I hope you enjoyed the Red Lip Make-up Tutorial. If you are not brave enough to wear a red lip but still want to experiment with a little dash of colour, you might prefer this smokey purple eyeshadow tutorial.
To begin, I used Embryolisse Lait Crème Concetre which is a fantastic moisturiser and a perfect base for foundation. In order to achieve flawless, smooth coverage it is imperative you find a great moisturiser to act as a base. You can use a skin primer, or perfecter, however I find a simple moisturizer is far more effective. To finish off the base, I buffed in Guerlain Lingerie foundation in number 3 with a Real Technqiues Expert Face Brush.
With the HD Brows Vamp Palette, I used Warm Brown for the eyebrows and applied using a Ruby and Millie angled brush. This colour was a perfect match for Laura’s hair colour, which is the shade you should aim to acheive when defining your eyebrows. Never go any darker than your hair colour, unless you are going for a really dramatic look, as otherwise you can look a little washed out and overpowered, rather than them complimenting and framing your face as they should.
As a base for the eyeshadow I used Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Endless Purple. I am a huge fan of these cream eyeshadows and are perfect on their own or under eyeshadow and help ensure long lasting colour, with very little smudging throughout the night.
Using a MAC 217, I blended Urban Decay Half Truth all over the eyelid and lower lash line. I did this a few times to build up the colour and then added Urban Decay Half Baked in the inner corner to give it a little twist of gold.
Using the MUA Immaculate Collection palette I blended the edges with shade 17 which is an iridescent lilac and took it up to just below the eyebrow. I used shade 24 directly above her pupil and added more gold to the inner corner.
In the waterline I used Inika Kohol pencil in black, curled Laura’s eyelashes and then applied Loreal Double Extension Mascara in black.
Before I put mascara on her bottom lashes I used Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer in number 2.
On her cheeks I used MAC Dainty which is a pretty pink and for more of a glow I used MAC Soft and Gentle on the tops of her cheeks. Since this is such a heavy look for the eye, I wanted to keep her lips quite neutral so I used Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting.
If you want a more dramatic look you could add eyelashes and black eyeliner. I chose not to because I thought Laura looked so pretty and her eyes are so blue, it didn’t need anything else.