Woohoo. So I finally have a pure matte black lipstick: Lime Crime’s Black Velvet Velvetine.
I’ve been a little obsessed with black lips lately. It’s always thought to be a Goth thing, but tehre’s been lots of pictures on Instagram and Pintrest that shows how black lipstick needn’t look Goth, it can look really really chic. It’s usually paired with barely-there eye makeup and strong brows, and a blush so you don’t look like a corpse.
Unfortunately this kinda failed for me. I can’t decide if it’s because I’m so pale, because I have dark hair, or if it’s because my lips are so full that it still ends up looking really gothic. I had to use eyeliner, because my eyes looked super naked otherwise. Also black lips are horrendously difficult to do, I spend forever trying to get a precise lip line but am still not satisfied with the result.
I am extremely impressed with the Velvetine formula though. While it was super difficult to get on, this stuff wore like a champ. Had pasta for lunch, and I didn’t need to touch it up until after dinner (which was about eight hours after initial application). Seriously amazing formula (it didn’t dry up my lips most long wearing lip products do) and the finish is beautiful too.
1) Happy Skin ZZ Cream Foundation
2) Benefit High Beam
3) Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Illusion Cream Lip and Cheek Color
1) MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
2) Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
1) MAC Dipdown Fluidline
1) Lime Crime Matte Velvetine in Black Velvet
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