The countdown to the red carpet is on at The Beauty Bug household and to prepare for the big event, She recently met with Boston makeup artist extraordinaire, Dani Wagner to recreate a staple red carpet look- red lips and a cat eye. It’s a look so simple, yet sometimes hard to recreate. So sophisticated, yet also bold. L’Oreal Paris makeup artist, Billy B sums it up well - “The red carpet is no place for natural – it’s a place to make a statement. I expect to see a return to full, unapologetic glamour. I predict lots of rich black liquid eyeliner and classic matte red mouths. Think Sophia Loren.”
“The cat eye can sometimes be tricky to do on yourself, so first trace a line with an angled brush using a black shadow as a liner, and then go over it with L’Oreal Paris’s Super Slim Liner by Infallible, “said Dani as she helped The Beauty Bug draw her cat eye.
“I love the angle of the tip of the Shine Stain – it fits right into the bow of the lip perfectly, which allows you to easily trace it over your lip line creating a flawless look“, says Dani.
The standout product here for The Beauty Bug is the Colour Caresse Shine Stain. It’s a stain that thinks it’s a gloss – talk about the best of both worlds. Identity crisis or not, it has potential holy grail status. It’s staying power is impressive and will get you through drinks and into dinner, the color pay-off is superb and did The Beauty Bug mention that it’s a moisturizing stain?! Major oxymoron, The Beauty Bug knows (think: jumbo shrimp), but it’s just a wonder to behold! Any product junkie will need them in every single shade. While it’s only January, The Beauty Bug predicts that the product will end up on a lot of ‘best of 2013′ lists. It’s that good.
The L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain ($9.99) and The Super Slim Liner ($8.95) are both available now at mass food and drug retailers.