It’s been driving me NUTS. All year long to be honest-well, the almost 7 months that have passed(HOLY HECK, is time flying by as quickly for you as it is for me?) What’s been driving me nuts you ask? Orange Lipstick. You know, it’s a HUGE makeup trend. And normally I don’t really care all that much about makeup trends to be honest. But I really LIKE orange. A lot! But it looks just all shades of wrong on me. So it’s been a thorn in my makeup side to not be able to participate in this makeup trend.
So the other day, I decided to try something different. Something against ALL the makeup rules. It was like a last ditch effort to make orange lipstick wearable for me.
HEYYY? I LIKE IT! I think it works! Can ya’ see what I did there?
First I took my MUFE Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil 17C which is the BEST orange lip liner in existence. Seriously, you know I don’t lie. THEN, I took the fabulous Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in #885 Vibrant Mandarin and layered that over top. And the Kicker? I took my unused and unloved(I don’t’ know why, but I forget about this gem) MAC Magenta Lipliner and then lined my lips with that hot, purpley pink. And it WORKS. At least I think it does haha! Here’s the swatches of the colours, so you can see them in their original, almost boring state. :P
See how they all look so good together?
And who said your lipliner HAS to blend in with your lipstick anyways? You know how I’ve been loving a more graphic eye look lately? Well, how about a more graphic LIP LOOK? I say YES. Screw the makeup rules! Makeup should be FUN.
Let’s do another makeup experiment, shall we? Humour me. Since I quit working, this is ALL the science I get to do lately…
How about my FAVOURITE Red lipstick(which was kind of unwearable for me the last year or so) Make Up Forever #43 Moulin Rouge Artist Intense, which is a really bright red? Well, if I pair it with Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil Fuchsia 16C, it works for me!
Take a look!
Whaddaya think? See how the bright pink lip liner makes that red work for me? From far away it makes the red look more blue-based than it actually is.
One of my favourite reds has always been MAC Viva Glam 1. I mean, Hello Ru Paul was the spokesperson. I love her. And the shade? Gorgeous. But to be honest, a little hard to wear for me since it’s such a brown-based red. A 90s red, if you will.
But I decided to pair it with MAC Magenta lip liner, and YES.
I kind of like the combo!
I like it! And it means I can wear Viva Glam 1 again! Who knew?
So what I’m trying to get at in this makeup experiment of mine, is SCREW the makeup rules. Do what works for YOU. Makeup should be fun! And what’s more fun than experimenting with colour?
What lip liner/lipstick combos will you try this week? I challenge you all to come up with a combo you’d never dream to think of pairing! Let’s get BOLD BABY! Post them to Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #BreakTheLipLinerRules and let’s start a new makeup revolution! DO IT. Make me proud!