I realize I look a little crazy-pants in this pic, but there is a method to my madness, LOL!
Talking about Big Baby Plushglass yesterday reminded me of one of my favorite makeup tricks for nude lip looks.
After I finish applying concealer under my eyes, I take the leftover product on my brush, and run it across my lips. The thin layer of concealer evens out my natural lip color and creates a blank canvas for nude lip liners, lipsticks or glosses applied on top. It also allows more of the nude lip color to show through.
If you have very pigmented lips, and nude lip glosses like Big Baby look almost like clear glosses on your kisser, this little tip can really help bring out the nude in nude lip colors.
Here I’m wearing MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW 25, which I also use under my eyes (I’m usually an NC, but I think the peachy tones in this NW shade offset the blues and purples in my dark circles — a trick I learned from a friendly MAC makeup artist), topped with Big Baby Plushglass, a plumping peach gloss with pink and white pearl.
A thin layer of concealer…
Then a layer of Big Baby!
I think you can really see a difference in the pics below. My lips are naturally quite pigmented with noticeable pink tones, so when I wear Big Baby by itself, it looks pink…but when I blank out my lips first with concealer, more of Big Baby’s peachy tones come through.
That’s Big Baby without concealer on the left, and with concealer on the right.
Kinda neat how the color looks completely different, right?
One last thing before I hit the treadmill this morning (if I don’t exercise soon, it ain’t gonna happen): crazy cat lady earrings!
I found these yesterday while rummaging through a box that went missing after our move three years ago. Through some magical twist of fate, it miraculously turned up the other day.
See the kitty silhouette there in the middle? So totally cat lady, LOL!
Anywho, happy Tuesday. I hope you have a most excellent day.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,