American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is not only an athletic inspiration, but she is also a mini-beauty icon in the making. This seventeen-year-old beauty has large, expressive eyes and a smile that is 100% Hollywood A-List. Don't be surprised if she starts a singing or acting career once she retires from gymnastics! Gabrielle is still very young, but she has already shown that she likes to change up her hair and makeup and experiment with different looks. If you are a fan of Gabrielle Douglas and want to check out some of her hairstyle and makeup looks, keep reading!
Gabrielle is looking lovely here in a canary yellow gown and a heavy fringe. Gabrielle has an oblong face shape, so adding an eyebrow-skimming fringe to her look really balances out her features nicely. She has left some natural texture in her hair as well, going for slightly curled ends on the bangs and loose corkscrew curls throughout her mid-lengths and ends. This particular length is also very flattering for oblong face shapes, so if this applies to you then you may want to go for a shoulder-skimming bob like Gabrielle's someday.
Her makeup in this photo is just right for the evening and the perfect match for her dark skin tone. Gabrielle has gone for a smoky charcoal grey look on the eyes to bring out those deep brown irises. She has kept the eyeliner and mascara/fake lashes to a minimum, which keeps this look age-appropriate and not too over the top. On her lips and cheeks, Gabrielle has chosen warm nude earth tone shades to really bring out the warmth in her skin and enhance her natural glow.
Here, Gabrielle is working a more casual, daytime look. Her hair has been straightened which gives her black locks a nice sheen, and paired up with the blunt ends, her mane looks oh-so-healthy. Makeup-wise, Gabrielle is working a daytime smoky eye, which is basically a smoky eye look that is contained on the eyelid and has less smudging around the bottom lash line to make it more daytime-friendly. Again, she has stuck to her charcoal and grey eye makeup palette, with some earth tone bronze shades on the cheeks and lips. Gabrielle is a fan of lip-gloss rather than lipstick, which looks fabulous on her full lips.
Finally, Gabrielle looks chic and sophisticated in a shoulder-skimming bob that has layering in the ends to give it some movement. An off-center diagonal part makes her face appear more oval, and along with the layers around the jawline, creates a nice frame for her face.
She has gone more dramatic with her makeup, this time using deep brown shades on the eyes and going heavier on the eyeliner and mascara. Also, by winging out her darkest shade of eye shadow in the crease, she has really elongated and opened up her eyes even more—try this trick if you want yours to appear larger. Finally on the lips, Gabrielle is wearing a cherry red lipstick that is the perfect tone to match her complexion. If you have the same skin tone as Gabrielle, this is one shade you will want to try out. She was wearing Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Red Revival.