I'm not sure what has changed but I'm beginning to accept (and like!) how red lipstick looks on me. This tutorial features the Urban Decay Naked Palette though this look is nowhere near nude!
Read on for full description of items used and the step-by-step tutorial!
Keeping within the Fall theme, I used mainly the bronze shades in the palette. I wanted the eyes to look dramatic so I smoked out the outer corners, slicked on the winged liner and wore falsies
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Smog, Buck, Darkhorse, Creep, Half Baked, Virgin, Hustle)
MAC Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz
KKCentreHK False Lashes in A200
Maybelline The Magnum Superfilm Mascara
Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
MAC Blush in The Perfect Cheek
Burberry Lip Cover in No. 19 Brick Red
Shu Uemura UV Base Mousse
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #6
I Nuovi Undercover Concealer
RMK Powder Foundation EX in 103L
The Body Shop Bronzing Powder in Light Matte
Start by prepping the lid with an eyeshadow primer. The main lid color is Smog, applied with the Stila #30 brush and brought slightly over the crease line. Wipe clean the brush and blend the eyeshadow out to diffuse it into the crease and bring up towards the brow.
Using the MAC217 brush, take Buck and blend further into the crease. Then, taking the fluffy side of the #30, buff Darkhorse onto the outer corner, bringing the color slightly into the crease.
Darken the outer V with Creep and a round crease brush. After that, apply Virgin as the highlight under the brow. Brighten up the inner lid with some Half Baked. Define the eyes with a black gel eyeliner and flick out a moderate wing.
Darkening the lower lashline helps to make the eyes appear more prominent. To get a gradient, start by applying Hustle on the entire lower lashline. Then, place Darkhorse tighter towards 3/4 of the lashline. Lastly, apply Creep on 1/4 and even tighter towards the lashline, joining towards the top line's wing. Stick on full but still natural-looking false lashes and apply mascara liberally.
Falsies Application Tips
I usually curl and apply one light coat of mascara before applying falsies. After applying, I'd curl the real and the fake together and apply more mascara. Try to avoid using waterproof mascara on false lashes if you intend on reusing your lashes.
I kept the cheeks very light with only a little bit of blush and towards the centre of the cheek. The RMK Powder Foundation EX has the "glow powder" part, which I used to highlight the cheeks. The bronzer was placed only on the hollow of the cheeks and the temples.
For the lips, I first lined it with a natural-colored lip liner because I really don't have much of a lip line. Then, I filled it in with the lipstick. No gloss.
That wasn't too difficult, was it? Comes to show that you can do more dramatic looks with your Naked Palette!