Here is a simple Christmas makeup look featuring how to achieve an easy red ombré lip!
This look is all about the skin and the lips. Perfecting the skin by buffing in a nice, thin layer of your foundation of choice and going over the areas that need a little more help with a pot concealer for more coverage. Brighten underneath the eyes with a concealer about 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone, or if however, you’d like a more natural approach I’d suggest using a foundation 2-3 shades lighter instead of a concealer. This’ll ensure you a nice blend of product on the skin without a heavy or cakey finish. B.B. Creams also work well for this step.
Finish with a good dusting of powder and bronzer to modernise the makeup look, perhaps not as much as me but just enough to complete the look of the base.
For the eyes, I didn’t apply any shadow on the eyelids, only concealer to even out my eyes and face powder to set the concealer. The main focus was the touch of red eyeliner that was achieved with a black liquid liner applied and shaped to my liking (also doubles as a barrier), then going over it with my red liquid lip paint (the same shade I used for my lips) with a synthetic angled brow/liner brush.
Whilst that dried down I patted in some cream highlighters on the tops of my cheekbones to compliment the lipstick I was about to apply.
Using Coloured Raine’s Liquid Lip Paint in “Cherry Blossom” (MATTE)
I first outlined my lips bare with a bit of foundation first to shape my lips. When it comes to red lipstick, I like to stay true to my lip line and kind of square my lips off by underlining a little. I love the look of sharp red lips, just another great way to pull of a bold lip by having a structure to it.
I then apply and follow the line of my lips with a deep, plum lipstick and follow with the red liquid lip colour (starting at the top, right underneath the plum lipstick that’s already applied) and blend with fingers using patting motions until semi-dry.
I wouldn’t recommend rubbing the lips together as that could make the lips look patchy, but with this particular lipstick, it’s rare for that to happen anyways.
Finally, I clean the edges of the lips with a flat eyeshadow brush and some concealer.
L’Oréal True Match Foundation
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer
RCMA No Color Powder
L’Oréal True Match Compact Powder
NYX High Voltage Lipstick in “Feline”
Coloured Raine Liquid Lip Paint in “Cherry Blossom” (MATTE)
E.L.F. Lengthening Mascara
Hope this look gives you a little inspo for this Christmas! And feel free to leave a comment on what you think ^-^
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