Maria Menounos was looking chic and elegant on the red carpet recently, rocking a very simple hairstyle and makeup to match. This is a great option for women who like conservative or classic looks, and also for ladies who don’t want to invest a lot of time into their styling for the evening.

The Hair

Maria Menounos hairstylesThis style will work best for shoulder length or longer hair that is straight. If you have any texture in your hair, use the flat iron to make your strands poker straight before you begin. Create volume in the crown of the head by backcombing and then start sweeping the hair backwards. Section by section, create a smooth style where the top half of the hair is pulled back into a twist or ponytail at the top back area of the head. Then, create a deep side part with the fringe and sweep them back into place. Pin or spray them into place (depending how long your fringe is).

The Makeup

Maria has kept all of the focus on her dark brown eyes by using a liquid eyeliner and warm terra cotta eye shadow to highlight them. Remember to use lots of mascara to get that doe-eyed effect. A gorgeous bronzer on the cheeks adds warmth, and a sunset pink lipstick ties it all together.

This sophisticated hair and makeup looks fabulous with an amazing pair of earrings or a stylish necklace, so flaunt some great accessories with his simple hair and makeup style for best results.

For even more helpful makeup hints, see our full range of beauty articles and beauty blogs. You can even try some virtual makeup on your own photo or our model using our Virtual Hairstyler!