FOTD: Red and My First Attempt at False Eyelashes

I’m laughing really hard right now. πŸ˜€ Can you hear me? I’m headed to the beach this afternoon becauseΒ the weather is absolutely gorgeous for a change. But I’m going to the beach with a full face of makeup and false eyelashes, lol!

I needed to write this blogpost, and I needed the daylight for the photos so I couldn’t wait till tonight to do my makeup and take the pix.

It’s Red Coat Tuesday, and the theme today is — what else? — RED!


I’ve teamed up with fellow bloggers on a feature that Brigitte at ColorMeSoCrazy came up with, inspired by one of her favorite TV series, Pretty Little Liars. Now I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never seen it, but anything that involves RED gets me interested. I’m an Aries with red hair, so anything with red, I’m there!

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Today, I’m rockin red cheeks and red lips!

And for the first time EVAH,Β I applied false eyelashes to complete this glam look. It wasn’t as difficult to apply them as I expected it to be. (What was difficult was getting my eyeliner straight! I didn’t realize how unstraight it was till I saw the picture below. Oh well. Next time.)

Eylure Naturalites Lashes

I really like these Eylure Naturalite Lashes, and I think I will keep a pair around for my next evening out.

Because I was doing red cheeks and lips, I kept my eyes neutral and matte with IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette, and I chose the quieter shades…though none of the shadows in that palette are bright.

Here’s what I used to create this FOTD (face of the day):


  • Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
  • Maybelline Dream WonderΒ Powder 10 Porcelain Ivory
  • CoverGirl truBlend Liquid Foundation i2
  • essence Cover Stick 01 Matt Sand
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder LuminousΒ Light


  • theBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples Blush, Pie, a red-pink
  • Milani Baked Bronzer 08 Sienna

face and cheek makeup


  • essence I Love Stage Eye Shadow Base
  • Urban Decay Anti-aging Eye Primer
  • IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette: Sheer Joy inner corner, Warmth middle lid, All Heart outer lid, Mocha crease & outer V
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner Pencil Zero: tightline and upper lid
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil Graphite: lower liner
  • Eylure Naturalites Natural Volume Lashes
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Out Butterfly Mascara
  • Milani Color Statement Lipliner 04 All Natural for my eyebrows

eye makeup


  • Sephora Nano Lipliner 20 real red
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick F-Bomb, my favorite red lippie!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, F-Bomb

So do you think I look ready for a night out or an afternoon at the beach?

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What’s your favorite red?

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79 thoughts on “FOTD: Red and My First Attempt at False Eyelashes

  1. You look fantastic! I have never tried false lashes either. You did a great job. I have a bunch of red lipsticks but I cannot recall the name of even one of them right now. lol Enjoy your day at the beach.

  2. Bonjour Allison, you look absolutely beautiful, that red lippy is stunning. In fact, the entire look is drop-dead gorgeous!! A la prochaine, Nathalie xoxo

    • Actually, I feel the same way! I have two more liquid reds that I love and I also love Milani’s Best Red, and my old red lipstick in a silver mirrored bullet from Givenchy is da bomb. Thanks so much for the compliments!

  3. You look gorgeous! rock your pretty self at the beach!
    This lipstick is perfect on you. My fav red right now is Ellis Faas L101

    • Thanks soooo much, Sharon! What a look for the beach, lol πŸ˜€ The Ellis Faas L101 red looks absolutely gorgeous! I adore the packaging as well. I haven’t seen his products in these parts, and it’s probably a good thing because I couldn’t resist!

  4. Allison! you look GREAT!!! I love the lashes..Ill have to try mine some time! Are they staying on while you’re at the beach?

    • Thanks so much, Lois! Amazing what makeup will do πŸ˜‰ You definitely should try yours, but you already have long, dark lashes πŸ™‚ Yes, they stayed on at the beach but they kept hitting the inside of my sunglasses lol. I took them off when I went jogging.

  5. OMG, you look fabulous!! A great glam-night look, too. And no wonder that’s your fave red lip color…. it is gorgeous on you. Care to give me some lessons on eyelash application (in person)?

    • Thanks so much, Kim! Yes, any time! Not that I’m an expert at this point, but I’d love to try. And how ’bout the beach one day? False lashes optional πŸ˜‰

  6. Those lashes look so good! I’ll bet you were the belle of the beach! πŸ˜€
    Right now my favourite red is Dior Mayday. I caved when I made my very considered purchase of Cruise and wound up with the red too. So much for “very considered” huh? Whoops. hahaha

    • Thanks, Rach! Both Dior Mayday and Cruise are gorgeous! I haven’t seen them in person but is Cruise an orange-red, or just an orange shade? It looks orange in the swatches I’ve seen online. I try to stay away from the Dior counter because their products are irresistible!

  7. Cruise is the more sheer of the two (Mayday is pretty pigmented!) and I think that makes it a little deceptive, maybe. In the bullet and on my hand it looks mostly orange. On my lips it’s a fabulous coral, probably owing to that translucency. If you happen to find yourself near the very dangerous counter you should give it a try! I could tell from the very first use that it’s probably going to be my go-to summer colour. πŸ™‚

    • It sounds lovely, Rach. I think a sheerer orange would be easier to take. I’m on the lookout for a sheepish orange lip crayon that I bought over the winter from Be A Bombshell. I put it away but don’t remember where. I definitely will give the Dior collection a glance, but it is dangerous to go too close. Enjoy them both!

    • Thanks, Nidia! I changed the red lipstick for pink, and put on my sunglasses. The lashes stayed on, no problem, but they were long enough that they hit the inside of my sunglass lenses, lol. I took them off when I went jogging ‘coz I thought running in false eyelashes was just wrong πŸ˜‰

  8. Hi! You look so pretty! This is one of my favorite looks on you. I’m glad you said the eye lashes weren’t hard. I’ve never tried them either but have a pair in a drawer. I guess, I’ll give it a try. They look great! Thanks!!

    • Thank you sooooo much, Natalie! That was a fun look to do. Wish we went out more so I could wear that out…rather than to the beach! Definitely give your false lashes a try! I’ve gotta try it again too. Let me know how it works out πŸ™‚

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