Sunday, 15 March 2015

FOTD | Contoured Lips



I've seen more and more makeup looks across the web recently extend the concept of contouring to lips in order to make them appear fuller. It's nothing new but we've probably got celebs like Kylie Jenner to blame for many of us lusting after a bigger pout recently. My lips are pretty full naturally but I love that subtle contouring can define my lips and add an extra dimension to a relatively simple makeup look. To create this look followed my usual everyday makeup routine (video here) but contoured my face a little to tie in with the effect on my lips.

I used ELF Long Wear Lip Liner in Bark for the edges of my lips. I followed my natural lip line, but if you want to make yours appear much bigger draw curved angles slightly above your natural lip line. I then blended this line inwards to make it softer and more natural and then filled in the rest of my lips with KIKO Pencil Lipgloss in shade 11 which is slightly lighter in colour. I then finished my lips with a little Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Beige Trench in the center.


Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

Eyes 
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)

Brows
Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel London Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
GOSH Multi Colour Blush Bronzing Pie (Bronze)

Contour
Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Lips
ELF Long Wear Lip Liner (Bark)
KIKO Pencil Lipgloss (11) 
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick (Beige Trench)


A quick sidenote is I'm wearing my wig in these shots which I mentioned in my last FOTD (here). I got my real hair braided up during the week which has kept it flat enough to get this wig to fit over nicely. I aim to continue wearing my wig for another couple of weeks but I must admit I am missing my own hair already. It's been really strange wearing my wig in public and a lot of friends and colleagues thought I'd actually cut my own hair. I had some pretty interesting reactions when I told people it was a wig! I'll do a full post on the wig details soon.

What makeup looks have you tried lately?

Lesley x