A neutral eye and red lip combo is a tried and tested, tale as old as time, failsafe make-up look. I’m not opposed to doing a colourful eye and lip (my current favourite being a dusty pink eye-shadow with a red lip), but a more neutral eye is a little easier to pull off. Painting by numbers using Seventeen’s Easy on the Eye Palette in ‘Birthday Suit’, it is also super easy to achieve. I started with the primer which is included in the palette, used two shades (7 and 8) from Birthday Suit to get from my step 1 base to step 2 in the below.
A red lip in one shade or another suits everyone, it distracts from all manner of other sins, and can even be used to dress up an otherwise casual outfit. I’m normally more of a matte and opaque gal, especially when it comes to bold lip colours, however I have been enjoying a nude gloss lately so I decided to give a glossy red a go using Seventeen’s All Out Pout palette in ‘Woo Me’.
The palette contains 6 shades, including 4 bold reds in varying tones. I began by outlining my lips to my preferred, symmetrical shape using the precise lip brush that comes with the palette. I filled in the rest of my lips using a combination of the two reds in the middle of the palette (3 and 4) to create the shade that I felt suited me best, blotted, then finally added another layer of lipstick to make the look last.
Both palettes I used here are really affordable (both priced at £7.99 and available at Boots) and Seventeen is a cruelty free brand.
*this article is in collaboration with Boots*