Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 Holiday Makeup: Lip Color + Dress Combinations (From Instyle)

If You're Wearing Dark Colors: The Key Product
Chanel's Rouge Allure Matte Lip Color in La Somptueuse ($33), a classic red with a velvety finish. 
Look of the Day photo | If You're Wearing Dark Colors: The Key Product

If You're Wearing White: The Key Product
Chanel's Rouge Allure Intense in Coromandel ($34). Look of the Day photo | If You're Wearing White: The Key Product



If You're Wearing Sequins

To sparkle, or not to sparkle? That is the question when debating makeup options for a high-shine dress. For the holiday season, you can get away with adding a little extra glitter to your look, but the key lies in moderation. Case in point: Kerry Washington concentrated most of the sparkle on her eyes, and went for sheer finishes on the rest of her face. "Our inspiration revolved around her dress," says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez. "She wanted to do a completely different look from last year's Emmy Awards, so no dark lips!"
Look of the Day photo | If You're Wearing Sequins
Metallic shadows can sometimes wash out your eye, so define your lash line with a generous sweep of liner and mascara. This keeps the look grounded, and really makes your eyes pop. Gonzalez used Diorshow's Blackout Mascara ($25), which uses kohl pigments in its formula for an intense, darker-than-dark effect.

Look of the Day photo | If You're Wearing Sequins: The Key Product

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