|Bae Doona, a Korean actress.|
I don't have a lipstick exactly this shade (although after a swatching session at MAC, I think Hangup, Media, and Dark Side are all similar, with Dark Side being a bit redder than the other two). I actually dabbled in shades that I owned already, though, and came up with something close - if not a bit more plum. I previewed this look on Instagram, but tweaked it a bit for this post. I think I might like the first version better than today's, ha, but such is life.
|The Instagram version. For this one, I just used concealer (MAC Pro-longwear under eyes, NARS Creamy Concealer in spots) as a base; the rest of the makeup is the same, although I like the more minimalist eye shadow treatment here.|
MAC Stratus is one of my favorite blushes of all time, and I think it goes great with vampy lipsticks - it's a perfect flush of color that balances out the deeper look, but doesn't clash or overwhelm. It's similar to whatever she's wearing above. I kept the clean eyes (a nude-plum eye combo, winged liner and mascara), and full brows.
|Apologies for the non-glamorous clothing, ha. Sundays are relax/gym days.|
|Diorkiss, Fashion Revival, Living Legend|
Products used (linked to reviews where possible):
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel Cream in 03 Buttercream
MAC Pro-longwear Concealer in NW25
L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Medium/Dark
Laura Mercier Amethyst Caviar Stick
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, Blackest Black
MAC Stratus Mineralize Blush
Dior Universal Contour Lipliner
MAC Fashion Revival, Living Legend blended with Dior Addict in DiorKiss*
Ok. I think I got the vampy lipstick craving out of my system, ha. Back to summer brights (actually, I wear clear lip blam most of the time...it's a nice, clean, neutral look). Mixing the three lip colors was a successful art experiment here, I think, but it's a bit of a pain to carry around more than one lipstick for touch-ups.
Do you mix your lipsticks to create new shades? If you do, do you then carry all of them throughout the day?