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Bold Lips Smokey Eyes Video Tutorial: Desk to Date Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip

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For a hot date, girls' night, or dinner with a bestie, a bold lip is a super-fast way to get out of the office looking great. But hold on -- with just a few extra minutes, you can pull off this gorgeous Bold Lips Smokey Eyes look. No, really -- we asked celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip to show us how in the Beautygeeks "Desk to Date Night" video below.

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We love the makeup model Cara Delevingne wears here. A middle-ground, easy-to-wear version of the ’80s-inspired Bold Lips Smokey Eyes look, it's not too dramatic for some of us, and definitely not -- well, trashy.

We also love celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip, the spokesperson for Physicians Formula and one of our favourite beauty crushes. Down-to-earth and fast on her feet (she's a Beauty MacGyver), Joanna is a fount of tips and tricks. She's worked with a host of celebs and is responsible for the glowing faces in all the PF campaigns. In our video, she takes Morgan's makeup from desk to date in a snap with a Bold Lips Smokey Eyes look similar to Cara's, and gives us great technique advice, too. Hint: Jell-o and Kool-Aid.

bold lips smokey eyes tutorial re-cap

  • you'll need a bold lip liner and matching lip colour + a black or deep shade of kajal liner + medium-deep shade of eye shadow
  • start by touching up with concealer and powder as needed
  • Beauty MacGyver tip alert (1:00): if you like, you can create a lasting base for bold lips via Jell-o or Kool-Aid
  • the shape of your lips changes when you smile, so once you've filled in with pencil, smile with your lips closed and check the edges
  • kajal eye pencils are great for fast eye work -- the large tip is all creamy colour, easy to deposit quickly (PF kajals are long-wearing, too)
  • reminder: a smokey eye doesn't have to be black or brown; try navy, or "mismatch -- do plum on the bottom and copper on the eye," says Joanna
  • you want precision on the lips, but for the eyes you want to smudge and blend, blend, blend to keep things fresh and youthful
  • get to know "powder face" (6:20) when you want to blend out those little makeup creases down the sides of your mouth
  • below: black kajal from the Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Eyes Trio ($15.79 at drugstores) and Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain ($9.95 at drugstores; also comes in pink)
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I want to try this Bold Lips Smokey Eyes look with plum along the bottom lashlines and copper on top, and maybe with a fuchsia or orange lip. What do you think? What would you do?

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