Sunday, 27 September 2015

Festive tutorial with Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick in Timeless Crimson: Gold Eyes with Crimson Lips

Festive tutorial with Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick in Timeless Crimson: Gold Eyes with Crimson Lips

Hi everyone :) 
Today I have a beautiful yet easy festive look with gold eyes and rich crimson lips.
I've used Maybelline Dream Liquid Foundation in Nude Beige 3.5 as the base, topped with a light dusting of Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact in Golden Medium.
For eyes I've used the Oriflame Sand and Green Palette; affordable, not heavily pigmented and shades have fallout, but work very well when wet, which is how I've used it here. I've used the Maybelline Hyperglossy Liner in Black to line my upper lid and have used the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Brown to render a softer look to the waterline. I've used the newly released Maybelline FashionBrow Duo Shaper on my brows (very effective on sparse brows; detailed review up soon) and finished with my Chambor Infinite Lengths Mascara.
For lips I've just used The Maybelline Superstay 14hr Crimson Lipstick in Timeless Crimson (dupe for MAC Dubonnet!). I've also used the same lipstick as a light stain.
Products used for the look

Breakdown of the eye makeup:
Guide to Eye Makeup: Step by Step

Step 1: Prep eyes with a light wash of foundation to even out tone and cover pigmentation.
Step 2: Fill in brows with the Maybelline FashionBrow Duo Shaper. Fill in with the liner part and create a softer look with the smudger/powder applicator tip.
Step 3: Apply shade 01 (a pale white gold) to highlight the brow bone.
Step 4: Apply Shade 03(a champagne gold shade) on a wet eyeshadow brush, covering entire lids.
Step 4: Apply the fourth shade from the palette (a shimmery soft brown) on the outer V of the lid and in the crease. Blend well.
Step 5: Apply liner generously. Apply the kajal, lining both the inner lids.
Step 6:  Blend very well for a final time and apply mascara.
Additional Step 7: For smudged eyes in second pic, use a smudger or the pinky finger and run it all over the lined area, just once.
For the blush: (sorry for the hideous first pic!) 
Guide to Applying Blush

Step 1: Apply the lipstick very sparingly all over the cheekbone, going from the highest part of cheekbone, below the centre of the eyeball, towards the temples upward.
Step 2: Using clean fingers, blend, using motions from below the eyes to towards the temples. Repeat and blend very well.
Finish with a dusting of compact powder all over the face.
With a liner brush, line and fill scrubbed and moisturised lips with the lipstick. Wait for a minute and with a lip filler, build up layers with the lipstick. You can also apply the lipstick directly on the lips, and then pat them with a clean tissue paper, and apply again. The process can be repeated once more, to build the colour to the desired intensity.
Complete look: In the left: With gloss, In the right: Without gloss
I've worn the lipstick matte in the second pic, while I've applied a clear gloss (Lakme Lip Gloss in Vanilla) for the first picture.
Hope you like it!