Creating The Perfect Lip ComboFriday, July 17, 2015
Over the past couple of weeks I have been rocking the same lip combo nonstop and after wearing it in more than a few Instagram photos, I thought it was time to share it with you!
This mauvey brown lip is completely on trend for the moment and so flattering for a number of complexions. It feels like this shade was so difficult to find just a few months ago but now all of the big brands are coming out with their own versions and I am dying to add a few to my collection. Instead of just jumping out and buying a whole bunch of new lipsticks to find the perfect shade for me, I decided to shop my stash and see what I could create.
I pulled out all of my lip liners and lipsticks that were anywhere close to the colour I wanted and started swatching, mixing and layering. I found quite a few gorgeous combinations that I will definitely use but none were quite as perfect as my final choice. I paired the NYX Slim Lip Liner in the shade Natural with the Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Lust to Blush.
The NYX Slim Lip Liners are some of the absolute best lip liners on the market. The formula is complete perfection, they are so super creamy that application is a breeze and the moisturizing aspect means you can wear them over the entire lip without drying your lips out. They create such a perfect base for any lipstick, they will help it apply cleanly and smoothly while the colour will pop. They wear for hours and hours so you can leave the liner at home and take the lipstick or even just wear the liner alone.
The shade Natural is the perfect warm toned brown nude that really does look like a natural lip but if you are like me and have ghostly pale lips it will make them come to life. It is the perfect shade to help shape and define your lips or in this case it is perfect for adding a bit of brown and warmth to a cooler toned lipstick.
The Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks are my favourite matte lipstick formula from both high end and drugstore. They give a true matte look but without any sort of dryness. They feel weightless and so incredibly comfortable so you can wear them for hours on end without hurting your lips. If you want to know more about them check out my review here (since that review, I have added 3 more to my collection!).
The shade Lust to Blush is a stunning cool toned blush shade, essentially it is a mid tone pink with a hint of purple. It has been one of my favourite lipsticks for a really long time because it is so ridiculously pretty but it becomes a complete showstopper when paired with the lip liner.
After lining my lips and filling them in with the NYX lip liner, I added Lust to Blush over the top and blended them together. The lip liner added the warmth and brown tones that I was looking for while the lipstick added that hint of pink. Together they created the perfect mauvey brown colour and I am so in love with it.
The Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks retail for $10.99 CAD and the NYX Slim Lip Liners retail for $4.99 CAD. You can find the lipsticks at any retailer and I buy my NYX products from Rexall or online here or here.
Have you ever created your own lip combo?
What is your favourite combination?