Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Look 3/3 | Winged Liner + Berry Lips


In lieu of Mission: Fit Monday, I wanted to share my final holiday look before Christmas Day. A rich berry shade on the lips is perfect for the winter, and I wanted an eye look that would be simple to recreate and transition easily from day to night. Enter winged liner – the easiest way to achieve a glamorous, yet classic, clean look. Feel free to pair with any lip color, but I would suggest sticking with reds or berry tones if you're going for a holiday look and especially at night. Also, if you need some tips on how to achieve the perfect wing, check out my step-by-step tutorial here.

Full product breakdown after the jump!

Products Used:

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Warm Nude 128

MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Light

LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder

NYX COSMETICS Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette


LIMELIGHT BY ALCONE Perfect Eyeliner Pen

MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara (lower lashes)

HOUSE OF LASHES Pixie Luxe Lashes


TOO FACED Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo

L'OREAL PARIS True Match Blush in Barely Blushing (W3-4)

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Liquid Lipstick in Sad Girl

Wishing everyone a beautiful holiday! I'll be back next week with regular posts!

xo – Sc


  1. Hey Sarah,
    Okay so I had a couple questions...
    What lip primer do you reccomend?
    Can you use lip primer with any lipstick? Like a matte lipstick?
    & does lip primer help lip stick last longer? Or does it help prevent lines?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hey Trish!

      Occasionally, I'll use Mac Prep & Prime to prime my lips, but to be honest, I don't think lip primers are necessary. For me, it doesn't make a noticeable difference when it comes to making my lipstick last longer.

      I use the primer more so to moisturize my lips and prevent dryness and flaking, so my lipstick glides on more smoothly. You could use a standard chapstick or lip balm (like Aquaphor) to serve the same purpose. I actually find that lip balm is more hydrating than my lip primer.

      Yes, you can use primer with any lipstick. If you're going the lip balm route, just note the added moisture will alter the finish of a matte lipstick. If you want to prevent that, just dab off any excess lip balm before applying the lipstick. I personally like that extra moisture with matte lipsticks though because sometimes they can be too drying.

      If you're concerned with lines, I recommend going over your lips with a lip liner first (all over) and then applying lipstick over top.

      Hope that helps!


  2. I have never used matte lipstick.
    I just ordered Too Faces Lip Insurance Lip Primer. And three matte lipsticks. One of them is NYX liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
    (Soft-Spoken)! I'm really excited to try them out. I have tried a lip stain and it really stained my lips, it took a couple days for it to come off. So I stay away from those.
    Thanks for the great advice.
    Xo Trish

    1. I think you'll really like the NYX Liquid Suedes. The formula is different from your typical matte liquid lipstick in that it doesn't dry completely, so it feels more moisturizing. Let me know how you like the Too Faced Lip Primer!



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