Fall/Winter trend : BOLD LIPS Tutorial
Bold lips especially red lips never go out of vogue. Fall winter 2010-2011 saw runway makeup being partial to bold lips in reds, plums and burgundy. Read post on fall/winter 2010-2011 makeup trends HERE.
Red lips have always been associated with classic glam Hollywood, hence the term‘classic red lips’. Most women shy away from reds ,sticking to pinks and browns but there is no other look as glam as red lips. There is a red for everyone and the key to donning this look is to keep the eyes and face understated to balance the look.
Here is the finished look followed by a simple tutorial on how to wear red lips.
Step 1 : CTM and Priming
Lotus Herbals BASILTONE toner
Neutrogena oil free moisturizer
MAC Prep+ Prime
1- Makeup must always begin with cleansing ,toning and moisturizing the face. Healthy glowing skin is the most important factor for makeup to look fresh and good.
2- Primer even out the texture of the skin and helps makeup last longer. Allow the moisturizer to get absorbed and then apply primer all over face and neck. I am using MAC Prep+ Prime.
Step 2 : Eye makeup
Maybelline chai latte quad (for brown eyeshadow)
Jordana black eyeshadow single
Lakme rose powder (loose powder)
Maybelline black gel liner
Maybelline colossal volume mascara
Since the emphasis here is on the lips, the eyes must be understated but not bare.
1- Apply loose powder on lid to even out any shine. Then take a matte medium brown eyeshadow and apply lightly on crease and close to upper lash line.
2- Apply eye liner with a slight wing but not too dramatic. Apply volumizing mascara to complete the look.
3- Equally important part of the face that most of us would miss out is the eyebrows! Eyebrows should be well groomed and defined. Use a shade 2 shades lighter than your hair color to fill in your brows. I have dark hair and brows so I’m using a mix of black and brown eyeshadow to fill in my brows using angular brush. You can also use a pencil. Comb them gently or just use fingers to make sure they are not unruly. If your brows tend to become unruly, you can apply some aloe vera gel or hair gel and comb them to set them in place.
Step 3 : FACE
MAC studio fix fluid foundation NC 40
Lakme pure rouge blush ‘Rose Crush’
1- Apply foundation and blend well using brush/sponge. I am using MAC studio fix foundation in NC40 and blending using TBS sponge.
2- Apply concealer to your under eye area using third finger/brush and on other areas where you might have pigmentation or blemishes.
3- You can apply compact to set your foundation but keep it minimal to avoid the cakey look.
4- Apply earthy pinkish blush on the apples of your cheeks with a light hand using brush. Dust the remaining blush on the brush on nose, forehead and jawline to get an even look. I am using Lakme pure rouge blusher in ‘Rose crush’.
STEP 4 : LIPS
Now for the most important part of this look , the lips.
Products used :
Miss Claire lip liner ‘Indian red’
Revlon Colorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’
Vega lip filler brush
The important thing to remember while using dark lip colors is that they tend to bleed or feather and this simply means that we need to take steps to keep the color in place.
1- Dab a little concealer on and around the lips. Applying concealer or foundation or powder on the lips helps the lipstick last longer. Applying concealer around the lips gives more definition to the lips and always prevents the lipstick from bleeding. The concealer must be blended well with the foundation,it should not stand out.
2- Always wear a lip liner not just along the boundary of the lips but on the entire area. I am using Miss Claire lip liner in ‘Indian red’.
3- Next apply your red lipstick. I am using Revlon Colorburst lipstick in ‘Crimson’. Revlon has another red shade ‘True red’ which is, as the name suggests a true blood red color. However it looked a little orangey on me so I’m using ‘Crimson’ which is a cool toned deep red. It has blue undertones and hence appears almost like a dark pink in certain lighting.
Cool tones colors have the advantage that they make the teeth appear whiter as compared to warm tones colors. I’m using a lip filler brush for the corners for precise application.
4- You can top it off with clear/red gloss at the centre of the lips to get a perfect pout or leave it as it is. I am not using gloss as the lipstick is moisturizing and glossy enough.
Here is the final look-
This completes the red lips tutorial !
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