Winter Blues: Bad in Blue Lips

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Some days I just want the smell of fresh leaves, pumpkin spice (yes I can be that girl) and the excitement of Halloween makeup, so today I decided to delve into my dark side and break out an awesomely weird look. I’ve had the NYX Wicked Lippies, only $6.00, sitting on my nightstand for a few months and last night I finally was inspired! (maybe it’s all the funtastic Fashion Week makeup looks) So today I threw on a Ramones tee and some alien lips (I feel like if I were an alien, this would be a seductive lip look). Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Joan Smalls  (I think NYX”s Wicked lipstick in Betrayal would give that Joan Smalls look) have all taken the crazy lip plunge, do you dare?

Products:

Face: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation in Porcelain, NYX Photoready HD Concealer in Porcelain, Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glow Powder to set.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, Tarte Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse in Medium Brown, Milani Clear Brow Gel.

Eyeshadow: Crease: LORAC 2 Lt. Brown. Lid: Colourpop Cosmetics Onai, blended with Navy from the LORAC 2 Palette. Inner Corner: LORAC 2 Navy. Brow Bone: LORAC 2 Snow.

Eyeliner: Upper: Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black.  Lower Lashline: L’Oreal Silkissime Liner in Black.

Mascara: Makeup Forever Smokey Extraveganza and L’Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic.

Blush: MAC Immortal Flower (Limited edition, here on Ebay), similar Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral and Cover Girl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush in Refined Rose.

Highlight: Becca Moonstone (Pressed)

Lips: NYX Wicked Lippie in Sinful with a bit of LORAC’s Black eyeshadow in the center.

Shirt: H&M

Best places to get those funky lips below:

 

 

 

 

Holographic Holiday Look

Photo taken by me
Photo taken by me

It’s that time of year again, holiday, cookie eating time that is! Also the time for glitzy grand looks and  instead of a classic red lip and gold glittery eye I wanted to create a Winter Wonderland-esque look that is great for Christmas, Hanukkah (I mean blue and white eyeliner screams 8 crazy nights) or New Year’s. Really any rockin’ party can handle this fierce frozen look. I used a few products from one of my favorite lines, Lime Crime, who I think has some of the best creative hues for any season. So dare to be bold and dazzling this season, you’ll fit right in with the tinsel.

Photo taken by me
Photo taken by me

Products list:

Loreal True Match Lumi W 1-2

NYX HD Photo Concealer Porcelain

Tarte Whimsy Blush (Holiday 2014 Palette), similar L’oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Baby Blossom 

Becca Moonstone Highlighter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette

Eyeshadows: Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette Holy Bible (LE), similar Loreal Infalliable Eye Shadow in Silver Sky and Lorac 2 Palette Chrome and Snow

Eyeliners: Lime Crime Lunar Sea and Blue Milk, similar NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Sky Blue, Lower lashline: NYX Milk liner

Glitter aka the Star of the Show: Lime Crime Ophiuchus glitter

Lime Crime Glitter Helper  (Do not skip glitter glue, or else you will look like a glitter fairy for the rest of the year)

Ardell Glamour Lashes

Lips: Lime Crime Cashmere Velvetine , similar MAC Stone lipliner

Shirt and ear cuff are Forever 21, watch Michael Kors. 

Why Kylie Jenner is not the Best Thing to Happen to Lipstick

Kylie Jenner is known for her cutting edge lipstick choices. But like most trends, this one has worn me out, so I want to expand your lipstick language with 5 brands who put the cult in cultivate. Who would’ve ever thought black, blue or green lipstick would become a beauty sensation? Not many, but makeup lovers everywhere are embracing funky fresh hues and it looks like these pops of color are here to stay.

1. Lime Crime

Photo taken by: stopsign Flickr
Photo taken by: stopsign
Flickr

Lime Crime broke down the idea that beauty was a nude lip and smoky eye and inspired the hugely popular unicorn trend, along with daring lip colors. Lime Crime’s creator, Doe Deere, pioneered the current lipstick trend with her My Little Pony colored hues; my favorites include Cosmopop, D’Lilac and Mint to Be. All while finding a solution to the tugging and dragging drama of matte lipsticks with her Gothic inspired Velvetines. Get your hands on them as soon as they’re in stock because sometimes finding your favorite hue is like catching a unicorn.

2.  Melt Cosmetics

Photo taken by: SynergyByDesign From Flickr
Photo taken by: SynergyByDesign
From Flickr

Nothing bad could come from makeup artist and co-creator of Melt Cosmetics, Lora Arellano. She basically created the bad in Rihanna’s good girl gone bad persona, and has now brought this bit of bad assery into all our lives. But you won’t find a Barbie or Nicki Minaj lipstick in this all matte line, instead you’ll feel like your lips are draped in jewels. Such as,  the gorgeous Blow, a rich emerald or the anarchist’s amethyst, By Starlight.  But my personal favorite is Space Cake, a just before the storm grey. If you want to see this lipstick in action for a trip to the nail salon, beauty guru Jaclyn Hill will convince you to wear this for errand runs, I promise.

3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar’s

Photo taken by: nicolette mason From: Flickr
Photo taken by: nicolette mason
From: Flickr

Like mixing potions, and not just on Pottermore? Than OCC’s Liptar’s are for you. These tiny tubes are magical, they come in matte, metallic and stained gloss finishes.(I mean how ground-breaking does stained gloss sound!?) But the real magic comes from the ability to mix these liptars for a custom shade. So even if you have been looking for that Kylie Jenner 90’s brown, you can perfect it with these. Or try out any color on the color wheel, like bold blues such as Pool Boy or a caution tape yellow like Traffic.

4.  NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lipsticks

Photo taken by:  Jamie From: Flickr
Photo taken by: Jamie
From: Flickr

Finally, a drugstore brand has come to play. NYX dove boldly into this trend when most drugstore brands only unleash this level of commercial questionability near Halloween, when it is obviously normal to wear these hues. But NYX became the Apple of drugstore lines with their Macaron lips, they are a major hit for every girl wanting to experiment. Well with a price point of $6, who wouldn’t be curious to see what their Lime Green or White lipstick looked like?

5.  Wet n Wild

Photo taken by me
Photo taken by me

Wet n Wild may not be the obvious choice, but I like to think they are the Pluto of the drugstore makeup galaxy. They may seem small, but the public goes wild when they make headlines. They did this when they collaborated with Fergie for a superstar lineup of lipsticks. Now I’m not going to excite you with Easter egg lavender or serpentine green, but Fergie’s Pagan Angel, a semi-matte black, is the perfect black to try out. At only $2.39, the quality is pretty darn good too. I think in the near future Wet n Wild may become a drugstore star because of their Fergie flair.

So I urge you, step away from the brown, over-lined Kylie lips (as much as I even love it sometimes) and into something a bit more daring this fall.