We, as in beauty obsessives like myself, have pretty much had it ingrained in us from the moment we decided that makeup was our religion, that if you’re going to rock a bold lip, like a red or a bright pop of fuchsia, the eyes should be kept minimal as not to overpower the look. Who am I to disagree? However, there are occasions when that mantra goes completely out of the window and that’s mainly when it comes to fashion editorials when your in the hands of the professionals like Lisa Eldridge or Pat McGrath, because you know with fashion, anything goes!
For this video I’ve created a neutral eyed look using earthy tones and paired it with a vibrant hot pink lip courtesy of Loreal’s Color Riche Lipstick in Pink Cerise. So without further ado, grab a cuppa and put your feet up and press play!
Below is a transcription of the video should you be interested. If not, I hope you enjoy the video!
If you want to see how I created this barely there neutral eye and bold hot pink lips then stay tuned.
First up I’m using the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. With a damp beauty blender I’m going to be patting it into place all over my face using bouncing motions.
Then for my brows, I’m using an angled brush and the darkest brown shade from the Too faced Natural Eyes Palette (Sexpresso) and I tend to just follow the natural shape of my brows, filling in any gaps I see as I go along.
Then using the Clear Collection Colour Lash Masara, I’m setting my brows to keep them in place all day.
To provide a nice even base for my eye shadows, I’m using Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray which as you can see I just put a couple of dabs on before blending it out with my finger.
For a fairly natural wash of colour I have chosen a Mac eyeshadow in the shade Patina, which is a muted taupey gold colour and applying it on the mobile part of my lid staying under the crease with a Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush
Too add a bit of definition to the eyes, I’m using a Zoeva 231 Petite Crease Brush and applying the shade Nudie also from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette concentrating on the outer corner of the crease and sweeping inwards.
Then taking a fluffy blending brush, I’m buffing away the top edge of the eyeshadow to keep things soft with no harsh lines.
Then I take the same shade but using a Mac 219 pencil brush, to blend it along the bottom lash line about 3 quarters on the way in.
Then taking the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers, I’m giving my lashes a good curl to help open up the eyes.
Then to define the lashline, I’m using the Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Liner in Dark Brown and running it on the outside half of my top lash line then taking the pencil brush, I’m smudging it in to create a soft and hazy definition. Here you don’t have to worry about being too neat as you’ll be smudging it in anyway.
Then I repeat the process along my bottom lashline but just applying the kohl liner on the outside corner.
Then to enhance my lashes, I’m using the Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Express Mascara (not available in UK). Too make them really stand out, I’m going in for a second round.
Not too neglect my bottom lashes, they too are getting a good coat of mascara.
Then making sure to get rid of any clumps, I’m using the Tweezerman Folding iLash Comb to separate my lashes.
To create the illusion of a thicker lash line, I’m tight lining my upper lash line with my Barry M Bold Black Waterproof Liner.
Then to cover any darkness and brighten up the under eye area, I’m using the Clinique Airbrush Concealer in 03 Light and patting it in using my ring finger.
And to conceal any visible blemishes and redness, I’m using my trusted Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Ginger (although it’s a tad too light for my tanned complexion) and again, I’m blending the product in with my Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Brush.
Then to contour my barely there cheekbones, I’m using the bronzing shade from the Sephora Microsmooth Baked Trio and applying it into the hollows of my cheeks, along the jawline and up the temple with my Zoeva 127 Sheer Cheek Brush.
Then for a natural flush of colour, I’m using Nars Blush in Deep Throat with a mini Nars Blush Brush and applying the colour on the apples of my cheeks, blending upwards and outwards.
To highlight the tops of my cheek bones, I’m using Benefit’s Watts Up and applying it to the tops of my cheekbones and blending it in using my fingers. and then just a little bit along the centre of my nose.
Then finally for the lips, Im using the Loreal Color Riche Lipstick (not available in the UK) in Pink Cerise.
I’m applying a second coat for a more intense pop of colour.
And there you have it, a demonstration on how to wear a bold colour on the lips by pairing it with a simple neutral eye look.
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Ciao for now.