Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Classic Red Lip

lipcolor: Edward Bess (Eternal passion) x MAC (Neon orange)

lipcolor: Edward Bess (Eternal passion) x MAC (Neon orange)

Left: Edward Bess Eternal passion- swatched once
Right: MAC Neon Orange- swatched once

Left: Edward Bess Eternal Passion swatched multiple times
Right: MAC Neon Orange swatched multiple times

Left: Edward Bess Eternal Passion
Middle: MAC- Neon Orange
Right: Edward Bess mixed with Neon Orange

All images taken under natural lighting

I had never exactly been a fan of red lips, partly due to how I've always had the fear of it giving me "sausage-looking" or "clown lips." It all comes up to what tone of red you choose that compliments your skin tone, and how well you line your lips (following your natural lines, making sure you don't over-exaggerate). If you have cool skin tone like me, use a blue-based red lipstick such as Edward Bess's Eternal Passion. You can get this product for around $32- $36. I must add, it smells amazing. Like flowers and fruits, but better. It's super moisturizing too and does not dry up your lips!

Instead of using a gloss or highlighter to get that desired illusion of a "pout," I opted to use an orange lipstick in the centre of the lips for a matte finish. I chose to use the color "Neon orange" by Mac (around $20cdn). I then blended the color in with eternal passion and... voila! A beautiful cool-toned, red-orange color awaits for your eye's pleasure.

To balance out a red lip look, go for a smoky brown, black, or grey eye. This is a very classic look, and goes well with any formal event with a simple black dress. Celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Fan Bing Bing, Taylor Swift, and Scarlett Johansson to name a few, are always seen sporting this glamorous look.

PS: Total crushed my Edward Bess lipstick when I was putting the cap on. My heart broke a little. (jk haha. But no...seriously...)

That's it for now! Hope everyone has a blessed day! =)


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