Sunday, 17 June 2012

Beauty Post: Dark Purple Lips

In my last post I was sporting a pretty awesome (even if i do say so myself) purple lip. This is a really basic post that just mentions the products I used and roughly says how I do it. I don't feel quite confident enough taking pictures of the process of putting it on because A: I'm not a beauty blogger/expert/guru and B: Whilst i do keep to a basic routine when it comes to putting lippy on i'm still trying out new tips and tricks and stuff!

So I start by keeping my lips in generally good condition. I'm prone to sore dry lips in between seasons, when it's generally warming up or cooling down and Carmex is my go to product for everyday use. If i'm gonna wear lippy i apply a small amount of this and give it a while to sink in before carrying on.

Next, i line my lips, I watched a really good MAC video a while back where the artist put lip liner all over the lip and that's something I tend to do whatever colour i'm wearing. I'll always do it with this particular lippy though because it makes the colour a bit more opaque. I love Barry M liners, they're pretty cheap and get the job done well enough!

After i've lined I just slap on the lipstick. Sometimes i use a brush, sometimes not, depends how much time i have. The one in the picture is a GOSH brush that cost 49 pence from superdrug, amazing bargain!! However i'm putting it on, be it with a brush or not, i do one coat and then blot it with a tissue before doing another coat. This lippy is a Rimmel one from the Kate Moss range they have at the moment, it's number 4.

And that's it, done :)
The "optional extras" in the top photo that i haven't mentioned are a sharpener because i think sharp lip liner is very very important and also there is some Benefit Eye Bright which i sometimes put on my Cupid's Bow to highlight it and make my top lip seem a bit fuller because it's kinda skinny compared to the bottom one.

ooohhhh, first Bust My Buttons Beauty Post all done. Aaalllll done.
Hope it wasn't boring and was in some way helpful/entertaining.


  1. I love this lipstick I might have to get some it looks great in you xx

  2. Loving the purple lipstick.

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  3. great tips and I'm loving the colour!

  4. glad y'all are liking it :) thanks for the comments!! xxxx