Red is an amazingly enhancing color for the model, Irene. The red scarf pops the green in her hazel eyes. I wanted to go with a deep ruby red for her lips.
To get that perfectly defined lip line, you must first lay the foundation. I use a concealer to go around the top outer line of the lip, and the sides of the bottom lip, not under the center though.
I blend the concealer with a sponge in a circular motion, into the skin and into the lip, to fill in any lines in the lip. Next, I draw with a pencil one shade darker than the lip color I will put on top. Draw to make the lips proportioned and balanced, even if that means over or under drawing.
Then fill in with a ruby lip color, I like matte or creme lipsticks, you can always add shimmer and shine after. Top with a sheer red gloss, I used one with gold and red shimmer in it to really amp up the effect!
Makeup/Hair/Styling: Cole Saad
Photographer: Philip Ritchie