From Runway to Realway: Red Hot Lips and Shimmery Teal Eyes

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)


New York Fashion Week is just about over, but I’m not ready to let go quite yet.


Today I had some time during my lunch break to play, so I tried to re-create the makeup from last week’s Agent Provocateur runway show.

Inspired by a 70s fetish club, this sultry look features red lips and teal eyes. MEOW!



I’d never think to pair these colors together, but this look turned out surprisingly wearable. I might actually rock this someplace other than my living room, ha!

If ya want a tutorial, gimme a holler in the comments. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Meaghan says:

    That look is hot on you! Way to pull it off, girl!

  2. Maggie says:

    Hot! Hot! Hot!
    What products did you use?

    Of course I’d like a tutorial. πŸ˜€
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Haul + "Sundown Glow" =-.

  3. evelyn says:

    tutorial yes!!! this is hott and u look oh so cool.

  4. Stephie says:

    What? This looks super hot on you Karen! I would love to see the tutorial. I think you are rocking the duo better than the model above actually πŸ˜›
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… OOTD =-.

  5. gn. says:

    HAWT! πŸ˜€

  6. Katherine says:

    You look so beautiful!!! Products please!!!

  7. pinksoysauce says:

    That looks great! Could you do a tutorial on smokey eyes (and variations like this teal one) if you haven’t already? That would be lovely. πŸ™‚

  8. shontay says:

    That’s an awesome look Karen. I’ve been trying to pair unexpected combos of eyes and lips. It keeps it interesting. Why should there really be boundaries as long as it’s well done?

  9. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, this is stunning! Yes, Kate would love a tutorial.

    Now that I’m thinking about it, I do have a HiP liner in teal that I could…

    Did you get my link, by any chance? It’s an idea page for your living room that I did for you based off that picture you linked me to. My internet has been on ze fritz. It’s driving me batty!

    Zena decided she was a cheetah today on her walk and practically dragged me on the route. I swear that dog is going to be the end of my feet.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate & Zena,

      Zena is a pup with many sides. At least she gives you a workout, right?

      Okay, I am either blind or a little bit crazy from the lack of sleep, but I can’t seem to find the link you sent!! I would love to see it.

      How is school going? Do you have a lot of studying to do this weekend?

  10. Hafsa says:

    One word, HAWT!
    .-= Hafsa’s last blog post… Another Dawn: Night to Day Gradient =-.

  11. amy says:

    I am not sure if I can rock the teal and red together like you do, but I think I would try a indigo eye and red lip or maybe violet or hot pink lip.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Shine On Leave in Hair Treatment =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      Aww, you gotta try it at least once! Just rock it in your living room and then see how you feel.

      BTW, I’m loving the idea of a violet eye and hot pink matte lip. Must try that ASAP!

      Got any plans for the weekend?

  12. u’re really fun!! love the red lips!!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… JAPAN SKINCARE & COSMETICS & RANDOM HAUL PART 2 =-.

  13. dimpy says:

    hey girl wot do ya eat?????? u seem to grow young with days passin by ……loved ur look in this and previous post…………cud u plx tell me wot lipstick it was in previous post………

  14. sandra says:

    Looking FAB!!!!!

  15. Vonvon says:

    Teal eyes!!! Yes, Karen, please do a tutorial. One of my fav colors.
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Chanel Good Enough To Eat?? And Pressies From A Friend =-.

  16. Tavia says:

    Give us the tutorial πŸ™‚ I’m pretty interested in how did you did your hair. It’s looks fabulous with natural soft curls. I want it too:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Autumn came! How do you treat our skin? =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tavia,

      Before going to bed, I put in some leave-in conditioner and then braided my hair into a thick, loose braid. In the morning I took the braid out and then curled the bangs and the front pieces with a large-barreled curling iron. After letting the hair cool for about 20 minutes, I ran my fingers through the curls to break them up and then sprayed them with flexible hairspray to set. That’s it! πŸ™‚

  17. Toni says:

    Karen, that looks great! I never would have thought to try that color combo. I would love to know what products you used. I have been looking into getting some teal colored eye shadow and I have been on the lookout for the perfect red lipstick.

    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Toni’s last blog post… Downsizing My Stuff =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Toni,

      Happy Friday!

      I ended up using a bunch of MAC. Some of it is limited edition (boo!), but I’ll find equivalent colors from the permanent line for ya.

      Do you ever do any unexpected color combos? This is my first venture, and so far I’m really liking it!

  18. Patti says:

    I want I want! I love the eye look Karen!
    A definite yes to the tutorial please!

  19. Michelle says:

    Love the teal eyes! So hot. I bought some teal pigment, it is sitting in my drawer — I have been to afraid to wear it LOL I need to break it out because I love that look!

  20. Jenna says:

    That looks great, I’d love to see a tutorial!!! I think the looks would be completely identical if you added in fake eyelashes and some black eyeliner, but I also love it the way you did it!

  21. gio says:

    Love this! You look hot!

  22. Nicole15 says:

    Tutorial fo’ sho’! Por favor… πŸ™‚

  23. Yes, a tutorial please. The teal looked great with your yellow blouse/dress.

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 5 NY Fashion Week Goodness Posts to BlogStalkÒ€¦ =-.

  24. Marina says:

    Have i gone 30 years back? lol

  25. Toni says:

    Karen, I haven’t done any unexpected color combos in a long time. I really want to do some of the trendy stuff without looking like I am trying to hard to regain my youth! LOL! I just stopped by Ulta today and picked up 2 shadows by NYX in Pacific and Lime Green. Since they are on sale, I might stop in again and look for a teal colored one.

    Thanks for all you do and have a fabulous weekend!
    .-= Toni’s last blog post… Downsizing My Stuff =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Toni,

      I hear ya. I have that issue often — especially when it comes to clothes. I need to really stop shopping in the juniors section, LOL!

      Pacific and Lime Green sound so pretty! Hmm, maybe do a conservative slice of either color on the lid and then add some thick liner? That might look sassy without being too Hot Topic.

  26. Lina says:

    Total hotness! Love the hair!
    .-= Lina’s last blog post… Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush Comparisons =-.

  27. Rebecca says:

    You look fierce with that look! You should definitely wear it somewhere other than your living room, LOL! Personally I think it’d look a little bit better with some black liquid liner, but it’s damn near close to perfection as it is πŸ˜‰ And yes, I would love a tutorial!
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… School, Stress, Comfort Food and Flowers =-.

  28. Marisol says:

    Yes on the tutorial! Were you trying to get your hair like Sasha Fierce?
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… SoCal Visit =-.

  29. Vonvon says:

    Hi Karen,

    Well, I don’t really have a fav teal shadow. I just love the color and everything in that color would appeal to me.

    How about the Estee Lauder Double Wear ShadowCreme in Sea Mist? How’s that? πŸ™‚
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… My First Guest Writer: The Intrepid Beauty Speaks On Customer Service =-.

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