Time to introduce you to our next icon, Lili Reinhart. The actress is best known for playing the all – American sweetheart Betty Cooper on Riverdale, which returned 10 October.
When you think of Lili’s style, the word ‘timeless’ comes to mind. Generally, you will see her sporting one statement piece with neutral accessories, hair and makeup. Less is more for this star.
One of my favourite looks Lili recently wore featured a bold pair of tailor trousers teamed with simple black pieces. Effortlessly cool and very on trend. Luckily for us, an identical pair of trousers are available from Zara for just €39.95. You can pick up black court shoes in Penneys, costing between €11 and €16 (depending on which style you prefer). Finally, a simple high neck vest top to finish, for only €9 from River Island. This look is perfect for Student Race Day, with a warm coat and a statement necklace or earrings. You will look the part and still feel comfortable all day. Red is considered to be a lucky colour, so your outfit might act as a lucky charm!
Moving onto makeup, Lili is definitely the master of the ‘no makeup’ makeup look. She always opts for a natural style. Her go – to lipstick is Brave by MAC, as it is closest to her natural lip colour. In case you don’t feel like spending €20 on a lipstick, Maybelline have a perfect match, Warm Me Up, for half the price.
In a Beauty Secrets video with Vogue, Lili shares her tips and tricks on perfecting a natural makeup look. Her main advice was to tap off any excess product on your brushes. Lili started the video by asking the viewers “Does anyone else eat Chinese food in the bathroom?” while prepping to do her makeup. I think we can all admire her candid confession and take a leaf out of her book. Yummy Wok will be added to everyone’s makeup routine from now on.
Lastly, social media plays a huge part in any celebrity’s life. Earlier this year, Lili alongside Riverdale co-star Camila Mendes were the cover stars of Cosmopolitan Philippines. Once the images were released, the girls took to their accounts to show the original unedited photos, stating “Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have. It’s an everyday battle, sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome.”
What an excellent message to women everywhere. There is a constant pressure to look a certain way, and addressing this issue helps to resolve the problem. With 12 million Instagram users, Lili takes it upon herself to post light – hearted content, and vowed to never Photoshop any of her images. With that being said, if you go to @lilireinhart on Instagram, you will only see Kermit memes and unedited photos, what everyone’s account should be.
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It seems as though celebrities nowadays have a built – in politician mode. Some activate it, preaching without much thought *cough* Kanye, while others aim to encourage and inspire their following. Lili Reinhart fails under the latter. One of her most recent post featured the more political side of the young actress, as she uploaded an image with the words “I am a voter.” I can’t help but think with the upcoming referendum and Presidential election in Ireland that we must do as the caption says: “Let’s be proactive and be heard.” According to the Irish Times in May 2018, 150,000 young people had not registered to vote. Still wondering how to live Lili Reinhart’s best life? Take action, register to vote and let your voice be heard.