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Achieving the Oxblood Lip


I decided to try out the top Winter 2013 trend of the Oxblood Lip. I was a bit unsure about how to pull it off, but this video from Michelle Phan is so helpful:

Here are the products that I use to achieve the look:

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in 547 Pleasure Red Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in 547 Pleasure Red

This liner is more wine than purple, but it creates a nice warm undertone for the lipstick.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 330 Sloane's Plum Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick 330 Sloane’s Plum

The shade of this Rimmel lipstick is just perfect for a wearable oxblood lip – not too pink and not too dark.

Wearing this look made me realise just how pale I was! But a dark lip is a great way to overhaul your average make-up look and transition into the Christmas season. I usually concentrate on the eyes and go neutral for lips, but an oxblood lip with…

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