Joan Smalls Inspired classic Red Lip + YT tutorial

Happy #MakeupMonday beautiful people. I had to start this week off right, to keep me motivated to follow through the week. So lately I have been obsessed with Joan Smalls , like really obsessed. At first when I used to see her on the VS fashion show I used to think ehh just another pretty black girl on the run way, but then just randomly going through the internet I ran across a video of her on youtube and of course being the curious being that I am, I did my lil investigation on her. She is such an inspiring individual added to her being so flawless, extremely hardworking and just very selfless.

She inspired me to believe that you can do anything put your mind into at any time in your life, she graduated magna cum laude from college with a degree in psychology and paved her way to the United States to make a name for herself because modeling was where her heart was.

Click below to see, the picture that inspired me to create this look, you will also see more photos of me in the future doing a lot of her runway makeup looks, why?? because I am obsessed with her and yes she is my new

I hope you guys like, as always all the products used will be listed below, thanks so much for all your continued support...much love...AB!

I used a lot of lashes for this look, and no eyeliner as you can tell she has none.  This look is very easy and effortless, I feel like I kinda went overboard with mine.

For my lips I went for a matte lip because I don't own any lip glosses to give me that glossy finish, so I stuck to a matte lip.

Lashes are the key ingredient for this classic look.


Please comment below how you think I did. Did I nail the look or nah ?

 I also recorded a youtube video for this look, watch, subscribe, and like if you do :-)

Makeup Deets
Mac Lipstick - Riri Woo
Kat Von D Lipstick - Bauheux (on the outsides of my lips)
BH Cosmetics 'Special Occasion' pallete 
Beauty Supply 99c lashes
NO eyeliner
O my Gosh blush - by Sephora
BH cosmetics contour kit 
MAC cream color base bronzer - improper copper
L'oreal infallible pro-matte 24hr foundation - Cocoa in #112
Ben nye highlighting powder in Topaz
Mac studio finish concealer NW45
Anastasia Beverly hills eyebrow pencil in brunette/dark brown

Camera Used
Sony Nex 3N


  1. amazing look dear

  2. Second picture, you can pass for her!! Please be a model already!! Love the look.

    1. Ahhh see wash thanks bae....and lol I am a model already na.

  3. This look is stunning! Your skin tone is just so beautiful! I love this look!!

    1. Thank you you are the stunning one ...x