If you caught a glimpse of Angela Simmons out and about during inauguration weekend, then surely you probably did a double take after seeing her glorious makeup moment from the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball. A fierce red lip is a timeless makeup look. Yes, of course. But, not all red lips are created equal. Occasionally, we come across a standout red lip that makes us stop and stare!
We tracked down Simmons’s makeup artist, Sharon Renee, who shared these insider beauty secrets used to create this red hot look.
Since I wanted the focus to be on her red lip we did a clean eye with neutral color eye shadows. I used Blacktrack Fluidline Liner by MAC ($15, MAC Cosmetics) to create a winged line on her eyelid with an angled brush. I lined her waterline on the lower lid with MAC’s Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline ($15, MAC Cosmetics). We finished her eyes with #34 lashes by MAC.
Before adding color, I moisturized Angela’s lips with Aveda’s Lip Saver ($8.50, Aveda). Then, I filled the entire lip with Cherry Lip Liner by MAC ($15, MAC Cosmetics). I only used a lip liner because I wanted the color to stay for a long period of time without the drying effect of using a matte textured lipstick.
Since Angela likes a dewey look on her cheeks, I applied a small amount of blush in Ambering Rose by MAC ($20, MAC Cosmetics), which has a slight shimmer and gives a natural rosy look, on the apples of her cheeks.