Today I’m featuring some of my favorite lip combos of the month. Most have a Fall/Autumn feel to them and even though we’re heading into Winter season, I think they are beautiful pairings that can be worn year round.
Lip Combos 1: The Mauve Lip
Maybelline makes some wonderful lip products and their lipstick in Magnificent Mauve (430) has been in my collection for some time. Applied on its own, it leaves a sheer wash of purplish mauve to the lips. I wanted to spice things up a little so I layered it with my recently acquired Lipstick Queen Big Bang Gloss in Space. The gloss both brings out the purple tones in the Magnificent Mauve as well as adds some dimension to the look.
Lip Combos 2: The Vampy Lip
I featured Rihanna’s Viva Glam 2 in a haul back in October. It is a warm mauvey silver colour with a frost finish. And yes, I’ve worn this on it’s own – and it looks pretty awesome. But one day, I thought – hmm, I wonder how it would look over a really dark colour? So I paired it with MAC’s Cyber, a deep purple with a reddish hue, the darkest lip product that I own. The Viva Glam 2 makes Cyber less flat and definitely adds interest. 🙂
Lip Combos 3: The (Deep) Red Lip
Finally, we have the Red Lip. Red can be a scary, scary colour, mostly because application has to be darn near perfect (especially when you are dealing with an intense red). MAC’s Diva is a matte burgundy-red that definitely falls into the intense category. In this case, I didn’t pair it with another lip product, but rather, I’ve been using my trusty Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Nude Liner (005) to line the outer edges of my lips to really frame the colour. Because the formula is water resistant and substantial (has some weight to it) it also helps to prevent bleeding. Tip on wearing bold colours: Line the outer part of the entire lip generously with a nude liner and then press your lips together. Use a sponge (beauty blender is my preference) to tap/press around the lip. This will both blend in and soak up the excess. Apply lip colour.
Can you tell I had fun playing with lip products this month? Please share of your your favourite lip combinations below!
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