Sunday, January 30, 2011

LOOK: Smoky Eyes and Red lips.

I've seen a lot of biased opinions on "Dramatic Eyes with Bold Lips". It's a general rule that one should never do both at the same time. It's clownish, it's too much and just won't work unless if it's for a high fashion look or a creative photo shoot. Well, as a beauty and makeup junkee, I believe people shouldn't limit the possibilities of creating a beautiful makeup look. Just make sure that it suits you and you love it. Heck, who cares what other people say, just be confident and rock it! Here, I did a black smoky eyes and bold red lips at the same time. It's not my go to look whenever I go out but it's something I like to do from time to time. Did I manage to make it work? I think so. ^_^












For the eye makeup, I applied a black gel liner as a base all over the lids (you can use a black eye liner pencil) and topped it off with a black shadow. Then, I used a bronze shadow to blend the edge of the black and create a slight definition on the crease.

Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Winter Night and Milani eye shadow 



For my lips, I used Wet n Wild lip liner in Berry Red and applied it all over the lips. It's the perfect matte red shade and no need for a lipstick or gloss. 

photo taken from Wet n' Wild website




Products used:
face:
-Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation in Golden Caramel
-Physicians Formula Concealer Strength Rx in Soft Yellow
-Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Deep

eyes:
-NYX eye shadow base in skin tone. 
-Stila Smudge Pot in black
-Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Winter Night
-Milani e/s from a quad I don't remember the name
-Mark Eye Marker in jet
-NYX Doll Eye mascara in black

cheeks:
-Mac blush in Gingerly
-Milani e/s in Rich Chocolate (contour color)

lips:
-EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit
-Wet n' Wild lip liner in Berry Red




I wore this makeup with a hipster rocker-ish outfit. I thought it matched the outfit very well. What do you guys think?
Click here to see the whole outfit.



25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, I love your skin tone ahhh. Red lips are such a weakness for me <3

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  2. you're certainly rocking the look and the outfit!

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  3. you look beautiful!make-up and outfit!!!xo

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  4. Looks amazing love this lips you look great

    That. Channel quad love it

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  5. wow, u totally rocked dramatic eyes + red lips! :D talk about defying the "rules" :)

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  6. i love it!
    i love smokey eyes with bold lips
    x

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  7. Hello pretty girl! That red lipstick is gorgeous ;)

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  8. Very vampy, you look great :) x

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  9. WOW!!! What a nice combo.
    The smokey eyes are perfect blended, great work. I like how it looks on you.
    The whole outfit is perfect together ;) Well done girl :)
    Kisses

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  10. Wow looking gorgeous Becky! I have to be honest I'm so afraid of bold red lips. You really do rock it though!

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  11. love the smokes with red lippie, one sexy rocker you are! :)

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  12. WOW. u areeeee gorgeous :D and this outfitt looks amazing on you :) and like fifi said : im afraid of red lips too :( booh ! But you know how to rock em :D

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  13. Your eyes are big and beautiful. LOVE.

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  14. Your face is just so perfect for make up. This looks can sometimes be heavy, but u managed to balance it very well... Looks amazing, reminds me of a Dior or Ysl ad.
    XXX

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  15. Wow...is all I can say is you are gorgeous! I love all your looks- this is so glamorous!

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  16. I'm liking the red lips a lot! This looks hot, mama! :)

    I have a question. Remember when you posted about your $5 dress finds in the L.A. area? Where is it again and do they have it on Saturdays? I'm in dire need of pretty office dresses!

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  17. Love this look! You look great with a red lip!



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  18. You look smoking hot in this look!! love the red lips! :)

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  19. You look beautiful, and I really love that lipstick color!:)

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