The Makeup: Make a statement on equal pay or women’s right to affordable health care with a look that screams independence. If you depend on yourself, from your paycheck to planning for your future, you don’t need to rely on a dramatic look to communicate your self-worth to the world.
Mantra: I Came to Slay
The Makeup: This is the boldest look on the list. Obviously. Pull out all stops.
Mantra: I Came Solo
The Mantra 1: I Came Solo The Makeup: A bold statement says you not only don’t mind going stag come red carpet or Saturday night—you prefer it. While you work the room solo, let one feature hog the spotlight, like this standout twist on the smoky eye that doesn’t require an assist.
Mantra: I Don't Care What You Think
The Makeup: Punk pink lids? Vampy lip for your big meeting? If unconventional is your middle name, this is the red carpet trend to steal for yourself. Go big, break the rules, do the opposite of what everyone else is doing—or do whatever damn look your heart desires. Because you actually don’t care what anyone thinks.
Mantra: Gender is Discretionary
The Mantra: Gender Is Discretionary The Makeup: The most modern statement you can make with makeup may be defying what we’ve been taught about who wears it. Gender fluidity goes red carpet in this nonbinary look for everyone on the spectrum. Switch up gender, or toss it aside altogether for the night, with gender-blind makeup that skews masculine (if you’re feeling like competing with the boys), feminine (yass, man makeup) or completely androgynous (no labels here).