This month’s look may seem similar to the look I recreated last month. The only thing this post shares in common is the dark, deep lip. Otherwise it’s on a different level. Bronze, metallic eyes and a deep cherry lip from the Marchesa Fall 2015 runway show brings on the intensity of fall. If you rock this look you’re ready for the cold weather and bundles of layers. This past weekend was rainy and cold and I started wearing my dark lips. Glosses, lipsticks, lip stains. You name it, I had it out and was applying. If I’m going to suffer from the cold weather I might as well finish off the mood with a deep lip that says “don’t mess with me and don’t talk to me”.
The makeup inspired from the Marchesa show was very old world, Gatsby-esque. Finger waves, fringe, and cocktail dresses galore. Deep jewel tones and flapper inspirations ruled this show. The makeup complimented the fashion perfectly for a seamless look from head to toe. One of my favorite stand outs is the products used to create the look are all affordable, drugstore Revlon branded items! Splurge on the dress and save on the makeup. Hop on over to your local Target or Ulta to pick up everything you need from lips to lashes.
Let’s begin where we always do and that’s with your base. A little goes a long way with the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Foundation. Blend well and conceal as needed. Using your fingertips, apply a cream blush in a mauve rose shade to the apples of the cheeks. This will give a nice flushed color to your cheeks. Feel free to use a setting powder to mattify your face if desired. However, the original look had a nice, soft glow so I personally would skip the powder and go for the glow.
On to the eyes. We are going to build the intensity using a few different products. Starting with the Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow set, using the darkest shade in the group, we are going to blend it all over the eyelid. It has a slight coppery tint to it and will act as a great base for the look we are going to build.
Next add the copper metallic color to the look, apply the shadow portion from the Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art into the lid blending up into the crease. Blend the same color onto the lower lashline. For a deeper look, add a java brown tone into the crease for more depth and a smokey touch. Finish off with your favorite mascara. I will always reach for the Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara but to keep with the drugstore trend you can also use the Revlon 3D PhotoReady Mascara.
Ready for the lips? This is the part that packs the punch and really finishes off the look to create the smooth, fall vibe. Lip liner is a must if you’re doing dark lips, especially if you’re not used to dark shades. If you’re a pro, skipping the liner is okay because you’ve likely memorized the outline of your lips.
For the beginners, a lip liner will help you trace and fill in the lines for an easier application. Using Revlon’s Colorstay Liner in Raisin, line the entire perimeter of your lips and lightly fill in the lip area for a long lasting look. Revlon’s Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry is the deep, rich color you’re looking for. Apply all over the lip straight from the tube or use a lip line for a precise application. If the color is just a bit too intense for your liking, blot and apply a super light, pale pink gloss all over your lips for a bit of shine and to tone down the color.
Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Foundation // Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Concealer // Revlon Cream Blush in Charmed Enchantment // Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow Set in ‘Not Just Nudes’ // Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Burnished Bling // Revlon Shadowlinks Eyeshadow in ‘Java’ // Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara // Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner in Raisin // Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Snow Pink // Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry
– Jamie of Hello There, Lady!