When I decided I would try out my new red Lip Butter... and experiment with the "Hot Buns" hair tool on the same day, I promise it wasn't my intention to recreate the Robert Palmer backup dancer look from the Addicted to Love video...
Well the eyes aren't quite a smokey and the lips aren't as glossy! :) But basically, this is a pretty classic look and I've had some questions recently about what kind of blush and eyeshadow to pair with red lips. You could really go quite bare on the eyes and still look "finished", but I did choose to define them with liner and add some understated shadow. And the cheeks are kept pretty subtle- no major pop of color there, just a little peachy boost. Here's what I used to get the look!
-Cover Girl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation (Buff Beige) - I applied this with my Soho Blender sponge from Walgreens. I dampened the sponge and it gave the foundation a more natural look.
-Cover Girl + Olay Concealer Balm (Fair/Light)
-MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter (Light Boost) -on top of cheekbones
-ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder - this actually has glitter in it. In person it does make my undereye area appear somewhat shiny. not a big fan of this.
-Bare Minerals Ready Foundation (Medium Beige) - Applied lightly all over
-NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer (Sunny)
-Cover Girl Clean Glow Blush (Peaches)
-Wet n Wild Fergie Eye Primer
-ELF Studio Brow Kit (Medium)
-Milani Powder Eyeshadow (Pearl) -all over lid & highlight under brow
-Milani Powder Eyeshadow (Brown Stone) -blended in outer part of crease & smudged under the outer part of lower lashline
-Essence Liquid Eyeliner (Black) -upper lashline
-NYX Slide On Liner (Jet Black) -lower waterline
-L'oreal Power Volume Collagen Mascara -I was watching MissCrystalMakeup's April Favorites and she mentioned loving this mascara after it dried out a bit. I remembered, hey, I have that mascara! Definitely like it better than I did when I first got it. Thanks Crystal!
-Revlon Lip Butter (Wild Watermelon) -New shade!! I LOVE it. Such a juicy red, and not as heavy/opaque as most of my red lipsticks. The star of this look!
-NYX Retractable Lip Liner (Red) -didn't fill in the lips with this color- just added a little extra definition after applying the Lip Butter.
As far as the "Hot Buns" (I showed them in this haul video), it was super easy to use. I used the larger of the two sizes, and just rolled my hair up in it and snapped it together- no problem! I was really impressed because I have layers in my hair and this seemed to really roll up the hair without any ends sprouting out. The one thing that I didn't understand (maybe it was just my mistake?) but there's a little elastic band that you wrap around the bun to hold it all in place. I don't know if I just wasn't grabbing for the right piece (couldn't see what I was doing, obviously), but it seemed way too tiny to wrap around this giant bun. So I used my own elastic to wrap around. The whole thing feels very secure and I like the size. Have you tried Hot Buns? What did you think? (the hair tool, not the pastry :)
- Just spotted a spider. eek! Gonna find Cupcake to take care of it.
- I have so many videos that I want to do. But sometimes I feel like I put them out faster than people can watch them. I don't know...
- I have new self-tanner to try! It's from tarte.
- I'm craving a slush of some type... something cool and refreshing!