If it hasn't become painfully obvious, black eyeliner and red lipstick has become a bit played out. I wouldn't be doing my job as a beauty editor if I didn't offer an option that puts a fresh spin on this classic makeup look. Traditional black eyeliner and creamy red lips scream old Hollywood glam, but it often comes across as costumey. So it's time for something new.
Behold -- brown eyeliner and bold, matte lipstick!
Butter London global color ambassador Katie Jane Hughes is picture proof that this combination works well. Applying a rich chocolate or shimmering taupe liner flatters your skin tone while providing an overall soft look, so when combined with a matte lipstick, the shade makes your pout really pop. After learning how to perfect the look, I had to try it out (with help from HuffPost Live makeup artist Kari Bauce):
Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink and Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in All Fired Up
To nail this look in a matter of minutes, Hughes recommends layering cream shadows and liquid liners for long-lasting results and using the slanted end of your lipstick tube as a lip liner. Talk about double-duty beauty!
Will you be trying this unexpected eyeliner and lipstick combo this weekend? Shop the products below for products to recreate the look.