In my last looks I've mostly been focusing on the eyes, so today I thought it would be cool to do something lip-centered instead! I went for soft neutral eyes and a bold gradient purple lip.
I kept the eyes looking relatively simple by dusting a shimmery nude all over the lid and applying a brown taupe in the crease and the lower lashline. I tightlined my upper lashes with a brown gel liner and applied several coats of brown mascara to keep the eyes soft but defined. I curled my lashes as well, but I've been wondering if that'll ever actually have any effect on me haha. My eyelashes are pretty straight, curled or not!
I lined my lips with a magenta lip pencil and then carefully applied a matte purple lipstick in the corners and worked it towards the middle of the lips. To finish it off I applied a creamy magenta coloured lipstick in the middle and blended it in with the purple to create a gradient effect that wouldn't smudge away with my lips touching.
Overall, I think that this look is pretty cool! Purple lips are very trendy right now and the gradient made it a little bit more interesting to me. It also brought a lot more depth to the look itself and made it a lot more lifely.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
LORAC Pro eyeshadow palette (Nude, Taupe)
Stila smudge eyeliner in damsel (lower lashline)
Catrice brown gel liner (discontinued, tightline)
MaxFactor Clump Defy (brown)
Glycerine (as primer)
Hema eyebrow pencil (lightest)
Stila In The Light eyeshadow palette (Bliss)
Essence My Base (pink, as primer and highlighter)
Benefit Fake Up! concealer
Illamasqua cream blush in Dixie
LORAC Pro eyeshadow palette (Taupe, contour)
Essence Stay Matt powder
MAC Magenta lip liner
MAC Girl About Town (centre)
Sleek Mardi Gras lip palette (purple)