The Most Beautiful Time of the Year
I've been wearing this makeup combo quite a bit this year, and it's perfect for the holidays. I remember, many years ago, reading beauty advice to never go with both a bold eye and a bold lip at the same time, but I simply don't agree. Nothing is more classic than a red lip paired with black winged eyeliner. It's the perfect beauty look for a festive holiday event, and with a few of my favorite new eyeliners, it's so easy to take from day to evening without starting your whole makeup look from scratch.
I use it during the day to create a more subtle winged eyeliner look, and love to use it underneath my liquid liner for a night out. It's perfect to use as a guide underneath the liquid liner. Simply rest the palm of your hand on your jawline to keep your hand steady while applying the liner. I find it's easier to work from the outside in. Find a spot slightly out and upwards from the outer corners of your eyes (in line with the end of your eyebrow should be a good place to start) and work your way inward with short, light strokes, then go back and fill in the rest from the inner corners outward. Then do the same technique to add on a layer of liquid liner for the more bold evening look.
Other than the red lips, I keep the rest of my makeup simple, with a touch of gold or rose shimmer eyeshadow and a bit of bronzer and blush.
I'm not always in the mood to wear heavy lipstick, so I love a good lip stain topped with lip gloss. It's a great way to get some bold color without a ton of lipstick that you wind up having to reapply. I'm wearing the e.l.f. Cosmetics lip stain in Crimson Crush topped off with the e.l.f. Lip Balm Tint in Berry.
I especially love this look for the holidays, because more photos are taken this time of year, and makeup just doesn't show up in pics as well as it does in real life. Having more defined eyes and red lips is a guaranteed way to look better in all of those holiday shots.
Wearing: Maybelline Master Kajal cream kohl eyeliner // e.l.f. Cosmetics lip stain in Crimson Crush // e.l.f. Lip Balm Tint in Berry // New York Color Liquid Eyeliner, Black 887A // Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush, Deep Rose // N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder - Sunny Bronzer // REVLON Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad, Delightful
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