While sorting through photos for an upcoming review, I came across a series of photos I took a few weeks ago. Looking at these photos it suddenly struck me — this is why I love lipstick.
In these photos I am wearing the same clothes and the same makeup (eyes, blush, foundation). The only thing I switched out was the lip colour. And you can see from the examples above how different a person can look with a change in lip colour. Such an awesome accessory.
This is why lipstick makes me happy. That is all.
I hope you are having a great week. Keep me posted on your makeup adventures.
All lipsticks worn above are from Mai Beauty. Review to come.
As you know, I’m a lipstick girl through and through, and I was super pumped to see a new video by Lisa Eldridge on “Lipstick 4 Ways.” Lisa is one of my new makeup heroines on YouTube and her blog is a wealth of beauty information. In this video, she shows the versatility of lipstick and how you can use an otherwise ‘scary’-looking lipstick to create a variety of looks, appropriate for all ages. I followed Lisa’s advice and here is my take on Lipstick 4 Ways.
The lipstick: Ophelia, from Mai Beauty. A dark raspberry lipstick that looks almost black in the tube.
Technique #1 – #2 : Apply lipstick to hand and then pat colour onto cheekbones as a blush. Apply more product to hand and use fingers to pat colour on lips for a ‘stained’ effect. I applied very lightly here for a very subtle look. You could probably intensify the pigmentation if you like.
Technique #3: Apply lipstick with a brush to create a more intense, defined look. This was my favorite. Again, I applied the colour lightly. You could go back and intensify the lip colour with a few more brush strokes.
Technique #4: Apply gloss over the lipstick for a gloss, high-pigmented look. I loved how this turned out at the end. I used a clear gloss on top of the lipstick. To amp it up even further, you could line your lips (which Lisa does in the video) and choose a gloss with sparkle or a gloss with colour (a pink for example would give a cool effect to this lip colour).
What I love about Lisa’s tips is that it shows how easy it is to make any lipstick work for you. Check out her site and her videos on YouTube. You won’t be disappointed.
Is there a lipstick in your collection that you’ve been ‘afraid’ to wear?
I’ve had a fun week playing with makeup and thought I’d do a round-up of my makeup adventures over the past few days.
That’s it — what adventures have you had with makeup this week?