01 August 2012 by

Trend Alert! The Red Lip & Smoky Eye Combo Returns Thanks To Jessica Biel, Emmy Rossum & Jaime King

As usual, we’ve been keeping a beady eye out for some hot new makeup trends and to keep you guys updated (aren't we nice!) and we’ve noticed a bit of a thing going on. Well you see, everyone from Jessica Biel to Emmy Rossum seems to have gone makeup mad recently and we kinda love it. Yes, we’re talking a full face of maquillage girls, including a smoky eye AND red lip. Wowza! Now you may be thinking overload/too much/not happening and normally we like to stick by the rule of less is more with our makeup and opt for just one or t’other, but if the celebs are anything to go by (and they do know best after all) then you’ll want to hot up your makeup and pile of the products.

It's actually a trend we first saw backstage at the Autumn Winter '12 shows, so perhaps the Hollywood glitterati have been taking inspo from the pro's. At Ashley Isham the models wore a tonne of makeup including a glossy red lip teamed with a dark smoky eye:

Ashley Isham AW12

And wow it packed quite a punch didn't it! Over at Michael Kors, we spotted one of our favourite models, the lovely Jourdan Dunn working another type of sexy red lip and a much softer smoky eye, oh and some killer pink blush too. This is more the look we think we'd try to emulate on a night out (as much as we love you Ashley), as it's a little easier on the eye and won't frighten any potential suitors away:

Michael Kors AW12

The whole smoky eye and red lip is a killer look though girls and an easy one to do - just pile on a few layers of rich red lipstick and dig out your smoky eye palette and hey presto, you'll be up to a Jessica Biel standard in no time. Don't be shy to pile it on, the more the better is the way to do it. Check out our gallery above to see the top celeb looks in full swing...


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