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

-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

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

-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.


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

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

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

  4. Looks amazing love this lips you look great

    That. Channel quad love it

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

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

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

  8. Very vampy, you look great :) x

  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 :)

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

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

  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

  13. Your eyes are big and beautiful. LOVE.

  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.

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

  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!

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

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

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