Hey my Lovelies!
I hit a bit of wall when it came to writing posts this week! I literally could not get my brain to function. Do you ever get that? I was sitting there, with my notebook and pen, scratching my head for hours unable to come up with anything new. The block has finally shifted.
A friend of mine, Lauren, asked me:
“How would you wear your eyeshadow if you wanted to wear a bright pink lipstick?”
It was about time I popped another tutorial on here, so here is the answer to that question.
This look is perfect for a night out with the girls, or if you just want to feel a bit glam for the day. I hardly ever wear a bold, pink lip so it felt strange putting this tutorial together. I also somehow managed to get pink lipstick on every surface of my bedroom whilst doing this, so if anyone has any great tips for getting super pigmented lipstick off bedsheets that would be fabulous. This look would work with any bright lip, not just pink, but orange, red, blue….
First of all I applied my base, for this tutorial I did not use a primer but I would highly recommend you use one if you want your make-up to stay on all night long. I applied the Lush Cosmetics Feeling Younger Skin Tint under my eyes to help brighten this area, I also applied little bits to the centre of my face – forehead, bridge of nose and chin. I then applied my staple Nars Sheer Glow Foundation using my fingers, I prefer the finish when applied with my fingers but you can use a brush. I then applied M.A.C Studio Finish concealer to my blemishes, which I have many of at the moment. I added YSL Touche Eclat highlighter to underneath my eyes for further concealing and brightening. Finally I dusted all over my face Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Pressed Powder, to set my base and to get rid of any shine.
I applied Nars Smudge Proof Base Eye primer to my lids, you really do need an eye primer if you don’t want your eye make-up to crease. Your eye lids can get oily causing the powder to get stuck in lines – not a good look. I then fixed up my brows, which are a mess by the way, as I am trying to grow them out, using M.A.C Eyebrow pencil in Fling.
For this look I decided to use my MUA Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in Heaven and Earth.
I used a really light shade over the lid, see number 1 on the palette above for an idea of the shade I used.
Next I applied shade 2, a golden brown, to the edge of my eye. I did not use any brushes to create this eye make-up, I used my finger tips. Take your ring finger and apply the darker shade to the outer edge and pad and blend outwards against the crease. Take this colour underneath the eye also. You really do not need to use brushes for a simple look like this, it is so simple to do with your fingers just give it a go.
Using my Maybelline Drama Gel liner and an Illamasqua eyeliner brush, I lined both top and bottom water lines. You can use a pencil, I just prefer working with gel liners. I then added shade 3, a really light shimmer, to the inner corners of my eyes. This really opens up your eye area and brightens your face. If you look tired, try this to make you look more awake.
I added my favourite Ardell Demi Wispies lashes and a coating of my go to mascara Clinique High Impact Mascara in black.You want to keep the eye area really simple, as the main focus of this look is going to be on the lips.
You can use any bold, bright lipstick you have in your make-up bag. I chose this By Terry Rouge Terrybly in Pretty Pink because it is just so bright and pigmented, you cannot miss it. It really is a gorgeous lipstick if you want to make a statement with your lips. I applied this using a Crownbrush Lip applicator. For it to stay all night, apply thin layers and blot with a piece of tissue, slowly building up the colour. You will stain your lips and trap in the colour if you do it this way.
Contour and Cheek Colour
Last but not least you want to add some definition to the rest of your face, and a little more colour. The reason you should do this last is because you don’t want to add to much bronzer or blusher, which would take the impact away from your lips.
I used my Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate (contour&highlight) palette to add definition to my cheek bones. I applied the darker contour shade across my temple and down the sides of my nose. If you guys would like a lesson in contouring and highlighting let me know in the comment box below.
Finally I applied a lovely pink cream blusher by Illamasqua in Dixie. I applied this with my finger tips. The easiest way to do this is to smile, you can see where the apples of your cheeks are and you want to pat the colour on the highest points. This will really lift your face.
There you go a really easy party look! If you wanted to get even more glamorous, you could add a feline flick to your eyes too.
Have a great weekend guys!!!
See you soon,