Simple, Colorful Reverse-Liner with Bright Lips
I’m the kind of girl who wears tons of eye make up EVERY day, but I really want to start wearing the kinds of bright pink lip sticks you’ve been posting. What kind of toned down eye make can I wear with that, without over doing that?
This look is so simple it’s not even a tutorial. If you are used to playing up your eyes a lot, but want to try amplifying your lips instead, the good news is that you don’t necessarily need to go with a nondescript, neutral eye.
I do often just pair bright lips with soft bronze-brown on the lids, but if you want a bit of fun, try applying a stroke of strong, colorful liner on the lower lash line. For this look, I’m demonstrating with 2 of the strongest colored products I have; Milani Liquif’ Eye Pencil 04 Aqua, and Lime Crime’s Countessa Fluorescent.
The only important thing to note is that if you are going light on the lids, make sure you add definition to your lash line. As I wanted the “un-lined” look, I applied liquid liner to the tightline, instead of above the lashes. (If you don’t have a steady hand, use a long-wearing black pencil like Milani Liquif’Eye instead of liquid liner. I love this because unless your eyes are super-watery or super-oily, it will set in 10-15 seconds and not budge for a long time.)
Then finish with mascara, apply your choice of heart-stoppingly strong lipstick, and lightly dust on the sheerest touch of a blush that matches it in shade (e.g. NYX Pinky or elf Passion). Since the lips and the eyes are so strong, I really recommend doing your blush last for this type of look, or the amount you apply before your lipstick goes on might be a bit too much later.
Extra Tip: You can skip the colorful liner for day and then use it to transform your look for a night out!