Saturday, 15 September 2012

Simple Look with Red Lips

Hi all! I'm doing a simple look today featuring a bright red lip, suitable to day and night! :D It should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this look.


Begin your face with a some sun screen, foundation and nicely filled in eyebrows. Some people prefer to do the eyebrows after the eye makeup, but I usually stay with the same brow shape that's why I like to do this step first.

YSL Teint Resist Long Wear Oil Free Foundation in 5

Begin your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. In this case I would choose one that has shimmer in it.

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Glammy Goes To...

Like so

Like usual, tight line your eyes with an eyeliner that does not smudge and oil/waterproof. I used to use the MAC Blacktrack Fluidline but lately I've been using the Physicians Formula eyeliner pencil to save time.

Physicians Formula Eye Brightening Eyeliner (I'm running out!)

Close up

Tight lining makes your eyelashes appear fuller and gives the eye a more "awake" look.

UD NAKED Palette in colour Sin

Using a light shimmery colour with a fluffy brush, go across the eyelids in a windshield wiping motion.

UD NAKED Palette in colour Buck

With a matte brown colour eyeshadow and a pointed brush, lightly contour the outer corner of your eyes. You can choose a darker colour if you with to create a more dramatic look.

Progress so far..

Here comes the hard part! Winged eyeliner! Use a pencil liner to sketch a line first if you feel uncomfortable going in with a liquid liner straight away. Remember to always pick a liquid liner that is stiff to ensure more control.

Maybelline Master Percise EYESTUDIO Eyeliner

With eyeliner

Draw the outer part of your eyes first and then the inner part. Make sure the eyeliner is thin in the inner corner. If you have bigger eyes than I do, feel free to go thick on the eyeliner.


YSL Rouge Pur Couture in colour N.1

This colour is surprisingly long lasting!

Benefit blush in Coralista

For a look like this, I recommend to go peach on the cheeks. Or bronzer as cheek colour would work perfectly as well!

Complete look!

Here are some other red colours that I would recommend to go with this look.

Back row: Rimmel Kate no.12; Revlon Colorstay no.375
Front row: Revlon Colorburst no.080; Rimmel Kate no.10

See you soon and have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Aivy,

    Could you do a review on the YSL Teint Resist Long Wear Oil Free Foundation? I'm really curious to know if this holds up well in humid weather!