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Do You Prefer to Play Up Your Eyes or Your Lips? 2010-08-09 10:00:33

Do You Prefer to Play Up Your Eyes or Your Lips?

When it comes to choosing a makeup palette, the general rule of thumb is to either focus on the eyes or the lips — not both. But some rules are meant to be broken. Pairing a smoky eye with a bold red lipstick can work, too. What's your favorite way to accentuate your mug: do you like to play up your lips, your eyes, both, or some other feature altogether?

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KeLynns KeLynns 6 years
I love the look of a bold lip but I usually do eyes. Eyes are less maintenance (you don't have to reapply every 10 seconds!), and just look better on me than a played-up lip. Plus my guy likes my eyes best, and he doesn't kiss me if I have lipstick on!
sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
I recently tried bold lips and I actually loved it - especially because my eyes looked a lot bigger and brighter because of the lipstick's contrasting shade... But I don't think I'll be wearing this look often because it looks too sophisticated for most ocasions...
amaebi519 amaebi519 6 years
Eyes - play them up and you don't have to worry about your makeup again all day! I agree with genesisrocks, and I don't like the way lipstains and long-lasting lipsticks, lip paints, etc. wear. Plus, bold lipstick calls attention to the reddish tones in my skin...and my eyes are aging better than my jawline, so I'd rather keep the focus up there!
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
Eyes
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I would play up my lips more if I liked the shape of them better, but I'm always insecure about them being too thin. But sometimes I do anyway! I usually do more with the eyes, though.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 6 years
I would play up my lips more if I ate and talked less, lol.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
I look really weird with heavy eye makeup - smoky eyes, colors, etc. Cat eye liner is my thing.
ckeller825 ckeller825 6 years
If I don't play up my eyes, it looks like I've gotta ZERO sleep. It's a scary sight, ha
chequettex chequettex 6 years
Usually I'll do one or the other but not both - and most of the time it's the eyes that get "played up" because I have a hard time finding lipstick shades that will work all day for me. I can wear crazy shades at night when it's darker, but in bright lights, any crazy lip shades look, well, crazy on me.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Eyes, except when I'm feeling very brave and have no plans of eating, drinking or kissing!
hisoka27 hisoka27 6 years
either or depending on my mood or which of my make-up I want to play with that day
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