Tutorial: How to achieve the bold red lips look

Posted by Sofie on January 22, 2013 | Comment

bold red lips look

As promised on my last post, here are some products that can be used to achieve the bold red lips look. I even added a great video tutorial just for the fun of it.


Eyes – Nars Single Eye Shadow in Ondine
Lips – Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio
Blush – Illamasqua Powder Blush in Ambition Shimmer
Face – Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in Honey Beige

The blush and eye shadow is a very deep neutral pink (for darker skin), by using a light hand to apply these you are just giving a hint of color to the face. Obviously you should contour your eyes with some lighter vanillas and browns color to give them some depth. The main act are the matte red lips so you don’t want to downplay the lips by applying other vibrant colors around it.

For lighter skin tones just choose lighter a lighter blush and eyeshadow, ideally in the dusty rose color category. Try to not go too cotton candy pink, since it can give a clowny effect to the face when paired with the red lips.

If you do go for a more vibrant pink just make sure to go easy on it when applying. By the way, a good black mascara is a must or even some winged black eyeliner! Play up those lashes.   ;)

Bold Red Lips

I also decided to put up a video for a more detailed idea on how to achieve the whole look. I hope you enjoy!


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