I’m sorry I haven’t been very good as posting these regularly – it’s not that it’s not on my mind, but I am having a hard time getting good FOTD shots, particularly during the Winter when natural light, nevermind sunlight, is scarce to come by. I’ve tried getting shots in the morning before work, but as I’m always running late, they’re hurried and unreflective of the look. Once I get home from work, I have about 30 minutes to redo my makeup and get photos taken in the fading light, which is pretty much an impossible task. However, I may have found a way that works for the time being – sticking my face directly in the bright light of my bathroom (lol!). It’s the best I can do for now!
After being inspired by a few other bloggers, I decided to try out a bold red lip, which I absolutely adore but never seem to be able to pull off correctly. After a bit of playing around, I think I found a way to rock a bright lip that doesn’t look too overdone or garish. While I’ve always known that the key is to keep the rest of your makeup simple, I never seemed to get it right. The reason, I’ve realized, is that ‘keeping it simple’ doesn’t mean wearing less makeup necessarily, it just means making it look flawless and subtle. Check it out and let me know if I managed to be successful!Yikes, my brows are really crazy right now! I need a maintenance wax, and I also need a new brow color – I’m too cheap to buy one at the moment so I’m using MAC’s Dark Edge as a filler, but I really prefer a pencil. My apologies!
Without getting too detailed, what I’m wearing here for color is:
Urban Decay’s Perversion liquid liner
theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer (corner of eyes and under brow bone)
NARS The Multiple in South Beach (highlight)
theBalm’s Hot Mama shadow/blush
NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in All-Over Bronze Glow (contour)
MAC Russian Red lipstick
Afterward, for fun I applied MAC’s Venetian Lustreglass on top of Russian Red (which is actually the original combo I bought) – I’d probably wear this if I were looking for an amped up look for going out:I actually really dislike Venetian on it’s own, but somehow have managed to use almost the entire tube by forcing myself to mix it with other shades. THESE are the kinds of items I want to steer clear of from now on!
I hope these pictures properly showcase the look I was going for. At least, from my perspective the colors are true to life, which is the best I can ask for at this point! I’ll continue to work on my photography skills, and try to utilize good lighting when I can, to your benefit :)
Now – enjoy your weekends, my dears! I hope it’s wonderfully relaxing, or awesomely spectacular – whatever you need!
Have you tried MAC’s iconic Russian Red? How do you make it work?
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