This series was inspired by the lovelies Juvy from Plump Cheeks, Rae from Scatterbraintures and Elaine from Flabs Rule. They started the new year with the #20daylipstickchallenge. I need to get out of my lipstick rut (been repeating pretty much the same lipsticks) and aim to be blogging more, so I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon (Hope Juvy, Rae, and Elaine don’t mind!) I’ll be doing one lipstick every day I can (or at least on all the days I wear makeup).
Day 8 A color you own but wouldn’t wear out in public: Lime Crime Black Velvet
I’ve had Lime Crime Black Velvet for quite a while now (I think I received it in May last year?) and have only worn it out in public twice. The last time was for my photoshoot with Likhitha, and I’d covered it up with a gold pigment. But the first time I wore Black Velvet in its full dark glory was not a very pleasant experience.
People just don’t wear makeup much in Singapore, let alone a fully pigmented matte black lipstick (which looks incredibly stark against my skin) and the comments I got were disheartening, to say the least. Usually I would say, screw the haters, do what you like, you know. But the comments came hard and fast and I just felt incredibly self conscious that day. I got “omg what the fuck happened”, along with “did you just eat squid ink pasta”. And the next day when I turned up at the event with a red lipstick I got “see you look so much better now”. Which is disheartening to say the least. And I was, for obvious reasons, vaguely traumatised from wearing it out in public as a result.
But today this changes! I actually wore the black lip out! AND I did a photoshoot with it.(no fancy baroque type gothic shoot, a simple OOTD one)
It’d be so easy to wear the black lipstick with a gothy edgy kind of look, but I wanted to make it everyday wearable. Like yesterday’s look I wanted something sweet and fresh still. This of course means lots of blush (I kept it natural looking by using a light color), a light contour, and just a dab of highlighter. Wore this with what I term a hobo chic outfit: long dress, oversized vest and combat boots.
Also I think I got my braids better today! I will move on to another hairstyle once I am satisfied that I’ve got this right, I promise.
Base: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in #2.5
Brows: MAC Dipdown Fluidline
Eyes: MAC Groundwork Paint Pot, MAC Bronze, MAC Dazzlelight, MAC Photogravure Technakohl, MAC Extended Play Gigablack Zoom Express Lash mascara
Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in #5, MAC Dainty, theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Lips: Lime Crime Black Velvet Velvetine
Finishing Powder: Guerlain UV Shield
The photographs below were taken by Sweetz Memoirs Photography, quick edits edits by myself. More photos will be up later!
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