Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tori's Pretty Makeup - Rock those Red Lips!

Tori's Pretty Things // Thanksgiving Makeup Look
Eyes - Too Faced Cheers on the lid, Cookie Dough on the crease, Chestnut in the outer corner,
and Snow Angel on the brow bone. (All shadows from the Too Faced Joy to the Girls palette - old).
 Loreal Linear Intense brush tip liquid eyeliner in black, Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara in Black
Cheeks - Jaclyn Hill x Becca blush in Pampelmousse and highlight in Champagne Pop
Lips - Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Are You Red-y?
"Red lips are so pretty but I would never wear them on a day to day." 

Sound like you? Girl, then sit right down because we're about to have a lovely chat where my goal is to completely convince you otherwise!

Last month, I showed you a simple and classic way to wear a red lip for a fancy occasion. Today, here's a look I wore the other weekend for a casual day with friends. I loved how this came out! 

It's the right amount of shimmer on the eyes and color on the lips. This would be perfect to wear to your Thanksgiving dinner, a friends-giving, or even a girls night in :).

Now, I know what you're thinking, "Well, sure! You can totally pull this off because you super comfortable rocking a bold lip! But I couldn't rock a red lip like that." 

Would you believe it - I totally thought the same thing a few years ago! Here's how I broke the day-to-day red lip into my everyday life: 

1. Start Small

I always, always, always loved the red lip look. I thought gals like Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift were so bad-ass rocking it so often and I wanted to give it a try. 

So I started small. I bought a tube of my favorite red lipstick and started with a few dabs instead of a full on lip color swipe. I blended that out a bit and the red lip became a subtle stain. 

Slowly, I built the color up and up until, before I knew it, I just went for the full swipe from the tube! So don't be afraid to take baby steps to build a look that you're itching to try into your routine.

2. Go for some shine 

Matte reds are GORGEOUS and so Old-Hollywood glam. They can also be incredibly intimidating! Being a fan of a satin-finish myself, I knew immediately swapping my favorite nude, MAC's Hue, for MAC's Ruby Woo would just make me feel super self-conscious.

So if you don't typically wear matte shades in other colors, then try a red with some shine. It'll feel more comfortable and won't be as dramatic of a change to try :). 

3. Like Nike says...

Just do it! 

Frankly, most people are so preoccupied with the way they look and feel to say anything bad about a new look that you're trying out. 

Did you notice when your co-worker tried the top knot for the first time? Or when your bestie decided to give false lashes a go? How about when your neighbor chopped her hair into the Gatsby bob?

If your first thought wasn't, "Wow, that looks great!" then it was probably "Huh, that's new" and kept it moving. 

When did other people's thoughts stop you from trying something that makes you happy, anyway? :) So don't worry about it! What matters is that if you love it and feel great in it, then wear it!

For me, red lips always make me feel so classic and pulled together :). 

To get this look, I went shimmery and neutral on the eyes with a champagne lid color, matte brown crease, and darker brown outer corner. On the cheeks, I added a bit more shimmer with Champagne Pop. Adding the red lips gave me an all-over fall glow. Woot woot!

Now tell me - What's your take on the red lip? Do you love em or leave em?

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