The look that inspired this blog’s name
Summer time is a happy time for me. I love wearing bright and cheerful colors. This season I finally found the perfect red color for my skin tone. I must have discarded at least 7 or 8 shades of red that I bought thinking it would suit me until a friend suggested the shade ‘Ruby Woo’ from M.A.C and from the moment I first tried it on, I was completely hooked (so much that I named my blog after it). It is a bold color to carry and until you get the right shade and texture that suits your face, you could end up looking like a cartoon.
This look is definitely inspired but a subtle version of Kourtney Kardashian’s look in season 6 of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Bright red and orange lip colors and heavy clumpy mascara with neutral eye shadow.
So here it is….
The first step to start any kind of makeup is to exfoliate your face. Typically one should exfoliate at least 3-4 times a week. This cleans all the dirt and dead skin from your face and leaves a soft smooth surface to apply makeup on.
I used Murad’s age reform AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser. It is my absolute favorite and I intend to do a product review on this too.
Next step is to moisturize your face. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer of thick consistency . If you have oily skin, use a light weight moisturizer. But, you have to make sure to apply it very thoroughly and generously in outward motion. Wait for 3 minutes and let your skin absorb the moisturizer. If you don’t, the products you apply over it will slide and will not apply evenly.
I used Olay’s active hydrating beauty fluid.
Now apply a primer on your face to create an oil-free smooth base for foundation. I used M.A.C’s prep+prime skin base visage. Take just one pump and apply thoroughly all over your face and neck. This helps the foundation last longer without creasing. wait another 3 mins for your skin to absorb the primer.
Squeeze or pump out foundation on the back of your hand. Apply small dots with your fingers on your face as shown in the picture. Then using a foundation brush spread the foundation evenly in outward motion.
I used M.A.C’s studio sculpt spf15 foundation in shade NW35.
Now apply concealer using a concealer brush on the areas which require concealing like under the eyes, area around the nose to remove any kind of redness or to conceal any marks or spots.
I used M.A.C’s select cover up in shade NW 30. Remember concealer should always be a shade lighter than your foundation so that it can blend well with foundation to cover up any marks or spots.
Now apply a setting powder all over your face with a powder brush to lock the products on your face. Also, it helps absorb the excess oil on your face.
I used Make up For ever’s HD powder.
Next is to do the eyes. Start off by applying a primer for eyeshadow which provider a smooth base and avoids creasing of eye shadow.
I used Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion in shade Eden which is a neutral shade.
Now using a eye shader brush like M.A.C’s 239 apply M.A.C eyeshadow ‘Quarry’ on the lid area.
Using a tapered blending brush like M.A.C’s 222 apply M.A.C eyeshadow ‘Haux’ on the outer corner of the lid slightly extending on the crease and blend just so there are no visible lines between the two eyeshadows.
Now using a clean tapered blending brush ( M.A.C 222) apply M.A.C eyeshadow ‘ Naked Lunch’ on the brow bones as highlighter. This will add a lil punch to the neutral shades. Now blend it properly.
Now using M.A.C’s Penultimate eye liner in Rapidblack line a very thin line on the lash line.
Now apply kohl liner on your water line. I used Revlon’s colorstay liner in Black
Now curl your eyelashes with an eye lash curler. After curling apply M.A.C’s Opulash mascara in optimum black on upper lashes ( I put atleast 4-5 layers because I like dramatic lashes)
For the kohl liner from running down we apply M.A.C’s eyeshadow Carbon onto the lower lash line using a pencil brush like M.A.C’s 219. It keeps the kohl intact.
Now apply mascara to the lower lash too and we are done with the eyes!
Apply blush M.A.C’s notable on to the line of your cheek bones using a blush brush like M.A.C’s 129.
and last but not the least apply lipstick M.A.C’s Ruby Woo. (I love it!)
I hope you guys like this look and try it on. Do let me know if you have any questions 🙂
Note: I have given names of M.A.C brushes as a reference to identify what kind of brush was used. You could use any other brand or company’s brushes.