Currently Playing [Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire]
One of the first makeup items that I kindly “borrowed” from my mother was a lipliner. I blamed this on the heavy lipliner trend while I was growing up in the late 90’s. I would not forget seeing Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) from the Spice Girls sporting bare lips with a dark lipliner and I thought to myself, I would give anything to look like Posh. To me, she embodied everything that was the 90’s: sultry, dark, and with a touch of playfulness. The makeup in the 90’s were emphasized on the lips with very minimal attention to the eyes and to the cheeks. Thus, I opted for a simple smokey eye (using only two colours from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette: Hustle & Creep) and a bronzer just for contouring. Now that I’m a bit older than my 10 year old self, I often prefer to use a lip brush and a lipstick instead of using a lipliner. A tip for working with dark lip colours: you can warm up your dark lips by adding a red shade underneath.
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