Bold Makeup

DIY: Coral Lips & Gold Shadow
Photo: Donna Trope

Bold Makeup

01 of 06

Smoky Blue Eyes & Nude Lips

Smoky Blue Eyes & Nude Lips
Donna Trope

WHY WE LOVE IT More unexpected than purple and less harsh than black, this cheerful shade works on everyone-"even people with blue eyes!" says makeup artist Pati Dubroff.

ON MARLEY SHELTON Revlon matte eye shadow in Venetian Blue, $5; at drugstores. Benefit Full-Finish lipstick in Lady's Choice,$18; benefitcosmetics.com.

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02 of 06

DIY: Smoky Blue Eyes & Nude Lips

DIY: Smoky Blue Eyes & Nude Lips
Donna Trope

Start by tracing your upper and lower lash lines with a navy liner, then use a small brush to smudge. "Give the liner a good buff to create a base for the shadow to stick to," Dubroff says. Next, layer matte blue shadow (Revlon matte eye shadow in Venetian Blue, $5; at drugstores) on top of the liner, focusing on the center of lids. "Don't go up past the crease-it will look too theatrical. You want to carry the blue, not let the blue carry you," says Dubroff, who finished with a pale pink lipstick (Benefit Full-Finish lipstick in Lady's Choice,$18; benefitcosmetics.com).

03 of 06

Black Eyeliner & Hot Pink Lips

Black Eyeliner & Hot Pink Lips
Donna Trope

WHY WE LOVE IT A thin rim of black liner adds a rocker edge to fuchsia lips. "Two words: 'chic Barbie,'" says Dubroff. "This is a flirty look for a girl who's not afraid to push it."

ON MARLEY SHELTON Givenchy Magic Kajal eye pencil in Carbon Black, $21.50; sephora.com. Lancome Color Fever lipstick in Rock Icon Fuchsia, $25; lancome-usa.com.

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04 of 06

DIY: Black Eyeliner & Hot Pink Lips

DIY: Black Eyeliner & Hot Pink Lips
Donna Trope

To keep your hand steady when applying liner, choke up on the pencil; it will give you more control. Choose a soft black formula (Givenchy Magic Kajal eye pencil in Carbon Black, $21.50; sephora.com) and shave it "really sharp" for a clean point and precise application. Trace both the inner and outer edges of the upper and lower lash lines, making lines as thin as possible. Prevent smudging by using a tiny brush to dust translucent powder over the liner. For lips, a small, firm brush will blend the lipstick (Lancome Color Fever lipstick in Rock Icon Fuchsia, $25; lancome-usa.com) evenly over your mouth. Afterward, trace along the inner edges of lips with a creamy nude pencil to define the shape and prevent bleeding. Then "blot, reapply and blot," and you're done.

05 of 06

Coral Lips & Gold Shadow

Coral Lips & Gold Shadow
Donna Trope

WHY WE LOVE IT A refreshing alternative to red, this punchy coral is the makeup equivalent to a statement bag. "It's one of those colors that will give you an instant boost," says Shelton.

ON MARLEY SHELTON Nars single eye shadow in Night Sun, $22; narscosmetics.com. Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipstick in Day Lily, $25; macys.com.

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06 of 06

DIY: Coral Lips & Gold Shadow

DIY: Coral Lips & Gold Shadow
Donna Trope

Dubroff suggests applying lip color (Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipstick in Day Lily, $25; macys.com) with a small, stiff brush instead of straight from the tube. ?It allows you to be more precise, and with this bold color, there?s no room for mistakes,? she says. Feather a thin layer of coral around the edges of lips, then make short strokes to fill in the center. ?I believe in blotting the lips,? Dubroff says. ?It helps remove excess oils and gives lips a natural finish.? For eyes, brush gold shadow (Nars single eye shadow in Night Sun, $22; narscosmetics.com) on the center of lids, then into the inner corners. Finish by smudging the same color along lower lash lines for a highlighting effect.

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