Friday, January 25, 2013

Red lips and pale eyes

 A few weeks ago I was going to a movie with my sister and Mom, and didn't have a lot of time to get ready.  Whenever I'm short on time I go with dark or red lipstick, and minimal make up elsewhere.  The lipstick adds instant sophistication.  With red lipstick I love doing a white or off-white shadow on the eye, and a thicker line of eye liner.  (My inspiration for the red lipstick and relatively plain eye came from Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Long ago, obviously.)

Products used:
MAC Vanilla eye shadow
MAC fluidline in Dipdown (brown)
L'Oreal False Fiber mascara
MAC lip liner in Redd
MAC lipstick in MAC Red
Make up for ever concealer - full cover #4
Make up for ever foundation - Mat Velvet
NYC Color in Big Apple Blush

Unfortunately my camera was malfunctioning this day so most of my step-by-step photos came out blurred.  Basically, I started with primer on my eyes, as always.  Once it dried I brushed the vanilla (off-white) eye shadow from my eye lid all the way up to the brow.

I used an angled brush to put the brown liner on, then curled my lashes, and then put mascara on.




Last I outlined and filled in my lips with the lip pencil, and then I put the red lipstick over it.  I wore a white cowl neck sweater from Bebe, which made the make up look even better.




8 comments:

  1. I immediately noticed the red on you and how good it looks :-) I have yet to find a good red for me.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. MAC has a lot of reds. If you don't like a bright red, they have one named New York Apple that is a dark red with a little gold sparkle in it. I would definitely want to try on red lipsticks before buying. It can be hard to find one that you're comfortable with.
      Donna

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  2. I really love this look. Eyes look great (as always), LOVE the lip color, and the contrast of it and your white sweater!

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I don't often wear white, since it's seems like every time I do I spill SOMETHING on it, usually coffee. :-) But it does look so good with red lipstick, doesn't it?
      Donna

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  3. Hey Pretty-Sparkly! I just found your blog and love it, so I will be following! I love the pale-with-bright look and it's definitely a good look for you - go with it! Thank you for the makeup and beauty tutorials btw, I know how much time it takes to produce them.

    Keep up the good work!
    THF
    www.thehauteflash.com

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    1. Thank you, Leah. You are right about the time with the beauty tutorials. I think I'm going to branch out in my topics a bit. Getting tired of looking at myself. :-)
      I'll be checking out your blog, too.
      Donna

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