sheer lip with
stained brightness in fushia or red
If you want your lips to be the center of attention, then this is the
holiday look for you. What makes this technique different from looks you
have done in the past is we want your bright lip to be stained with a high
shine finish. Not only is this look incredibly beautiful and on trend, but
this technique will keep your lips looking great all night no matter what
you do! One of the key aspects of this look is when wearing a bright intense
lip you need a softer eye look. Let’s start with the softer eye look first.
Highlight shade: Using a shimmer shade for adding glow, take
brush #10 and apply a shimmering
flesh (honey spice) to the brow bone and the lid.
shade: Using a matte shadow to make it look ultra natural, take
brush #29 and a neutral brown (hazelnut
for ivory/ beige and cinnabar for bronze/ ebony). Starting in the
crease, apply your midtone color from the outer to the inner corner of
the eye. Using brush #13
sweep the same color underneath the lower lashline for definition.
Eyeliner: Start by taking a dark brown (deep brown) eyeliner
pencil and line the upper and lower lashline. Remember to keep the color
as close to the lashline as possible. Make sure the line increases from
thin to thick as you go toward the outer corner. Next using a dark brown
shadow (cinnabar or espresso) and
brush #18, now go over your pencil
and fine-tune it, making it the perfect shape and smudging it to soften
the line. The shape of the brush make it so easy just lay it along the
line and work it back and forth to smudge.
- Now take
brush #14 and your highlight
shadow and highlight the inside corner underneath the lower lashline
(wrap the color around the inside corner of the eye) for added sparkle.
extra ‘wow appeal’, apply false eyelashes.
- Line the
outer edges of the lips with a deep berry lip liner (plum), then
fill the lip in, all except the very center area of the lip, with liner.
I find that using a deeper liner grounds the color and the lips. Now go
over the liner you just applied with
brush #80 or #81 to blend (with precision). This is the
first line of defense in getting your lip color to last. Lip liner has a
dryer texture than lipstick, so it lasts longer.
using brush #80 or #81
(which is so important in perfecting this look); apply a bright,
fabulous red or pink lipstick (red or hibiscus, just depending on
what tone you like better). Either is perfect for this look. Then, take
a tissue and gently blot your lips. This will remove the moisture from
this layer yet leave you with a deposit of pigment. Next, reapply your
lipstick and blot again. Layering color like this will give you double
the pigment deposit, thus increasing how long the color will wear and
creating the look of a stain.
with a rich burgundy lip gloss (berry sparkle) for the perfect
shine. Shiny lips are always sexy (a must). Do not forget to use a brush
to apply your gloss, whenever you apply gloss with a brush it will
always look shinier.
With this look; a softer cheek
works best. Try skipping color. Just use bronzer for a bit of definition.