If you caught Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and had to scrape your jaw off of the floor when Iggy Azalea arrived donning a cobalt blue gown and intracate crown braid, you were not alone.
The “crown braid” was perfectly arranged, making her look both etherial and street chic at the same time #thenewclassic
To learn how to recreate this crown braid, check out my latest video!
The best part about this look is that it’s fun and playful without being too over the top. My hair is a lot shorter than Iggy’s, so my crown braid was a lot more subtle, making it easier to wear in real life. I also have a few layers in my hair so the overall look is much more boho and effortless looking. To make this look more like hers consider adding a few hair extensions for thickness and height and smooth strands with a shine-ehancing serum before you braid for a more polished effect.
Her makeup was subtle and very much in line with the now trending “natural look” but with a bit more glamor.
After my base was on, I contoured my cheeks because Iggy’s cheekbones are A-mazing. To achieve this look, apply a tiny bit of matte, light brown eyeshadow to the hollows of your cheeks and blend. I used the middle color in this Milani Brow Kit.
Tip: When someone says “the hollows of your cheeks” they’re referring to the area right under the cheekbone. If you look in a mirror, you’ll see that there is a slight line from your earlobe to the corner of your mouth. If you touch it, you can feel the bottom of your cheek bone. That’s where you want to apply a bronzer. Begin at the hairline and blend towards the outer corner of your mouth, stopping about an inch away from your mouth. This will make your cheek bones appear more defined.
I used Too Faced Bronzer on top of the shadow to diffuse any harsh lines and add a bit of color to my skin, Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer as blush, and NYX Pearl Pigment as highlighter (right on top on my cheekbones.)
I used a wet shader brush ( a small, flat brush) to deposit a glittery champagne-colored eyeshadow to my lid. Then I added a shimmery white shadow to the inner corners with the same damp brush.
I used colors from this palette but any shimmery champagne and white colors will work for this look.
Champagne shadow: Moon on Their Wings
Inner corner and brow bone highlight: Coquet
**Using a damp brush to apply eyeshadow–particularly glittery shadows A) makes the shadow a bit more metallic and B) helps reduce fall out.
Then, I curled my lashes, applied mascara, and added a set of false lashes (totally optional.)
I filled in my brows with a very light brown color because she has light, but bold brows. This Milani Brow Kit has been in my collection forever and I reach for it almost daily. It blends beautifully and never looks too harsh.
Revlon lipgloss in Snow Pink
If you try this hair and makeup look, take a pic and tag me so I can check it out! I love seeing what you come up with!
Who’s look should I recreate next? Let me know in the comments!