Bold Lip

Here’s a quick makeup look, where the bold lip is the star of the show. I thought I’d do a makeshift tutorial on how I achieved this look – using some of my favourite products.

Here’s what I used:
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC30. I interchange between Stage Line’s H-Definition Cover and Mac – today I reached for the liquid option.
L.A. Girl PRO.conceal concealer in Medium Beige.
Essence Brow Pencils – Brown & Black.
Smashbox Blush Rush Paradise blush.
Essence sooo glow! Highlighter 10 look on the bright side.
Catrice Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara.
L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Rebel
Real Techniques brushes, and an angled blush brush from Face It makeup, nail & beauty studio.
Eek! Here’s my bare face! Riddled with red blotches and just general not-so-niceness. Sleep eludes me these days so my eyes are tired too. Oh, the pregnancy glow…
Nothing makeup won’t fix! 🙂
1. With the expert face brush I get my foundation on. No need to pile on the product as this foundation goes a long way and the brush blends like a dream!
2. With my pointed foundation brush, I dab and blend concealer under my eyes, down onto my cheeks and a little bit on the chin (where blotches are).
3. Then brows. I used black and brown because sometimes the black seems too harsh. I start with a light bottom outline, then top and fill. I repeat with brown, to soften the stark black and brush through harsh lines. I usually fill with brown eyeshadow or brow wax, but just used pencil this time.
4. Mascara. I never do my eyeshadow first, just because.
 5. My Smashbox blush puts some life into my face, with the angled blush brush, on the apples of my cheeks and extending towards the cheekbone a bit.
6. Now for highlighter. I hardly go without highlighter these days, and this cream highlighter from Essence is great. I blend some onto my cheekbones with the contour brush, then down my nose and a little bit on the chin.
7. Eyeshadow. With the base eyeshadow brush I give a quick sweep of the pinkish shade from the Catrice palette over the entire eyelid, up to the brow bone. Then with the deluxe crease brush I blend the fourth shade into my crease. It’s pretty neutral but I’m not going for a bold eye.
8. Now I use the accent brush and for highlighter on my brow bone and in the corners of my eyes.
9. Finally, I sweep a layer of liquid lip on my lips. It dries quickly. I could do with a second coat, but I’m happy with it as is.
Here’s the transformation:
All done!

This is my basic routine. Sometimes I skip eyeshadow, but everything else is pretty much standard. I just swap products depending on my mood.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

xxx

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