Amil Niazi
Amil Niazi
@amil

How I’m wearing blue lip colour

Every fall the big fashion magazines and beauty blogs start extolling the virtues of a berry lip. Sometimes the hue is more goth than glamour, or maybe it’s a stain. Sometimes it veers more black than wine. But without fail, every September – February women start painting their lips plum. Boring! I love the edgy, deep lipstick look but I’m sick of the standards. Surely there is a way to convey the gothic appeal of dark lipstick without falling prey to the banality of the usual colour spectrum. So, I’m going blue. Not like, fell in a lake in December blue, more like made out with a smurf blue. Sorry, please don’t picture that! How do you do a true blue, a Rihanna blue? There are precious few actual lipsticks devoted to the tricky tone of deep royal blue – you inevitably have to employ the power of an eye pencil.

Because this isn’t an everyday look (hopefully) I experimented with shades in the NYX line of smudgy eyeliners. The pencils have a wide range of colours that pop and the consistency is creamy and dreamy. I lined my lips and filled them in with an opaque blue liner and then went over them with a clear gloss. The result is definitely an in-your-face, hard-to-miss pop of blue that walks into a room before you do. I loved the results and would absolutely wear this look to a holiday party or an art opening. Go nuts! Wear it to work! Just kidding don’t wear it to work.

Would you do a blue lip? Any other cool alternatives to the standard dark berry lip?

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NYX Slide On Pencil in Sunrise Blue

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NYX Slide On Pencil in Sunrise Blue