Sunday, 15 April 2012

Impassioned + My 200th Blog Post!

How brilliant to have made it to 200 posts! I never imagined when I started this blog that a) I'd still be blogging a year and a half later and b) I'd end up working with make-up for a living. It makes me quite happy when I realise that's the truth!

I am wearing Patina eyeshadow with Charcoal Brown through my socket and eyebrows, but... more importantly, what am I wearing on my lips? Recently on twitter, Pablo R (senior artist for MAC in Europe) suggested using Cherry lip liner with Viva Glam Nicki. Well, I don't yet own Viva Glam Nicki (and it's sold out at my counter as I type) but I fancied giving a similar combination a go and here's what I came up with...

I primed the lips with Prep+Prime lip, filled in the edges with Cherry lip liner and filled the entire lip with Impassioned amplified cream lipstick all over. It gives the lips a stronger edge, but it's not noticeably red on pink or harsh. I also highlighted my Cupid's bow with Vanilla pigment.  

What do you think?

Ruth x

PS I'm quite excited as on Wednesday and Thursday Pablo will be at my counter. Hopefully I'll get to pick his brains! I might wear this combination.