When it comes to bold lipsticks, I always play it safe with my whole makeup look. I’ll either go with lots of lashes or something super simple like a wing. Makeup’s all about experimentation and it’s always good to mix it up and think outside of the box when putting on a lipstick – or maybe eyeshadow look – that you always wear the same way.
I think that when it comes to doing something a little different, the best thing to do to make sure that the makeup look ends up looking amazing is sticking to the same colour family. So in my case today, I’m going to be wearing the amazing Bengal Tiger from MAC – a gorgeous bright orange shade. When I was thinking about creating a smoky eye with it, I made sure to use orangey toned browns and an orange toned blush to bring the look together.
If you were wearing a bright pink – this isn’t to say you should go wear a bright pink eyeshadow to go with it. It means looking at the undertones, so if we took Candy Yum Yum for example, that’s a blue-toned pink meaning when looking at shadows, you’d be best going for a cool toned palette with a cool toned blush.
I’ve really enjoyed doing something a little out of my comfort zone and unfortunately this makeup only got to see the inside of B&M. I’ll definitely create this again though for a night out or even daytime. I purposely left highlighter off the face, to make sure it didn’t look too much for the daytime but I mean, add that sparkle and you’ve got a glam face ready to go.
I’d love to know what makeup looks you’d like to see – do you want more party looks for the upcoming christmas season? I’ll be more than happy to create some for you!
B A S E
Childs Farm Moisturiser in Grapefruit & Tea Tree (£4.49, Superdrug)
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick in F4 (£5, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the centre of face and under the eyes and then blended with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.2Y (£5.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the rest of the face and blended in with the same Real Techniques Sponge
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied to mattify the face all over with the Zoeva Face Focus brush (£13, Beauty Bay)
E Y E S
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Chickadee (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied into the crease with the Fluffy brush from the Storybook Cosmetics Wand Collection ($50, Storybook Cosmetics)
Bleach London Louder Powder in TD me (£3, Superdrug)
Packed onto the outer half the eyelid and on the lower lash line with the Zoeva Smoky Shader brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then using the same brush, I went back into Chickadee to pack this onto the inner half of the lid
MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon (£14, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to the inner corner of the eye to highlight with the pencil brush from the Storybook Cosmetics Wand Collection ($50, Storybook Cosmetics)
L’Oreal Paradise Mascara in Waterproof Black (£11.99, Superdrug), applied to the upper and lower lashes
F A C E
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock on World (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the perimeters of the face to bronze with the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Sleek Blusher in Suede (£4.99, Boots)
Applied to the apples of the cheeks with the Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Superdrug)
Revolution Pro Supreme Hold Setting Spray (£6, Superdrug), everywhere with about 10,000 sprays
L I P S
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bengal Tiger (£18, Selfridges)
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