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the red lip…
A bit of a different post from me today – a makeup look! I can’t remember the last time I wrote a post like this, or if I’ve ever done one? Anyway, lockdown has given me all the time in the world and I decided to create this look which includes the gorgeous Dior Rouge Liquid Lipstick in 999. I absolutely love a red lip, not that I wear it often because I feel as though its a bit bold for an everyday look but yeah, it definitely boosts the ol’ confidence thats for sure.
So, let’s start from the beginning. To prep my skin, I use the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 Moisturiser. I much prefer this to a primer, mostly because it has SPF in and it really helps to nourish my skin before applying makeup. Next I grab my trusty Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer, which I believe has been discontinued now (sad times) and I pop this all over my eyelids to use as a base. I then go in with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion as an added layer to make sure my eyeshadow won’t budge. For this look, I chose to use the Colourpop Give It To Me Straight eyeshadow palette which contains a mix of shimmer and matte neutrals – its a real go to for me. I started with the shade ‘Downright’ through the crease, then ‘Frank’ on the outer edges. Then I went in with ‘Straight Up’, which is a gorgeous bronze shimmer all over the lid. For mascara, I’ve been using the Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-Porter Mascara. I love this, it really does what it says, gives great volume to the lashes.
Moving away from the eyes and onto the face. My go-to foundation at the moment is the Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation. It sits really nicely on my skin and doesn’t oxidise like many foundations, if you’re looking for a budget friendly foundation I’d high recommend this. For concealer, I used the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer. This is super high coverage stuff, works well for my under eye bags I have to say, shame its on the pricer side of things. Ever since I received it for Christmas a couple of years ago, I’ve sworn by my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Unlocked, sadly its no longer available but they have something very similar. I use the first powder to go over my T-Zone to set my concealer, and then go in with bronzer and swipe that across my cheeks and bring it up to my temples/forehead. There is a gorgeous soft pink blush in the palette which I used on the apple of my cheeks to give a subtle colour. Finally, I go in with the highlighter in the palette which is a gorgeous champagne shade. Then lastly, I move onto eyebrows. For a while I’ve been using the Julienne Brow Pomade, which I love and I set my brows with the ELF Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. And finally, it’s time for the red lip, which as mentioned earlier is the Dior Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the shade 999. This is 100% the best red lipstick I’ve ever tried, well worth it. Finally to set everything in place, I use my trusty Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
Whats your go-to red lipstick?