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Dubai - United Arab Emirates | Monday, 8 September 2014

Glam Fall/ Autumn with Dark Bold Lips | Makeup Tutorial

This is the face chart that I was inspired by. I changed the lip color and lashes but still went for something bold and dramatic, keeping the eyes a deep yet soft brown.

Step 1: Start off with a clean and primed eye (excuse my blonde tip lashes). I used E.l.f Eyelid Primer. Amazing primer and it is only for 1 dollar, check it out girls!

I apologize in advance for the dull pictures, still working on my lighting.
Step 2: Using the shade Taupe from the Lorac Pro palette, add it into the crease using the fluffy brush (Bdellium Tools 785) as a transition color. Dark colors are hard to work with so using transition colors and blending properly is essential.
Step 3: From the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette, add Matt Hung into the crease but this time using the slimmer blending brush (Bdellium Tools 776). Matt Hung is a grey/ purple matte shade that creates a deep shadow effect in the crease. It shows up grey on the eye and not so much purple. 

Here we are working on creating the right gradient for a flawless eye.
Step 4: Using the same brush, take Matt Abdul and Matt Hung from the same palette and add it only to the inner hollow of the eye under the start of the eyebrow (if that makes sense). And blend, blend, blend.
Step 5: With a small detailing brush (Bdellium Tools 755) and Sable from the Lorac Pro, add it onto the lid, keeping it under the crease. 
Step 6: Blend... so no harsh edges are visible and you have a gradient from dark to light as you go upwards.
Step 7: Now taking an even darker brown, Espresso from the Lorac Pro Palette. Add it onto the lid but keeping it closer to the lashline. So just imagine you're doing a messy liner. And then blend, blend, blend. Now you have a gradient from Espresso to Sable to the lighter crease colors.
Step 8: Moving onto the lower lid, line both the upper and lower waterline with a black liner. Then take a fluffy shader brush (Bdellium Tools 777) and Taupe from the Lorac Pro palette and buff it messily under the eye, blend a little bit lower than usual. This will act as a transition color and help create a more flawless transition.
Step 9: Take Espresso and a small detailer brush (Bdellium Tools 755) and add it closer to the lashline and blend it in with the black liner.
Add Mascara - Isadora Extra Volume
Add fake lashes - Huda Beauty in Monique ... and you're done with the eyes!

Primer: Sephora Smoothing Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColorStay
Concealer: Collection - Lasting Perfection
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush: MAC - Coppertone
Contour & Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills - Contour Kit
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Lip liner: Sephora - No name, any dark maroon color would work
Lipstick: MAC - Media


I hope you enjoyed this look and learned something!

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  1. Love the way you detailed each step...I don't think I can ever carry off such dark lips but you look gorgeous! :)

    1. Thank you!
      I love trying different lip colors but I can never leave the house with one like this so I know what you mean :P

  2. YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING! :D Great post, great everything!

  3. I am absolutely loving this look, Sarah!!. It's intense.. What an absolutely stunning look that you seem to pull off with such ease!.. You look so ravishing <3

    1. Why thank you Naznin! You're so sweet <3