1. Stick with a statement lip or smokey eye, but not both.
No one’s saying you have to pair a frosty blue shadow with a crimson lip, but when tastefully done, dramatic eye makeup paired with an unexpected lip shade can be uber chic. Simply keep the rest of your makeup minimal (think fresh skin, minimal blush) so that the look won’t be overkill, and reserve it for a special occasion or night out if you’re still feeling hesitant.