I was watching Lisa Eldridge talk about getting away from typical golds and reds for the Holiday Season… and all I wanted to do was golds and reds. 😀
I get her point, but ‘smoky mink’ and fuchsia lips just aren’t my cup of tea. I’d totally do it on a super pale client, but gold, bronze, and brick reds are just a warm-toned girl’s dream come true… Holiday Season or otherwise.
Anytime I do a red lip, I’m a stickler for trying to keep the rest of the face as simple as possible on my face. Anytime I try to do something extra with a red lip, I slide right into ‘doingtoomuch.com’ and it just looks awful on me.
My base is Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation in Camel. It’s just gorgeous and skin-like and keeps things pretty effortless. Even though it’s not full coverage, it blurs imperfections enough to divert the eye away. Powder is Charlotte Tilbury Pressed in #02. I grabbed the Viseart contour/highlight palette and used the medium dark color in the hollows to really give my face dimension. Then I highlighted with Ardere Concealer in #5 (which is honestly the only color I can wear without going full drag). Blush is Chanel in Evening Beige.
Eyes are Chantecaille Chrome Lux… the bronze color from Gardens of Marrakesh. I contoured the eyes with the darkest color in the Lunasol Glossy Eyes Beige palette. Liner is Tom Ford and mascara is Armani.
Lips are my seasonal go to: Chanel Lip Ink in #154 (Experiemente). I got the line just perfect with Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani in Rock Steady.
Y’all have fun with the minks and the fuchsias this season… I’m all about that sparkle eye and red lip. Just saying.