One of the few beauty “rules” I’ve always avoided breaking is the idea of always balancing a bold eye with a softer lip, and vice versa. After all, a dark lip paired with a dark eye can verge on overkill, right? That’s what I always thought, until I saw Jonathan Saunders’ runway models make “overkill” look like something I actually wanted more of! Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni went for a chic seventies vibe that happened to come across gorgeously modern with its “undone” smoky eye and on-trend burgundy lips. The effect was sexy, sophisticated, and powerful – not a bit clownish or overdone – and you can cop the look yourself with the right easy-to-find products. While Pieroni used a touch of grease to get that perfectly messy smoked-out eye, you can create a wearable interpretation with NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Zardoz, which will give that glossy effect without the sticky feeling (yuck!). As for lips, try Rouge d’Armani #609, a deep burgundy shade that has a hint of shine but won’t smudge. And to give your bold lips and eyes some of that much-needed balance, keep your complexion soft and dewy with a light-reflective highlighter like MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush!
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– Alexandra Gambardella