Friday, March 27, 2015

Meow! The Smoky Eye and The Deep Red Lip


Ever since Sharon Stone rocked the red car­pet with smoky eyes and deep red lips last year, I’ve been obsessed with the look. It’s such a dra­matic com­bi­na­tion of Sex Kit­ten, glam and femme fatale, I’m totally on it.
Ever since Sharon Stone rocked the red car­pet with smoky eyes and deep red lips last year
The inter­est­ing thing about the smoky eye with the deep red lip is that it is con­trary to what all the beauty mag­a­zines have told us. If you are going to go deep on the lip, go nat­ural on the eyes and vice versa they have said for decades, but now the smol­der­ing dark ‘Rock Chick’ eyes are mak­ing a come­back when com­bined with a rich crim­son mouth. It’s a more bal­anced look than that of the past and it just goes to show that cos­metic rules are meant to be challenged.
Ever since Sharon Stone rocked the red car­pet with smoky eyes and deep red lips last year.
There are a few dif­fer­ent vari­a­tions of the smoky eye with red lip. You can go for a tight line in pitch black around the eye and in the water­line like Sharon did, above, or try a sooty, smudgy eye like Kim Kar­dashian, below. Either way, the look is drop-dead sexy. I love that it can work on a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent col­or­ing. Sharon, for exam­ple, with her blonde hair, pale skin and green eye.

as well as Kim, with her dark exotic fea­tures. First, how­ever, and most impor­tant to keep in mind: this is not an easy look for just any­one to pull off, despite its seem­ing ver­sa­til­ity. It helps if you have great skin and if you use only min­i­mal amounts of con­cealer and foun­da­tion