Makeup: Ruby Kisses

Hi Everyone,

Weddings are a big deal, especially where I’m from. There are weddings almost every single weekend in Lagos. I will usually wear this simple makeup look or a slight variation which goes nicely with whatever color my outfit is.

Products I used

Face:

Foundation: MAC Select SPF15 in NC50
Concealer: MAC Prolongwear in NC50
Brows: Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Blush: Sleek Sunrise
Contour: Sleek Face Contour kit in Medium
Setting Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Dark

Eyes:

Lid: MAC Amber Lights e/s

Outer Corner and Crease: Urban Decay Naked Creep e/s
Inner tear duct:  Urban Decay Naked Sin e/s
Transition: Mary Kay Cinnabar e/s
Eyeliner: Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies in Blackest Black
Waterline: Model’s Own kohl pencil in Black

Lips:

Lip Pencil: MUA Red Lip Pencil
Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo (Favourite red lipstick!)

I think this look will work well on any skin tone. It’s easy and well suited to the glam and pizzaz of weddings. You can tone the lips down if you do not like to pack on your lipstick like I do πŸ˜€

Peace and Love,

Y.

Sleek makeup can be found at their stores nationwide and Casabella in the Palms/ Ikeja Mall/ Adeniran Ogunsanya mall stock some MAC makeup.

23 Comments

  1. nenie
    August 2, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    Yewi! Pls wot exactly is contour and contour kit?!wot is used for:D

    • August 2, 2012 / 4:36 pm

      Hi Nenie πŸ™‚

      A contour kit is a slightly dark powder that you apply in the hollow of your cheeks and your jaw, to give your face the illusion of being slimmer or more "chiseled". You can also apply it to the sides of your nose to make it appear slimmer πŸ™‚

  2. Lola
    August 2, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Nice..I do a similar look too…the foundation looks very fresh and natural

  3. baby gori
    August 2, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    The makeup looks like it was done by a professional, nice one. what is the setting powder used for tho? and what's the difference btw the lid, eyeliner and waterline?

    • August 2, 2012 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚

      – A setting powder is used to help your makeup last longer. It keeps your foundation and the rest of your makeup in place by reducing oil and shine. I sometimes use my regular MAC Studio Fix powder as a setting powder and It gives me similar results.
      – When i say "lid" i refer to the eyeshadow color i placed only on my eyelid. I placed the other colors above my lid and in the outer corner of my eyelid
      – For eyeliner, i used black liquid liner on the lash-line of my top lashes extending the tip upwards and in my waterline (inside the lash-line of my bottom lashes), i used a black kohl pencil.

      Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    πŸ™‚

  5. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Awww aren't you just a cutie?!it does not look like you are wearing foundation, it is nicely blended and does not look like a mask..also love the eye make up and your bun too:-)

    your fervent stalker…

    • August 2, 2012 / 10:44 pm

      You always make me smile..Thank you..xxx

  6. Yetz
    August 3, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Nice!!

  7. Anonymous
    August 4, 2012 / 2:51 am

    Looks really nice! πŸ™‚
    I love make-up and all that too, but for me when I do Ruby woo (my fave too) I try to tone down my eyes abit, instead of wearing full-on eye shadow maybe eye-liner+tear duct πŸ™‚
    My opinion tho…xoxo

  8. Anonymous
    August 4, 2012 / 8:39 am

    Okoro who is tilshing u make up? If u can guess who this is I'd buy u biscuit lool.
    Hawt!!

    • August 4, 2012 / 10:45 am

      Lol! No idea πŸ™ Thanks though πŸ™‚

  9. August 4, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    sigh…fine geh

  10. August 11, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    its really nyc checking thru ur blogs and reading thru d posts and comments.
    i see u as a lovely , homely and tolerance lady.
    and ur stalker makes me laff here.

    gud insight all thru.
    keep d gud work up.

    • August 11, 2012 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  11. aleesha
    August 24, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    i love your blog! pls pls pls do a video tutorial on how to apply liquid eyeliner. I cant apply mine to save my life. πŸ™

    • August 24, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much…someone else asked me to do one as well.I'll work on putting one up πŸ™‚

  12. Anonymous
    September 13, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Hi, I love Εͺя̲̅ blog. I wanna knw if u used brushes or makeup sponges in Εͺя̲̅ application n pls I wanna knw d exact typ of brushes u used 2 pull off ds look n whr I can get dem tnx

    • September 13, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      Hi, Thank you for your comment. I use makeup brushes to apply all my products. They are either Sigma or Elf and I will be doing a post soon with more insight on the brushes I use and where you can get them πŸ™‚

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