your skin, then use a large fluffy brush to sweep a champagne-toned highlighter over the apples of your cheeks, above your cupid’s bow and down the bridge of your nose. Use your fingertip to pat a metallic-bronze cream shadow all over your eyelid and under your lower lash line. Line your lower waterline with brown kohl liner and wiggle a lengthening mascara into the root of your upper lashes and extend to the ends. Smooth a matte baby-pink lipstick over your pout; if desired, opt for a gloss to tone it down.
Ciara typically chooses between undone waves or a sleek high ponytail. For waves, spritz your hair from root to tip with heat-protectant. Wrap 1-inch wide sections of hair loosely around a 1-inch curling wand and hold in place for 10 seconds. Spritz the ends with texturizing spray for more volume. For the ponytail, smooth a quarter-sized amount of dry oil through your tresses to add shine. Use a natural-bristle brush to pull hair into a ponytail that sits at the crown of your head, and secure it with an elastic in the same tone as your hair.
Ciara rocks an edgy yet feminine wardrobe. Look for dresses with bold prints or cut outs in a fitted, bodycon silhouette. When choosing evening wear, opt for an asymmetrical floor length dress in a deep red or blue. For day, pair loose-fitted pants with casual tank tops or cropped tees. Wear acid-wash jeans or denim shorts with a boyfriend-style button-down shirt. Try shopping at a mix of thrift shops and trendy stores to get Ciara’s ecclectic look.
Ciara uses accessories to add edge to her outfits. Pair bold patent-leather boots or platform wedges with dresses and skirts. Wear stilettos featuring leopard or abstract prints with jeans. Try tying a plaid shirt around your waist when you’re wearing a T-shirt. Rock silver rings with varying embellishments on each finger, and experiment with a faux ear cuff. Throw on a loose-fitting beanie or a flat-billed baseball cap when you’re headed out for the day.
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