Balancing a Bold Lip
Laced Half Up
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One of the looks that I see a lot on the red carpet is a strong lip with a really simple eye. Oftentimes I’m tempted to match a bold lip with a cat eye, but I think the cat eye can compete with the lip in that case!
Inspired by the latest award show, I thought I’d walk you through the makeup look I did that balanced a strong lip! If you recreate this look, keep in mind the emphasis will be on your smile! I’ve been using Colgate Optic White for almost a full year and it’s the only reason I have a bright white smile!
For eyes, I chose a nude and slightly shimmery shadow, and applied it all over the lid. I chose a slate grey liner that I applied with an angled brush, and then went heavy on the mascara–for both upper and lower lashes. I wanted the mascara to be the statement to the eye.
The rest of my face was kept simple, with a soft contour and just a touch of color on my cheeks.
The lip required a steady hand and a very close mirror! I opted to use a brush and dip it into the lip color because I didn’t have a liner that matched this deep wine shade. The brush gave me control, and I could make sure it wasn’t bleeding out of the edges of my lips!
The final looked showed definition in the eyes, but the lips are certainly the focal point!
Rich wine colored matte shades are very on trend for the fall and winter. And you can also pull from the 90’s and find something with a bit of brown as well!