Saturday, September 21, 2013

blue neck riviera

Green Button Down: Vintage, Gap
T-Shirt: Dir en grey, MANIPULATED LIFE '04 tour tee
Jean Leggings: gift from my Mom
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Stingers

Rose Gold Watch: Target
Bracelets: beaded- from bf, Silver leo-Urban Outfitters, Vivienne Westwood Orb

Silver Choker: Thrifted

I always try to stand on the tippy toes of these shoes, they're just so easy and comfortable to walk in. Rainy day today so I went with a beanie to protect my hair from rain, this army green button down use to be my dads but he gave it to me and now I can't stop wearing it. 
The lip stick I'm wearing is an ombre lip for fall with a mix of black and red creating this fabulous oxblood color. You can see my tutourial of how to get this look here.
The t-shirt is from highschool when I was really into J-rock and Dir en grey in '04.
I cannot stop listening to No Joy's new album "Wait to Pleasure", my favorite song is 'blue neck riviera' if you're in to moody shoe gazey rock you might want to give No Joy a try.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ombré Lip Turotial

Start off with applying foundation and concealer all over your face.

A good trick to make lipsticks stay longer and appear more vivid is to cover your lips with foundation.

Next apply a matte dark red lip liner on the inner part of your lips, like a geisha... almost.

next take a black lipstick

and line all around your lips, now is a good time to reshape your lips and do not worry about application perfection we're blending all of this into a nice gradient the more you look like a cartoon character/chola, the better.

Blend, I'm using my pinkie because I could no locate my lip brush, either works.

Keep blending.

"And you blend and blend and blend blending is the key." -Peg, Edward Scissorhands

Here's what my pinkie looked like when I was done.

And finally the finished product!

I like the black to be more concentrated around the outer parts and corner of my lips, this look can be applied to any color palliate so long as the outer color is darker.