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This tutorial shows how to achieve editorial glossy skin paired with a velvety matte lip, inspired by fashion runways. I also demonstrate my routine for bold brows and a bonus hair tutorial at the end: the perfect sleek ponytail!

Final Look

Clean Glossy Skin & Dark Red Lip Makeup Tutorial

 

Nail polish I’m wearing in this tutorial

Christian Louboutin Alta Perla

Complete List of Products Mentioned

Marc Jacobs – Coconut Primer*

Hourglass – Mineral Veil Primer*

Benefit – Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium*

Urban Decay – Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral

Koh Gen Do – Aqua Foundation in 213* (mixed with a dot of Armani Luminous Silk #6)

MAC – Cream Colour Base in Pearl

Senna – Face Sculpting Kit #1

By Terry – Touche Veloutee Concealer in 2

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Diaphanous Powder*

Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray*

It Cosmetics – Brow Power in Universal Gray*

SUQQU – Brow Pen in Moss Green

Surratt – Brow Pomade

Marc Jacobs – Velvet Noir Volume Mascara*

Colourpop – Lipliner in Leather

Jeffree Star – Velour Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood

 

Music: In The Hollow of Your Hand, permission received from artist.

Hope you enjoyed!

xxkarima

* Denotes products sent for consideration. I only feature products I love :)

Complete list of products mentioned

Velour Liquid Lipstick
Velour Liquid Lipstick
Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Naked Concealer
Naked Concealer
Expressioniste Brow Pomade
Expressioniste Brow Pomade
Cream Color Base
Cream Color Base
Aqua Foundation
Aqua Foundation
Stay Don’t Stray Primer
Stay Don’t Stray Primer
Setting Spray
Setting Spray
Face Sculpting Kit
Face Sculpting Kit
Veil Mineral Primer
Veil Mineral Primer
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I’m always honest with my reviews :)

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  1. Yay! How to do a pony tail! I always thought models just had smoother hair. Perhaps not! What a great trick! :) Thanks for showing the brows here-I’m going to go for the pomade.
    Btw, I am in love with the Urban Decay concealer and Hourglass Veil primer here. They work so well! I introduced my sister to the Urban Decay concealer and we’re both hooked. With the BeautyBlender I apply the Armani corrector then UD with the BeautyBlender, and the formula completely blends in, and it looks like I’m wearing nothing (and as if I’ve gotten the best sleep of my life)! Thank you thank you thank you for such great advice!

  2. Hi Karima! I am a “mature” subscriber….lets just say, not 48, but not 50 either! I love all of your makeup looks and your general good taste. I was wondering, can a mature woman still do highlighter? If so, what is a good placement? If not, I will live and just use an illuminating primer. Thanks!

    1. Hey Nancy,
      What is your skintype? I do apply highlight on more mature skins but I opt for cream formulas that are less frosty and more refined, like the W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick. Placement depends on the face shape but in general, avoid areas with texture or deeper wrinkles.
      Hope that helps :) x

  3. I always admire the cream colour base shades, but as I have oily skin I am afraid of trying them! Such a pity as some are gorgeous. I actually tried to find the powder eyeshadow equivalent of shell once ;)

    Also, really nit trick about the cream contour. As before, I haven’t given creams a try either.

    And finally, nice nice trick about the ponytail. No wonder mine is always wonky, I didn’t know it involved so many steps!

  4. Love the makeup Karima. You look really good focusing on one main feature of your face to highlight. And I think you did a good job of your hair. It’s so unusual to see you in a flowery top as you usually wear black and white or solid colors. It pays to change it up! I wish we could see the whole look from top to toe!