Easy Red Lips Holiday Makeup

Hi ya’ll!!!! As the holiday is fast approaching, I want to do at least 1 red lips tutorial before Christmas comes around. This is such easy red lips holiday makeup look! The eyes are very simple, and the lips are in a shade of a beautiful red. Not too bright, not too dark. This is a very nice makeup for brides who are going for the red lips look.

I added an extra touch of false eyelashes just because I want the eyes to look even bigger and more dolled-up. After all, it is a holiday makeup!

if you want to find out how I apply and create long-lasting lips, please check my “How-to apply [red] lipstick” tutorial. On the full-face picture, the lips look a bit bright, but that’s because of the light that I use for this tutorial. The lips are actually slightly darker than the picture. It’s a very nice warm brown-red.


1. I applied MAC Patina eyeshadow all over my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Using another clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Woodwinkedย  on the center of the lid.

3. I applied MAC Patina eyeshadow on the outer half of my lower lid, and MAC Woodwinked on the inner half using an angled eyeliner brush.

4. I created a very small feline flick using a black eyeshadow and an angled eyeliner brush.

5. Using the same eyeshadow and brush as step 4, I lightly lined the outer corner of my lower lash line.

6. I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner pencil in NC30 on the waterline.

7. I applied Anastasia Brow Duo Powder in Brunette on my eyebrows.

8. Next, I curled and applied Clinique High Impact mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

9. Then, I applied Ardell false eyelashes in 109 on the upper lash line.

bronze christmas makeup

10. I applied L’oreal Magique Lumi foundation in W3 all over my face using CoverFX cream foundation brush.

11. Using a small concealer brush, I applied a very light coat of foundation on my lips.

12. Then, I lined and filled my lips using MAC Brick lip liner.

13. I also filled my lips using MAC Dare You lipstick using a rounded lip brush.

*for futher tutorial on how I make the lipstick last, please check my how-to apply [red] lipstick tutorial*

14. Using MUFE HD concealer, I concealed my dark under eyes.

15. I powdered my face using CoverFX translucent powder.

16. I slightly contoured and highlight my face using Smashbox contour/highlight trio palette.

17. I applied NARS Mata Hari blush on my cheeks.

18. My hair was set using Caruso Steam Rollers.

red lips holiday makeup

Red Invasion [Collaboration]

Lately, my Twitter has been flooded with chats between several Indonesian Beauty Bloggers and myself. These bloggers are: Yonna Kairupan, Iva Asih Era Chrysta, Lauren Renturquise, Sha Aullia, and Riyanti Teressa. So, we decided to do a little collaboration and we wanted to paint the town red ๐Ÿ˜‰ By town, I mean the Indonesian Beauty Bloggers Facebook page.

Anyhow, we decided to do red lips look, and Yonna had posted hers on her youtube page. I decided to post mine next and the obvious choice for me was to use MAC Russian Red (again). I can never get tired of MAC Russian Red, it’s just so gorgeous! It’s definitely my favorite.

For the eyes, I think I wanted to pack more punch on it, so I did a slightly more smoky look than the other tutorial in MAC Russian Red post. I also added a set of false eyelashes on me lashes, since I bought a new one. I don’t love the falsies, but I don’t mind it. Not long enough and not thick enough. Oh well! I also used my new Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette, but there’s no name for each shade for this palette. So, I named the shades on the tutorial below based on the hue of each eyeshadow. If you’re confused, just leave the question below ๐Ÿ™‚


1. I applied MUFE Aqua Shadow in 28E all over the lid.

2. Using a clean fluffy brush, I applied the matte light brown from Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette.

3. Using another clean fluffy brush, I applied matte dark brown from Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette.

4. I applied the champagne shade from Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette on top of the MUFE Aqua Shadow 28E with a flat eyeshadow brush.

5. Using another blending brush, I applied black from Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette.

6. I applied both champagne (inner corner) and black (outer corner) from Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette on the lower lid using an angled brow brush.

7. Using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner, I created a feline flick/cat-eye liner/winged liner on the upper lash line.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

9. I lined the outer half of my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

10. I applied DUP eyelashes in 906 on the top lashes.

11. For the brows, I applied MUFE Aqua Brow Gel.

sleek makeup storm

12. On my face, I applied Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation.

13. I applied MUFE HD concealer to cover my blemishes and under eye circles.

14. I powdered my face using Cinema Secret loose powder.

15. I contoured my face using NARS Kabuki Ita brush and MAC Shadowy powder.

16. I applied MAC Fleur Power on my cheeks.

17. I lined and filled my entire lips with MAC Redd lip liner.

18. I, then, applied MAC Russian Red on my lips.

asian red lips

Marylin Inspired

Hellow! I’m back this week with a 50s inspired makeup! Actually there’s a beauty blogger challenge this month in which the theme was Dazzling like Marylin. I’m not sure if I’m gonna join the challenge, I was just running out of some inspiration for tutorials, thus why I made this tutorial..hahaha.. ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyways, as we all know Marylin Monroe is an icon. The first image that comes to mind when someone said Marylin is probably her gorgeous smile, red lips and those sleepy eyes, and obviously her blonde hair. OBVIOUSLY, I’m not Marylin, nor do I look like her. This is an inspired makeup, not supposed to look exactly like her. I’ve to adjust the makeup to suit my face.

