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FOTD: That ship has sailed

I have too much makeup that sometimes I forget the really good ones in my stash. There are so many new things coming in, therefore more new things to love and maybe even rave about, that I neglect my old picks. Take this Avon UMR lipstick in Carmen Rose. I believe I've only worn this twice since I got it in February. Seriously, wth. It's a fab red lipstick that suits me perfectly!

I would describe Carmen Rose as a brilliant ruby red. It's not something one would call classic since it's quite shiny, but if you like a more modern, younger red, I think you'll take to Carmen Rose. :)

That said, I did this look upon the request of a reader. The reader, who is ironically named Cherry, asked if I can post a photo of me wearing the MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Blue Stripe. I said "ironically named" because Cherry said she is afraid of red. Oh my, please don't be! Red is such a great color to wear! If you do it cleanly and precisely, like the look I have on, it can come out very chic.

Anyways, here are the details of the look. I defined my eyebrows with a soft brown pencil - I don't want them to look too strong as red lips are the star here. I didn't wear any eyeshadow, instead opting for a shimmery beige cream base to even out the color of my lids. The navy blue eyeliner was a nice touch, I think, because it brought a softer, bit of a nautical feel to the makeup. Lastly, I didn't use blush, just a tan contour powder.

Here's what I used!

Face: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation, Artdeco Camouflage Cream Concealer (blemishes), Clinique Airbrush Concealer (undereyes), Palgantong Theatrical Powder to set, Guerlain Meteorites

Contour: MAC blush in Harmony

Eyes: Artdeco Eyeshadow Base, MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Blue Stripe, Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara, Avon Perfect Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

Lips: Avon UMR Lipstick in Carmen Rose

So there you go! Hope you liked the look. :)

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