I haven't done a red lip face of the day for a while, so I pulled out some of my favourite Julie Hewett products this weekend.
The lipstick is Rouge Noir, the classic balanced pure red in the Julie Hewett Noir range, the Cheekie (cheek and lip tint) is Rosie, a bright reddish pink, and the Hue (cream eye colour) is Rue Burgundy, a bronzed plum/burgundy.
I've applied a light smudge of the Rue Burgundy on my lid past my crease over a little brown eyeliner smudged into my lashes. Rosie on the cheeks, dabbed on and blended with fingertips, and Rouge Noir on the lips (applied with a brush - these lipsticks are seriously pigmented).
In the evening I decided to see how it would look with Julie Hewett Java powder eyeshadow applied over the Rue Burgundy. Java is a medium/dark brown with some golden/copper shimmer.
Swatched: right Rue Burgundy (quite a light swatch, as I applied to eyelid), left Java
Left swatch as before, right with Java applied over the Rue Burgundy.
It's a more dramatic look, and I don't think I'd go this heavy on the eyes with a red lip for daytime. I looked glam for watching Dr Who though! The light is different from the light in the previous picture, although it is still natural light.
Julie Hewett makes some of the best red lipsticks available in my opinion. The colours are great, they last well, the texture is an authentically retro semi-matte, but they don't dry out the lips. These are available from www.misebeauty.com in Ireland, who ship to the UK, and from www.juliehewett.net in the US.