FOTD: Wearing red lipstick is easier than you think! (7 full face looks)

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Many girls tell me they find red lipstick absolutely beautiful, but they are afraid to actually wear it. Have no fear, because the holidays are here! The perfect moment to try out that red lipstick. But how do you combine red lips with the rest of your makeup? A problem I've heard pretty often, actually! 
So today I have 7 looks for you, with the classic red lips!

Yesterday I posted a tutorial on how to apply red lipstick perfectly. The next question is: how do you wear red lipstick in combination with the rest of your makeup? So today I have 7 looks for you. Starting with a very simple look and ending with a smokey look, for the daredevils!

For these looks I used my Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 415, except for the last look. 


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For the last look I'm using Sephora Rouge in 1360D R03 - Passion Red. It's a deep red, almost burgundy. 

Other products I'll be using (in no particular order)
Face
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Max Factor Second Skin Foundation - 070 Natural
Rimmer Natural Bronzer - 022 Sun Bronze
Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer - 303 Ivory
Essence Silky Touch Blush - 20 Babydoll
Maybelline Expertwear Blush - 57 Peach

Eyes 
Catrice Eyeshadow base
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara (Black Waterproof)
Gosh Kohl Liner - White
Catrice Kohl Kajal Pencil - 030 Brown
Sephora Long-Lasting Eyeliner - 01 Black
L'Oréal Contour Kohl - Black
Sleek Palette - Au Naturel (colours mentioned at the looks)
Sephora Eyeshadow - Mad for Macaroons N62




I took all these pictures in one day, so let's say you start at look #2, but you'd rather want look #5, it's possible! Just build it up. You can also see this as a tutorial, since every look is a step to the next look. Okay, let's start!


Look #1
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This is a very simple look. Curl your lashes, apply two coats of your favourite, black mascara on your top lashes and apply white pencil eyeliner on your waterline. Apply a soft pink blush on the cheeks. 

Look #2
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Personally my favourite way to wear red lipstick on a daily base! Use your blackest eyeliner to line your eyes. Don't forget the wing! Tip: use eyeshadow base to make your eyeliner last long and to prevent greasy lids. 


Look#3
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Also one of my favourite looks! It makes the eyes pop, but it still lays the focus on the red lips. 
Apply a line with black pencil eyeliner on 1/3 of your lower lashline. Then smudge with a brown pencil eyeliner. This way it's still a soft look. Apply mascara on your bottom lashes. 

Look#4
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Apply a brown eyeshadow in your crease and blend, blend, blend! Then apply a eyeshadow on your lid in the same colour of your skin. Here I used Bark in my crease and Cappuccino on my lid (both Sleek palette). 
Apply extra mascara on your upper lashes.

Look #5
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A very subtle smokey effect on your eyes and some highlighter! I used Moss in my crease and I swiped it on my lower lashline and I used Taupe over my lid. Moss is a shimmery green-ish colour. I applied it over Bark, from look #4, which gives that beautiful smokey effect and it blends perfectly. Taupe is a light gold with a lot of shimmer. More of a highlighter, actually.
For blush go for a slightly peachy blush, to keep the warmth in your look. 


Look #6
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It's getting serious, girls! This look is heavier than the last ones. Here I added Noir in my outer V and blended it in my crease. I also applied some more brown pencil eyeliner on my lower lashline and smudged it with the black eyeshadow (Noir). Add another layer mascara on both upper and bottom lashes. For this look, go for a slightly peachy colour as well. A more noticeable contour will look beautiful with this look!


Look #7
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I know it's an unwritten rule to combine heavy eyes with nude lips and vica versa, but rules are there to be broken! For this look I used a dark red colour, even though it's not noticeable in the pictures. I replaced the white eyeliner with a black one, on my waterline. On my lid I used Sephora - Mad for macaroons. In my crease I used Mineral Earth (dark brown) and Noir (black) from my Sleek palette. I applied another coat of mascara and some black liner on my lower lashline. 
To go over the top, I love to use a strong contour with this look and a warm, peach blush. 

I have to say that this look really is for the daredevils. I think it looks great, especially with the holidays! I think this look will look absolutely beautiful on the more tanned ladies.




That's it! Seven looks for you to wear that red lipstick. So no more excuses that you don't know how to wear it! I'm a fan of red lips, can you tell? 
Also, the first 4 looks will look beautifully with a highlighter on the cheekbones! Look #5 will look beautiful too, but watch out it won't get too shiny. After all, your lids are already shiny. 
You can also combine your red lips with glitter eyeshadow. That will look perfectly with the holidays! I'm not only talking Christmas, but also New Year and Valentine and whatever holiday is coming up soon, haha!




Hope you enjoyed the seven looks, which together created a tutorial. I'd love to see your look with a red lipstick, so send me a link or a photo (email/Twitter) to show me yours! 

No more excuses, missy! Start wearing that sexy, classy red lipstick!

35 comments :

  1. You look amazing in every single look! xx

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  2. I will be purchasing a red lipstick asap! You look lovely :) xx

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    1. Good, you should! Every girl needs a red lippy! Ah thank you, lovely Jayne! X

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  3. love your eye makeup,so beautiful! and the color of the lipstick is just perfect :)

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, Dilar! X

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  4. you are rocking that red lip for sure xx

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  5. You really suit red lips, you look lovely! I have so many red lipsticks but rarely ever use them, I need to make an effort to get some use out of them. Love your eye make up as well, btw! :)

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, dear! You should use at least one of them!! A red lipstick can make a huge difference! :)
      Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

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  6. Love all the 7 looks!


    -True

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  7. You look stunning! Thanks for sharing such a nice post! It would be great to follow each other, what do u think? I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
    Wish you a happiest holidays!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Pleasure was all mine! Thank you for following me! I'll take a look at your blog right away X

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  8. Wauw, super mooi!
    Hou echt van die kleuren oogschaduw!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.blogspot.nl

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  9. Amazing looks ! I wish I could do a wing as good as yours !! Followed xox

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    1. Thank you! I'm planning to do a tutorial on how I do my wing, because I get so many questions about it. But I'm waiting until I have a camera with good quality! Thank you! X

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  10. I like all your eyeliner versions!

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  11. I love the 7 looks, what software u using to edit your photos? xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm using Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8. It has many options, like Photoshop I think, but I haven't discovered them yet. I usually just adjust lightening en add my name to pictures! X

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  12. gorgeous!

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Look 4 is the one! Enchanting. Next time you do this I'd also like 7 outfit changes pls :D xx

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I love that idea!! Do you have a certain clothing item in mind? Please tell me! :D X

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  14. Your eye makeup looks so flawless! Look 5 is my favourite :) xx

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  15. Love this post! Still so in lov with your eyelashes Mashallah! xx

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  16. gooooorgieeeeeee!!! I love your watermark "tat" underneath your eye ;)) great stuff hon!!

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  17. How come I haven't seen this post earlier? I love all the ways! I usually do brownish smokey eyes and red lips. And black eyeliner of course :D I don't know how people live without black liquid liner. It's a must! :D

    You're so adorable Xx

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  18. What a great post, so much thought put into it sharing all the ways you can wear a red lip! I am not scared of a red lip but this has definitely shown me new wears of wearing it!

    Leigh

    x

    www.littlepieceofbeauty.com

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