Monday, 29 December 2014

New Years Eve Makeup Inspiration: The Red Lips

If you can't tell by the name of my blog, I love a good red lip. Its the perfect classic party look and its also the quickest way to take your makeup from day to night, so of course I had to include a red lip for my second NYE makeup inspiration.  

I have kept the eye look simple with just a bit of adult appropriate glitter. If you wanted to make this look a bit more dramatic, you could add some winged liner or a pair of false lashes.


Primer & Foundation
MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base & Dior Star Foundation
My primer and foundation are the same as yesterdays look because I know they will get me through the night and the Dior foundation has no SPF so photographs beautifully.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter in Light Boost, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
The Bobbi Brown corrector helps counteract my dark circles, I use the MAC highlighter to highlight the high points of my face and finally the Collection concealer for any spots that need an extra bit of coverage.

MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in 'Aphrodite's Shell'
I didn't want to use a blusher as the lip was so strong, so I just opted for a bit of bronzer to give the skin some warmth. 

MAC Prep & Prime CC Compact
As I mentioned yesterday, powder is a must to prevent those shiny moments.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight
Glitter on the eyes but shimmer on the cheeks remember!


Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in 'Soft Brunette' and L'oreal Brow Artist Plumper in 'Dark Brunette'
This is my personal favourite eyebrow combo.

Eyeshadow Primer
NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
An eyeshadow primer is a must when using glittery eyeshadows, as it gives the shadow something to adhere to. 

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in 'Cement'
I love this glittery taupe colour and the photos just don't do it justice. In real life its super glittery, it almost looks glossy on the lid. 

Tarte Lights Camera Flashes and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara 
As we are not using any false lashes, make sure you use a really good, volumising mascara. Tarte's, Lights Camera Flashes is my favourite.


Lip liner
Burberry Lip Definer in Brick Red No5
I got this lip liner for Christmas and I've worn it pretty much every day since. Its the perfect, matte red and I love it worn over the whole lip. If you are planning on wearing a bright lip, I would recommend a matte finish over glossy, as it lasts longer especially when drinking!


  1. that red lip liner is so nice! Not too bright but still really classic! Also, I really need to try out some of the Kevyn Aucoin powders; they sound amazing!

    1. Ahh thank you! It was a lovely surprise actually and something I probably would never have thought to try myself! Yes you do, the highlighter is my absolute favourite! xx