Red Riding Hood….and those red red lips

Hi guys,

I have a somewhat different post today which hopefully you will enjoy. I certainly had fun creating it 🙂 It’s not just my usual eye makeup but sort of a full styling attempt :).

The inspiration came from my friend, and pro MUA, Malou, who suggested I try some dark lips…so I did. My lipstick collection doesn’t really contain true dark colours but it does have some gorgeous red shades.

Some time ago, I ordered an adventure pack with 10 NYX Round Lipsticks from rockthecatwalk – basically the lovely people at the online store picked 10 shades for me (I could give them an idea what I wanted) and I had no clue what to expect.

Overall, the lipsticks turned out to be really pigmented and creamy, especially the matte ones. I instantly fell in love with one of them though, a red beauty named Hero…


(photo taken from Internet)

Naturally, with a lipstick like this, one has to remain a bit on the neutral side with the eye makeup. All I can say is, I tried!!! 😛

To make it even more fun, I used as a prop another favourite of mine – a red beret I got from Accessorize several years ago.

And that’s how the complete look turned out:


No flash:


And now without the red beret:


I used:


  • Bourjois healthy mix foundation #54
  • Bourjois healthy balance powder #55
  • Bourjois cream to powder blush #2
  • Essence Ticket to Paradise shimmer powder


  • NYX Round Lipstick Hero


  • Essence colour arts eye base
  • MUG pigment Blitz
  • Makeup Studio shimmer effects
  • MUG pigment NY’s Eve
  • MUG eyeshadow Frappe
  • MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream
  • MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma
  • MUG eyeshadow Bada Bing
  • Essence eyeliner pen
  • Max Factor black kohl pencil
  • Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara

What do you think about this look? And the lipstick? Let me know in the comments 🙂

8 thoughts on “Red Riding Hood….and those red red lips

  1. So proud of you for trying! It looks really good on you! 😀 Would add a little more blush, but the look is very nice 🙂 Only a small tip regarding the lips, use a liner first on your lips to make the lines a bit more neater and tight. But hey, keep up the good work!!

  2. Leuk, lippen zijn nu aan de beurt. Ik pas jou adviesen nu al toe bij mijn ogen. Het is anders en fijn.ik probeer wel sneller af te ronden. Het kost me wat meer tijd dan normaal.maar resultaat is zeker stuk beter.bedankt voor de makeup lessen. Kus Alijana

    • Wat leuk dat je het probeert, Ali!!! Ja, het kost wel wat meer tijd in het begin maar straks ben je er zo gewend aan dat het gaat sneller en sneller 🙂 Graag gedaan! Dikke kus

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