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Makeover: Neutral Face Makeup with a Bold Lip using Graftobian & OCC Lip Tar

This is a look I did for someone who had acne scarring.  They were attending a New Years Eve party, and wanted to try something different.  I decided to do a bold lip with neutral face makeup as the backdrop.  That evening, she wore a chartreuse colored dress and fuchsia shoes, so the purple lip I created using OCC Lip Tars went well with her outfit.  The look was a hit!




Tools Used

Real Techniques Brushes:
-Expert Face Brush
-Setting Brush
-Shading Brush

Bdellium Tools 714 Brush

Sigma Makeup SS224 Brush – It is now the E40 brush

Sigma SS217 (Blending Brush) – It is now the E25 brush
IT Cosmetics No-Tug Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush


Afiesha Before After Neutral



Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)

MAC Paint Pot ‘Quite Natural’  (Lid only)

MAC Eyeshadow ‘Espresso’ (Crease)

MAC Iridescent Loose Powder ‘Golden Bronze’ (Brow Highlight)

MAC Liquid Last Eyeliner Black

STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner ‘Stingray’ (Lower Lashline & Waterline)

NYX Eyelashes



MAC Brow Pencil ‘Spiked’
Model in a Bottle Brow Sealer


Before applying her foundation, I applied the Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat since her skin tends to get oily.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer ($18 at

Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette No. 4  ($38 at

– Orange to cover dark spots

-Darkest shade for contouring

Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation ‘Deep Xanthe’ (All over)

Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation ‘Temptress’  (Center of face/highlight)

Ben Nye Banana Powder (center of face)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ‘Dark’

Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray



MAC Iridescent Loose Powder ‘Golden Bronze’ (highlight cheek bones)

MAC Dirty Plum Blush



OCC Lip Tar Mix

– Tarred

–  Anime

– RX


What do you think of this look?


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Kim Porter (820 Posts)

New York City makeup artist, beauty and mom blogger . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the guidelines. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my terms .

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