Zoeva Palette Kiko LipstickPlaying with makeup is my thing and nothing cheers me up more than routing through my collection – it should be a therapy! But what I really love to do is break the beauty rules sometimes and experiment with some different looks that rebel against the classic taboos.

When it comes to night time makeup looks I love both a smokey eye and a statement dark lip so when I’m getting ready I hate deciding which to go for. Adding the two together is not the done thing in some people’s eyes however, I had a go at creating my favourite red toned eyeshadow look and pairing it with a rich, berry coloured lip.

I picked the statement pink-y red from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (I know, I know, I’m obsessed with this one) and teamed it with this Kiko Velvet Mat – Satin Lipstick. This lipstick, by the way, is so lightweight and moisturising it doesn’t dry out the lips at all. I absolutely love this look and think it would look amazing with an all-black outfit for the night out.

Zoeva Palette Kiko Lipstick

Zoeva Palette Kiko Lipstick

I think the trick here is to use colours in a similar colour palette to tie it all together, but hey who am I to set the rules? As long as you like the look and feel confident to rock it then go for it! Long gone are the days when your nail polish has to match your lipstick, we are now free to paint whatever we like on our faces. Smudge that eyeliner out, stick on your favourite lipstick and go for it!

Are there any classic beauty rules that you love to break?