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September 16, 2013

Balanced Eye and Lip

While the general rule of thumb is to balance a bright lip by skipping the eye makeup, Rashida Jones changed the game by topping her coral lipstick with a sexy neutral eye. “Instead of just keeping the eyes clean, I added a bit of definition,” said her makeup artist Nick Barose, who used Votre Vu products. “I ran a long-wearing eyeliner pencil in a deep brown tone along her lash line, then smudged it with the rubber tip of the pencil.” Thanks to the earthy color palette, her eye makeup didn’t take away from the statement made by her bold lip. If you want to try out a similar look, Barose recommends swapping your tried-and-true black liner for a tawny chocolate version. “Brown liner can go with fun, bold lips, because it adds definition but it doesn’t look too dark, so it won’t compete,” he added. Also, experiment with your finishes. While a glossy red lip is perfect for a night out, translucent glosses and just-bitten stains are good go-tos if you’re intimidated by color.

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