the “don’t give me no lip” lip: beauty trend

September 9, 2013

festivals + conferences, preening

Revlon's Gucci Westman Rag + Bone SS'14 beauty look

Inspired by the vigor and vibrancy surrounding the World Cup in Brazil, Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, created a bold lip for Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer ’14 Collection at New York Fashion Week. Applied with a brush were a blend of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival and ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous (Both NEW for January). As for the rest of the face, products were mostly pressed into the skin with fingers for a morning-after, remnants, look.

Other than actually sleeping with your makeup on—ill advised, but we’ve all been there—the lived-in look can be created by applying, then removing makeup, only not too thoroughly. Here, Westman applied a combo of ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, Onyx, and Cocoa (also arriving in January), then removed it with Q-Tips and wipes. Next, she added a mixture of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream (this product is used by nearly every Fashion Week allstar), Dr. Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm, and Revlon’s Skinlights Face Illuminator in “Pink Light” (coming in January). Brows were defined with a ColorStay Brow Pencil (shades varied based on skintone).

Revlon's Gucci Westman Rag + Bone SS'14 beauty look

The face got the PhotoReady BB Cream treatment, with Illuminance Cream Shadow in “Not Just Nudes” applied to the cheeks, the bridge of the nose, and the chin for added glow (how brilliant is this? Eyeshadow shades for the checkbones)! Then, Evian Facial Mist completed the fresh faced, just up look.

Nails were kept soft to complement the bold lip: three coats of Revlon Nail Enamel in Sheer Sweetie. “To guarantee a finished look,” said celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi, “It ensures that the polish will look perfectly opaque and smooth.”

Overall, I’d say the key to the lip-locked lived-in look is to press that matte orange lipstick into the lips, not to apply a thick coat of it straight from the bullet.

Photos and product lists were sent to me. Some of the links above are affiliate links. Enjoy. Ooh, also, by the way, if you happen to be a redhead, I suggest you try this look never. Not once. Not even in the privacy of your own home. Orange is not our friend.

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