MAC Lady Danger lipstick. You knew I was going to break down and buy it, right? Well, of course. It’s such a standout color, I think, even more vibrant and attention catching than red. But I have a gorgeous look for you to incorporate it into your everyday makeup wardrobe.
Start out with your base layers of choice. Primer. foundation, concealer, powder. Whatever floats your boat. I know enough to know that different things work better for different people. I’m in the process of settling on a new foundation myself, and I’ll have a review when I’m done.
Because of my oily lids, I always use an eyeshadow primer. My usual choice lately has been NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
Next, I used MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink all over the lid, to just into the crease. If you’re worried about the pinky/bronzey color in the pan, don’t be. It looks lovely on. I lightly tapped a bit of MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters (of my December favorites fame) on the center of the lid to add a golden hue. In the crease, I used MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge, and then MAC Eyeshadow in Orb on the browbone and just a bit in the inner corner for a bit of lightness.
For liner, I went with an old standby, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink, a lovely brown shade. With the color of the eyeshadow and the color of the lipstick, I thought black liner would be a bit too much. I used it to make a subtle cat eye. On the lower lashline, I used Make Up Forever Aqua Seal to turn Coastal Scents Eyeshadow in Boca Mocha into a gorgeous bronzey-brown liner to make my eyes glow.
For the cheeks, I would never have bought this blush myself, but I got it in a gift bag from Space NK. And after learning how surprisingly versatile NARS Coeur Battant can be, despite its frighteningly bright color, I decided to give it a shot. So Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow Fira Mango, it was, and I think it looked perfect. Remember, though, a little goes a long way—use a light hand!
But, obviously the lips are the centerpiece of the look. I primed my lips with Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer, then lined them just a touch with MAC Half-Red lip liner. Then apply Lady Danger, and unleash your wild side!
On me, Lady Danger skews very orange. It’s not a true orange, but a perfect orangey-red. I just remember being surprised the first time I tried it on, because some people say its their perfect red, and I wouldn’t quite call it red. But to each his own!
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