Saturday, 4 October 2014

Look of the Day: Watch Out Boy, She'll Chew You Up

"Oh-oh here she comes, she's a Maneater!" Or at least that's how I feel when I wear this lipstick! It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a red lip, and Illamasqua Matte Lipstick in Maneater is one heck of a beaut. If you haven't heard the disappointing news, Illamasqua is totally leaving the Canadian market over the coming months. A huge shame, as I've always been an enthusiastic supporter of the brand. The only happy vestige from this change is that all Illamasqua products have been 25% off at The Bay since August, which means the entire range can be snagged for a steal. While most shades are sold out by now (at least at the Queen Street location here in Toronto), I was lucky enough to snag Maneater, which is a gorgeous matte, slightly warm cherry red. It truly makes me feel like a femme fatale!


To complement the bold, matte lip, I opted for dewy, luminous skin and softly smokey eyes. For the eyes, I turned to a couple of new Colour Crush Eye Shadows from The Body Shop, which offer amazing pigmentation and adorable shade names to match! I applied Brownie and Clyde (a cool, shimmery deep brown) along both upper and lower lash lines, smudging and smoking things out just a touch. To keep it a simple smokey look, I finished off with touches of Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Oh, Honey as a highlight, and two coats of an amazing volumizing mascara, Clinique High Impact in Black


For the skin, I also gravitated towards a new Body Shop find. I applied a generous layer of the Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream in Light, which gives the most beautiful glowy, but not at all greasy, coverage to the skin. I topped it with Inglot Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 all over the face for an extra luminous finish. I contoured 'dem cheekbones with the eternally impressive Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium and dusted the apples of my cheeks with (I'll say it again) my all-time favourite blush, NARS Deep Throat



The Breakdown:

Foundation: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream in Light
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: Inglot Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 (all over)

Contour: Kevin Aucoin the Sculpting Powder in Medium

Blush: NARS Deep Throat


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows in Brownie and Clyde (applied to lashline and blended upward and smudged along lower lash line) and Oh, Honey (as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners)

Mascara: Clinique High Impact in Black

Lips: Illamasqua Matte Lipstick in Maneater


And a few more shots of the look:






Overall, I was super duper happy with this look. I found that the dewy skin and softly smokey eyes complemented the strong, matte lip quite nicely, which made this a rather wearable sort of glam. While I know not all of you would sport this to the grocery store, as I did (was a real exciting day, folks!), hopefully it might be something you would consider trying for a special occasion when you want to pump up the drama without having to fuss with dark black shadow or winged liner. It's not every day that I walk down the street with a feeling of extra va-va-voom, but this look really did it for me. Thanks to Maneater, I really felt like one glamorous gal!

Is this a look that you would wear? What are your favourite red lipsticks? What makeup products put an extra bounce in your step?

Thanks for stopping by! xo

55 comments:

  1. How You wake up this Morning - FLAWLESS *In Beyonce's voice* OMG! those lips would have a man crawling lol... The makeup is flawlessly beautiful, I love how you complimented the soft eyes with the bold lips. Just perfect! You are one glamorous girl.

    We would totally wear this look, if we can gt it right of course lol

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xx
    5th&6th

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    1. Haha, thanks so much, ladies! You could totally rock this look! xo

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  2. Love this look on you-NARS Deep Throat is also my all time fave

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. Ooh, great minds think alike! :)

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  3. Damn girl, you look GOOD in this lipstick! That's such a shame that Illamasqua is leaving Canada, I guess I should be more appreciative of it here haha! (don't get me wrong, I have a huge wishlist :3 ).

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. Beautiful Jen! You pull off that red lip so well!!

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  5. Ugh so gorgeous, I love a good matte red lip!

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  6. This looks fantastic! I love how everything works seamlessly together! And the lipstick is gorgeous!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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  7. Man, that is an amazing lipstick! Too bad Illamasqua is leaving Canada! I've never tried any of their products, but many of them have caught my eye.

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! I'm real sad to see them go, but the sales have pushed me to grow my collection for sure :)

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  8. looking great!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  9. Oh girl, you look FIERCE!!! This one is SO matte and SO bold, it's incredible! I don't wear red that often (I just get harassed a little too much on the streets for that...), but my favorite remains TF Diabolique. It was limited edition. I don't like TF lipsticks THAT much in general, but that one is my power red!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunny! Ooh, anything by TF is tempting to me :)

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  10. Beautiful make up, love the red lips

    www.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.com

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  11. You look great! I could never pull off bright reds but it looks great on you :)

    http://ramyun-pie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you! I think everyone can wear a bold red, you just have to experiment to find the perfect shade :)

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  12. Lovely! But why is Illamasqua being pulled off the shelves?!

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    1. Thanks! Guess it wasn't doing well in North American markets- a shame, cus it's an amazing brand! :)

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  13. Loving the matte lip! You look great xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  14. That matte lip is just perfection, Jen! <3

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    1. Thank so much, Melissa! It instantly became one of my all-time favourite reds :)

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  15. Love your blog! I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin, would you please follow me back? :)
    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Fabrizia! I'm loving it too :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm a sucker for a matte lip too :)

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  18. You look fab! To be honest I've never heard of Illamasqua until now. I'm definetly heading to my local Bay to check them out!

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    1. You should definitely check them out before they're gone! Thanks :)

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  19. Those lashes! Wowee, can't believe how long and gorgeous they are! And of course, that lippie is amazing! x

    Rebecca | morerebe.com

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  20. I love this look on you. Very wearable-even to the grocery store!

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    1. Thanks! I tend to think so- a little red lip at the grocery store never hurt anybody ;)

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  21. Amazing as always! Love the lipstick shade and you can't go wrong with a name like maneater! How do you like the Inglot Illuminating Pressed Powder?

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    1. Thanks so much, Meg! I'm really liking it- it's glowy, but in a subtle way, and also controls oil pretty well. It'll be my go-to setting powder for the colder months :)

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  22. You look amazing, this makeup is gorgeous, especially the maneater lippy!!

    Ellie,
    www.accordingtoellie.co.uk

    Xx

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  23. By fat my favourite look you've ever done!
    You look stunning and that bright red lipstick gorgeous!!!
    TarteTanya

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Tanya! So sweet of you to say. Maneater really is a showstopper :)

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  24. That lipstick looks INCREDIBLE on you! If I were you, I'd buy extras of that colour! lol I think I'm gonna add that shade to my shopping list since you make it look so good :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelly! Maneater is sooo worth adding to your shopping list :)

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  25. -CUE NELLY FURTADO'S 'MANEATER'- Seriously loving how bold this lip colour is!
    Anyways, don't know if you know, but Illamasqua is now 50% off. I myself, managed to pick up a fewww more blushes :D

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    1. Haha, love it! And thanks for the heads up- I've picked up a few more goodies at the 50% :)

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  26. Lovely lip colour! I'll have to give this a go!

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  27. I think I'll be forever kicking myself that I didn't go and get some Illamasqua while I had the chance. I've never tried anything from the brand and seems I might have missed my chance to. Maneater is so gorgeous on you!

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    1. There should be some shades left at the Eaton Centre- it's not too late :)

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