Face of the Month: Olivia Wilde Pulls Off Smoky Eye and Bold Lip
Olivia Wilde seems like that girl who is always impossibly pretty while being totally down to Earth. Like a girl next door but she can also pull off any couture label. She'll wear Chanel like nobody's business and down a beer at the same time. For this, I have always been jealous of her.
Now, I have another reason.
She may be one of the only women I know who can look this sophisticated while playing up not one, but two major features. At the London premiere of the film Rush, she got away not only with a bold, matte lip but also a gorgeous smoldering, smoky eye. Here's the best part: she wasn't over done. She managed to look cool, modern and subtle by balancing out the textures and colours in the look.
Her eyes were a great blend of purples, greens and bronzes and in beautiful sheer layers, so it isn't too heavy. Just hints of colour and beautiful highlighting. I love how she didn't use liner so the look is fresh.
Topping this off, she chose a matte red lip - excellent choice. Opting out of a gloss makes the look more fashion forward and not too OTT. It works well since her shadows have metallic sparkle to them.
Well played Ms. Wilde, well played. Here's how to steal this for yourself:
1. YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll (C$30.00)
2. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow (C$32.00)
3. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain (C$12.00)
4. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow (C$8.99)
5. Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick in Smolder (US$8.99)
6. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream (C$28.00)
7. Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Duolumières Two Color Eye Shadow Duo Palette (C$41.00)
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bold red lips are to love :)
I think that this look resembles Hollywood glamour as opposed to Natural Beauty. A natural coral or peach toned lip with a soft pink blush would be more fitting.
i love the lipstick, but I can never pull it off. :)
Olivia, always known for excellent choices. Love it!
The make up looks nice, but I find that she looks a little over done. She's such a natural beauty..
Love it! Pretty sure she's about the only woman who could pull this off though, I think it'd be too overwhelming on most faces.
I love it! This girl can't do anything wrong in my eyes! She's gorgeous!
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