When I want a bright pink lipstick to be the main focus of my makeup, I like to wear more of a neutral eye that integrates a light pink eye shadow. I also like to wear bright lipsticks when I don’t have time to do much with my eyes.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance (to prime lid)
- MAC E/S in “Naked Lunch” (apply as a wash on entire lid — click here to read more about this simple technique)
- MAC E/S in “Mulch” (outer V; lightly blend along crease)
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink” (upper lash line)
- Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
- MAC Sheertone Blush in “Blushbaby” (on apples)
- MAC L/S in “Girl About Town”
I wore this look when I visited Tower of London, because I wanted my bright pink lips to contrast the “dark” scenery (both visually and historically). For example:
The picture on the left is how my lipstick looks next to the visually dark armor inside the dimly lit White Tower. On the right is how the pink looks next to the historically dark Traitors’ Gate — where prisoners accused of treason entered, destined to be beheaded. :O
When applying the lip color, you can first use a lip pencil that’s similar in color to the bright lipstick to define your lips and to help keep the lipstick in place. However, I only used lipstick here and blended it out with a lip brush — I always keep a retractable lip brush in my purse.