These female faces of country music have more than just booming voices and sold-out shows in common. Recently, they have all been living on the edge — that is, they have been frequently embracing the popular smoky eye, a heavily contoured face, effortlessly sexy hair and all-black, statement outfits.
Taylor Swift’s cover look for being No. 1 on Maxim’s “Hot List” for 2015 is sultry but elegant, with her beachy bed-head and soft, smoked-out look. The sockets of her eyes, cheekbones, and jawline are very bronzed to give her face more depth and dimension, while her chin, cupid’s bow, cheeks, and the bridge of her nose are illuminated to make her skin look glowing and sexy. Her otherwise soft look is toughened up by a black fishnet top. A similar pullover can be found at Bloomingdales; wear it with a colorful bra-top for an outdoor show, or throw it over your bathing suit for a day at the beach.
Carrie Underwood is sultry and sophisticated in her cover look for her hit single “Little Toy Guns.” She is adorned with a taupe and silver, dramatic smokey eye, chiseled cheekbones, and bubblegum pink cheeks and lips. With soft waves and a simple, black cap-sleeve dress, Underwood looks classy and sophisticated while maintaining her tough attitude. Going to a wedding or a fancy party this summer? Snag a dress like Underwood’s from Alberto Makali.
Reba McEntire channels classic, rock ’n’ roll trends in her cover look for her hit song “Going Out Like That,” wearing leather pants, big hair and hoop earrings. Her leather jacket and rosary-inspired necklace might seem more grunge than country, but McEntire softens her edge with a light brown smoky eye and nude lips, similar to Swift. Her flashy, metallic shirt and inviting smile keep her style lighthearted. Get her look here!