Without a doubt, a red lip is a sign of sexual power in a woman's makeup artillery and I adore a red lip! In any form, be it stain, gloss, cream or even powder! I recently did a shoot for Norwegian fashion bible SVA magazine to showcase some the country's finest designers. My theme from the photographer and stylist was red. So it was decided that a red lip would feature heavily on this shoot.
I decided not to do anything too clever or complicated. Just a gorgeous unctuous red lip so pigmented and rich and to keep our model still young and fresh. Meet our model.
Face Prep: UNE Radiance Refresh Micellar Cleansing Water, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Rodial Glam Balm Lip.
Anna is a gorgeous stunning German girl with the most gorgeous pair of lips. As you can see I have a very easy job here. I spent more time massaging the skin than makeup, to prep and make her skin glow and get it well circulated.
As for makeup, I chose my densest red lippie and keep everything else quite subdued, mainly concentrating on shading and contouring. Here's Anna all done up.
Face: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat, YSL Touche Éclat.
Eyes: YSL Pure Chromatics Palette 8, YSL Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in No 8 Luminescent Gold, YSL Luxurious Mascara Shocking Volume in Deep Black.
Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil in Seal Brown, MAC Clear Brow Gel.
Cheek: MAC Taupe Contour Powder, Burberry Fresh Glow.
Lips: MAC Lip Mix in Crimson, MAC Ruby Woo.
Powder: YSL Semi Loose Powder in Sand.
What do you think? I adore this kind of makeup! It makes the woman powerful and sexy, a combination of raw sexual power but yet still has a merest hint of insecure innocence that makes her even more enticing! Would you wear a red lip like that?