Heavy kohl lined eyes with red lips FOTD

Hi everyone!

Few days back one of the readers AD asked me if heavy kohl lined eyes would look good with red lips with reference to the eye makeup worn by Kareena Kapoor in Kurbaan.  I tried the look today and I quite liked the effect! Thanks AD!

The kohl looked heavier and darker than how it is appearing in the picture.

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Summary of the look : 

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation and set with compact powder. For the eyes, apply light brown matte eyeshadow all over lid, apply heavy kohl on lower lash line and brown pencil on upper lash line and finish with mascara. Apply matte brown blush under the cheekbones and fill in lips with red lipstick using a brush for precise application. 

Products used for eye makeup :


1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Smolder (on water line and lower lash line)

3. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade)

4. Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette

5. The Body Shop smudging brush

products used for eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply concealer under the eyes as well as on the lids. Blend well and set with compact.

2. Apply matte light brown eye shadow all over the lid.

3. Using MAC Smolder (or any other blackest black liner) apply a thick line on the waterline and smudge it with black eyeshadow on the lower lash line with a smudging brush. This will set the kohl and prevent it from smudging and giving raccoon eyes.

4. Line upper lash line with a medium thick line using matte brown liner pencil.

5. Finish off with mascara.

heavy kohl lned eyes -red lips look


1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar ‘Just Earth’ blush(applied lightly under the cheekbones)

4. The Body Shop sponge

products used for face


Revlon colorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’

Vega lip filler brush

Revlon colorburst Crimson

Final look :

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Did you like the heavy kohl lined eyes and the red lips combo? Let me know your comments by replying below. 


Posted on April 20, 2011, in Eyes, Lips, Looks, M.A.C, Revlon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. You carry bold lips and nude lips equally well… 🙂

  2. Howwwwww do you do this?! i almost hate you for being so pretty! :X its beautiful! I want to wear red with this ease too.:|:|

  3. Thank you so much for this post 🙂
    You rock red lips. I really need to get my hands on Crimson now. But I still wonder if I would ever have the guts to wear it outside.

    • You’re welcome AD 🙂 The beauty of Crimson is that you can wear it as sheerly as you want and it will give a nice reddish flush to your lips. So you can start off by wearing it sheerly and build it up when you feel comfortable.

  4. o love the effect. I am partial to bold lips but I am always so scared of combining them with smoky eyes, thought it would be overpowering. but i like wat you have done.

    i think a matte red is easier to deal with as it will not feather as much. I recommend Revlon Brick Red (lustrous), an orangey red and Revlon Spice Red (matte)a nice warm toned red, with the right amount of blue tones to balance. it is perfect and neutral.

    • Supriya thank you so much for the recommendations 🙂 I love Revlon lipsticks…will try out the shades you’ve mentioned next time I’m at the Revlon counter.

  5. I ♥ how Kohl makes your eyes stand out!
    All in all this is a great look! It reminds me that I’m long due for a good red lipstick, lol.

  6. Looking great in bold lips too 🙂

  7. you really have sharp features!….
    pretty face+ gorgeous makeup = beautiful you !=)

  8. Ankita I think the look is totally working. It is not looking OTT and I especially think that this is “your red” :-*. It is only recently that I have started experimenting with bold lip colours and I am totally enjoying the phase. Keep up the good work Ankita., you look very pretty. :))

    • Thank you so much Rati 🙂 This is my only red and I love it! Bold lips are so much fun..I’ve seen you in Addis Ababa ..now want to see you in orange lippy 😛

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