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Oxblood lips & gold-rimmed eyeliner | A New Year’s Eve look to try this year

Glitter-rimmed eyes and oxblood lips

For all of you who still have to sort out your NYE makeup: a tradition (glitter) and a trend (oxblood).

As much as I love glitter in the eye area, I absolutely cannot stand it elsewhere — perhaps sparingly on the lips, but rarely-if-ever my cheeks or skin. So, when it comes to holidays like New Year’s, I rely on my Marcelle Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Gold. I’ve raved about it before, but with great wear, zero fallout, and absolutely gorgeous glitter particles, it’s one of my (few) must-have products.

Dark red lip tutorial (s)

The lips in this look are easy to do, but I always encourage taking a few extra minutes to apply — if five minutes more at the mirror will translate into a few extra hours’ wear, why not, right?

Start with primed or bare lips, add a brown-undertoned red lipliner (though the entire lip), and follow up with dark brown-red lipstick. I used Paula Dorf Lip Liner in Tapestry and MAC Lipstick in Desire (last seen worn matte and reviewed), and then followed up by blotting the lip for a less-glossy finish. 

Dark red lip tutorial trick

One of my go-to tricks is using paper (not tissue!) to blot the lip area, particularly for formulas with a glossy or tacky finish. That way, there’s zero chance that you’ll end up with tissue fibres stuck to your lip area, and you know it’ll be an even press — to get your cupid’s bow, hold the paper on the left and right edges and press lightly against a relaxed pout. 

Read the full tutorial here at She Said Beauty.

Gold glitter + black eyeliner (s)

The look, from there, is pretty simple: winged black liner, a good amount of eye primer and silica powder follow-up (the only pairing that’ll really lock things down on my lids, and by “lock things down,” I mean “you’re lucky to get six hours’ wear, now suck it up and stop complaining.”)

Then, your basic skin work, a touch of highlighter or luminizer, and two flicks of gold eyeliner to frame the black — one above, and one just below the wing.

Burgundy winged liner (s)

Gold and black winged liner look (s)

Products used

EYES: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black, Marcelle Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Gold, YSL Shocking Mascara in Deep Black.

LIPS: Paula Dorf Lip Liner in Tapestry, MAC Lipstick in Desire (Lustre).

SKIN: theBalm timeBalm in Lighter Than Light, Korres Magic Light/Face Contouring Powder Trio in Santorini.

!Oxblood lips and gold glitter eyeliner

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31 Comments

  • Reply Icaria

    Beautiful & classic! I so agree with you about glitter. I was never a fan and so looking back on old pictures I have nothing to roll my eyes for, except for the hair maybe. :) Happy New Year to you! :)
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    December 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM
  • Reply Annick

    Damn! I almost just picked up the Marcelle Lux Diamond liquid liner but left it behind because I hadn't read any reviews about it! So glad to hear you say it's good! I'm definitely going back for it now!

    The look is stunning on you – dark lips really really suit you Rae!
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    December 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM
  • Reply Larie

    Love the gold outline on the wing – I've done a double wing before, but never thought to take the gold under the black, as well. Very nice!
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    December 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM
  • Reply Michelle

    I want Oxblood lips! I'm going to run to the MAC counter on Jan 2 and get this baby! You look amazing as always :-)
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    December 31, 2012 at 2:25 PM
  • Reply Catherine

    Oh my gosh, yes – silicia powder over primer or wax-based concealer are THE combination that works for me. I really enjoyed reading your techniques for both lips & eyes. I love the elegant simplicity of this look, but that it's also special and celebration-feeling
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    December 31, 2012 at 3:47 PM
  • Reply Lipgloss+Spandex

    Love the gold glitter and black liner.
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    December 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM
  • Reply rasilla

    The post doesn't seem to be up on SSB yet…
    but this post made me rethink my makeup for tonight.
    Was going to go smokey, but too tired to put in the time to do it atm.
    Plus I wanted to go with bold lips anyway~ ^^

    Have a happy new years eve Rae~

    December 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM
  • Reply kerker

    Happy new year! Hope you had an awesome NYE! The look is just perfect!

    January 1, 2013 at 4:38 AM
  • Reply Carina Santos

    I love this look! I have a tendency to overdo things, hehe, so this is both refreshing & elegant.
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    January 1, 2013 at 7:58 AM
  • Reply My Lucite Dreams

    A perfect look! Just the right amount of pop. I love the gold liner. I feel the same way about glitter, eyes and maybe lips. Always tasteful :-) happy New Year

    January 1, 2013 at 6:13 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    Just lovely, Rae! The lips look fab! Instantly I found myself wanting to sport an oxblood lip so clearly you've done a good job convincing me :) Happy New Year, doll!

    January 3, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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