It’s getting warmer out there and one would think it’s weird to be wearing dark lips in the sun. But in case you haven’t noticed, there’s a huge 90’s trend going on right now and brown lips are all the rage! Plus, dark lips are always a great way to glam up a summer look. And guess what? Only drugstore / budget brands were used to create this look!
First I applied Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation in shade 03 Sand all over my clean and moisturized face, using my fingers.
For my brows, I’m using Sleek Makeup Brow Kit in shade Dark. First I shaped the brows with the wax, using the angled brush, then filled the brows using the powder and the shader brush. I find this product a bit too red for my liking, but since this looks uses lots of browns and rust shades, it’ll work.
The shadows I’m using are the ones from this Rimmel Glam’Eyes HD 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Brixton Brown. I applied shade number 1 all over the lid using a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush (This one is from this set), then used shade number 2 on the outer V, blending towards the crease.
Using my finger, I applied shade number 3 on the center of the lid. Then, using a Real Techniques Accent Brush I applied shade number 4 on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye.
I lined my top lashline using my ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Brew-Haha. I also lined the top waterline with the same product.
Using shade number 5 and the Accent brush from earlier, I lined my lower lashline, blending to create a soft, diffused line.
For mascara, I used a few coats of Rimmel ScandalEyes Lycra Flex Mascara on the top lashes. Since my usual mascara wand is super tiny, this one feels like an actual hairbrush. But it works well!
Since I don’t have any budget concealer with me (and I don’t really have many of the more high end ones either, except this one), I took a bit more foundation and applied under the eyes. I don’t recommend using too much, otherwise it’s going to cake a lot!
Using a Real Techniques Blush Brush and this Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder, I set the foundation, emphasizing the T-zone where I can get oily, especially in the warmer months.
With the bronzing powder (1) from the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette and a Real Techniques Multi Tasking Brush, I applied the product on the hollows of my cheeks, forehead, and jawline.
Using the same brush, I applied the blush (2) on the apples of my cheeks.
Finally, using another Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush I applied the highlighter shade (3) on top of my cheekbones and bridge of my nose.
For the lips I’m using this ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in shade Tulle, which I know you are supposed to wear, well, matte, but I’m useless at applying this type of formula without a matching lip liner. So I decided to McGyver this with a Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in shade Rhubarb applied on top to soften the edges.
And there you have it, the finished look!