When I was a fifteen wearing anything on your lips that wasn’t Bonne Bell Smackers in Vanilla frosting or mocha brown was pretty much social suicide. All gloss, all the time. Lipstick was pretty much unheard of.
I was always a little frustrated with that because it was SO limiting.
Nowadays it seems that the pendulum has swung to the other side of the spectrum. It is all about lipstick in all of its many colors.
Which, naturally, makes me sometimes miss the sheer gloss days.
When this beautiful high school Freshmen named Anna walked in I decided to show my age and go glossy on her.
Which actually looks pretty great when it isn’t paired with butterfly clips, a pair of Jncos jeans and some thicky flipflops.
I was also dying to uncover those freckles cause they are perfection.
Isn’t she beautiful?
What I used:
First thing first I sprayed some Tomas Tanner on her face and chest, cause I really wanted to give her that sunkissed look.
Next I dusted some Bliss from the Stila In The Light Palette in her crease and blended it up toward her brow.
I lined her eyes (focusing mainly on the outer third) with Loreal Silkissime Liner
Filled her brows a bit with MAC Brun Eyeshadow (they were pretty amazing to begin with so I didn’t do much!)
Next I blended in some IIID Foundation in Medium to HAC her face and dabbed some Dahlia into her cheeks and pretty in pearl illuminator on her brow bone and cheek bone.
To finish I lined her lips (and contoured her nose a bit more) with NYX Taupe Liner, then filled them with Illamasqua Gloss in Electrify