Monday, 29 August 2011

Before/After: Colour Blocking/Fluoro Lips

It's been 3 weeks since I did one of these. Well I recently did a shoot where the clothes were all solid colour blocking. For those not in the know, colour blocking has been making it's presense quite known in fashion. It's basically what it is, solid blocking of colours! How has it filtered down to makeup? A trend of wearing stronger lip shades would be the obvious choice. So here's 2 ways of wearing strong brights.

Now many of you may argue that sure models look great with just an acid coloured lip but how does that transfer to us everyday normal people. I agree and yes many of my friends while adventurous would feel quite naked just having nothing but a strong lip. So I would advise a sheer veil of colour on the eyes. In this instance I chose a buffed in shading of antique gold. Anyway we're jumping ahead of ourselves. Meet Helena!
Skincare: La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar 3 in 1 Solution, Sisley Botanical Floral Spray, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Lanolips 101 Ointment.

Helena had pretty normal skin with a few dry patches round the nose, and cheek and a few spots but nothing major. So I focused on massaging moisturiser into the drier areas after buffing with cotton pad soaked with micellar solution. Have a look at the after.
Face: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, YSL Touche Eclat.
Eyes: MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Phantasme, Paris Berlin Beige Pencil, Revitalash Volumizing Mascara and Primer.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde, MAC Clear Brow Fix.  
Cheeks: NARS Bronzing Multiple in Malaysia,  Chanel Joues Contraste in Orchid Rose.
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Violetta.
Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand No 2.

Here's lipstick change No. 2.
Lips: OCC Lip Tars in NSFW and Traffic.

So what do you think? A few pointers to remember in making this look work. Keep the brows full and natural and not too drawn. Be free and not too precise with application to really keep the modern edge. And most importantly free your inhibitions and experiment! It's only makeup! As always comments and thoughts most welcome! 

21 comments:

  1. the model's eyes are mesmerizing...Loved the lips....U r just amazing!!

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  2. @Neeraj: Thanks as always. Love your videos and think you should carry on doing them. x

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  3. wow love this. I have always been a bit scared of bright lipsticks…but am slowly learning to love! xx

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  4. Gorgeous as always Mr Soh. I think I prefer the red lip, but it's a close call. The eyes have definition, yet the full focus is the bold lip. Beautiful. I think I need to be a bit braver in the old make up department ;o) x

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  5. @Lola: Thanks Lola! I think you should give it a go, if you still think it's too bright, then blot and top with a bit of gloss. Work your way up to a full strong lip. Just have fun xx

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  6. @Leanne OCD: Thanks Leanne as always! That's ok if you like the red more, I'm partial to a purple lip myself. Yeah people need to play round with makeup a bit more. Try it and twitpic me! Thanks for the comment as always xx

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  7. Oh hun you are just too clever and talented! I actually love both looks f colour blocking. Only recently have I been embracing my larger lips and wearing reds again! I feel safer in reds when being bold. I love the lips tars, still not tried them but the colours are amazing!! Mel xxxx

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  8. Love the lips! Finally - a model with worse eyebags than me!

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  9. @30SomethingMel: Aww Mel you're too kind! LIke you I hated my big lips but it's definitely something to be proud off, it's what people are paying good money for! And yes please do try the OCC Liptars. I got mine from:

    http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk

    Let me know how you get on? Thanks for the comment! x

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  10. @Jamilla Camel: Haha seriously hon, I bet you don't have bags! Your pictures never look like you suffer from bags! Thanks for the comment, glad you like them! x

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  11. yay, you're back with one of your makeover posts! my fsvourite kind. I can't resist an orangey lip! wow xx

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  12. @liloo: Thanks Cherie! I love them too! Love an orange lip anyday! Thanks! xx

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  13. Lovely colour blocking. Perfect soft shadow compliments the strong lips beautifully x

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  14. @Charlie: Thanks Charlie! xx

    @clionasweeney: Thanks and very glad you approve! X

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  15. I love the purple lip! I have Up the Amp by MAC and always get compliments. Was Violetta Limited Edition? Stunning work Kenneth x

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  16. @Stacey: Thanks! I like Up the Amp, I'm not sure whether Violetta is limited edition, I've stocked up and had mine for a few years now. Thanks for the compliments and comment! X

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  17. Love both those looks Kenneth, thank you.
    Catherine xx

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  18. @Catherine: Thanks for the comment! X

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  19. OMG I adore this look. It never ceases to amaze me how you can transform a face - a true artist.

    I quite often do a 'soft' eye with strong lip, but yours is... ahem waaaayyy better! lol

    Must experiment more!

    Nic xx

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  20. @Strawberry Blonde: Isn't it lush? Hehe I'm biased of course! Thanks and yes that's the way to carry of a strong lip without looking overdone. I am sure yours is gorgeous as well! Thanks for the lovely comment! xx

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