How To Capture Sade's Mysterious Beauty

I've been loving Sade's music since I first heard Cherish The Day on the local contemporary R&B station when I was in middle school. I ran out and immediately got The Best of Sade after being drawn in by her slightly haunting yet still R&B and even Hip Hop sound. At 51 and after releasing her sixth album, Soldier of Love, Sade still maintains her signature look of red lips, smokey neutral eyes, and a slicked back long ponytail. It's very simple, but still captures Sade's mysterious and enchanting beauty. And like her music it's timeless! Below are my recommendations for how to recreate the classic look:

LIPS: Of course they must be deep red! Try Mabelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Red Revival or Are You Red-dy. If a red lipstick is too intense for you, try a sheer red or reddish brown gloss.

EYES: Sade's eyes are very smoky and glamorous but still very simple and not very shimmery. Loreal Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Duos in Bronze Star or Peach Parfait could create the same effect. Try Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara to get her dramatic lashes.

CHEEKS: Although the lips are the center of attention for this look, skin can still have a glow to it for a beautiful finish. Milani Sunset Duos Blush and Bronzer in Sunset City gives you just enough pinky blush and golden bronzer to achieve a healthy glow.