Soft Eyes + Dramatic Lips Makeup Tutorial
Last year I started wearing lipstick. Before that point, I'd always felt silly using it. As a teenager I felt too young to wear it and that feeling stuck with me even as I became an adult. I'd only ever noticed a couple of people around my age wearing it so I was worried that people would think I was weird if I did. I thought that it looked great on those couple of girls but I didn't feel like it looked all that great when I tested it out myself.
Thanks to blogging, I've started to care less about looking weird and more about what I enjoy wearing. I experimented with lipstick and at first I still felt like it wasn't flattering on me. Now that I've gotten used to it though, I love it! I now wear it once or twice a week. In fact, I would probably wear it more if I wasn't a stay at home mom and if it didn't keep me from being able to kiss my little Eve's cheeks..
At the beginning of fall, I decided to experiment with some darker lipsticks. Once again I was a little concerned that I'd receive strange looks but it didn't keep me from trying it. I'm certainly glad that I did! I think that dark purple or plum lipsticks are perfect for the colder months!
Here I'm sharing what was one of my go-to looks this past fall. To prevent looking too vampire-esque or too overdone, I chose light, warm eye makeup. This helped to keep my lips the main focus of my look.
Maskcara's IIID Foundation. I also filled in my brows at this point.
* The IIID foundation comes with two tones so that you can use your foundation to contour instead of bronzers etc.*
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Mink Pearl
*Using a shimmery shadow means that we don't need to add as many colors to define the eye- the light will do this for us. You can see in the picture above that the eye shadow looks darker in the outer corner of my eye.*
Book of Shadows Vol IV
*A cheaper option is NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Nude*
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Mauve It Up.
Want to see a video of this tutorial? Click here
Linking up with: Beauty Buzz, Be.You.Tiful Link Party