When I do my makeup, I tend to work on my skin first, followed by my eyes, then my lips, and I finish off with cheek products. I spend the most time working on my eyes, letting the eye makeup dictate or influence the rest of the look. Based on what I’ve done with my eyes, I pick a lip colour to complement the look and a blush to tie it all in. I do that for the simple reason that I like playing up my eyes the most. They’re my favourite part of my face and I have always loved a heavier eye paired with a fairly neutral or safe lip colour.
Today, I decided to change it up a bit by starting with a lipstick and letting that influence the rest of my face. I made it a point to pick a shade that I hardly ever wear, and the first lippie I puled out was MAC’s Speak Louder, which is a pink-red with subtle blue undertones. I put it on, looked at how it was working with my skin on this particular day, and decided I wasn’t into it, hehe. It happens, okay! The next lippie I pulled out was Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch, a bold, juicy-looking raspberry pink that I really don’t use often enough. And that’s what I went with!
After finishing my base, I applied my lipstick before any eye makeup, which might be standard for some, but not me. That is always what I do (and what I recommend you do) when wearing a bright or bold lip colour, though. Seeing the shade on your lips first will help you decide what colours you’re going to use on the rest of your face to balance it out. See what look I ended up with after the jump!Because Plushest Punch is such a bold shade, I didn’t want any sharp lines on my eyes (i.e. winged eyeliner). I’ve tried that sort of look before and I did not like it because I felt that I looked too sweet and feminine. I also didn’t want any cool toned eyeshadows on because the lipstick is already neutral toned but leaning more on the cool side when up against my skin. So I went with my MAC Paint Pot in Eclair, which is a warm, chocolatey brown. I smudged that over my lids and blended it out towards my temples and then I smudged it onto my lower lash line as well. I applied a lot of black mascara on both my top and bottom lashes and finished with a beige-y blush just to add some definition to my cheeks.
As usual my photography skills have failed me and I don’t think the photos capture how deep the eye makeup looked in person, but you get the idea! I can’t stand too much bright pink on my face without balancing it out with a bit of grunge!
Products used: Clinique CC Cream mixed with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light, K Palette Zero Kuma Concealer Type 1, Revlon Lash Potion mascara in 001, Milani Blush in Terra Sole, MAC Paint Pot in Eclair, and Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch
This was a relatively simple look for me to achieve, and I still used so many products. I can’t imagine actually trying to do a 5 or 7-product face! And now that I’ve said that, I’ll probably have to do it. Haha! That’s a challenge for another day!
I didn’t love wearing this look, but I liked that it was different. I also think it’s always extremely fun to play around with makeup. I did it as a kid with my mom’s makeup, and I’m still doing it today with my own. I just love makeup. Lol.
Do you guys have a set order for applying products to your face? Does it depend on the look, day, weather, or whatever? Do share! :)