Kat Von D lipstick in Homegirl; vintage cap

Okay, I did it. I’ve wanted to try out dark lips forever. Actually, just lipstick forever. I’ve legit never worn it, which is hard to believe as I am quite a makeup junkie. Now I’ve yet to go out of the house in the look, but I’m finally thinking I could (albeit at night, after dinner, with no make-out sessions and I’ll need some liner and a good lip primer first).

My mom has worn a dark eggplant shade (I think MAC’s Cyber currently) for as long as I can remember and she wears it so well, I thought maybe I could too? I’ve tried out quite a few shades in the past month, both drugstore and not, and the top contenders are this one by Kat Von D (her pigments are actually really really nice, whodathunkit?) and one called Growl by the amazing Illamasqua who recently sent me some shades to try. I’ll try to post photos of that one as well. All of the drugstore shades failed miserably to be honest, but there was one by Revlon that was eh… ok. I also want to try Chanel’s Hysteria next time I hit up a makeup counter – anyone have a review?

Accessory note: loving my new (but old) leather biker scarf worn backwards as a turban. Oh, and who’s that little monster? That’s Cartier (aka Tha Carter III) — cute and mischievous, but does not belong to me.


  • julia / June 11, 2010

    Illamasquas packaging makes me drool and the colours are stunning…want to own all of it.

    I love this look on you and it goes back to the Aaliyah greatness, especially with the cap. Nice to finally see the Carter 3. :D

  • Joy D. / June 11, 2010

    straight old school.

  • Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts / June 11, 2010

    Wow! You really suit dark lips! Can’t believe you’ve never tried it before now! xo

  • DNA (designers+artists) / June 11, 2010

    I love that look, it doesn’t see too dark at all.

  • a stylized hysteria / June 11, 2010

    You look incredible in dark lipstick. I’ve found the same thing about drugstore lipsticks- light and pink shades are fine, but most drugstore brands can’t get the dark shades right. Try MAC Tribalist- it’s close to cyber but a bit more brown. I love it!

  • Ria / June 11, 2010

    Looks great on you. Love your expression in the first photo too. <3

  • Cat / June 11, 2010

    You look absolutely stunning with dark lips! I love it.

  • vv / June 12, 2010

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  • unstoppable / June 12, 2010

    most people can’t pull off dark lipstick, but i think you did so perfectly. :)

  • Rachel / June 12, 2010

    That really suits you… gorgeous! And I ♥ Illamasqua… their Creative Director Alex Box is one of the most talented make-up artists on the planet!

  • Annie / June 12, 2010

    I can’t actually wear anything on my lips except vaseline due to my unfeasibly massive lips, but this is very cool. Maybe one day I’ll try it. I’ve always so wanted to try lipstick in ridic. colours like lime green, blue, etc.

  • Erica Lee / June 12, 2010

    You wear that color SO well! I LOVE dark lips. You totally pull it off.
    & the puppy’s pretty cute, too ;)


  • Jazzi / June 12, 2010

    @Annie – That’s usually me, too – vaseline and chapstick (maybe clear gloss) only. Lipstick is uncharted territory for my lips!

  • Gracey / June 12, 2010

    Dark lipstick looks awesome on you! Makes me want to try it out, but I never wear lipstick, it intimidates me haha. I’ll stick to my pink gloss.

  • nek / June 12, 2010

    it looks really good on you

  • JazN / June 13, 2010

    That looks really great on you! Taking the plunge is always a great feeling.
    I wear a Revlon color called Blackberry (its a matte) and it looks good on most skin tones. I have a dark berry NYC color also but it doesnt work quite as well as a lipstick but it rocks as a Burton-esque type eyeshadow.
    My favorite dark lipstick is Mac’s Black Knight. It now reminds me of the party scene in Mahogany (which I saw for the first time last night, haha). Its absolutely gorgeous but is very high maintenance.
    I hope you find something that you’re absolutely head over heels for. And leave the house! Its okay!

  • dayna stephanie / June 14, 2010

    you look stuuuuunning! i love the dark lipstick. i wish i could pull it off O_x and i’m in love with your straight hair & thick side bangs! it looks amazing on you.

  • Ayanna / June 14, 2010

    nice! this is an interesting look….idk I don’t do dark lipstick (I’m more of a lipgloss kind of person) but maybe I could try it…we’re close to the same skin color. I think it’s awesome that you tried it out just because. stay adventurous. (;

  • Nana / June 14, 2010

    you’re amazing girl<3

  • Natalie / Fashion Intel / June 14, 2010

    I’m really digging that lip color. Off I go to the makeup counter.

    PS That dog is sooooo cute!

  • neekoh / June 15, 2010

    You absolutely work that like none other, Jazzi! I’m glad you decided to give it a go because I seriously have not seen one other person do dark lips like you. Can’t wait to see other versions too :)


  • Style Souk / June 17, 2010

    Welcome… :0)

    For the longest time it felt like everyone was riding the lipgloss bandwagon, and only I (and a few whisker-chinned old ladies!) seemed to wear the waxy bullet-shaped macquillage.

    You should love Chanel but – if you want to try the best – check out Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen line.

    (P.S: Could Cartier be any more cute? Methinks not…!)

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  • Marilynka / June 20, 2010

    You look divine and fierce! Love your look :)

  • STOP IT RIGHT NOW / June 22, 2010

    more like superchic homegirl.

  • J E N E E N + N I C O L E / June 24, 2010

    I”m all about the dark lips, I rock’em all day er’day!!
    The color looks great on your skin tone hun!!

  • Midge / June 27, 2010

    Oooo That cap is fantastic!

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  • Gudny / July 7, 2010

    The lipstick looks G O O D!….and cute pup:)

  • wEn / July 19, 2010

    I’m LOVING that dark lip look on you. The biker scarf turban and pup are great accessories to round out the look!

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    aaaaahhhh thanks for the lipstick info, i just discovered your spot today, amazing!

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