Hi guys, Amy here!
Going solo today – Hannah’s not long back from a week in the sun so she’s not quite feeling the season just yet!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before, but I am not the most explorative with lip colours but I do go through phases where I buy bold colours and give it a go, and this is one of these phases.
Because I know myself too well, I stuck to drugstore rather than spending the money on something high end that I will not get full use out of.
To kick off the winter months fast approaching, I tried out two Autumnal berry looks. One focusing on the lips, and one on the eyes.
To find out how I created these looks, just keep reading 🙂
I wanted to keep the eyes nice and simple because the lip was so bold. I started with Mac Paint Pot in Painterly to prime the eyelids. Then I blended Mac Omega into the crease, and packed it onto the lid. I built it up and then took some Mac Harmony, which is a matte brown blusher, and added it to the outer side of the crease and my lashline in a V shape. I added a touch of Laura Geller Baked Highlighter onto the very centre of my lid, pressing once with my ring finger and also added this to the brow bone for a subtle sheen. I lined my upper lashline with Rimmel Glam Eyes liner in a fine line, my favourite mascara and added Eyelure Enchanted lashes in Beloved.
Then for my face, I primed with the Nivea Men Post Shave balm (yes, really!), then blended NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation and highlighted / concealed with Urban Decay Naked skin concealer. I bronzed up with Mac Harmony again to tie in with the eyes. Then I added a touch of Mac Blushbaby as it’s a very subtle pinky blush shade.
On my brows I used Benefit Precisley, My Brow and set with a clear brow gel.
Once I was happy with everything, it was time to tackle the lips! I applied Sleek Matte Liquid Lipstick in Velvet Slipper. This dries very quickly and it does NOT budge!!
This look is much more ‘me’. I’m normally all about the eyes with a nude lip.
I started by roughly applying NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk all over the lid, right up to the browbone. This will act as both a primer for the shadow to stick to, and as a highlight later on.
I firstly applied my Bobbi Brown bronzer as a transition shade, then I just spent some time applying Peaches & Cream loose shadow in Secret with a pencil brush into the crease, and blending upwards. I did this several times, each time trying to concentrate the colour closer to the crease. Once I was happy with the intensity, I added another Peaches loose shadow, this time in Luna. I blended a little of the Secret under the lower lashline to bring it all together.
I did my brows and applied mascara and my all time favourite lashes – Ardell Wispies.
This time for my face I applied Benefit Porefessional, then Loreal True Match foundation. I used the same concealer as last time, and bronzed up my skin with Bobbi Brown matte bronzer. To highlight I used Mac Soft & Gentle, and for blush I applied Mac Breath of Plum to keep in with the purple undertone of the eyes.
I hope you have a go at a berry look of your own, I love these times at this time of year and even bought a hat & scarf to match my new lipstick!
Leave a comment below and let me know if I should try any other berry toned products!