The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of November 21, 2016


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Pops of holiday-red lipstick may not quite be on fashion’s forefront just yet, but that doesn’t mean the week’s best beauty looks wanted for festive appeal.

And just what is a party-ready look these days? For Karlie Kloss, a night out called for an autumnal spin on nude makeup in the form of monochromatic shades of bronze, burnt sienna, and burgundy, while Irina Shayk opted for a pinkie-applied smudge of sooty shadow, and Poppy Delevingne gave smoked-charcoal eye decor a sapphire-tinged kick.

Where makeup was a wild card, hair was all about thoughtful polish. In Madrid, Lindsey Wixson made the case for continental polish with hot-rolled curls, while Freida Pinto’s sleek cornrows offered a chic alternative to the staid red carpet updo. Yara Shahidi reimagined the topknot as a coiled, sky-high braid, and Marion Cotillard went for soft, brushed waves. But perhaps Romee Strijd’s classic blowout offered the real secret to closing out the year in style: Hightail it to your stylist, arm yourself with dry shampoo, and let a salon job be the gift that keeps on giving.