FOTD: Bright Fuchsia Lips and Thick Liner à la Gwen Stefani.

Remember when I said last year that I couldn’t wear bright lips in public?  Well, ladies, things have changed here at Glitter Geek.  Not only am I posting a bright lips FOTD, but I am glad to say that I now wear fuchsia and red lips in public.  Unfortunately I have nowhere to go today so only my cat is seeing me all gussied up.

Today’s look was inspired by Gwen Stefani’s makeup in InStyle magazine April 2010.  Work it, Gwen!


Get the Look

For the eyes, fill in the brows.  You don’t want wimpy brows with a very strong lip look.  Using a fluffy crease brush (MAC 217), apply a warm matte medium brownall over the lid and past the crease.  Next, take a dark matte brown and apply all over the lid.  Blend.  Using a smudger brush, apply the same dark brown to the outer crease, and outer two-thirds of the lower lash line.  Using the liner brush of your choice (Sonia Kashuk bent liner brush), apply a thick line of black eyeliner on your upper lash line.  Take your time, go over it a few times to get the right shape and deep colour. Finish off with lots and lots of mascara.

For the cheeks, contour with a matte bronzer on your temples and hollows of your cheeks.  Add a coral blush to the apples of your cheeks.

For the lips, line and fill in with a cherry red lipliner.  Top off with a bright fuchsia lipgloss.

Products Used


MAC Spiced Chocolate eyeshadow (matte dark brown)
MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (warm matte medium brown)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (black)
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black waterproof mascara (black)


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (matte brown)
MAC Hipness Blush (coral)


Annabelle Cherry lipliner (cherry red)
MAC Just Add Colour Lipglass (fuchsia)


FACE atelier #6 Honey Ultra Foundation
theBalm Medium Time Balm concealer
Neutrogena Medium Brightening Eye Perfector SPF 25
Marcelle Medium Translucent Loose Powder

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  • wow you matched the eyeshadow and lip colours perfectly! i love it! 🙂
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    • Thanks! 🙂 Matching the colours was a total fluke. But yes I am very proud of myself. 😛

      I don’t know why anyone who’s into makeup would NOT have a girl crush on Gwen. Her makeup is always perfect.

  • oh and i have a girl crush on Gwen as well…she is so gorgeous!
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  • wow this is so pretty! You really suite bold lips 🙂
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    • Thank you 🙂 I’ve grown to liking bright lips on me too.

  • Those lips are awesome 😀 Yay for summer time and fun colors!
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    • I know! My allergies are in full force now so the only easy way to wear colour is on my lips. 🙂

  • I LOVE this look!!! Amazing!
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  • Rae

    Hotness *alart* 😛
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    • Alart?? Aww shucks thanks! 🙂

  • Beautiful! Love the cat eye liner. 😀
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    • Thanks! It was really easy to do with the SK bent liner brush.

  • dude don’t you love the sk bent liner brush?? That thing saved my life, although I still can’t do cat eyes to save my life, yours look so perfect! p.s. your lips look super pretty, I should try this look sometimes. Does blacktrack smudge on you by the end of the day? I have yet to find a black gel liner that doesn’t leave a little imprint on my lids at the end of the day, even when I set it with black shadow.
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    • For years I’ve been an angled liner brush kinda gal, but I am sold on the bent liner brush. So much easier to use!

      Re: cat eyes, practice practice practice. You’ll get the hang of it soon enough.

      Blacktrack is pretty good for me. I always have TFSI on underneath though. It doesn’t smudge at all anymore. You might want to try MAC Chromaline — I’ve heard good things about it but haven’t tried yet. 🙂

  • I love it all especially the liner. Looking hawt dahling!
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