Liz Taylor, Deconstructed

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I love summer days when full makeup seems unnecessary. Lately I’ve been loving the above look. Just a swipe of purple liner (this one is waterproof and will survive a monsoon or an afternoon viewing of Beaches) and a gorgeous red lip.

What do you guys do makeup-wise on hot summer days?

xo,
Elle

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The Perfect Red Lip

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After weeks of experimenting with various combinations of red lip liners, sticks, balms, and glosses, I stumbled upon the perfect red lip method. (By perfect, I mean, doesn’t smudge or bleed or look too glaringly red, all while staying put.) And SO simple.

Step 1. Slick on some plain old lip balm. (Or use a nude tinted balm for a mellower look. Both are great.)

Step 2. Fill in lips with red lip pencil. (I used Sephora retractable one like this.)

Step 3. Mush everything together with a lip brush. If you use the same pencil I did, this is right on the end.

Step 4. Stare in awe at your lovely red lips.

xo,
Elle