Saturday, 27 August 2016


Since we've weirdly had a lot of nice weather lately I thought what better way to show off my new Mac lippy with a how-to post. I'm a sucker for a bright lip, I love wearing plain Jane outfits and making my look just with a simple lipstick. I personally prefer bright red/orange with a coral tone to my lipsticks but red bases are so versatile anyone suits them.

First step is the most important, prime yo lips! Since it's been sunbathing weather this goes without saying really but it's important to make sure your lips are well cared for before you attempt a matte lip as they can be very drying. I use my EOS balm, I know this is a brand that has had really bad press lately but personally I don't see the problem? I love mine!

Next I line my lips, this Lasting Sensation liner goes amazingly well with my Ablaze lipstick. I tend to colour in my lips a little too, just so they blend together a lot easier and it's not obvious that I'm wearing liner. I think liners are so important when it comes to matte lipsticks, they even everything out and stop the lipstick flying all over the place which is really important, especially when it comes to hot summer days!

I then apply my lipstick, since the Mac lipsticks don't have a square nib like the Charlotte Tilbury ones, I use a lip brush to get right in those pesky corners to make sure my lips are perfectly even. I know that some people won't carry a lip brush around with them so I'd suggest just filling in these gaps with the lip liner. 

To perfect my lip, I conceal around the edges. Not only does this trick make the lips look bolder, it hides any imperfections you may of made when applying the product.. (Which is almost always for me, shaky coffee hands are no good for steady tasks like liner). This really takes the look to the next level for me, it both highlights and conceals and makes the colour stand out to it's full potential.

And voila! the finished look. Scouring makeup counters for days I eventually found my perfect shade of coral. I've genuinely not took this off since I bought it and I keep applying false tan so the colour stands out against my skin. I know bright colours aren't everybody personal taste but these tips can be applied to any shade of lipstick and any lipstick brand. The links to the products I've mentioned in this post are below, thanks for reading!

Mac Lip Pencil in Lasting Sensation £13 / Link Here
Mac Matte Lipstick in Ablaze £15.50 / Link Here
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15 £18.00 / Link Here
EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet £6.50 / Link Here


  1. I love MAC lip products, their quality is so great! I love this bright red for summer, it looks amazing with darker skin! :) x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  2. Beautiful! The finished look is so polished & stunning, the perfect shade of coral. :]

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  3. This shade looks lovely on you, it suits your skintone and hair perfectly.

  4. Such a pretty colour! I always want to branch out and wear reds and bright colours on a normal day but I never have the guts to haha!
    Kathy x

  5. Wow, this shade looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g on you!!! Such a beautiful shade!!


  6. This lip colour is beautiful on you!

  7. I'm not usually a lover of bright lips but I adore this color. I'll have to keep in it mind when spring rolls around next year! Lovely look!
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

  8. i've never seen this colour but its so super beautiful and suits you so soooo well. i love a bright lip myself and a burnt orange/red is my go to at the moment. mac so chaude is a perfect colour for me.

    1. Ah thanks for the lovely comment Elena Xxx

  9. I loooove the coral tones in this! Normally red lips can be quite intimidating, but this look is so sweet and summery! x

    |Georgia Megan|

  10. This colour suits you so much, it goes so well with your tan too. I love bright corals but my pale skin can't really pull them off x

    Gemma Louise

  11. This shade looks amazing on you, it really suits you! I need to start using concealer after applying a bold lip, it makes such a difference!

    The Makeup Directory

  12. This shade looks amazing on you, I wish I was brave enough to wear something this bright! <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  13. What a gorgeous color! I have also nominated you for blogger recognition award, check out my last post to see what it is about. xx

  14. That shade is gorgeous!

  15. This shade looks absolutely stunning on you!! I have a bright orange/red shade but didn't manage to pull it out this Summer - shame. But I've been looking at some nail polishes this shade and need to pick one up because I think it'd be perfect with stripes - which is very much proven with your striped shirt here haha.

    PS just found your blog and love what I've seen so far!

    Cindy |


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