I know the makeup standard is to only emphasize one or two areas when you apply makeup. Either select eyes and brows and complement with a neutral lip or bold brows and lips and then a neutral eye. Well I threw those rules to the wind today!
I have recently become obsessed with makeup artist Patrick Starr. I’ve been a YouTube subscriber of his channel for about six months, but in the last three or four weeks I have been binge watching his videos. He always refers to himself as “plus size” and therefore adjusts his makeup routine to fit his size. Because of his size and the size of his wigs/turbans, he can pull off a lot of makeup.
Well, I am plus sized as well, so I decided to try the bold everything look as well! Luckily I didn’t turn out looking like a clown! Thank you so much Patrick Starr for inspiring me to create this look with bold brows, dark lips, and smokey eyes.
BRAND NEW Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipcolor in ‘Heathers’ on my lips. You can read my full review of this product here.
You can’t always take a serious selfie!
I wanted to take another crack at my new Melt Cosmetics eyeshadow stack in ‘Dark Matter’ so I used the color ‘Unseen’ all over the lid, in the transition, and even up a little past the crease. This color blends in with my skin tone so I thought it would create a nice canvas and cancel out any darkness. As an actual transition color, I used a smokey purple from the Morphe Brushes 35N Eyeshadow Palette. This all-matte palette has become a lifesaver for me because there are so many essentials colors included. I continued to blend this purple in the transition area and into the crease. In the crease, I blended two additional shadows from the same Morphe palette. Both were cool browns that added a little bit of depth as I began to smoke out the outer corner of the crease. Then, on the outer corner of the eyelid, I used ‘Enigma’ from ‘Dark Matter’ to add a bit more color. On the bottom lash line, I blended out a black Buxom liner pencil with a little bit of the color ‘Dark Matter’ from Melt near the outer corner. As I came towards the inner corner, I used ‘Enigma’ again. Lastly, I added a bit of shimmer (‘Bella Gold’ eyeshadow by Milani Cosmetics) in the inner corner to contrast with the all-matte look.
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ‘Dark Brown’, DipBrow in ‘Dark Brown’
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear 6W1 Sandalwood
Lashes: Stardell SF 600
Mascara: Great Lash Maybelline
Under Eye Concealer: NYX Cosmetics HD Concealer #7 Face Highlight: MAC MSF ‘Gold Deposit’
Contour: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick #10
Bronzer: Black Radiance Mineral Blush ‘Toasted Almond’
Blush: MAC ‘Hot Nights’
While I am rarely on trend with the cosmetic products I purchase, liquid lipsticks are the exception. I ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ at every company that introduces a “new, revolutionary” formula in the liquid-to-matte craze. I have been eye-ing the DOSE OF COLORS liquid lipsticks since their release and was happy to see the brand had restocked all their colors right before Christmas. So, naturally, I picked one up right after the holiday. =)
I have been seeing their colors EVERYWHERE. Instagram and YouTube were full of people complementing the long lasting formula and the intense pigmentation that came wit just one swipe. One of my favorite YouTubers, Desi Perkins, tested out the color ‘Berry Me’ and loved it so much that it ended up in one of her monthly favorites videos. She not only listed the item as a favorite, but wore it in the video! The video was informative, but I couldn’t take my eyes off the color! I basically watched a 10-minute video just for the lip color which I think is totally permissible.
‘Berry Me’ seems to be a chameleon color, meaning it changes color based on skin complexion and natural lip color. On Desi, it looked more muted neutral, but turned out to have a more pink base on me. I don’t mind the hints of fuchsia and I actually liked the color even more once I put it on. The color lasted throughout a meal and while it could have used a little bit of touching up, I decided to just ride it out and see what it would look like at the end of the day.
My only complaint about the product is the longevity. Now, you are probably thinking, what in the world!??! Why wouldn’t I want it to do its job and last all day?! Well … it’s great that it lasts all day, but the LAST THING I want to do at the end of the day is struggle to take off my lip color. I swear there was a fight between my Makeup Forever makeup remover and this product. It took me about 10 minutes and three cotton pads of remover to get the majority off. After several hours of wear, the color had quite a bit of time to settle into the lines in my lips making it almost impossible to get all the way off. I ended up having to use a lip scrub to get the color out of those lines. My lips were still pretty stained, but at least I could say I tried my best.
It would be great if the brand could come out with a lipstick remover. I would invest as long as I didn’t have to spend all that energy trying to get it off. I’ve heard that the product doesn’t react well to oily foods, so maybe some vitamin E oil would have been helpful in the removal process.
What do you think about the Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks? Anyone else struggling to get it off?