Whilst in the flagship Apple Store, a couple of months ago in New York, I spotted a black girl, wearing her natural hair out in the biggest 'fro, wearing blue lipstick. Her make up was flawless and I couldn't stop staring at her, as I stood in the queue. Her presence demanded your full attention and I was (and still am) convinced she was wearing Illamasqua's Apocalips lipstick. It looked A-mazing on her and made me think (just for a second) that maybe, I could look half decent wearing it too. Even the Mr had to admit that she looked good with it on.
A post on gossip blog, Necole Bitchie made me think about that girl again today and my thoughts on wearing such a dramatic, unusual colour on the lips.
I love Amber Rose at the best of times, and I think her lips look amazing here. She lets her lips do the talking, toning down the rest of her makeup and making them the focus feature in her look. Love it! There was another photo of her wearing a not-so-flattering blue lip, but I thought I'd focus on what she did right as it's such a difficult look to pull off in the first place. I'd love to know what this shade is, my guess is that it was conjured up with pro pigments of some kind.
I'm not feelin' this look at all. Teyana Taylor has gorgeous, full lips, but she does them no favours with this messily applied, unflattering light blue lipstick. I think she should have defined them with lip liner and chosen a deeper blue, which would have complimented her skin tone better, than the clown like application shown here.
Fancy trying your hand at a blue lip? Then check out the following products
Illamasqua lipstick in Apocalips
Illamasqua intense lipgloss in Gender
Barry M Lip Paint in Robot Blue
Lots of blue lips on You Tube too...
Would you dare to wear a blue lipstick/gloss? I don't know if I have the guts...