The following post was written by Honey Kahoohanohano, who blogs at Honeygirl's World and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.


Honey Girl's World

I'm not going to lie, I absolutely love, love, love red lips. While I rock them year round, the Winter months are when I know I can wear them daily if I wanted to. Most reds go really well with my skin tone, which is definitely a plus, and it allows me to really play up my pout and attract attention to the fullness of my lips. I started off this look first by applying my eye makeup. I did a similar look for an Inspired makeup tutorial, and I also rock out similar eye makeup often, so creating this look for me or anyone is a breeze. In this particular look, I am using Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($27). I first applied my transition color and blended it into the crease and slightly toward my brow bone. To create this, I used a combination of Naked 2 and Faint from the Naked Basics palette. Once done, I applied W.O.S. (Walk of Shame) and used it as my lid color and highlight color. For my eyeliner, I used Jesse's Girl Waterproof Eyeliner Pen ($7) (which is becoming an absolute favorite) and applied to my upper lash line, creating a slight winged liner. Finishing off my eyes with mascara, I used Elizabeth Mott's It's So Big Volumizing Mascara ($20) and applied the mascara to my upper and lower lashes, and my eyes were completed. For my lips, I used Lipstick Queen's Black Tie lipstick ($50) — a gorgeous bold red lipstick that I am absolutely in love with. I first lined my lips with Milani's True Red Color Statement Lip liner ($4) and then applied Black Tie lipstick and blended with a lip brush.  

If you are a foundation wearer or like to contour and highlight, you can surely do this step prior to applying your eye makeup or after to complete your look. I do not use foundation or concealer so I skipped this step. For this particular look, I opted for a more natural face and decided to not contour my cheeks like I did in the "inspired" look I created previously. This look is really just about the lips with a little subtle drama to the eyes. It's wearable for every day but definitely showstopping, and you'll surely turn heads at any New Year's celebration. To complete the look, add your favorite accessories and a cute beanie or fedora and a warm coat or sweater.