After going to dinner last night, someone at the table remarked that she’s been wanting to try out a darker lip color, but every time she does, she chickens out. So… JOANNA D., if you are reading this: if I can do THIS, YOU can try out a dark color- I expect to see you wearing one soon! 😉
I’ve been playing around with Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss lipstick in Poe, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Technopagan, so I would say I’m definitely not scared of the whole cyanotic lip trend. What is the whole “thing” with looking oxygen deprived? I don’t know, maybe because it’s so ballsy and different, but who knows, it’s only makeup. The magic of makeup is that it’s temporary and you can have FUN!
That being said, after reading Troycie’s easy steps on ombre lips, I decided to play around and experiment with eyeliner on my lips. Why eyeliner, you ask? Well, because it comes in such a plethora of colors! Lip liners are usually creamier than eyeliners, so I opted to use Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil. UD’s liners tend to be creamier and glide on better than most pencil eyeliners. After pondering on what color to use, I selected Deviant, a vibrant, royal-ish blue. For my lipstick, I opted for Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss in Coven, a matte lavender.
Tips: Make sure your lips are well prepped with a good moisturizer, especially if you are using a matte shade like me, this will allow you to blend much more easily. Both the UD liner and the KVD lipstick are very pigmented. If you use something less pigmented, you may want to prep your lips with concealer first. However, this could make blending more difficult, so try to use formulas that are pigmented enough so you don’t have to do that.
I lined my lips with the eyeliner, then filled in the centers with the lipstick. I used a brush to blend the two colors slightly, then went back and traced the outline with the eyeliner. If you would like a more seamless transition, just blend more.
Tip: Instead of using a lip brush to blend, I used a Make Up For Ever mini brush (10P). This is actually an eyeshadow brush- since it’s softer and fluffier, it allowed for easier blending than a stiff lip brush.
I used NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation in Barcelona, Urban Decay’s Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Dark Warm, and Kat Von D’s Shade Light palette for contouring and highlighting. I finished with Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish powder. For blush, I used Urban Decay’s Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet.
To complete the whole look, I matched my eye makeup to my lips. I used Kat Von D’s Innerstellar eye palette, sweeping Gravitron all over my, from lash line to brow bone. I used Astrological and Lunacy on my lids and creases, and Road Stripe from Urban Decay’s Vice LTD palette to highlight just under my brows. I used Urban Decay’s Deviant to line my eyes in addition to my lips. I opted not to layer my mascara, because I wanted to show off the bright liner, so I just used one coat of the new Diorshow formula. For my brows, I used Anastasias Brow Powder in Medium Brown.
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