I wanted to do the falsies with individual lashes, but I’ve run out of it, so I had to use this one with long wispy corner at the end from Make Up For Ever. The brows in the 50s are more triangular shaped, so I had to re-shape my brows a little since mine aren’t angular.


1. I applied MAC Blanc Type all over my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Using a clean blending brush (MAC 217), I applied MAC Omega just slightly above the crease lightly.

3. Using a small blending brush, I applied MAC Brun on the crease.

4. With a MAC 217, I blended out MAC Brun on the crease so it blends out.

5. I applied MAC Brun on the lower lid using a small angled eyeliner brush.

6. For the waterline, I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner in NC30.

7. I lined my upper lashline using Kat Von D Trooper liquid liner.

8. Lashes are curled and I applied L’oreal Voluminous Carbon black mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

9. I applied Make Up For Ever falsies 125 on upper lashes.

10. I filled my brows using a mixture of MAC Omega and MAC Brun, filled them in with an angled brow brush.

cat liner

11. For the face, I applied Make Up For Ever Pro Finish in 118 all over my face using a round kabuki brush from Sigma.

12. For under the eyes, I applied MAC studio finish concealer in NC30.

13. For contour, I used MAC Blunt blush on the hollows of the cheeks, temples and sides of the nose.

14. For the cheeks, I applied NARS Matahari on the apples lightly. Blush intensity is adjusted after I applied red lips to ensure my face does not look washed off.

15. For the lips, I filled it in with MAC Redd lipliner and applied OCC Stalker lip tar on top of it.

16. For the fake mole, I dotted my face using Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner.

marylin monroe makeup

Photo below is without the falsies. Quite wearable, don’t you think? For parties, may be? ๐Ÿ˜€

marylin monroe makeup

Vintage Red

My love for OCC lip tars grows stronger every day! I’ve never been the “lipstick” kinda gal but I have a certain fondness for anything red lips. So, I’ve another version of the red lips look using OCC lip tars in Stalker. In this tutorial, I’m using OCC lip tars in Vintage. Stalker is blue red, while Vintage is burgundy red.

I bought mine from Sephora Eaton Center in Toronto. It comes in a small pouch with a small lip brush (I’ll do swatches and all that jazz on my next post).

For the look, the eyes are kept to a bare minimum and I skipped the winged liner. The face is dewy with a little contour. I love how the look turned out. The look is wearable for party or a night-out, or even bridal makeup!

Make sure to re-check the blush after you complete the lips. Since the lip color is quite strong, you might need to add more blush so your face don’t look wash-out.


1. I applied L’oreal Magic Lumi foundation with my fingers. I applied it on the center of my face, blending it outwards.

2. I applied Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach under my eyes, tapping it using my ring finger.

3. I applied L’oreal Magic Touche Concealer on my blemishes and under my eyes.

4. I powdered my T-zone with Cinema Secret loose powder and a tapered face brush.

Brown eyeshadow

5. For the eyes, I applied the light brown eyeshadow from L’oreal Paris Good Luck Charm quad eyeshadow with a flat eyeshadow brush, and blended the crease using a clean blending brush.

6. I applied the dark brown eyeshadow from L’oreal Paris Good Luck Charm along my upper lash line and lower lash line using an angled brush.

7. I used a clean blending brush and applied the highlighter color from L’oreal Paris Good Luck Charm quad under the brow.

8. Using whatever is left on the brush, I applied the highlighter color on the inner corner of my eyelid.

9. I curled my lashes and applied Lโ€™oreal Telescopic Shocking Extension mascara on both upper and lower lashes.

10.ย  I filled my brows using an angled brush and a mix of MAC Omega + MAC Brun.

OCC Lip Tars Vintage

11. Using a face fan brush, I applied Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Stardust on the cheekbones.

12. Using the same fan brush, I applied MACย  Sculpting Powder in Shadowy on the hollows of the cheeks.

13. Using a blush brush, I applied a mixture of MAC Cubic and MAC Fleur Powder on the cheeks.

14. Using the lip brush that comes with the OCC Lip Tar, I applied OCC Vintage lip tar on my lips.

  • I applied a thin layer at first on the center of the lips.
  • Using whatever is on the brush, I traced the outline of my lips to make sure I like the shape.
  • I applied another thin layer to complete the look.