ASHANTI REINVENTED: Goddess Aspirations

Something’s different about Ashanti. The New York-bred singer known for her airy tunes has adopted a new look. Particularly influenced by Egyptian beauty, she’s serving up glossy, midnight-hued tresses, razor-sharp, angled eyes and gorgeous splashes of bronze and gold. Her reinvention began with the release of artwork for her forthcoming fifth studio album, Braveheart, and the focus is on that seductive gaze and her laid hair. 

Ashanti gets some major credit for rocking a bold eye look that could easily go wrong. The Egyptian-themed eye is several notches above smoky and leaves no room for mistake. The singer’s natural almond-shaped eyes perfectly complement the look that extends from the inner corners to the ends of the brows. The main feature is the perfectly-angled triangle on each side. Wash your eyes in pale matte nudes and trace your triangle outline before shading in. Use a sharp, yet soft eyeliner pencil in the deepest black you can find, but no need to search. Try Tarte’s EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/ Liner.

There’s plenty of room for sleek styles in spring. Don’t let the whimsy of the season keep you from slicking up your ‘do in a regal style a la Ashanti The Bed head stick is a fitting to hold glamorous high buns upright. Keep those flyaways in check with serious pomade like Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother and freeze your bun in place with Got2B Smooth Operator Smoothing Hairspray