Forget a swiftly-executed updo or another coating of mascara—the easiest evening switch-up is best carried off at lip level. For proof, look to Jessica Alba, who welcomed a night out in L.A. with a duo of contrasting pouts, the simple shift seamlessly morphing one above-neck moment into two.
First came an application of crimson, the painted shade commingling with a set of exaggerated gilded earrings and a floral robe coat for a bold, almost exotic feel, furthered by a bit of blush and Alba’s own pregnancy glow.
Later that evening, the Honest Beauty founder prepared for the opening night of Hamilton in Hollywood with two quick changes: husband Cash Warren on her arm, and a swipe of understated nude in place of carmine. Whereas the red had demanded a bit of extra attention, the subtler option served to put the focus on framing details, with the kittenish flick of black liner and polished caramel lengths taking center stage. The lesson? When it comes to repurposing a beauty look, this effortless about-face is more than just lip service.