We’re suckers for one classic Christmas beauty cliche–the red lip. Though we’re big on trying new things (like we talked about for this beautiful fall makeup look) there is something about the holidays and impending new year that scream red lips. Maybe it’s the excitement, the red everywhere or the mistletoe kisses, but a beautiful red lip always ups the holiday fancy this time of year. Add to that black, glittery, smokey eyes and we’re done.
In the tradition of classic holiday makeup, Lindsey is wearing a black smokey eye with a glossy red lip. To remix this look, she decorated her eyes in a base layer of black matte eyeshadow with a rich, velvety matte black with silver glitter eyeshadow on top to add dimension to her smokey finish. Her smoke is also neat and reserved with lines that are a little more exact in contrast to a more edgy but less crisp smokey eye (also a favorite of ours) which makes this makeup a great choice for an evening or black tie event. Her matte black smokey eyes and red lip play off of each other–the glittery and velvet finish of black shadow and slick, glossy red–and pop on her face. Normally, one would also want to don their eyes in a strip of false lashes but this look was so glamorous that her eyes didn’t need anything but a few swipes of mascara. She’s also not wearing any blush. The restraint with these too things plays well and gives this look a finish that isn’t trying too hard and isn’t overly done. To smooth out her skin and give it a natural finish she’s wearing moisturizer and L’Oreal foundation.
OTHER BLACK SHADOWS AND RED LIPSTICKS THAT WOULD LOOK JUST AS BEAUTIFUL
NYX ‘Stripped’ Matte Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture ‘9 Rouge Laque’ Glossy Stain
Maybelline Color Elixir ‘Signature Scarlet’ Lipcolor
Sephora Collection ‘Scarlet’ Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color
Shooting this beauty feature with Lindsey was an absolute pleasure. She started out a bit camera shy but Nikia managed to get her to invoke her inner Kinky girl and we ended up with these beautiful shots. and many more Lindsey is our resident makeup artist and sweetheart and the gem behind all of our beauty looks.
The Face: Lindsey Calloway. The Model Direction: Nikia Phoenix. The Makeup: Lindsey Calloway. The Photography: Angel Jordan.