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LOTD: Bright, Berry Lips

LOTD 2013-08-06 (Close-Up) Today I wanted to have a go with a gift from a co-worker: MAC Lipstick in Rebel, a fabulously bright berry satin color. (Nevermind that MAC describe it as a “midtone cream plum” – this is most definitely a bright berry!)

Starting with my skin, I used my mixture of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair and Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light. I’m still stuck on the effect I’m getting from my secondary go-to concealer products, so to brighten my under-eye shadows, I used Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Luminous Concealer in Light, and on a couple of blemishes and around my nostrils, I used MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20. All of that was finished with Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder.

LOTD 2013-08-06 (Full Face) For my eyes, I went with a very neutral, understated look so as not to compete with the bright lips. After laying down a base of Urban Decay Primer Potion, I started with Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Walk of Shame packed all over the lid from lashline to brow, I then blended a tiny bit of Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked through the outer crease. And…that was that for the shadow!

After a few coats of Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Waterproof Mascara in Very Black on top and bottom lashes and some filling in of my brows with Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Blonde, my eyes were finished.

On my cheeks today are MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy to contour, a little bit of Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Score lightly dusted the apples of my cheeks, and Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Moon Beam No05 (limited edition) to highlight my cheekbones.

Lastly, for lips, I started with Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Conditioning Stick in Clear (discontinued) and let that soak in a while. Then I smoothed on MAC Lipstick in Rebel – the standout of my look today!

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