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.
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.
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