A topknot is a mainstay styling maneuver often associated with casual outings and second-day hair. But when carried off correctly, the wraparound updo can skew all the more high-impact for its assumed simplicity. Here to demonstrate the tipping point is Normani, who stepped out in New York last night with her onyx mane twisted into a tower confection of a bun that was entirely evening-ready.
Sleekly wound into a multi-tiered knot, the “Motivation” singer’s tie-back was dramatic enough to stand alone, but was instead supplemented by the makeup note that may just dominate the forthcoming season. An echo of Barbie Ferreira’s lime green liner, the inner corner of Normani’s almond gaze played host to a pop of pink which, along with ample lashes and a nude lip, served to take her above-neck look to a new level entirely. The lesson? This season, seemingly “subtle” beauty is actually anything but.
Originally Appeared on Vogue