Ever since I picked up the Rimmel Kate lipstick in shade 01, I've been wanting to do a classic red lip look on the blog, and today... here it is. It might not be groundbreaking, but it's super easy, quick, and a nice fail-safe for nights out.
Base and Brows - I began by applying some Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to any blemishes and areas of redness on my skin, before my favourite Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. I find putting concealer on first works better for me and gives me a more flawless finish. Under my eyes, I used the Clarins Instant Concealer. This is my tried and tested base at the moment - every time I wear a full face of makeup, this is where I start. My brows were a bit hastily done and I'll confess that I didn't realise how ungroomed they looked till I was editing the photos, so we'll all just have to live with it. Anyway, for what it's worth, I've used Benefit Brow Zings to define them a bit.
Face - I wanted to keep this quite minimal and neutral, so as not to detract from the bold red lip, so I omitted blush and went for a sweep of the bronzer from the Maybelline Master Sculpt palette - a really useful product for when you want to keep things neutral - and a subtle highlight with a touch of Mac Soft and Gentle.
Lips - The finishing touch was the beautiful Rimmel Kate lipstick in shade 01, which I applied using a lip brush to avoid getting it absolutely everywhere. The quality of this is great for a drugstore lipstick - creamy, pigmented and long lasting. The shade is a gorgeous true red and one that I'm sure is going to get a lot of use over the autumn and winter.
I really like this look and it's probably going to be my go-to night out makeup for a while!
What's your favourite red lipstick?