Something Other Than Peachy Pink

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Hello, and Happy Friday, friends! For those of you who are like, ok already, can we see something that isn’t pink or peach?! This. This is for you. But it’s really for anyone who is looking for a bold lip moment this weekend ;)

I am of the school of thought that you don’t HAVE to choose a lip or an eye look. You don’t have to keep the rest of your face bare if you want to rock red. Honestly, you can do whatever you want because you’re you and being unique is the best. If you are looking for some direction on what to pair with a pretty red lip, then this is my favorite combination! A pale champagne eye, glossy glowing skin, a slightly rosy cheek, and a clean, crisp liquid line cat eye.

Ok, so, to start off (that is, if you’re interested in achieving this kind of look ;)), apply a light, dewy base that lets some of your skin peek through. Here, I went with my go-to It Cosmetics CC Cream (I mix the shades fair + light). My favorite way to apply this is with a wet beauty blender, as I find I get the most natural finish this way. Conceal under eyes and on any spots with a thicker concealer - my favorite is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye. Again, I blend that in with a beauty blender.

I normally skip powder (shock, horror!), but if you like to use one, Rimmel makes great affordable ones! Next up, take your favorite bronzer and apply with a fluffy brush to temples, under neath cheekbones, and on the jaw line. In the usual “E/B” technique (basically, draw an E/B on your face with the brush to apply, starting at the temple, taking the brush inwards when you get to your cheek bone, and then out again at the jaw. God I hope that makes sense in written form. Anywho, a bit of glow is up next. Take your favorite cream highlighter - I normally do a bit of Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and Beauty Light Wand, and apply them both to my cheekbones and bridge of my nose, and take a tiny amount of the flawless filter right onto my cheeks. I apply using a tapping motion with my fingertips so as to not disturb the rest of the makeup I’ve applied.

Bringing back color here - blush! Once you’ve laid your base, grab a cream blush - here I used Stila Convertible Color in Lillium - and apply onto the apples of cheeks using fingertips. I apply by tapping the product onto my cheeks in a circular motion. Getting to the eyes now - take a cream champagne shade - here I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Jean, which I think is absolutely perfect for everyday makeup, any season! I just apply with a fingertip by smudging the product across my lid, and then kind of buffing the edges into my crease/outer corner of my eyes with either my finger or a fluffy brush. I also took a small amount of Jean onto the inner corners of my eyes. For a crisp liquid line, take a black liquid liner - here I used Pat McGrath’s - and start with a very thin line starting from the inner corner of the eye. When you are very close to the outer corner of the eye, start to draw a line that angles towards the tail end of your eye brow. Once you get the line to a place you like, then pull the line back in, connecting with the line you drew on your upper lash line. (I do have an Instagram highlight video on liquid liner and cat eyes I promise). Complete the eyes with multiple coats of a volumizing/separating mascara - my go-to is L’Oreal Lash Paradise. I’m on my 6th or 7th tube of the stuff right now, if that tells you how much I can’t live without it.

Anddd finally, lips! You can go matte or glossy here - choose your own adventure, ya know? I went glossy, because, that’s just my style sometimes (ok, most of the time). The red is YSL Tatouage #9, the best, most long-lasting, won’t-dry-out-your-lips formula. Gloss is Fenty Gloss Bomb tapped on top.

And there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this, and that you have fun recreating this look! Please tag me with #sarahlovesmakeup on Instagram if you try it out! <3