Beauty Looks from Doja Cats New Music Video, Say So

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Aqua eyeshadow

Just once in my life, I would like someone to teach me a workable tip for blue eyeshadow that does not leave me looking recently dead. Doja Cat does not look remotely dead, or ill; she looks like she’s about to assume her rightful place amongst the Number Ones. Maybe the secret is actual sea foam? A professional- grade winged tip? I do not know, but I do approve.

Total Request … hair

An interesting thing about the hair in “Say So” is that most of it actively evokes the styles I wistfully selected for my Angel Fire avatars as a 9-year- old. I never really figured out how to make my hair do anything like what Doja Cat’s does in this video: micro-pigtails with a self-grown headband made of bangs; the gentle feathering of a long bob. How? These questions linger.

A nude lip to rival J.Lo’s

Doja Cat’s lip look of choice appears to involve both liner and nude lipstick, the latter of which I am imagining as the thick and slightly chalky “liquid” lipstick of yore — you know, the kind that smelled slightly of crayon (i.e., of Robert Pattinson). It is a look perfected by Jennifer Lopez, and it pairs especially well with emphatic bronzer (more on that here) and a spiky gate of lashes.

All Destiny’s Child everything

I am aware that an outfit is not a makeup look, but also this one is. You may have seen it in any number of Destiny’s Child music videos, either the matching set made of sparkly butterflies or the glitter suit. I will accept both for the club.

Disco-ball eyes

Eye glitter is the most chaotic makeup choice of all, because it sticks to everything and stays there forever, and because it actively impedes basic vision. Suddenly everything you see is speckled with blurry little spots, as if you are about to be sabotaged by a migraine and not merely your own aesthetic choices. However! I would still like to turn my eyelids into individual mirror balls, as Doja Cat does here, just to see how it feels. Probably disorienting, and probably also fun.

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