A daily struggle of mine is choosing between a darker shade of eyeshadow or lipstick. The general rule in makeup is to keep your eyes or lips neutral if you’re using a dramatic color on either. But when you’re a fan of both hues (like myself), you somehow need to find a balance without looking like an evil Harley Quinn in broad daylight.
For this, we turned to model and Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental Katarina Rodriguez with her strong eye and brows paired with medium-light red lips. It’s a great balance of a smokey eye and bold lip without being too overwhelming.
Interested to cop this look? Pick up the products we listed and try it out.
Katarina’s skin looks glowy but not too caked up with base products. For something lightweight with buildable coverage and a brightening formula, choose the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
You don’t need a lot of product to achieve a smokey eye. TheBalm’s Smoke Balm #2 has three shades like black, brown, and beige, which will help you build the shade that you prefer. Available at Beauty Bar.
If you want to draw on a strong brow like Katarina did, grab Burberry’s eyebrow definer. This dual-ended eyebrow pencil and brush will give you fuller-looking brows without looking too unnatural. Available on Sephora PH.
Give yourself dramatic lashes with Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara. This’ll make your eyes look more awake by curling, separating, and boosting the volume of your lashes. Available on Net-a-Porter.
For this look, you don’t need a wing liner. Just draw a line on your upper lash line with Benefit’s They’re Real! Push Up Liner to define your eye and give it more depth. Available at SM Megamall.
Katarina’s red lips look a little diffused, so we suggest you use a non-matte but long-wearing lipstick. That way you can easily build up color without making it too striking. Opt for the L’Oreal Infallible 10Hr Longwear Lipstick in Ravishing Red for this. Available in SM Makati.