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Friday, 7 June 2013

Red and Black Week, day 6: Contrast Make Up


 
I finally made it to the last day of Red and Black week! Had I been prepared and thought posts out in advance of the week, I might have found it easier, but nonetheless it was a fun week.


You can tell that my foundation is a little too dark here, but I'm in the process of saving for a new one.

While my entry to R&B week was probably my most successful post (and, had I planned the week out better, should have been my finale), I actually really enjoyed doing this make up. Other than on my lips red isn't a colour I really use in make up, so this was a new one for me - and I loved it!
 

I love this shot!

Although high impact, it's almost laughably simple. It was somewhat inspired by Cruella Deville, hilariously enough (101 Dalmatians was my favourite book as a child), as well as comic books (where the top lip is often coloured in black for shading - I also think in some adaptions Harley Quinn from Batman has the same thing). Lacking red eyeshadow lip crayon was used - which worked actually very well - and a thin line of eye liner stopped me looking like I'd just tried to rub soap into my eyes.


Had I been intelligent I'd have done something with my hair to match it, but ah well. I'll maybe play around with that another day. If you plan on wearing lipstick like this out, I would recommend using some lip sealant so you don't get transfer between the black and the red. I'd probably pair the look with Katelynn's nails from Life of A Baby Bat from day two of the week here.


I've really enjoyed taking part in Red and Black Week this year - I've got to meet so many amazing bloggers and take part in a general outpouring of creativity, and I've loved it. I'd like to thank Ms. Kitty for hosting the event, and all you lovely people who have commented and joined in. It's been great, and hopefully I'll see you all next year!





Fee




16 comments:

  1. What a clever idea to use different colours on upper and lower lip. The black and red is a beautiful combination.

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  2. your eye makeup and you lip color is just amazing! u look really good in those color

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  3. Thank you for linking to my blog. And i love your make-up look :)

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    1. Thank you, and don't worry about it. :)

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  4. yeah lip color for eye pencil... almost as good as eye pencils for lip color!

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    1. Agreed - I used eye pencils for lip colour here too, so I'm certainly making my make up work.

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  5. Red eyeshadow is tough to pull off, but it looks wonderful on you! This is a great dramatic but simple look, and you are right - it would go perfect with Katelynn's nail design!

    Congratulations on making it through all 6 days of Red & Black Week! I've truly enjoyed all of your posts, and I'm so happy you had fun and discovered some new blogs through it.

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    1. Thank you so much! With red eyeshadow, as mentioned, it's easy to look like you've been crying like a baby for a week, so I think it needs to be very bold with a bit of black for contrast.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the posts! It's been wonderful taking part. :)

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  6. I love that shot, too!

    Even though I only commented on two, I've enjoyed all your posts for R&B week! :o)

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    1. And thank you so much for the comments! It's been lovely knowing that people are enjoying my posts. :)

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  7. I got to try this lip makeup! I wonder how it would look like with reversed colours, red on the upper and black on the lower lip :)

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    1. It's definitely fun to wear - if you decide to, make sure to show photos!

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  8. I think the make-up looks wonderful on you :3 It looks like a fun idea to try out sometime ^^

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