Do you have a red lip color that you love? Do you feel like you can’t wear red?
Red lips are not only iconic, but timeless. Red lips are never outdated, and can go with any look. From jeans and a great t-shirt to a formal ballgown, it goes with everything!
Red is absolutely a power color, and I believe there is a red lip for everyone! Finding the right red lip, can be like finding a great bathing suit or the perfect pair of jeans. And by that, I mean it can be incredibly difficult and sometimes you just want to give up.
There thousands of red lip colors out there. From lip liners and lipsticks to lips balms and gloss. It can be very intimidating to try to choose one. If you are feeling a little weary about where to begin, start with a gloss or even tinted lip balm. Once you get used to seeing yourself with more color on your lips, you can work up to a bolder red if you like.
Since your lips will be bold be sure to keep the rest of your look soft. I am a huge fan of a natural eye shadow and a cat eye liner with my red lips. Another thing I love about red lips is that since you can wear it with a very simple eye look and be completely polished, it can be a very quick look. There are days I don’t want to take a lot of time on my eyes so I pop on a red lip and call it a day😉
So, get out there and find YOUR red lip. I promise it’s out there and you will feel amazing when you are rocking it!
Have you ever had to get ready in a pinch? Maybe you don’t have the time, or maybe you don’t even have your whole makeup bag. It has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion. Here are some of my go-to products for a quick but polished look. I like to be sure I have some products on hand that can work double duty. This way I can get a more finished look while still using just a few products.
- I like to use a cream shadow, they are quick and easy to use. This ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Truth is a great because it blends so easily and I can also double it as a soft highlight for my cheekbones.
- I love this EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner in brown! It’s so quick and easy and looks like I took a lot of time perfecting it.
- Mascara is a must for me! This is LORAC LUX First Class Lash Mascara is great for volume with a lightweight formula.
- A great concealer can work wonders to even out your skin. Be sure you have the perfect color. It should match so well you are able to just do a dot and walk away. I used Arbonne The Real Conceal Liquid Concealer with a Beauty Blender.
- I love to have a great lipstick that doubles as a cheek color in a pinch. For this look I used MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange.
As you can see with my before and after photos, five products can go a long way in creating a clean and polished look. As a bonus this look took under 10 minutes to complete.
I am a firm believer that there are no rules to beauty. There is no wrong way to apply your makeup. No wrong way to style your hair. No wrong color to paint your nails. I believe beauty is feeling good about the skin you are in.
I want to start out by introducing myself. My name is Kat and I have been a professional licensed makeup artist and hair stylist for over fifteen years. My love for makeup, skincare and hair began a long time ago. When I was in middle school I would “go to bed” and apply makeup just to take it off and start over. Through the years I have discovered that feeling good about ourselves inside and out can make a world of difference. In my career I have had the pleasure to style many women specializing in bridal looks. There is something magical about helping a Bride feel that she looks the same way she feels on such an important day. The glow of a bride truly comes from the inside. This has changed my perspective on all things beauty. Your makeup, hairstyle and clothes should enhance who you are instead of covering it up.
I may not believe in the don’ts, but I do have some of my own do’s. This blog will be filled with my professional tips and tricks as well as product reviews.
Whether you wear makeup every day, just occasionally or never. Get your nails done every other week at the salon or paint them at home on the couch, I hope you will all find something in this blog that relates to you.