I keep seeing burgundy lips posted all over the internet and am really loving the look. I've had MAC Diva sitting in my kit for ages and haven't brought it out because of a rude remark. One day, while at work, a random man came up to my till, had one look at me and told me he thought my lipstick was ugly. I was wearing "Diva" and have never worn it since. But I got to thinking... he really wasn't the happiest of men and I'm sure he was the sort that doesn't like any makeup on his women, so I probably wouldn't have won him over with anything that I had decided to wear on that particular day. Isn't it funny how a rude comment from one random person can stick with you for so long? I'm sure these people don't give a second thought to it and we shouldn't either. (Plus, they usually don't know what they are talking about.. or are slightly crazy -- I mean who says stuff like that to total strangers?)
So, I decided to give "Diva" another go and am so happy that I did! I love the way that it gives a whole new dimension to this look -- so much more glamorous with a bit of burgundy lippy. I kept it quite subtle by using a brush and layering it on very lightly. You can keep adding layers until you get your desired effect, but this way you get a much more even appearance. There's nothing worse that awkwardly caked on dark lipstick... (has the tendency to make one look slightly insane)
We've been playing around with shooting indoors and clearly are far from perfecting it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid a huge shadow? I suppose we have another 8 months to figure it out, but any tips would be greatly appreciated!
I was wearing:
American Apparel Dress (worn as top)
BlueJuice Skirt (similar)
Colette Clutch (similar)
Kenneth Cole Watch
MAC Diva Lipstick
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