Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Makeup Monday (on Tuesday): Classic Beauty




Look who's back for another Makeup Monday (on Tuesday): my dear friend Christine of My Style Pill! Last week, Christine asked me to demonstrate a smokey eye she could easily replicate; this week, she requested tips on pulling off a red lip. I've already given a step by step tutorial for red lips, so this time I documented the full face. When wearing a bold lip with otherwise pared down features, I like to focus on perfecting the skin.

For everyday wear, you might not need or want to use all of these products - and that's okay! For special occasions, photos, or when you want a little oomph, the additional steps are absolutely worth the few extra minutes. I broke down the whole process, so while it might seem like a lot of work, it's achievable in very little time. That's why a bold lip is my go-to! Here's what I used:


Skin: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, blending sponge (I use a variant of the Beauty Blender), Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Make Up For Ever Uplight #22


Cheeks: Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Creme Rouge, MAC Fix+, MAC 187 brush


Brows and eyes: Sonia Kashuk brow brush, Smashbox Brow Tech, MAC Zoom Lash


Lips: MAC Prep + Prime Lip, MAC Redd lip liner, MAC retractable lip brush, MAC Russian Red


Want to recreate this look? Keep reading after the jump for step by step instructions and photos.




(I left this part out, since Christine is lucky and has very clear skin - but now is the time to use concealer on any blemishes.)












That's it! You're done. One thing I left out: you can finish with a light dusting of translucent powder to set your makeup and banish excess shine. I dusted it on her t-zone and chin only, to keep that glow on her cheeks. Carry blotting papers with you to blot excess shine throughout the day, and wake up tired makeup with a spritz of your Fix+! As for the red lips, MAC Russian Red is my all time favorite, and it's incredibly long lasting, but carry it with you for touch ups. I love the retractable lip brush because I can throw it in my purse and not worry about any mess.

If you have any questions or need product suggestions, the fastest way to reach me and get a direct reply is on twitter or facebook. If you try this look, I would love for you to share pictures on my facebook page!

35 comments:

  1. my god this is absolutely gorgeous. I want this as my everyday look!

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  2. gorgeous look, i love her eyes!
    xxx

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  3. HELLO GORGEOUS IS RIGHT!!
    Wow, Keiko! Again, you have a beautiful model to work with, but really you did a great job. Her skin looks like silk!

    We need to transport you to Toronto. STAT!

    :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  4. Gorgeous make up, you look very retro :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I am a BIG fan of the Style Pill blog, one of the FIRST bloggs I read! I think I became a fan because of her, her style is so easy and affordable and I said, why not me? She has also a great skin, and I love the natural makeup you have there, so beautiful!

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  6. Simply beautiful!!!! This make-up is perfect, looks so natural, and looks so healthy! This lipstick is gorgeous!!
    I love Mac products!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  7. She's absolutely gorgeous. I love how you've been featuring her on Makeup Monday! :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Club Couture Giveaway!

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  8. wonderful post
    I've never used a fix does it really work?
    is it good for long events where you want your make up to look fresh all the time?

    thank you

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  9. Her green eyes really stand out! You did a great job on her.

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

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  10. lovely

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  11. love a very basic eye with a bold lip! lovely!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  12. This is truly a gorgeous look and I do this on an every other day basis haha. Some days I updo my eyes and some days I make my lips the center of attention!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh wow... I totally needed this tutorial.. i love how you did it step by step... thank you!! she looks lovely!

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  14. Christine looks great and this look totally suits her! especially with that glamorous bob she´s carrying around these days! :)
    loved the tutorial!

    XO Jannine
    http://fashionistArg.blogspot.com

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  15. i wish i could pull off red lips as well as her!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  16. this look is so classically pretty :)

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great look! Loving the lipstick! x LondonZest

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  18. Thank you so much for the how-to, the finished product is gorgeous and yet not overly complicated. I see a trip to the MAC counter in my future. :)

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  19. You make it seem so easy...now to get my hands on all those products...

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  20. Amazing make up, I love how it looks on you!

    Alessia

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  21. She looks great with and without make-up.

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  22. Gorgeous! This is an awesome tutorial. Perfect for a make-up cripple like me ; )

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  23. She looks AMAZING! (Although she's pretty damn gorgeous without any make up).

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  24. This is so beautiful. She is gorgeous! Just like you. :) This look is so fresh and bright. I love it.

    The Rich Style

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  25. She is SO gorgeous and the make-up is classic and beautiful.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a great tutorial! I swear by my beauty blender sponge as well - makes the foundation go on so much smoother.

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  27. Okay that fix+ tip to blend blush is GENIUS. I swear my time on your blog is directly correlated with withdrawals from my credit card because I feel like I need everything I see on here! I can't wait to find the perfect red lipstick and liner for me. I've been on the hunt for a while and I just get burned out...until I read your blog again and I'm all refreshed and ready to hunt again, haha. Thanks Keiko!

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  28. Beautiful make... Such a great tutorial!

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