30 day make up challenge # 8: Red (budget look)

When I think of red in a make up look, I unmistakably think of red lips. I do have red eyeshadow, but I think that I will have to use that in looks that are coming up in the future. So for this one, I’ve decided to keep things simple on the eyes and go in with a va-va-voom red lip. As an added bonus, I made this look using all budget make up items, which I showed you earlier this week. Reviews for those products are still coming up, but I thought I’d use them in a make up look straight away to use them for the first time and see how they all worked. The only things I’ve used that are not budgetproof are my mascara and eyeshadowbase. On to the look!

Completed look

Because I wanted to make sure the red lip stood out as much as possible, I kept the rest of the look very simple. I only use one eyeshadow and a soft pink matte blush for only a hint of color on my cheeks. For a hint of shine on my browbone and inner corners I used a highlighting pencil and I used a pink pencil on my waterline to open up my eyes a bit more. For liner I used a felt tip pen eyeliner which ended up being quite patchy, but I will say more about that in a full review. Since I had some trouble working with that product, I decided to also keep the eyeliner simple and not go for a wing. And since this look is all about the lips, I threw in a close up of that as well. The lipstick I’m wearing is from a recent LE collection so I don’t think you can still find this anywhere, but it’s a great berry-toned red. Red like fresh raspberries!

Eyelook close up

Including dreadful eyeliner and those black dots is mascara transfer from my lashes.

Lip close up

Products used:


Base: Catrice All Matt plus foundation in 010 light beige, Catrice Camouflage Cream in 010 Ivory, Catrice Multi Colour compact powder for lighter skin

Blush: Catrice Multi Colour Blush in 060 Strawberry Frappucino

Highlighter: Catrice Highlighting powder in C01 Fairy Dust (Enter Wonderland LE)


Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

  • Brow highligh & inner corner: Catrice Made to Stay highlighter pen in 010 Eye Like
  • Eyeshadow: Catrice Liquid Metal eyeshadow in 040 Under Treasure
  • Waterline: Catrice Made to Stay Inside Eye highlighter pen
  • Eyeliner: Catrice Eyeliner Pen Waterproof

Mascara: Lookx Ultra Lash Mascara

Brows: Catrice Eyebrow Set (lightest color only), HEMA eyebrow gel

Lips: Catrice Roaring lip color C03 Josephine’s Joy (Feathers and Pearls LE)

And that’s the completed look! Simple, budgetproof and wearable, despite the red lip. I hope you enjoyed this look, oh and happy Friday everyone!

Do you wear red lipstick?

16 responses to “30 day make up challenge # 8: Red (budget look)”

  1. Wat een mooie kleur lipstick! Staat je goed 🙂 Ik draag zelf nooit rode lipstick, maar heb wel vaak een (knal/donker) roze kleur op. Dat staat mij beter vind ik.

    • Ik heb erg moeten wennen aan rode lipstick bij mezelf. Vond het er al snel heel opgemaakt uitzien. En je moet echt een goede kleur vinden wat rood betreft. Sommige staan heel mooi andere maken je heel flets.

  2. […] The best red Catrice has ever made and it was limited edition! It is still a great red shade though and one of my favorite in my collection. It is a fairly bright shade, most certainly the brightest one featured here, but I tend to wear this mostly in fall winter. This is a pinky red, which reminds me of fresh raspberries. And thus it makes for a perfect berry shade. This being Catrice, the lasting power is great, and which a very friendly price tag of 4 euros. I am wearing it here. […]

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