MS Ireland are running a campaign in the month of February called Kiss Goodbye To MS. It’s to help raise money for research and to support all the people living with MS in Ireland. What a fabulous cause!
A red lip (or anything red really) plays into the campaign and I was asked to share a red lip selfie with the #kissgoodbyetoms to raise awarness for it. As well as the important part, texting ‘Smooch’ to 50300 to donate €4 to the campaign. So, get your red lippie on and get involved. It’s for charity 🙂
Here’s the look I created for my selfie. I went with a subtle gold eye using the Sleek ‘A New Day’ palette (which I have a full break down of here). And, then a glossy red Rimmel lip.
First, I used two matte brown shades from the palette mixed together and used them to softly define the crease of my eyes with a fluffy brush after prepping my lids with primer and loose powder.
For my lid, I took the yellow gold from the Sleek palette.
To make the colour a little more opaque, I dampened my brush with some Serozinc.
I patted this colour all over my eyelid.
To deepen the crease and outer corner, I took the darkest matte brown in the palette and applied it to the outer corner of my eyes and swiped in slightly in to the crease with a tapered brush.I’ll always highlight the brow bone just to clean up any harsh lines and cover any imperfections up there too. I used the lightest shade in the Sleek palette, it has a bit of shimmer but nothing to intense.
To add a bit of definition, I took the Sleek brown Eau La La Liner and applied it to the lash line.
I applied some of the brown shadow I used in the outer corner of my eye on top of the pencil, just to set it in place.
Under the eye I took the two brown mattes I initially used to define my crease and buffed them under lightly with a soft brush.
Then, I curled my lashes and added plenty of mascara.
To finish the eyes off I lined my top and bottom waterline with my favourite brown Rimmel Exaggerate liner.
And used this light shimmery shade from the Sleek palette on the inner corners of my eyes.
And the eyes are dunzo!
For the lips (the most important part 🙂 )
I applied some loose powder over my lips after finishing the rest of my makeup, just to get rid of any excess foundation and lip balm.
I lined them using the red Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner.
I think if you’re going for a bold lip regardless of the colour lining the lips is important. It means you can even out your lip line, stops the lipstick feathering and it gives you a guide line to fill in.
I went with a glossy lipstick, Rimmel’s ‘The Only One’ Lipstick I have a review of these lippies here.
I went in straight from the bullet, but you can of course use a lip brush, I was just feeling brave 🙂
And that’s me done, ready to take my red lip selfie for MS Ireland 🙂
Easy peasy right? And cheap too, that wasn’t on purpose! Let me know what you think.