With some time to spare, I was whiling away the hours in SpaceNK, as you do, and I couldn’t help but be entranced by the gorgeous Catwalk Beauty postcards produced for London Fashion Week, currently in full swing right now.
While I desperately NEED to try the Black Cherry Lips look (next purchase being lined up right now!), this is the one that I just had to have, straight away, no questions asked!
The lipstick is Forever Matte Lip Colour by Kevin Aucoin. This is my first Aucoin purchase, and it won’t be my last. I’m usually not one for matte lipsticks. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the look of matte lips, but the feel of them is a whole other story. I always feel they are drying out my lips, and look flat rather than matte. This one has just the right level of moisture so that my lips were comforable all day and the staying power was terrific, which you’d expect from matte lippie.
If you’re thinking of trying it out for yourself, I’d recommend applying a little lip balm (By Terry Baume de Rose is one of my faves, as is the new Rose Lip Balm by Aerin – blog post on that coming up soon). Then pat away any excess balm, so that your lips are moistursed and hydrated, but not glossy, before applying the matte lipstick.
Oh, and the nail varnish on the ring finger is Hip Hop Creme Nail Varnish by Rococo, which matched the lipstick almost perfectly 🙂
What do you think? Could you be enticed away from your glosses to go for an on-trend matte lipstick?