Among the many great makeup debates, sporting both statement lips and eyes at the same time is at the top of the list. If done correctly, this combination can actually work really well. Lancôme Beauty Advisor Olivia Thompson notes that the key is to, “keep things either monochromatic to keep balance, like pairing a dark lip with nude toned smoky eyes.” And she’s not wrong — both are intense, but the look still makes sense. In order to help us achieve this perfect balance, we rounded up four YouTube tutorials that we think execute statement makeup fully, and we have a feeling you’ll want to binge these before your next beat.
Go Burgundy Vamp
This tutorial by PrincessBellaaa on a statement eye and statement lip look has us feeling all kinds of vamp. We love that she paired pink shadow and bold cat eye with a deeper burgundy lip because she was able to use colors that live in the same family, sans a monochrome uniform.
Balance Contrasting Shades
Lolo Love masters the statement eye and lip look in this tutorial by doing something completely out of the box: using contrasting colors! She starts by applying frosty, neutral smoky eye makeup to her lids and crease, and then finishes off the look with a bold cat eye. Next, she pairs this all with a warm pinky-burgundy lip to add some drama in a well balanced way.
Ombre Lids And Griege Lips
In this stunning ombre tutorial, FacedByCase creates a pretty multidimensional smoky eye with black crisp liner and mascara. She then keeps the rest of the face neutral and adds a stunning griege lip with NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lipstick in Alien and a touch of silver shadow.
Jewel Tone Statement
Jade Antonie creates a stunning statement look with bold jewel tones in this tutorial. She starts with a glittering gold eyeshadow look and bold cat eye, and goes on to pair it with a heavy deep red lip. This combo proves that a ruby-topaz combination is what statement eyes and lips are made of, and we can’t wait to try it.
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