The second I start to feel a little chill in the air I’m instantly ready to break out the boots and vampy lips. In the blink of an eye, I’ll go from glossy, bold lips and sandals to Uggs and a super deep vampy lip. That’s right. This girl doesn’t do grey areas! When fall first hit, I was really feeling the fall vibe with some warm neutrals. Once the temperature started to drop a little I decided to slip into something a little more vampy like a plummy smokey eye and a blackened plum lipstick.
I know a lot of people don’t believe in pairing smokey eyes with bold or dark lips but makeup has no rules. Only creative vibes! Normally, I would pair a smokey eye with a soft nude or pink but sometimes you need to go bold all the way. The key to pulling off bold eyes and lips is balance. If you even out your complexion and rock a neutral blush pulling off bold eyes and lips becomes a breeze.
To achieve this bold, vampy look, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette and ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow. I blended Realgar in my crease to use as a transition shade and then applied ColourPop Stereo all over my lid and lightly blended it into my crease for a soft smokey effect. Next, I smudged Love Letter and Cyprus Umber along my bottom lid and then used my Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Eyeliner to create a wing. I finished off the look with my Ardell #113 Glamour Lashes.
On my face, I relied on my trusty Too Faced Born This Way Foundation to provide medium coverage and a natural skin-like formula to help even out my complexion. To highlight, I used my new holy grail concealer, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Deep, under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin. Then I used my new Anastasia Beverly Hills Mink Contour Stick to give me a shadowy contour. Finally, I pulled out my Tarte x MakeupShayla Tarteist Contour Palette to set my contour and the Dim Light powder from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to set my concealer.
To balance out my bold eyes and lips, I whipped out my Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette to give me a neutral flush of color and subtle highlight. I mixed the shades Ironic and Icon to give me a subtle neutral pink flush and then used Idol to softly highlight my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose and my cupid’s bow. I’ve really been enjoying the Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette because Tarte’s blushes seem to just melt into my cheeks to give me a soft, barely there airbrushed finish. I love that I can build them to give me a little more color or sweep on a light layer and add a little color without fear of overdoing it. The Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette is a great option for bold lips and smokey eye lovers.
The slight chill in the air had me in the mood for vampy lips so I whipped out my old Anastasia Potion Liquid Lipstick that’s been hiding in my stash to give it a little light and boost my look. I applied a little Too Faced Lip Injection to give me a fuller pout and lightly moisturize my lips before application. Then I lined my lips using ColourPop’s ultra vampy Feminist Lippie Pencil. I absolutely hate that it’s been discontinued because it’s the most perfect vampy lip liner that really brings the drama. Once my lips were lined to precise perfection, I applied Potion all over and it really seemed to pull everything together. I just love vampy looks!
What’s your favorite vampy lips?
Rocking Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer and Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette and ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow on the eyes with Anastasia Beverly Hills Potion Liquid Lipstick on the lips