Fave Makeup Looks :: Bold Lip vs Bold Eyes

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season! For my first post of 2018 I wanted to share my go-to evening makeup looks at the moment. They've become a bit of a staple this past holiday season mainly because they work with pretty much any evening outfit imaginable, but also because of how easy and quick they are to achieve!

My first go-to look is a bright red lip with matching red nails. I usually go for a very nude/neutral lip for day, so wearing a bright red lip is something I do on special occasions. It instantly makes me feel more glamorous and sophisticated! Something about red lips is just so classic and timeless, and I feel the same about matching red nails. Typically I’m not one to match my nails to my lipstick, but when it comes down to the color red, I think the combination works so well! Of course when I go for such bold lip, I keep the rest of my face pretty neutral to keep the focus on the lips. This look is definitely my go-to when I’m short on time because throwing on red lipstick takes just a minute! My favorite red lip is by Dior, their new Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain in shade 999, it lasts so long and doesn’t dry out my lips like other liquid lipsticks. For my red nails I went with Dior Nail Lacquer in shade 754, which I think is a perfect shade of red for your nails.

My second go-to look is a bit of an opposite from the first one. Instead of going bold on the lips, I keep them neutral with Dior’s Lipstick in shade 219 and shift all the focus on the eyes. I go for my favorite cat-eye, except I make it a bit more dramatic than every day. However, the lower lash line is where all the drama happens. I first line it with Dior 'Diorshow' Waterproof Pro Liner (in shade 272) then take any smudging brush and use a few colors from the Dior Eyeshadow Palette (in shades 277) to smudge out the liner and add more dimension to the lower lash line. I love the cool blue tones of this particular palette and love that the metallic shades give just the right amount of shine and really make your eyes pop. This look takes me a few more minutes than the first one, but it’s still so easy and quick.

How about you guys, what do you normally like to play up? Your lips or your eyes?

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