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Monday, September 5, 2011

Make-up Monday!

First off, Happy Labor Day! I hope you lovelies are all enjoying a fantastic, relaxing, holiday weekend!

The next order of business... Makeup Monday!

This is actually a look from several weeks ago that I find myself wearing more and more often into the upcoming fall season- I am in love with a brighter, darker lip for the cooler weather, and I am a firm believer that one can never go wrong with a classic red lip! Always in style. I found this great new red at the drugstore not too long ago and can't get enough of it- the color is Red Revival in Maybelline's Color Sensational line. It's not glossy, but not quite matte.... it's a really nice, modern, creamy texture that I'm seeing a lot of this season. 

I kept my eyes neutral with a thicker retro line that I prefer, just slightly winged out at the edges.  I put a shimmery taupe eyeshadow in the crease of my eye to give it a little depth. I like to use the lighter shade of eyeshadow in the inner corner and just a bit under my eye- it gives a really nice wide awake effect when you've maybe had less sleep than you'd like- perfect for those of you who have just started school again! Darn late night studying! A nice trick I've also learned is to line your waterline with a white or light beige pencil- it visually extends the whites of your eye so your eyes look whiter, wider and brighter! Woo!

I am fortunate to have pretty clear skin, and I rarely use foundation, but a clean, even canvas is a nice touch to this look. I do have some pretty serious dark circles though, and I slather major concealer on those suckers to get them to retreat! (Any great concealer recommendations? Holla!)

I think skipping blush, or just using a really light or peachy tone looks most modern with this stronger lip. I lined my lips first with a lip liner the same color as my natural lips, and filled in with the liner as well to provide a base for my red. Try using a lip brush to fill in the red- do one coat, blot your lips on a tissue, then reapply! This helps your red to really last throughout the day so you have fewer trips to powder your nose! Awesome!

Products Used

Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
Loreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black
Victoria's Secret Hidden Palace eye shadow palette in shades #1 and #2
Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour concealer in Ivory
Rimmel London Soft Kohl eye liner in 071- Pure White
Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in 645- Red Revival

Let me know what you guys think of this look, and if you try it out, I'd love to see pictures! :)

Also, please let me know if this is a feature you enjoyed and would like to see more of, or if it bored you outta your skull and you never want me to do it again- either way, yours truly wants to know! 




    I love this brush/concealer for getting rid of dark circles.

  2. That looks fabulous, and it's one product I haven't given a try yet, thanks for the recommendation!


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