A classic and timeless makeup look will always be associated with black eyeliner and red lipstick. To create this look, I focus on my top 3 that I can rely to achieve the perfect black eyeliner flick and a mesmerising red coloured lips.
Lockdown in London is over and now we can dress up again, showing off the clothes we didn’t have the chance to and along with the clothes, we feel tempted to put more makeup on. Black eyeliner and red lipstick are essentials on a go out makeup look, because worldwide is seen as timeless, classic and at the same time sexy, thus I thought about sharing with you my top 3 black eyeliners and red lipsticks.
MY TOP 3 BLACK EYELINER
1) NYX MATTE LIQUID BLACK EYELINER
This is my favourite eyeliner since forever. I find it easier to draw a flick, it doesn’t move at all and it’s waterproof. The only con is if several layers are applied, it gives a strange look as if the eyeliner is made of rubber. Although, overall is my top 1 eyeliner.
2) KAT VON D TATTOO LINER TROOPER BLACK
When I travel, I want something quick and I’m normally not worried if the flick will be precise or not. Kat Von D pen eyeliner is the most precise in this sort of category. Plus the ink that comes out is exactly what you need to draw a line. Some pen eyeliners either have too much ink or either don’t have enough. The con of this eyeliner is that when you start to have lines or wrinkles on your eyelid, it gets very tricky to accomplish a beautiful flick, for this reason is my top number 2 instead of number 1.
3) MAC BLACKTRACK PRO LONGWEAR FLUIDLINE
I always like to have a gel eyeliner when I want to blend the flick together with the eyeshadow, giving a smudgy effect or for an intense smokey eye, where the gel eyeliner is applied as a base. I really like this eyeliner, because it’s waterproof and it dries quickly. The con is like any other gel eyeliner, you have to carry a brush with you at all times and most of the times because the eyeliner brush handle is always thin, I end up loosing it easily when I travel. Another disadvantage is the tip of the brush that needs to be cleaned straight after when it’s used, to avoid the ink of the eyeliner to accumulate.
MY TOP 3 RED LIPSTICK
1) GIORGIO ARMANI LIP MAESTRO NUMBER 405
This velvet semi matte liquid lipstick is easy to apply, it hydrates my lips and the texture gives a fuller lips look. The colour is a rich red between bright red and burgundy. This is my top 1 red lipstick, because it suits my complexion and I like the fact that is a mixture between a creamy and matte lipstick. Since it’s a semi-matte, it will last the whole night, whilst moisturising your lips. Amazing, right?
2) MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR FEELS SO GRAND NUMBER 105
This 100% matte bright red liquid lipstick is a staple in your makeup bag, if you want a lipstick that won’t transfer to your face mask. After the pandemic, the use of mask forced us to think about long lasting makeup that won’t be rubbed off from the mask. Mac liquid lipstick stays like a tattoo on your lips. It doesn’t move at all, even if you kiss, eat or try to smudge it your finger. Hence is my top 2 lipstick. I won’t consider my top 1, because I like more a semi matte lipstick, since my lips get dry by the end of the day.
3) GUERLAIN ROUGE G SPECIAL EDITION LIPSTICK: SPARKLING HEART CASE + LIPSTICK REFILL NUMBER 214
I love the glamourous case of this lipstick, it creates a fancy ritual when I’m applying lipstick. This limited edition lipstick was launched for valentine’s day, thus it was designed with hearts on the case, as well on the lipstick bullet . I always take this lipstick with me when travelling, because the case has a mirror, making the whole process of applying lipstick much easier and it will avoid my lips to get dry due to the airplane air conditioner. The con of rouge G is being too creamy, so it has to be topped up constantly.
THE COMPLETE LOOK WITH MY TOP 1 BLACK EYELINER AND RED LIPSTICK
What’s your favourite black eyeliner and red lipstick?
Thank you for reading Xx