Saturday, January 3, 2015

Red lips - Marvelous Moxie

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!

I just returned from a trip to visit my boyfriend's grandmother. On the way home we stopped in a mall and I got my nails done... I stress pick at them (awful habit) so I decided to get gel tips for the first time. Pretty sweet and now I am unable to pick at them. Perhaps I will post about them later :)

Christmas was lovely and I got some pretty cool makeup - I received the Smashbox contour palette (yassss) which I am currently obsessed with. I can't wait to post about it.

I wanted to talk about my holiday makeup, specifically the red lippy I've been using. 

Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Call the Shots is described as a true scarlet. I find it to be a blue based red with a very buildable and creamy finish. I've been wearing it both dabbed on for lighter coverage as well as built up for when I want a full punch of red.

I usually pair a red lip with a more minimal eye, a clean brow, peachy blush, and a nice contour. I popped on some demi false lashes for more drama but for the most part kept my eye makeup clean and simple with a brightening champagne shadow. 

Contouring is usually the base of my makeup routines, especially if I'm doing a bold eye or lip look - to maintain an overall balance on my face.