Get Into This Unexpectedly Pretty Makeup Combo

A red lip paired with blue eye shadow might sound like your ticket to clown school. But one show at Paris Fashion Week proved there's a way to wear the offbeat look.

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Lipsticks Are Red, Eye Shadows Are Blue

The makeup at Paris Fashion Week was all about bold, beautiful color, and the Vanessa Seward show was no exception. What put it above the rest, though? The brave and surprisingly romantic reds and blues, which looked good on every single model, no matter the skin tone.

Makeup on point, for sure.
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Big colors and big hair? We're game.

Blending a bright red and a light blue can come off as clownish when it isn't applied properly, and you would think the color pairing would make everyone look like Mimi Bobeck from The Drew Carey Show. But the aesthetic for the Vanessa Seward show was all cool-girl, seeming to take inspiration from disco-era Studio 54. The updated version, though, featured a range of reds that complemented models' skin tones and shadow that was blended and confined to the top lid (and not edged up to the brow bone à la 1970s).

It's a great look for the all-too-common transition from skating rink to late-night house party.
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Well, if models can wear the Vanessa Seward look, so can you! Here's how you can D.I.Y.

The Technique

Apply a blue shadow over your top lids from the lash line to the crease. Layer the color until it's opaque, and blend some of the shade into the inner corner of your eye. Clean up any stray powder around the brow bone and the under-eye area with a cotton swab. Brush your eyebrows and finish off with a coat of lash-defining mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

Then, prep your lips by exfoliating and moisturizing them so you have a good base. Line your lips with the tip of your lipstick, then fill in the rest of your lips with the shade. Trace the outside of your lips with a cotton swab. Blot the color and you're good to go!

The Products

Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss Collection in 111 by Rimmel London, $6,
Eye Shadow in OAP 12M by Black Up, $21,
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