Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pink/Fushcia Lip: The Search Might Be Over

I have been searching and searching for a pink equivalent of one of my favourite lipsticks of all time, MAC's Ruby Woo. I wanted a pink that had the same dense, velvet intensity of Ruby Woo that drenched lips in almost technicolour pigment. And after 19 years doing makeup, I think I might have cracked it. Maybe.

I shot with the beautiful Sophie Pumfrett who I think will be the next huge model to come out of London. It's her first runway season in September so watch out world! Sophie has a maturity that belies her tender 19 years and it comes across when you apply a bit of makeup on her. Anyway here is Sophie without makeup.
Face Prep: Decléor Aroma Cleanse Cleansing Water, Decléor Life Radiance Double Radiance Cream, Decléor Nourishing Lip Balm.

I won't say which products I used exactly to create this pink but it has a bit of a few things from Illamasqua, MAC, YSL and Armani. Have a look.
What do you think? I might be in love and pray that when I next need a pink like that, I can recreate it! Now as the shoot evolved, I wanted to keep the pink but didn't fancy it looking the same. So what did I do? I thought why not change the texture of it? This can be easily done by combining products that wouldn't normally be used for the lips or necessarily mix together.
And here's an extreme close up.
Fun huh? What do you think?
 

10 comments:

  1. It's like 3D lips. I love the contrast with the bare face. xx

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    1. You got it! It's all about creating texture and dimension! X

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  2. This is a beautiful concept. Looks like a flower blooming with fuchsia pink petals on the perimeter and red petals on the centre. It being matte adds a different dimension to the look.

    Simple stunning! i also loved how you have kept the rest of the face fresh and dewy!

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  3. The german brand Make up Factory had some true bright matte lipsticks, the quality was great. I am not sure if they still do because I do not have access to the brand anymore.

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    1. Thanks Sadie, I'll keep a look out for it x

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  4. I just love the end result of red and fushia together! I love fushia lipstick, my favorite has been Scnapp by Nars. I love reading your blog, i am beauty school I made sure all my class mates interested in makeup had your site!

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    1. I used Schiap but it didn't give me the right intensity although it is a gorgeous shade. Thanks for all your support x

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