Simply Lippy Challenge Day 359 | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Shade 25, Russian Doll

Bobbi Brown is a brand that I always say I must try more of, but for some reason, I never get around to it. So, you can imagine my excitement when my gorgeous sister-in-law bought it for me for Christmas.

From the luxe lip color range which I’d never tried before now, the finish is what I would describe as a satin cream as it has a glossy element to it whilst also giving a medium coverage.

The texture is rich and creamy as expected, with an amazingly bold pigment and excellent colour pay off. You won’t need to apply much of this at all because a little goes a long way, and it will keep your lips feeling hydrated and smooth all day.

The shade itself is a raspberry red shade and the minute I applied it, I knew it was my kind of lippy. It is that gorgeous tone of berry that I just adore, especially at this time of year, and it wears very well throughout the day.

Though it has a slightly gloss finish, it stated in place must better than I initially thought it would, particularly as I was out walking in the wind and rain today.

It feels so nice and soft to wear, so much so, it has convinced me to try out more lipsticks from Bobbi Brown as soon as possible! God knows after this year, I’ll never need another lipstick that’s for sure, but I won’t let a little detail like that get in the way now – don’t you worry!

Sorcha 💋

Going to the Dark Side

Last Saturday I went out with the girls for a late lunch / early dinner / cocktails kind of night. As we were meeting early I didn’t want to go too heavy with my makeup but I wanted it to be strong enough to last from day into night.  I love a dramatic lip so decided to pair a soft brown smokey eye with one of my favourite lip colours, Dark Side by MAC.

This lipstick is a really creamy shade of burgundy with a gloss finish, and is the perfect night time companion to help you pull off a dramatic makeup look.

Using a combination of my usual go-to products, Bobbi Brown eyeshadows and my Dark Side lippy, here’s a look at how I put it together…

 

After applying my brow pencil and shaping my eyebrows, I started off my covering my eye lids with Benefit’s Passion Pearl highlighter eyeshadow to give my eyes a good base. I then applied even amounts of Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold and Fawn shimmer eyeshadows to give a soft golden brown colour. By blending these two shades together, it meant that the colour wasn’t too dark for day time.

The look was completed by applying a thin layer of eyeliner to my upper eyelid, then some kohl eyeliner pencil to the waterline of my lower eyelid for that added punch.

 

 

Once my eyes were finished, I dusted some powder over my entire face to brush away any eyeshadow residue, and applied Benefit’s Coralista Blusher to my cheekbones in upward movements, ensuring I highlighted as I went along.

To finish off the look, I took out the star of the show, my Dark Side lippy and applied onto my lips. This colour is just perfect in my view, I love rich shades and this shade of burgundy works in both winter and summer.

You can never underestimate the power that a dark or dramatic lip colour has to totally transform your makeup. I don’t tend to pair dark lips with dark eyes often as I think it’s always best to focus on one or the other. There is a happy medium however, and I hope I’ve found that here! I think I have, and hopefully you’ll all like it too!

Here’s a full list of all the products I used:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NW25)
  • MAC Studio Fix Power (C35)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher Concealer Pen (Shade 2)
  • Benefit Blush (Coralista)
  • MAC Brow Pencil (Spiked)
  • Benefit Eyeshadow Highlighter (Passion Pearl)
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow (Rose Gold)
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow (Fawn)
  • MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Pot (Black)
  • MAC Kohl Pencil (Smoulder)
  • Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara
  • MAC Lipstick (Dark Side)

I love any excuse to play around with different makeup looks and what could be better than a girls night out. My makeup lasted well into the early hours and apart from touching up my lips after dinner, I didn’t need to touch up at all!

Do you like a dark lip? If so, then why not have a go at this look yourself?

Sorcha x