(Closed) Doing dark makeup or natural look? (pic heavy)

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: which lipcolor

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  • Post # 3
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @jbbs1222:  I think the “rule” is that if you do a dark smokey eye than the lip color should be soft.. Or if you do a dark lip color than the eye color should be soft. The last think you want is to look too “clownish.” 

    Post # 4
    15 posts

    I agree with the post above, don’t over do it with both bold eye and bold lips. It ends up looking too much and too made up. I personally love bold smokey eyes and plan to do that for my wedding. Then I’d have a natural lip colour or perhaps a little paler. That way the attention goes right to the part you want emphasised the most. Draw their eyes right to yours 🙂

    Post # 5
    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Speaking as a makeup junkie and former cosmetician:

    That makeup would be wayyy to heavy for you IMO. Black eye makeup in photographs does not come off well either. The way the eyes are done in that picture makes the eyes looks closed and small. Not well defined and open. Dark lipstick makes your lips look smaller in general. It’s going to come off gothy. 

    If you like a “smoky” look, try it with browns and neutrals. Black should only ever be used as lash definition (liner) and mascara. Never as eyeshadow. As for lips, I would go with a gloss as opposed to a lipstick in your case. I don’t think you have to go nude, but pick something subtle with a bit of colour. Not overdone. 


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