I cited Dita von Teese as one of my style icons in one of my first posts back in January - see here, but it's not just her style I love, it's her makeup too. Her ever present red lips and black liner combo looks so glamorous, and is so easy to recreate.
I think this look suits everyone and is workable on any budget, you just need to find your perfect red lipstick (i.e. find out whether cool toned reds such as MAC Ruby Woo, or warm toned reds such as MAC Lady Danger suit you more - see this post at Tacky Blue Eyeshadow for more info).
Here's my inspiration:
YSL Matte Touch primer
Revlon Colorstay foundation in 110 Ivory
No7 trio concealer for under eyes and chin
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light/Medium
MAC Pink Swoon blush (lighly applied on apples of cheeks)
MAC Harmony blush (very lightly used as a contour and buffed out with a large powder brush for a more natural effect)
Estee Lauder Doublewear liquid eyeliner in Black for the beauty mark
The Body Shop eye definer pencil in Shimmering Steel (bottom waterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Zero (top waterline)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Shroom all over lid and slightly above crease
Estee Lauder Doublewear liquid eyeliner in Black
YSL Faux Cils mascara
MAC eyebrow pencil in Lingering
No7 lip liner in 15 Fire
MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
I hate that Colorstay stains my 187! I have to make sure I wash it as soon as I've finished applying foundation to minimise staining (but it still happens boo hoo!). This is how I usually dry my brushes, we ran out of kitchen roll so I just used toilet paper. As long as you change the paper every so often it's fine. Is this how you all dry your brushes too?
What do you think of the 1940s look? It made me feel glam straight away!
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