A look that I see quite often on the runway is a bold lip paired with an understated eye. Sometimes that understated eye means no product at all and sometimes it means a light wash of colour, but most importantly it means forgoing mascara. I love that kind of look because it’s not about big, sexy, fluttery eyelashes and it’s not about feeling conventionally pretty. There’s just something interesting about it.
I went for a dark and brooding rendition today, probably an account of the dark and brooding weather outside. As it’s all about the lips I thought I’d give them a multidimensional look. I used Wet’n’Wild’s Cherry Bomb all over my lips first. Then on the outer corner of the lips I applied a combination of a darker colour (from the MAQ Pro Palette) and a black liner and blended in towards the middle. To add a final bit of dimension I added a touch of Nars Dragon Girl right in the center of my lips and blended out. I figure you’ve got put the time in layering and blending when you’re going for an ombre look.
I decided to go for a bit of colour on the eyes to add some intensity. I used a combination of the two matte brown shades from the Sleek Storm Palette (which was very happy to see the light of day once more) and added a wash over my lids and quite low under my eyes. As for the rest of my skin I tried to keep in looking fairly polished. Bold colours on the lips tend to emphasize any redness or blemishes you may have so it’s worth spending a little one on one time with your concealer. Finally, I finished with a bit contouring and highlighting, courtesy of the Sleek Contour Kit in Light. What do you guys think? Do the naked eyes freak you out or do you think that there’s something there?