Focusing on fun but wearable looks with entirely Gluten Free Cosmetics.
And here’s a lip centric look! Red lips are one of the most iconic makeup styles of all time, and no matter how many people put their spin on it, it’s still classic and stylish.
With this look, I kept the eyes super simple, with just a little bit of sparkle on the lids only and eyeliner to enhace the upper lashes. This keeps it more daytime friendly, but you could amp it up with heavier eyeliner and slightly darker eyeshadows.
Sorry for the poor quality pictures. Not sure what happened with this shoot.
Prepare your face with your favorite liquid foundation, making sure to cover your lips as well. This helps to give a base for the red lipstick later.
- Apply a base of concealer to the lid of your eye, then pat Monave’s Taupe #52 all over the lid.
- Apply Monave’s Blizzard #71 to the outer corners of your lids.
- Line the outer half of your upper lash line with Monave’s Espresso eye liner, being very careful to fill in between the lashes all the way down to the upper water line. Then line the water line as well, in the same place. Apply mascara and fill in your brows.
- Line your lips fully with Red Apple Lipstick’s Roseberry lip liner. (we totally forgot to get a pic of the lined lips, sorry!)
- Apply Red Apple Lipstick’s Red! over the lip liner. Now, as a note, Red! is a beautiful color, but by itself it’s not quite the right color for me. It’s too warm a red, where I need it to be very cool. But the Roseberry lip liner is so blue it’s almost purple, so pairing that much blue with this warm red gives me the perfect color for my complexion. The pictures don’t even do it justice. If you aren’t warm toned, you could try playing with Red Apple Lipstick’s Almost Red liner, or Brick.
- With this mighty duo of liner and lipstick, your look is going to stay put all day. However, if you want to clean up the line and go one step further in all day stay power, do this trick I picked up a long time ago: Wait for the lipstick to set a little bit, then take a liner brush, dip it in your foundation or concealer, and carefully line the outside of your lips, then blend outward to fade. This creates an incredibly hi-def line that cleans up any little feathering you made while applying the lipstick, and also helps prevent later feathering. I will warn y’all- this step can be hard! You have to be careful when lining your lips, and even more careful when blending the line so the outer edge isn’t so harsh. However, the payoff is big enough to make it worth the trouble, in my opinion.
And you’re done!
Yes, I purposely did not add any blush to this look. I always use my foundation very lightly, so there was enough of my natural color that I did not look dead or ill. And because of the bright color on your lips, you never want to use too much color anywhere else. Otherwise, you start to look painted, instead of fresh.
I think I’m gonna wear this look to watch fireworks this Independence Day. The sparkles and the red lips kinda go with the theme, don’t you think? 😉