For some reason, I struggled to write the accompanying post to photo. There’s a whole heap going on and I’m not sure where to start. The first being (obviously) my lips are BLUE. Yes, blue. The second being that it was achieved using eyeliner. Ok, now I’m ready to move on.
My autumn/winter lip wardrobe are usually filled with deep burgundies, plums and reds and I was pretty content with that until I read this post by Refinery 29 about using eyeliner as a lip pencil. It was like the door had been opened on a whole new world of colour and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
I’d started to see navy lips popping up over of Instagram and was desperate to try the look for myself and it turns out I had the perfect tool right under my nose the whole time. Using a freshly sharpened Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Sabbath, I set to work lining my lips as normal. Except it wasn’t normal, it was blue and I was freaking out. I then filled in the colour until it was opaque. The beauty of using eyeliner is that it’s pretty much smudgeproof after application and I didn’t find I needed to touch up anymore than with my usual lip products.
A blue lip may always conjure up images of THAT Friends episode but in reality, it’s the complete opposite. The navy shade is almost black and paired with dewy skin and minimal eye makeup; this has the potential to be a new favourite autumn look. It may not be for everyone, but if it’s something a touch more adventurous you’re after, this could be the trend for you.
Have you tried blue lips? Do you think you would?