Today’s look book is all about the winter and festive season upon us. As you know, I’m all about the red lipstick. But ever since I spotted the lip colour Glastonberry floating around I knew I had to try it. I’ve always been a little cautious with lipstick in general, that is until I found a red that worked for me. Now that I am used to lipstick, I wanted to try a completely different look, something that was better suited for winter, christmas parties and just for a change, even on a summer’s evening.
The lipstick I am wearing is the Charlotte Tilbury – Glastonberry. A staple in most beauty bags whether it is this lip colour or a similar dupe. I bought this at the new Charlotte Tilbury counter in John Lewis, Liverpool One. I was served by a lovely woman called Katie who was so helpful in helping me pick the right lip liner and talking me through what would suit me. I know that part of the job is to sell as much as they can, but she was so helpful and didn’t push me to get anything I wasn’t shopping for, highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.
The colour itself looks so dark initially, especially to a newbie to the dark colours. But it is surprising how light it applies. You need a few coats to really get the deep, gorgeous berry colour you see here.
For this look I started by using the Illamasqua skin base foundation, which I applied with a beauty blender, MAC concealer was used under my eyes, and on some blemishes that just won’t go away! Again using my beauty blender, I blended all of this into my skin. I didn’t use a contour kit on this occasion, but did apply some Kiko cosmetic, Rebel romantic bronzer to my cheek bones and the top of my forehead. This is basically my usual makeup you may have seen in previous posts, but with some added warmth from the bronzer.
I then used the Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow pomade for my eyebrows, going a little heavier than I usually would. For my eye makeup I used the Sleek Makeup I- Divine palettes “Oh so special” and “Original“. I didn’t want to focus too much on the eyes as this is all about that Glastonberry lip, but a naked eye didn’t seem worth having either. I used the natural colours from the original palette as my base, blending into the crease and building the colour from there. The darker colour called ‘boxed’ was blended all over the lid, just so the sparkle had a base to sit on. Once that was blended I used the two gorgeous copper tones ‘Penny farthing’ and ‘Sterling’ from the Oh so special palette, and patted that on rather than blending straight away, just to get the most from the shadow. Once applied, I then blended until it all worked together. I am still a novice when it comes to eye shadows to be honest, but practice makes perfect so you just have to keep doing it!
After blending all of the shadow together, I then added a little eyeliner to finish the eyes, and add a touch more drama. The liner used was the Lancome Artliner ,this is pretty much the last use I will get from this, so I can now look for a cruelty free eyeliner. Under the eyes, using a fan brush I applied some of the Laura Mercier brightening powder and left that to rest on my face whilst I applied my mascara (Lancome Hypnose star– last of that too!).
Prior to using the lipstick, I did pick up a lip liner as well called Bad Romance from Charlotte Tilbury, which is also a gorgeous berry tone. I used this to of course line my lips making sure to apply quite a think line so it would last, then the final touch, the lipstick!
I started on my bottom lip, really just to test the colour and see the pigmentation, after one layer. I then continued applying the lipstick, until I was satisfied with the coverage and then moved on to the top lip. I really loved the final look, and will definitely be wearing this colour more often.
Thanks for reading everyone. What’s your go to lip colour?