Signature Red.

One of my favourite looks but one I don't wear nearly enough is red lips.

My first red lipstick was M.A.C's Russian Red since everyone seemed to swear by it as an amazing blue based red. It's a matte and no matter how I apply, I can't get on with it. So whilst I was pursuing my Benefit counter back in the Summer and my eyes came across a beautiful, glossy red with a cool undertone, I knew had to have it. It's since become my favourite between Benefit and Revlon's True Red (1/2) / Fire & Ice.

After I did this look, I couldn't stop looking in the mirror. It'd been a week or so since I'd worn makeup since my skin had gone all dry and sore.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to say this but when I take FOTD pictures I take 348753 million photos. For this look I took 4. Oh yes, you read that right. I am using the first picture and the third. The first picture?! Crazy times right. I was extremely pleased with how I looked yesterday.

Illamasqua Skin Base - 2.
Benefit Boi-ing - Light.
M.A.C Powder Blush - Well Dressed.
HD Brows - Dark Brown (from Vamp palette)*.
M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light.

Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Virgin (all over lid).
Benefit High Beam (brow highlight).
Illamasqua Precision Ink - Abyss.
Clinique High Lengths Mascara*.

Benefit Full Finish Liptick - Flirt Alert.

I didn't go with the 'full-finish' of Flirt Alert as I knew I'd be eating and drinking so I didn't want it to have to much slip. I lined with a lip brush and then just filled it in also using the brush. It gave a blotted semi matte look. You can see it in all it's glossiness here.

I definitely need to wear this combination more often, I love it. I love red lips, there's just something that makes me feel beautiful and womanly.

What's your favourite way to wear a red lip?

I'm also (hopefully) picking up my new camera on Wednesday, I cannot tell you how excited I am and I will be flooding your dash a lot more.

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