Here’s a very simple eye look with a bold red lip. This look is great for evening occasions, but still appropriate for select daytime events. I apologize in advance for the crazy hair and brows. Sometimes hairs do not want to cooperate and there is little you can do to about it!
For primer, I’m going with this old faithful, the original Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. My face was not really having a great moment, so I need every help I can get.
At this point I would’ve usually applied foundation, but I was so excited to use my eyeshadow palette I went straight to prepping the eyes. For eye primer I’m using another one of my usual products, the NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, applied with my fingers.
My eyebrows were a bit of a mess, so even using the Benefit Brow Zings in shade xxx wasn’t going to be much help (but one has to work with what one has). I used a spooley to brush them, traced and filled in using the wax part of the part of the palette, then filled in the gaps with the eyeshadow side.
Now we get to do the one step I could not wait to do! Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario, I applied the color 5th Avenue on about 2/3 of the lid (starting from the inner corner outwards) using a MAC 239 Brush. Then, with a MAC 217 Brush I applied the color Lula on the outer v and blended towards the crease. I finally soften the edges with a clean Lauren Luke Brush.
Guys, this eyeliner is awesome! I created a subtle wing using the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Mad Max Brown. First I traced the wing, then I filled it in as close to the lash line as possible. I also ran it in between the lashes to give them a fuller look.
As you know, I’m too lazy to do fake lashes, so I like for my mascaras to give me volume. This Eyeko Black Magic Mascara is gorgeous and will do the trick! I only applied to the top lashes.
Now, I do foundation. I used the Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Foundation in the shade 120. I used an EcoTools Foundation brush to apply, then buffed it in with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
For concealer, I used this Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer (thank goodness you can still see “lumi” from the almost fades label, otherwise I’d had no idea what the product was). It’s not a very high coverage product, but it helps illuminate the area. I buffed it in with the same Real Techniques brush from the step before.
Using my Hoola Bronzer, I contoured the forehead and under the cheekbones. I used the brush that comes in the box to apply and blend (a lot!)
For blush, I used Tarte Cheek Stain>/b> in the shade Flush. I applied directly on the cheeks from the color stick and blended with my fingers.
Next, I applied theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer on top of my cheekbones using a fan brush. The camera doesn’t pick up the glow that much, but it looks great in real life!
And finally for the lips, I lined and filled my lips with Huda Beauty Lip Contour in the Shade Vixen. I could’ve let the lips matte and be totally on trend, but I really wanted to grab this MUD Lip Glaze in shade Java and make it shine!
And there you have it, the finished look!
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