Making Faces

Making Faces: The Tom Ford Red Lip

What I Used:

under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325

eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

eyeshadow: NARS Eyeshadow in Biarritz, NARS Eyeshadow in Blondie

eye brows: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Fling

eye lashes: MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara

lips: Tom Ford Lip Color Rouge A Levres in Wild Ginger, Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Lost Cherry, NARS Lip Liner in Jungle Red

There is no better red lipstick than a Tom Ford red, but why-oh-why does it have to be so expensive?!?! The people at Tom Ford Beauty were nice enough to gift this lipstick and gloss to me, so I’m trying to enjoy it because this is the last TF lipstick I’ll probably ever own.  Since I wanted the lips to be the main focus of this look I kept the rest of the makeup simple, but with a ’50s vibe.

First I applied NARS Biarritz shadow to the entire lid from lashline to brow.

Next I blended NARS Blondie shadow onto the eye socket bone just above the crease, not directly into the crease .  You put the color above the crease so it is visible when your eyes are open, just be sure to blend so there are no hard edges.

Then I applied Blacktrack to the outer corners of the eyes and winged the liner very slightly.

Last for the eyes, I applied Haute & Naught mascara, using the light separating wand first, followed by the dramatic volumnizing wand.

For the lips I began by lining the with NARS Jungle Red Lip Liner.  This color is a little darker and more blue than the Tom Ford red, but I often like to line red lips in a slightly darker color because it add dimension to the lips.  If you do this be sure to blend the darker liner down onto the lip so you don’t end up with an early ’90s dark-liner-light-lip thing.  Liner also helps prevent bleeding of the lipstick past the natural lip line.  Keep it mind though that this is definitely a step you can skip to save money.

Next I applied Tom Ford Wild Ginger to the lip all the way up to and covering the lip liner.

I finished off  with Lost Cherry Ultra Shine Lip Gloss to create the super shiny, wet look.

I am now realizing what a grave misstep I made by not asking for a TF lipstick for my birthday, which recently passed.  Oh well, six months till Christmas.

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