Posts Tagged ‘red lip’

NYFW 2012: MAKEUP SPOTLIGHT

photos: gorunway + firstview/design: eunice chun

Red lips took center stage at New York Fashion Week and proved once again that a simple stroke of lipstick can make a powerful statement, creating an instant Katharine Hepburn grace. So let’s revisit our TBD tutorial on how to create the perfect red lip!

photos: angela + ithyle

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DECK THE HALLS!

photos: luca cannonieri/post design by eunice chun

I know we’d never think to take the holidays THIS literally, but after seeing Dior’s Spring + Jill Sander’s Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear shows (above), I have to say, it’s a really festive + pretty look for rocking around the Xmas tree! You can mix it up however you like:

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TRENDING

photo: Lee Broomfield

Ombre is taking over the world! First in fashion (of course!), then with hair (with Kristin and Lauren at the forefront) and now in makeup (love it!).  But unlike fashion and hair, when you apply this concept to makeup, it’s not only about shading, but actually creates a 3-D effect. Which is an added bonus, making the lips look bigger.

Find two contrasting colors that are in the same family, such as:

  • Red & Pink
  • Red & Orange
  • Orange & Pink
  • Purple & Pink
  • Purple & Red
  • Wine & Red
  • Burgundy & Red

Fill in the entire lip with the darker shade. To be clear, this is not the 90′s look of a dark lip liner. You must fill in the entire lip.  Matte finishes work best, so try a matte lipstick or a lipliner. As with any time you use a matte finish, be sure your lips are in the best condition possible and not chapped or scaly (try our lip scrub recipes here).

Then add the pop of color in the center of the lip with the lighter shade. You can use a lip brush or my favorite tool, your finger.  I prefer a matte finish in the lighter shade as well, but you absolutely can use a shimmer or slightly metallic finish (which actually will add even more dimension and make your lips look even bigger).

Here’s a perfect example of this look from Mui Mui’s Fall Ready-To-Wear runway show:

photo: wire image/Mui Mui

And remember whenever you make a bold lip statement, keep the rest of your makeup lowkey as not to compete. Obviously this look is for the adventurous, but you can still apply the concept of adding light to the center of your lips for dimension and a fuller effect.

And please tweet us pictures!!

XO Amy Nadine

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM

Here’s a simple way to get a vintage inspired look. Eventually we’ll be going into more advanced looks, but some of you may have never tried this look before and we don’t want to scare you off! Pair this video with the “Hint of Vintage” photo tutorial for the ultimate loveliness!

Tools: Foundation, foundation brush or sponge, translucent powder or light-weight powder, blush brush, bronzer, black liquid liner, black mascara, red lipstick

•      Start by applying an even layer of foundation to your face being sure to cover any redness, blemishes or dark circles.

•      Lightly dust your face with powder for a velvety finish.

•      Comb through your brows and fill them in using a brown pencil one shade darker than your natural color.

•      Sweep bronzing powder starting directly under your cheekbones, across your hair line and under your jaw line.

•      Now apply black liquid liner to your lids and extend the line beyond the corner of your eye for added drama.

•      Next apply two coats of black mascara.

•      To complete the look, apply red lipstick.

XO Amy Nadine