I was really feeling a bold lip tonight for going out with the hubs so I did a dark red. It came out really good, I liked the shade of red better than any other I have worn before. I have done red before but this is the first time I have done a dark red. I used two different products to achieve this color.
Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft, seen here
Shoes: Steve Madden
The products I used were Sephora retractable waterproof lip pencil in 05 red and Smashbox Doubletake Lip Color in Cranberry. First I took the Sephora liner and lined and colored in my lips. Next I used the Smashbox and lined over the Sephora color and colored in the lips using the liner end to get a darker color. I then used the Lip Color end of the Smashbox and topped off the liner. This is a really great product and I have used this specific colored one for a couple years now. One end has a lip liner and the one a lipstick in the form of a pencil and it lasts for a while. This color above was the end result. I didn't top it off with a gloss because I was going for more of a matte look.
I have found that when using red, it's really important to color in the entire lip with the liner prior to using the lip color and also if you are using a typical style lipstick, it's best to apply it with a lip brush for the most accurate application.
Now all I need to work on are my Photoshop skills and all will be perfect. :-) I'd like to learn how to fix the colors and brightness and also how to make collages. If you know of any good links, share please! Happy Friday all! I hope you enjoy the weekend.