Monday, 10 October 2011
Beauty Alert: The Perfect Red Lip Stylo!
Not many of you seem familiar with this German cosmetics brand but I have had the pleasure of enhancing beautiful faces further with a few key pieces in my kit for some time. The Alcina Eye Brow Liner pencil is a must, a good neutral shade to fill in and create a spectacular arch along with the highlighter on one end, the duo make for precise brows.
But the Alcina Lip Stylo is most remarkable! On looking at this shade of Hot Red you might think of it as an average red with an average finish. Wrong!
The slim design means application is neat whilst the results provide lips with the perfect red, not too dark, not too orange with a velvet finish. At only £10 this is beauty bargain, especially if you're an all year round red lip wearer with a pinched purse from purchasing some of the leading brands that don't always result in 'getting what you pay for'.
After months of brimming with work and nothing warranting 'berry' tones, I finally applied the Alcina Lip Stylo in Light Berry for a recent Marie Claire shoot. My model was fearful it might appear too dark and goth-like but I assured her, this colour would merely add a subtle berry hue and defined lip shape, which it did and so complimented her red and purple outfit for the photoshoot.
They say 'try before you buy' but trust me, these will not disappoint!