Mac Red Lips

Earlier this month I had my first proper encounter with a Mac counter!

I nipped into Fenwicks and simply asked about foundation as I wanted to see if they had anything as pale as I am. Before I knew it, I was sitting in the chair getting a full face of makeup tested on my skin to see what would look and feel good!

I was a bit nervous due to having no makeup on at all due to dry skin but the woman was so kind about it and recommended NC13 as my shade and helped me make a little ‘wishlist’ of products so that I could come back for them all.

Sadly the student budget doesn’t stretch to a full face of Mac products no matter how much the heart may want them!

However, I couldn’t just leave with nothing after she tried out red lips on me.

Being a pale brunette I’m always told I would look lovely with red lips, that it suits my skin tone and would look lovely.

But I had no clue what would work!

She checked my skin tone and assured me of the tones that would work- definitely not orangey reds!

After this she lined my lips with ‘High Energy’ – a pro longwear lip pencil.

It was quite obvious I had been lining my lips wrong and with a few moments of her time she taught me how to do it correctly!

Then she filled my lips in with ‘Just Add Romance’ a new Velvetease lip pencil.

The formula was so creamy, I knew it wouldn’t crack or dry up and I was stunned at how much it transformed my face. For the first time, I felt really confident having red lips!

However, I was in a hoodie and jeans and shopping in town in the middle of the day, so I had to wipe the red lips off!

But after being taught what to do, I decided I had to bring them both home with me!

So far, I’m improving my lip lining skills as well as my confidence with the colour, so much so that I really hope that once I have the confidence in my weightloss, I can buy a sexy dress to match the red lips and head out to town with the boy!

The woman from the mac counter at Fenwicks was really lovely and did this all for free so I was really pleased and will definitely be heading back if I need my makeup done for a night out!

Red lips is not a look that I would wear everyday! But it is perfect for a date night, and it works perfectly with a nude smokey eye.

 I definitely think it would work well with an eye look from the Naked 3 palette which has gorgeous rose gold and shimmery tones that would make your eyes sparkle and stand out!

For perfume, I would definitely opt for the Rosie for Autograph Nuit Parfum, as it is such a rosey, sensual smell. Perfect with a pretty dress heels and this look!

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 S x