Blurred Red Lip and Gold Shadow

Hey everyone! My name is Taylor Fitzgerald and I am a Makeup Artist based out of New York City. I am so excited to update you on Whitney’s blog about topics such as breakdowns, product knowledge, trends, and much more. Today, I’m going to give you a step-by-step breakdown on the classic red lip with a modern spin, blurring the lips and completing the look with a wash of gold eyeshadow.

1. First step is always skin prep. The better you prep the skin, the better the makeup will look and stay put. I used The Nars Toner with Koh Gen Do Cotton Pads to get rid of any dead skin (tip: use over lips as well, especially before a red lip!) then applied Kate Somerville Quench Serum and Deep Tissue Repair Cream. I moisturized the eye area with the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme and loaded on Glossier Balm dotcom to hydrate the lips. Always make sure the lips are hydrated earlier on in the makeup to ensure the balm absorbs!


2. Second step was applying the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in a thin layer and Moisture Fit Concealer where need be (such as under eyes and corners of nose).

3. I set the foundation with the Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder in the center of the face, and applied their Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronzer in Shade 02 on the perimeter to add dimension.

4. On the apples of the cheeks, I applied the Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion in shade CHAI. Not too bright because I want the lips to be the focal point. And to keep the skin looking dewy, I used Glossier Haloscope shade Quartz on the high points of the face (cheek bones and bridge of nose specifically).

5. On the eyes, I applied the Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Shadow in Gold with my ring finger to ensure it was a light wash of color. I blended the edges with a fluffy brush to get rid of any harsh lines, but if you want to use a brush to apply the cream shadow, ensure it’s a synthetic flat brush! It will help deposit the product evenly.

6. We opted out of liner for this look, but I ensured to curl the lashes with my Surratt Lash Curler and applied Mac Upward Lash getting all the way into the root of the lash line.

7. I used my favorite brow gel, the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brow Gel in shade Brigette to give her brows a bit more groom and slight tint.

8. I completed the look with the ilia beauty Color Block Lipstick in shade Flame. To achieve a blurred lipline, I applied the lipstick until RIGHT before the lip line stopped and used a domed fluffy brush to evenly fill out the outline of her lip but without a crisp finish. I used a dry q-tip to clean the edges!

9. I completed the look by spraying the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Face Mist on her face and neck to give a dewy finish!

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