My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 8 – Red

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As a matter of fact, red eyeshadows do exist. I even have one or two in my palette, and I’ve seen pictures of people wearing them – they don’t necessarily look bad! However, when I think about red makeup, my mind automatically links it with bright red lips. And red lips mean no red eyeshadows – I suppose you can’t wear both at the same time unless you want to look really scary. To be really honest with you, in my opinion red eyeshadows on their own look quite scary in most cases anyway.

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It’s a well-known fact that red lipstick brings out even the slightest skin imperfections, so I’m going to try to make sure that my skin looks absolutely flawless. That’s why I’m overdoing it a bit and using pretty much everything on my face: whereas usually it’s either the foundation or the BB cream (well, by ‘usually’ I mean this challenge, because in everyday life I use none in most of the cases), today it is both! And the amount of foundation I’m applying is quite substantial too. I even apply it on the lips.

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I’m being quite generous with the concealer as well.

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On the other hand, I’m skipping any powder altogether, otherwise the whole thing might start looking cakey. A little touch of blush wouldn’t hurt, I believe, but a really little, almost invisible one.

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I am also ignoring the eyeshadows – and not only red ones, but any eyeshadows whatsoever, because I want as little emphasis on the eyes as possible. My minimalistic eye makeup only includes a little bit of eyeliner and mascara.

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Now comes the most important bit – colouring the lips. I normally don’t use lipliner, but with such a bright and daring colour I think it’s absolutely necessary. This one is Dior.

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And of course the lipstick itself. I am really struggling to choose the best red colour out of these three (none of them looks even close to red in the pictures below, so just trust me!), so I end up using a blend of all three.

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And finished! I generally like wearing red lipstick, even though it makes me look somewhat older. So except this particular colour blend being not 100% what I wanted and even despite the fact that a solid lipstick would be much more appropriate here, I still quite like the look.

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