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.

Step 1: Apply foundation, concealer, and any highlighting/contouring products you wish to apply. I used 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.*

Step 2: Apply an eyelid primer and then apply a shimmery, light copper eye shadow over your main lid. I used 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.*

Step 3: Apply this same shimmery copper eye shadow below your eye.

Step 4: Dab a pale gold shadow to the middle of your main lid. I used Urban Decay's Midnight Cowgirl from the Book of Shadows Vol IV
*A cheaper option is NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Nude*

Step 5: Line your top lash line with black liquid liner, winging it out a little at the outer corners.

Step 6: Apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes.

Step 7: Apply a purple toned lipstick. I used Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Mauve It Up.

And you're done! Have fun looking amazing!

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  1. I love your blog its so good i hope mine is like this soon. It would be cool if you could check it out :) xx

  2. Love this, you look amazing!

  3. So pretty! I really want to start being bolder with my lipstick choices.

  4. Such a gorgeous look! The bold lip really completes it. I too was lipstick averse until I started blogging, now I wear it in real life too. Thanks for the tutorial, your skin is perfect and you are SO beautiful!

  5. Beautiful look! It's gorgeous without being overdone! And I can relate to feeling self-conscious or "weird" wearing makeup that you didn't wear for most of your life. I nevvvver wore makeup in high school, and didn't even start wearing MASCARA until I was in college! Now in my late 20s, I'm finally coming around to using lip products besides balms :)

    aka Bailey

  6. Beautiful! Even without makeup too (: Thank you for linking up to #BeautyBuzz! Hope to see you back next week.

  7. Love this look! Thanks so much for linking up to Be.You.Tiful link party! I'll be featuring you on my social media this week!


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