Sunday, 5 February 2012

FOTD #30: 05/02/12

Today's FOTD is something a little different for me. I recently had an email from a reader who was nervous about wearing red lips as she felt her lips were a little too thin for it. I began composing a reply saying that she should give it a go and rock the red lips before I realised what a bloody hypocrite I was. In all my years of make up wearing I have avoided red lips for that exact reason. My lips are thin (as people on YouTube are so eager to point out, repeatedly) but today I decided to wear the red lip.

I used:
-Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer
-Diorskin Nude Foundation "020"
*-ELF Studio Pressed Powder "Porcelain"
-Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer "Fair"
-Benefit Coralista

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-L'Oreal Colour Infallible "Sahara Treasure" - over lid
-MAC Shadow "Antiqued" - in crease
*-ELF Studio Shadow Single "Sand Dollar" - highlight
-MAC Fluidline "Blacktrack" - top liner
-Kryolan Kajal - lower liner
-Benefit They're Real Mascara

*-Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker "Reddy"

Yes, my hair is interesting today. I've been in and out of hats all day.

Bonus Crunchie picture!! There was snow, he was happy.

ETA: Thanks a bunch for your comments :) I'll definitely be considering more red lips in the future!


  1. That lipstick really suits you. I have been reading your blog for a couple of months, just getting around to actually posting! Thanks to you I have my first Fyrinnae order winging it's way over the Atlantic to me as I type!

  2. This look is cool with your eye color, you should wear red lips more often :o)

  3. looks absolutely lovely! :) Suits your skintone very well imo! Also, people point out you have thin lips? ... jesus wept, you'd think they'd have something better to do with their time!

  4. I see no reason why you or others shouldn't wear red lipstick, it looks great on you! x

  5. It looks great on you! I can't remember if I have SN Reddy. I may have to go thru my stash now and hope it looks that good on me. LOL

  6. Oh wow, I LOVE that eyeshadow! Looks gorgeous on you.

  7. You should wear red more often, I think it looks great on you! Also, Crunchie is too cute.

  8. Lovely make-up, it really enhances your eyes. My dog loves the snow too :)

  9. I think red lipstick with thin lips makes them stand out more! Think of it as how a skinny girl can get away with wearing a low cut shirt more often than someone who is more genetically blessed up top. It doesn't look too over the top partly because the shape is more modest, and that works! I am definitely a fan of this look on you. You should rock neutral eyes and dramatic lips more often!

  10. Red lipstick looks great on all lip shapes and sizes, I've only really got into it the last 6 months or so and have being buying loads! Illamasqua do great lipsticks that really last. I'll do posts soon.

  11. You have beautiful features that are really unique which is why you should accentuate them! Read "guide to an outstanding style" by doe deere, founder of lime crime. That really helped me love my tiny mouth and round face ;) love, Jenny

  12. Has anyone mentioned you have two eyes? Really. People are so stupid sometimes. And the red does look lovely on you.

  13. I love the red lips! Hi first time commenting, but I love your blog. I live in Texas and not only do I love your stuff for your original makeup style and intelligent, well-spoken reviews and tutorials, I love it because of your features! To me as a texan woman, you look like a classic English beauty (I know you could be from anywhere, but still...). The red on your unique lip shape is totally classy. And I have hooded lids close to my eyebrows. I'll look at your face and go, "look at that eye shadow real estate!", because you have nice unhooded lids to work with. Your hair, too, is wonderful. I have a big, kinky bush of hair and yours is so smooth. A classic English beauty! Great blog. Forget mean comments. People on YouTube can be so hateful.


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