Make a dramatic fashion statement.
Red lips have ruled international runways all year and now it's time to flaunt this crimson trend at parties and weddings. In fact, it's a bold color that suits all Indian skin tone. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to pair red lips with classic bronze eyes to make a fashionable statement like no other. Flaunt this look with almost any outfit that has a sprinkling of gold or bronze. It also looks wonderful with a red outfit, a neutral sari or anarkali.
Highlight your eyes
Starting with the eye makeup, first line your eyes with kohl as shown. I have used the L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Carbon Gloss here.
Step 1: Next, smudge and soften the line using a pencil brush like the Colorbar Smokin` Eyes Smudger Brush.
Step 2: Now apply a soft champagne shade on the inner half of the lid. I have chosen shade #1 from Revlon Custom eyes Shadow & Liner Eye Shadow Palette (Shade 020 Glamorous).
Step 3: On the outer half of the lid, apply shade #4 that is a shimmery bronze shade.
Step 4: Apply the same bronze shade to the outer two thirds of the lower lash line as well.
Step 5: Now use the darkest shade #5 from the palette and apply a small amount in the outer corner of the eye to add some depth. Blend all the shades using a blending brush such as the Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush to get a smooth transition between the colors.
Step 6: Use shade #3 from the palette to highlight the brow bone and the inner corner and tear duct area. This will brighten up the eyes, making them pop.
Step 7: Line your upper lash line with black gel liner. You can use the L'Oreal Paris Super Liner 24 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.
Step 8: Finish off the look by applying two coats of your favourite mascara. You can use the Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara for a dramatic evening look.
The rest of your face
You need to show off flawless skin so that all eyes are on your peepers and pout. Even out your skin tone using a foundation like Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation and then set it using the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. At this point you can fill in your brows and add some concealer to the under-eye area if you need extra coverage.
To add some color to the cheeks, apply Colorbar Touch and Blushe (Shade Paparazzi Bronze 02) to the apples of the cheeks using a dabbing motion. This is a beautiful apricot bronze shade containing fine shimmer that gives color plus shine to the cheeks. It adds a soft glow to the skin and works for all skin tones. I think it's a must-have for the festive season. The shade works with almost every lip color and the application is super easy, no brushes or blending required! And because it has a little shimmer, you don't need a highlighter separately!
Focus on your lips
The lips are the focus of this look so pay special attention to them. Buff, exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying lip color. Line and fill your entire lip area using a red lip liner like NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil (Shade SLP 813). Top it with a glossy red tint for some moisture and shine. I have used Lakme Absolute Lip Tint (Shade PlumRush) here!
By layering the lip tint over the lip liner, your lip color will not bleed or feather and will last through the festivities! No go out and wow your friends!
By Ankita Chaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials