Truly, I’m terrible at capturing moments of my life. The fact is, the majority of my week is just like any other twenty-something professional working gal. I’m my own #girlboss (holla!) and I have to hustle to make the dough. So really, throughout the week, my life is pretty non-glamorous. To give you a glimpse dans la vie de Susane, I’m an RN. I work at an outpatient plastic surgery center. So, the majority of my days I spend in unisex surgical scrubs that are too big for me, with my hair in a surgical cap. It’s quite the opposite of what a self-proclaimed fashionista would like to wear. But, on the weekends, I love to glam it up a little bit!
The other day we had a patient come in wearing this rad, bright pinkish-purple lip color with a navy dress. Immediately I knew that I would have to set out to recreate such an eye-catching lip color. So on this sunny Sunday, I set out to M.A.C. to do such a thing.
I ended up playing with a couple of lip-liners and one matte lipstick to find the perfect combo.
As a base, I use Bite Beauty- line and define- lip primer and plumper. This helps fill in the fine lines of my lips, gives a slight little plump, and keep the lip liner from bleeding outside of where I want it to stay.
So, I used M.A.C.’s Nightingale liner to do the outermost parts of my lips. I fill in a little outside of my top lip, accentuate my bow, and then add a little depth and shading below the middle of my bottom lip to make my lips appear fuller.
Then, I used M.A.C.’s Magenta liner to blend some of the Nightingale line, but mostly fill in the middle of my lips. I love using liner as a base color because it stays so much longer than regular lipstick!
Lastly, I applied M.A.C.’s Flat Out Fabulous matte lipstick. Again, I blended the Magenta filled portion, and filled in the innermost parts of my lips to create depth and an ombre look.
I then pressed (not rubbed back and forth) my lips together a couple of times to get everything nice and even. And, voila!
Hope you enjoyed the little Beauty Blast this Sunday evening! Below you can find links to everything I purchased.