Your make up starts with applying a beautiful base, after prepping skin –see our Minimal Chic How To for more details.  For a flawless base try Kjaer Weis Organic Foundation, which has a more mattifying full cover finish. W3ll People Narcissist Foundation feels a bit lighter in texture, both are buildable. Buff the foundation into the lips too; the light base will help to add brightness to lip colour we will add. If needed use some RMS ‘Un’ Powder that absorbs oil, yet it keeps the skin looking alive.

Use Benecos Red Lip Liner to shape, define lip line and fill in the lips to give depth to the lipstick and keep it in place. Use Ilia Strike It Up straight from the bullet and/or use a lip brush to blend and shape lip line. For a more poppy red try RMS Beloved Lip2Cheek.

Curl lashes and coat them with Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner which volumises and lengthens lashes whilst moisterising. Layer W3ll People Mascara from root to end, here we ‘clumped’ lashes together to give a wide-eyed look to the eyes. If your mascara transferred on the eye lid, don’t worry and use Melvita Organic Rose Micellar Water on a cotton bud which easily removes.

For extra shine on the gloss we used Benecos Kiss Me Lip Gloss -in Budget Choice-  the blue undertones in the red pair perfectly with Ilia's Strike it Up. For a brighter finish use Ilia Lip gloss in Heartbeat.

For those of you with limited funds check out our Budget Choice for products in similar colours, with impressive textures, colour pay-off, certified organic ingredients and in the case of Korres the cleanest 11 Free Nail Polish we could find.

The Avril Lip Crayon has a matte, bold pigment comparable to luxury choices. The Avril Concealer is high impact and long lasting. Both the Avril Foundation and Benecos 8-1 BB Cream have modern texture that blends well; Avril is dewy whilst Benecos is matte.