One of the hottest beauty looks that's gained a lot of wear lately is a minimal eye paired with a bold red lip. Sure, we're all about breaking the rules and rocking a smoky eye with a dark lip color, but it turns out this "rule"-abiding makeup look is undeniably stunning. What we love most about it is that the lips are truly center stage while the skin and eyes are purposely toned down and simplistic. It's amazing what a lack of product can do.
Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Emma Watson have been spotted wearing the barely there eye makeup look with a punchy red lip as of late. Scroll through to see their takes on the trend!
Kate O'Brien, founder of Alima Pure Cosmetics, gave us some foolproof tips for achieving this look at home. To start, she suggests using a buildable foundation, like her Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation ($28). To brighten the eyes, she suggests concealing the under-eye area (we recommend Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat Radiant Touch, $42). Next, O'Brien says to top your foundation with a dusting of her Radiant Finish Powder, "for a healthy glow."
Then, choose a champagne shimmery eye shadow, like Stila Eye Shadow ($18) in Kitten, for a bit of sparkle. To dress up the eyes even more, you can paint on a thin cat eye using Nyx Liquid Black Liner ($6). O'Brien suggests also curling the lashes and swiping on one or two coats of mascara.
Lastly, it's all about the lips. While we would suggest Kendall's own limited-edition scarlet shade, Restless by Estée Lauder, it's unsurprisingly sold out. Instead, try MAC Lipstick ($17) in Ruby Woo for the perfect crimson pout.
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