It's a tried and true makeup rule: only focus on one part of your face for bold color. If you go with a hot red lip, leave your eyes mostly alone — or if you want to line the eyes, keep your lips nude. No longer! Who says you can't completely vamp it up when you feel good and ready? We found tons of inspiration from the runways for this look — proving not only is this makeup look not too much, it's totally just right. What did we learn from the stunning backstage beauty shots? While you can do the classic bright red lip and smoky eye (because that looks totally rad) or you can go with neat little swaps: berry-stains, light-pink and light-blue eyeshadow, really, the possibliities are endless. Check out below to see what looks we're eager to copy.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.