3 Brilliant Lipstick and Eye Makeup Combos

Tips for nailing your makeup like a pro.

Let’s be blunt. Sometimes applying makeup can be an utter pain in the ass. Why? First, you have to master the art of eyes. For a non-professional, drawing the perfect eye line requires a steady hand and nerves of steel. (See: Screams of frustration after several smudged applications.) And once you’ve got your eyes all set, you’re supposed to top it off with a perfectly-accentuating lipstick. Mess this up and your face explodes in a mess of clown color reminiscent of someone you might see juggling cats at a second-rate circus.

But when you nail your makeup? Break out the runway, because you’re strutting down it more confident than any Gisele or Heidi. So here are three makeup combos that will keep you pout perfect and proud.

Black eyeliner and red lips
Coco Chanel said that “Elegance does not consist of putting on a new dress.” She might have also said “Artful black eyeliner with an eye-popping red lip is the ultimate in class.” (Okay, she didn’t, but can’t you see it?) This classic look travels well across all skin tones, bringing style and grace to anyone who can wield a liquid liner.

Shimmery eyes and fruity lips
A bright shimmery powder can bring out the deep, rich color in your eyes. Pair it with a plum or raspberry lip and you’ll light up like a spring blossom on a sunny morning. This works for both light and dark complexions.

Smokey eyes and pink lip

Smokey eyes are big right now, but pairing them with a dark lip can lead to too much makeup for one face. So consider combining your dark eyes with a lighter lip. Be sure to add a little bit of pink or peach undertones to your mouth to avoid a washed-out pucker. You want to make a pretty impression with your peeps while making your pout a supporting power player.

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Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is the Beauty Editor of EcoSalon and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.