THAT’S IT, THAT’S ALL.
Ah! A bold red lip. We all know by now that is my go to lip colour. So, what if that was it? What if a red lip was all we needed to create a striking look? But, I’m looking at this from the perspective of a very pale, white-skinned female where punchy reds are generally striking against such a skin tone, I hear you cry. Yes, but I think this look would be just as breathtaking with a darker lip, something in a berry shade, perhaps, against any skin tone, really. You see, it’s not in the skin tone or whatever family you choose your red from, but rather the lack of any eye makeup and a bit of colour (by way of lip) brought to the face. It’s strange how a lack of eye makeup and a bold lip can actually make your eyes pop more than if they were painted in mascara and liner. I’m not going to try to figure out the how and why of it, it is what it is. Let. It. Be.
I first came across and fell in love with this look because of the endless inspiration that is Pinterest. I often look through my beauty board and try to find a common denominator to the images I have pinned (if there is one). Why do I like this look? And how is it similar to others I have pinned? I found many images I pinned featured an almost makeup-less female with a deep lip colour. So simple and yet so powerful. So I had to recreate it, of course, and share it with you. So what is on my face? Well, if I was completely blemish free I probably would have featured my naked skin, but these days have not been kind to my skin, so I’ve got a bit of foundation and powder, a swipe of blush, filled in my brows, the tiniest lick of a neutral eye shadow and of course, a red lip. The red lip.