The truly great makeup looks never go out of style. Perhaps it’s because a smoky eye and a deep red lip can take you almost anywhere, from a black-tie gala to a first-date dinner. Timeless, sultry, seductive…here’s how to get the look.
First, create a flawless complexion by applying your perfect shade of True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup. Dot it on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Blend with a sponge, your fingers or a makeup brush, taking care to smooth the edges along your hairline and jaw for perfectly matched skinetone and texture.
Mattify your complexion with a light dusting of powder. We love the Visible Lift® Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Powder because it does double duty. The silky finish sets foundation and the anti-aging ingredients, Vitamins C and E, help create luminosity.
Since this dramatic look focuses on eyes and lips, keep blush soft. True Match™ Blush in Subtle Sable delivers just the right amount of sultry flush. Sweep it along cheekbones.
The smoky eye is what creates the sizzle. The key is a range of eye shadow tones, from inky-black to silvery gray. The Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Sultry Seductress has them all. Start with the darkest shade and use it to line your eyes. Draw a line along top lashes, starting at inner corner and extending slightly at the edge. Draw another line along your lower lash line. Blend both lines to connect. Next, smudge with a cotton swab to fade lines slightly. Apply the darker gray shade to the entire lid and into the crease, then use the lightest shade to highlight brow bone.
To brighten the whites of eyes and really make them stand out, we love this tip: Line inner rims of the eye—top and bottom—with HiP Studio Secrets™ Professional Color Chrome Eyeliner in Silver Lightning.
Lots and lots of dark black mascara is a must for this vampy look. After curling lashes, apply two generous coats of Voluminous False Fiber Lashes in Black Lacquer.
The final touch that makes the look an unmistakable classic is the cherry-red lip. Using a lip brush (for a more exact shape), apply Colour Riche® Lipcolour in British Red to your lips. Blot (for lasting power), and reapply.