Smokey eyes are always a great way to add a little drama to your look, especially over the holidays. Here are two ways to rock a smokey eye: play it safe with subtle nude lips or go a bit more dramatic by adding a darker lipstick color. In the pics below, the only makeup I changed was the color of my lips . . . although playing up only one feature is generally a good rule of thumb, rules are made to be broken, right? I’ve never much liked rules when it comes to makeup anyway . . .
I also made a video tutorial for how to do the basic smokey eye pictured here. Nothing fancy (I’m nursing G, and trying to get it done one-handed #momskills), but hopefully you’ll get the general idea.
Smokey Eye with Nude Lips
*Lips: Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Nude, Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb Moisture Plumping Lip Tint in Never Enough Nude (long enough name??), topped with Lip Injection Extreme (I LOVE this clear lip plumping gloss)
*Butter London also makes an incredibly perfect nude gloss (Hot Totty) and Clinique makes my favorite neutral gloss of all time that’s long-lasting and the perfect not-too-brown, not-to-pink color that my brides can’t get enough of.
Smokey Eye with Wine Lips
*Any of these look great alone or in combination with one another . . .
The second look is obviously much more intense and I will admit that at first I felt a little garish. Of course, I didn’t have anything special planned when these pictures were taken. I do think it’s a great look for the holidays! (Also, a good tip is that a little more makeup looks better than less on camera if you’ll be taking holiday pictures!)
Here’s a how-to refresher for a smokey eye!