Dos and don'ts with berry shades

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Dos and don'ts with berry shades
Dos and don'ts with berry shades

Forget common postbox-red or fuchsia hues - berry is a super-flattering, rich colour that will have your beau’s heart skipping a beat in the month of love. Whether it’s a wine-hued lipstick or raspberry-tinted lids, rock your look of choice with ease thanks to our complete guide to wearing berry makeup.



On the lips

Do opt for a deep, vampy purple or a wine-like red lipstick and apply it straight from the bullet or tap your finger against your lips for a ‘just bitten’ effect. We love NYX Professional Makeup’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies.

Don’t overload your foundation or eye makeup as this will detract attention from your lovely lips. Keep your eyes neutral with either a grey, brown, bronze or gold shadow smoked out onto the lids.


On the eyes

Do experiment with subtle shades first before you dive straight into deep berries and plums. Apply one of the lighter shadows in the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette to the entire lid and buff it out with a fluffy blending brush. You can then add a darker shade into your crease for a smokey effect or simply line your lash lines with a colour in the same berry family.

Don’t forget to blend! Blending is the most important step when it comes to bolder eye looks because it allows you to sheer out the pigment as you go.


On the nails

Do apply a base coat to prevent the dark nail polish from staining your nails. Follow with two coats of Essie’s Nail Polish in Plumberry and then finish off with a glossy top coat.

Don’t use vampy shades on extra-long nails as this tends to have a talon-like effect. Rather, keep your nails relatively short to rock this look.

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