Warm Red Lips
Ditch your nude palettes for Havana Night. Bold lips are pretty much a requirement for this year’s ball, and red is the foolproof lipstick colour for the evening. This Bobbi Brown model sports the Flame Luxe Lip Color, a warm-tone red, which is ideal for tan or otherwise warm-tone skin. You honestly don’t have to do much else if you’ve got the beautiful, luscious red lip down. Just keep the eyes simple with your favourite shade of gold eyeshadow and eyeliner, and give your cheeks a quick brush of bronze and blush.
Camila Cabello Havana Look
How to do Havana Night without red lips? Just look at Camila Cabello. The Havana singer sports a sexy glossy coral lip on the cover of her hit single. With this look, you can definitely afford to go a little more dramatic on the eyes with falsies, lots of mascara and maybe even a little sultry eye smoke. But definitely don’t forget to get the skin looking radiant with moisturisers and shimmery highlighters, blushes and bronzers. This is key.
For those of you who think of beautiful bright colours when you think of Cuban culture, you’re not at all of the mark. Another great look for a Havana Night ball, especially if you’ve got a blue, green or yellow dress, is this colourful eyeshadow look. Highlight your eyelids with metallic blues and greens, and the inner corners with a light gold or metallic yellow. Create depth around your eyes with a warm orange-brown shadow that’ll make the eyeshadow colours pop out even more. Finish this with slick black eyeliner and lashes, and for lips we recommend an orange or brown that’s darker than your skin tone.
An Unexpected Twist
We came across this summer makeup look by Natasha Denona and couldn’t help notice how in-with-the-theme and yet elevated it is. From experience, what Natasha Denona does exceptionally well as a makeup brand are those smooth facial powders, whether it’s blush, bronzer or highlighters. For our Havana Night themed ball, you’ll definitely want to capitalise on that Latin glow and rosa for your skin, however, we love the daringness of matching that warm, wholesome tone with such a cool and edgy silver lip, as well as minimal shimmery eye makeup. This is definitely for those who don’t want to play it safe at Havana Night.