Beauty’s most intriguing It Brit is not a bedheaded blonde or cat-eyed front row fixture. In fact, she’s not even British—she’s Jehnny Beth, the French-born frontwoman (née Camille Berthomier) of the London-based post-punk band Savages, who is currently touring the U.S. to promote their latest album, Adore Life. First sending shockwaves with a Jean Seberg–length black pixie, Beth preempted the buzz-cut craze years before her peers, taking clippers to her head in 2013 for an even shorter layer of trendsetting fuzz. And her androgynous appeal is only picking up speed.
Earlier this week, Beth performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a slicked-back ear-length bob that could have been lifted straight from Faith No More singer Mike Patton’s head—even she admitted to its likeness on Instagram. While her heavily gelled hair caught the light, it was anchored by Beth’s glowing porcelain complexion, generously rouged cheeks, and a bold swipe of red lipstick. The takeaway? If you can’t catch her on tour this month, you can at least borrow from her perfect beauty balance: The more masculine the hair, the more feminine the makeup.
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