I wanted to do an affordable red lip look, but with a really simple premise. I think usually, especially this time of year. The normality is to go for a cat eye, gold or smoky eye with a bold lip.
My vision for the affordable red lip look was a really simple olive toned eye with a matte red lip. I didn’t use any liner, just lashings of mascara. I wanted the lip to be the focal point, but also have the shadow play an interesting role too 🙂 Most of the time when I do my makeup, even for Beautynook, I just wing it! Not literally, of course 😉 But then sometimes, my imagination is so specific in what it wants. This was one of those times.
I ended up even leaving my hair up and messy. That literally never happens either! You can of course see me waffle about it in video form above, or directly over on YouTube here.
All of the products I used are affordable of course, and they’re all items I really enjoy too. I had applied my base and brows before turning on the camera, but they happened to be all budget friendly products as well.
So, the main products I used to create my really simple affordable red lip look were:
Initially the Sleek Au Natural Palette. Although I did switch it up, it didn’t quite work for what I was going for.
Nyx High Definition blush in Amber. You can buy online here.
Wet n Wild Highlighter in Under The Midnight Sea. You can see more info on this here.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva. You can buy online here.
Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick in 08 Rubi’s Cute. More info on this here.
And there you have it! I really like this look. It’s super simple and gives me low key grunge vibes. Let me know what you think 🙂