Whenever someone has on a red lipstick that suits them, I want to know the name of it and the full journey of how they discovered it. Did they try a million other red lipsticks and finally ended up at that one? Was it a lucky first pick? Did they hate red lips until trying this particular shade? All the pointless nosey questions you can think of- I want to know it all.
If someone asked me my “journey” with Colourpop Arriba! (no one would but I guess blogging = making up hypothetical lipstick journey conversations), it would be that I loved it as soon as I saw Colourpop release it, but tried to hold back. After seeing it on a few people I follow, I obviously caved and bought it. One person in particular that I saw wearing it was @Katy, or LustreLux on Youtube. It made her tan pop. I mentioned this in my Colourpop Haul post, but it is just that right shade of red that is rich and has a hint of maroon. It makes my teeth look white and I couldn’t be happier with it.
Before I applied it, I put Soap & Glory Extreme XXL Plumping Gloss on to work while I did the rest of my face. I dabbed off the excess with a towel, put on some chapstick, and about six minutes or so later I put on the red liquid lipstick.
I was inspired to do this makeup by that classic fresh look that consists of minimal fresh face and red lips. My look didn’t turn out minimal at all since I was having kind of a crappy skin day and kept layering on powders to cover my blemishes, but you get what I was going for. I kept my eyeshadow light and just used some light brows, a little orange, and tans from the Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette. The false lashes glammed up the look so I left off winged liner.
The one minimal thing I did accomplish was my base foundation- I put on Stila’s BB cream that has super barely there coverage. It’s basically just a tinted moisturizer. From there I went straight to concealer and cream bronzer, then set it with Maybelline Fit Me Powder. I liked this method and think I’ll be doing it a lot more. Going in with full coverage foundation, cream products, a powder foundation, and then bronzer, contour powder, etc. is major overkill sometimes.
COMPLEXION| STILA 10in1 BB cream, TARTE aquacealer, LOREAL concealer stick to cream bronze,MAYBELLINE fit me powder to set, BAREMINERALS well rested, LAURA GELLER pink grapefruit blush, COLOURPOP topaz bronzer duo, SMASHBOX pearl highlight palette
EYES| ABH modern renaissance palette, BECCA opal highlight inner corner, LOREAL miss manga rock mascara, SEPHORA COLLECTION white colorful pencil liner, MAC costa riche liner, IIKONN black magic lashes (kimandmakeup for 30% off coupon)
BROWS| KVD brown tattoo liner, COLOURPOP auburn pomade
LIP| COLOURPOP arriba!
Thank you for reading! Have a great week and let me know your favorite red lipsticks if you feel like commenting. 🙂