5 Fun Ways to Pull off a Statement Eye and Lip Look

May 31, 2021
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Some say that statement lips and eyes should never be worn together, but if done correctly, this combination can work really well. With mask mandates lifting, now’s the perfect time to rock the bold look. To help you get inspired for your first post-vaccine outing, we rounded up five YouTube tutorials that execute statement makeup in a wearable way. Turn on your ring light, prepare your brushes and get ready to try out one of the looks below.

Sultry and Smoky

You can never go wrong with a classic smoky eye and red lip combo. In this video, Dubai-based makeup artist Hindash keeps the face soft and glowy and lightens the smokiness of the eyes by dusting the lids with a light gold eyeshadow. To complete the look, swipe on a velvety lipstick like NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stamina.

Cat-Eye Statement

It’s rare to find bold makeup looks that can easily be worn from day to night but Sandi Jarquin struck the perfect balance in this tutorial. She keeps the eyes neutral yet dramatic with cut crease eyeshadow and winged liner, then ties the entire look together with a vivid fuchsia lip.


The ’80s are making a comeback and that means high-impact, pigmented eyes and lips are all the rage again. Dillon Del Toro shares his take on the trend in this video with a purple smoky eye and bright red glossy lip. To round out the look, he added a pop of coral blush.

Bronze and Bold

Playing with shapes and angles is another way to create a standout look. Here, Alexandra Anele creates crisp lines by using a liquid eyeliner pen — our favorite for precise application is the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner. By keeping the eye a neutral bronze tone, you have more freedom to choose a punchy lip color.

Embellished and Monochromatic 

Tashjané Collins demonstrates how to rock eye jewels with this pink and red monochromatic face beat. It’s just begging to be worn to a dance party.

Photo: @tarashailyn

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