FOTD: Classic Holiday Glam

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Face of the Day.  With it being the holidays and all, I decided to break out the perfect accessory - the classic, red lip!  Here's a look that looks good on everyone - neutral, smokey eyes and red lips.  I actually wore it for a graduation party with my class and it was a hit.  Check it out!
I wore a black sweater dress with metal details, so I could pretty much wear any makeup.  However, I decided to go for a red lip.  It was a little risky since I was attending a graduation dinner, but applied correctly, the red lip lasted all night long.
I used a drugstore lipstick and liner combination to achieve this look - every brand has a red in its collection.  Use a darker liner to define the edges and a lip brush like the one I designed for the Sedona Lace Vortex collection to apply the product.  Take your time because a red lip should be very neat!
For the eyes, I decided to go with some neutral colors so that the lip could shine.  But I still smoked it out a bit for fun.  I mainly used some Ben Nye and Makeup Forever shadows that I have in a palette - a shimmery champagne on the lid, dark brown and black in the outer, a warm brown above the crease, and a matte eggshell on the browbone.  To glam up the neutral eyes a bit more, I put on a pair of wispie falsies.
From there, I did some quick curls with my clipless curling iron and was good to go.  The lipstick lasted all night too!  The key is to do a couple of layers of lipstick and blot in between - that way you create a stain.  
This is a great holiday look and most of you should have these colors in your collection.  My classmates were surprised to see me with a full face of makeup since i'm usually lazy and makeup free in class lol.  If you recreate this look send me pics and I'll feature you in a post!

Atlanta Makeup Artist
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