Monday, 9 December 2013

Berry Lips: Step-by-Step How To

A gorgeous berry lip is a firm favourite for AW13, especially as the party season gets in full swing...

1. Apply a light-reflective foundation with good coverage. Flawless skin is really important for this look. I used Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Ivory. 

 2. For extra luminosity, I applied a few dabs of Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser after allowing the foundation to set.

3. Add definition to the brows. I used the Ash Blonde shade (bottom right) in the HD Brows Bombshell palette. 

4. Start to build a smokey eye. Use a smudgable liner and outline the eye. Use a narrow shadow brush to blend the line outwards. I used Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner. 

5. Take a natural tone of shadow and brush onto the rest of the eyelid as a base. I used the Naked shadow from the Urban Decay Naked palette. 

 6. Use a black/very dark eyeshadow and apply over the smudge eyeliner near the lash line, taking up into the crease on the outer edge of the eyes. I used the Creep shadow from the Urban Decay palette.

7. Blend a rich golden-bronze tone into the dark shadow at the outer edge, blending the golden-bronze across to the mid section of the eyelid. I used the Smog shadow from the Urban Decay palette.

8. Apply a brighter gold shadow to the inner corner of the eye and brow bone. I used the Half Baked shadow from the Urban Decay palette. Tip: Use a clean shadow brush to blend any hard edges away.

9. Use a contouring brush (I used Real Techniques Contouring Brush) to apply bronzer under the cheekbones and to the temples. I used the HDBrows Bronzer Palette in 2. 

 10. Now it's blush time! I used a coral-beige cream blush for a dewy finish and applied just underneath the apples of the cheeks.

 11. After blending the blush in with my fingertips, I added a golden highlighter to the most prominent section of the cheekbones. I used Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Gold. 

 12. Add lashings of mascara for full, dramatic lashes. I used Revlon Lash Potion Mascara. 

 13. Apply dabs of concealer to any problem zones and under the eyes and carefully blot in with the fingertips. I used Clarins Instant Concealer. 

 14. For an extra flawless finish, sweep a mineral powder over the forehead and nose to minimise unwanted shine. I used a Real Techniques stippling brush to apply Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. 

15. And finally, apply your berry lipstick of choice. I used a Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick in True Aubergine. 
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 16. Blot and re-apply for an extra long-lasting berry lip.

Find out my favourite berry lip shades, and see what shade would suit your skin tone the most, in my Best of the Berry Bunch article xx

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