Thursday, 8 March 2012

Bold Lips: Creamy, Soft Orange-Red

You know what's annoying? The fact that I have like 3 blog posts photographed and ready to go. All I have to do is write them. But I'm just too busy/lazy to do it.
So I copped out and I'm going to do a lip look because they're easy to photograph and quick to write.
Sue me.

Today is International Women's Day. I feel ashamed that I didn't know that until really late. You're supposed to rock the red lips today, or so I hear. So here's my contribution.

Products used "Benetint" by Benefit, "Red Velvet" and "Candy Apple" lip butters from Revlon

I stained my lips using "Benetint" by Benefit. It's a red cheek and lip stain and I used it as a base. Which is always a good idea with any bold colour (whether it be a lip liner, stain etc.) because then if the lipstick wears off and you don't notice, it doesn't look bad. I didn't want this to be a pin-up red, or a super intense red for that matter. I was going for a soft red, something that could be word during the day without looking harsh. So I used two of the new Revlon lip butters to get a softer look than a lipstick.
I used the bright, orangey red "Candy Apple" on the entire lip and I darkened the corners with a darkier, vampier colour called "Red Velvet"

I did that to add dimension, becuase your lips can start to look kind of flat if you wear one solid colour across them all the time. That's also a really good way to make your lips look fuller- add a dark colour along the outsides and corners and then add a slightly brighter or lighter colour to the middle. It kind of gives you that "pouty" look which some people really love.

Thanks for reading and happy International Women's Day!
-Tash <3

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