Make Up For Ever “Lips to Love” Lip Look
Last week, Make Up For Ever reached out to me to participate in their Lips to Love contest, which is all about spotlighting their new lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense (you can see reviews for 13, 20, 21, 37, 43, 44, 49). I had a few ideas floating around but once I found out that you could only use Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks (what can I say, I had visions of using Strass and liner and… yeah, which is a good thing, because it would have been way. too. much!), I took inspiration from a lip look I did a few weeks ago.
My Lip Look: I used #21 (shimmering bright red) on the very outer edge of the lips, and I applied it using a lip brush to get a crisp edge. I then applied #17 (shimmering gold) on the center of the lips. On a metal palette, I mixed both #21 and #17 together and blended the two shades together by patting on the color with a lip brush. This gave it that seamless gradient of gold to fiery orange to scarlet I was hoping for.
There are seven lovely ladies who have all created their own lip looks, and you can check all eight of us here. The winner gets to giveaway 10 traincases filled with the winner’s favorite Make Up For Ever products to their readers. So the prize is really going to the readers, which is amazing! 🙂 They are also giving out a lipstick to 10 winners everyday here.
You can check out all of the entries and vote for your favorite HERE! Today is the LAST day to vote — good luck to everyone!!
See a close-up… and see my first [totally different concept] attempt!
My first idea was to do a violet to fuchsia gradient lip with leopard print. It was a good idea in theory, and it looked awesome in my head, but I wasn’t feeling how it translated–it was messier and looked more like I had some sort of disease… LOL! I think a really opaque liquid liner would have worked best for the spots, and I would also using makeup remover for where I wanted the spots, so that they would really pop rather than layering gold over pink. (I actually used a palette knife to gouge the lipstick and dabbed the color on so it would be pretty thick and a little 3D.)