There is nothing like a "berry" red lip for the cold winter blues. I myself love wearing all shades of red but do tend to gravitate toward bright with just a hint of darkening around the corners. I'm wearing just that today! MAC Russian Red with a hint of MACs Dark Side (any dark hue will do). Long before the whole ombre craze there was just plain contouring around the mouth and this lip embodies that. I used a red lip pencil that I bought in Russia EONS ago, to line and fill in my lips. Then used my MAC 219 brush (obSESSing over that bad boy as a lip brush right now) to brush on some Russian Red. I then took a maroon lip pencil that I grabbed from a shimmering glass bowl in Forever 21 years back to add some definition to the outer corners of said lips. Last but not least I used my trusty 219 once again, to LiGhTlY add some Dark Side to the outer corners. *WARNING* Dark Side is sooooo pigmented and a dab will really do it (insert promises here on that!). Viola! Your perfect winter lip =). Now keep in mind that you can do this same technique but add YOUR perfect colors in there. Are you more of a blood red gal? Do you gravitate toward a more orangey red? The sky is the limit!!! Send in your pretty pout to firstname.lastname@example.org and show me how YOU get through the winter blues =).
*extra tip* looooooooove that gorgeous lip and want to take your face to the next level? Pair it with bold brows and you will be the talk of Tinsel Town muuuuaaaahhhh!!!
|Red smudge ;), MAC 219, Dark Side, Russian Red, Forever 21 lip pencil in Berry|