Getting ready for date night? Swap out your natural, more innocent look for a bolder berry lip that screams “seductive and sultry.” Get the look above with the help of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition Collection, inspired by the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
1. Apply your base foundation and a soft pink blush, then amp up your arches. Using a brow pencil, brow powder, eye shadow, or brow cream formula that is one shade lighter than your brows, create a line (directly along the bottom of your brow) from the start of your brows to where the arch starts, using an angled brush to apply it. Model Luize used MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in “Light Blond.” Then, use the slanted brush to diffuse the color upward into your arches for a more natural finish.
2. Swipe on a sheer application of a mauve- or taupe-gray shadow from lashline to crease. Luize used the “Taupe Gray” shade in the MAKE UP FOR EVER GIVE IN TO ME set. To create a perfectly diffused crease, take a fluffy domed eye shadow brush, swirl it over the shadow, close your eye, and gently push the tip of the brush into the socket of your eye. Open your eye up with the brush still there, twist it to give it a tighter position in the socket of your eye, and move the brush in a windshield-wiper motion back and forth, creating a deeply colored crease. Next, add mascara (MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Smoky Extravagant Mascara also comes in the MAKE UP FOR EVER GIVE IN TO ME set).
3. Line the perimeter of your mouth with a berry lip liner. Luize used MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Liner in “Matte Raspberry,” which comes in the MAKE UP FOR EVER TEASE ME Berry Lip Trio. Fill in the outer corners only of your top and bottom lips to create dimension. To blend the lip liner slightly and create a seamless gradation of color, run a clean lip brush over the liner to make it look more natural. If you want to make the application sharper, dip a flat-tip brush into makeup remover and straighten up any wonky lip liner.
4. Finish with gloss. For a sheer, natural, glossy finish, apply a gloss in the same shade as your lip liner, like the gorgeous sheer berry shade “Shimmering Grenadine,” which comes in the MAKE UP FOR EVER TEASE ME Berry Lip Trio. For a more intense finish, opt for the opaque options in the set called MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge Lip Color in shade “50.”