Great Beauty: Eyes vs. Lips

Great Beauty: Eyes vs. Lips
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 19, 2011

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Whether she’s sporting a wash of gunmetal-purple shadow or a bright pop of red lipstick, Gabrielle Union is always stunning.

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Jill Scott look vampy in smokey, kohl-shaded eyes, while going for an Old Hollywood moment in fire engine red lips. Which is your fave?

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We can’t decide which is hotter — Keri Hilson’s silver metallic eyes or her bright coral lip?

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Garcelle Beauvais looks mysterious in dark, kohl-rimmed eyes, and works a more classic look in a matte, berry-red lip.

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Selita Ebanks looks wintry-pretty in periwinkle-rimmed eyes…and goes for a cheerful, springy look in bold, strawberry-stained lips.

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Queen Latifah looks regal in smokey grey eyeshadow at the Oscar’s…but her dramatic, glossy plum lips are also show-stopping.

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The Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton accentuates her almond-shaped eyes with bold charcoal shadow. But she looks just as fabulous in true red lips and barely-there makeup.

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Kerry Washington enhanced her expressive eyes with a slightly smudged metallic blue eyeliner. A couple of days later, she focused on her lips, painting them an all-eyes-on-me raspberry shade.

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Iman’s signature look is smokey eyes and nude lips. But at a gala last year, she went for a bold lip look, to uber-glamorous results.

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Whether she’s rocking out in black-lined eyes or candy pink lips, Eva Marcille is a total glamour puss.

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Ashanti goes from highlighting her eyes with purple shadow to showcasing her lips with a burgundy stain — and both looks are so flattering!

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On the runway, Chanel Iman is a seductress in dark winged eyeshadow. At a New York party, she focuses on her pout with a plummy-pink lipstick.

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Whether she plays up her eyes in black pencil or enhances her lips in strawberry pink gloss, Zoe Saldana is always supermodel-pretty.