Wearing Illamasqua black lipstick in Pristine / photos by Julia Chesky

I might be completely sabotaging my love life with this one? Whatever, it keeps the distractions at bay. Flipping sub-culture aesthetics on their head has become somewhat of a past-time for me. I’d advise pairing a black lipstick with a big smile so not to scare the kiddies. And no one will make out with you, so there’s that too. If you dare, you can use a black gel liner with black kohl liner (my favorites) to a very similar effect until you’re ready, if ever, to fully commit. I used black liner to line and fill in my lips here as well.

I’ve got one more lipstick to add to this saga soon…


  • Promise / January 31, 2012

  • Jazzi / January 31, 2012

    Isn’t Julia amazing? Make sure you check out her other photos on her blog <3

  • Jade / January 31, 2012

    LOVE black lipstick. I havent tried the Illamasqua brand yet but I do like the Make For Ever #50 Satin Black. :)

  • Isabel / January 31, 2012

    You look amaaazing in dark lipstick. :)

  • Ria / February 1, 2012

    I love it, you wear it well.

  • Gina / February 2, 2012

    I think it looks incredibly flattering on you!

  • Jaz / February 2, 2012

    Once you go black…. right? I bought Black Knight creme sheen is my jam. I used a dark pencil to fill my lips in and then go over it and THEN (sometimes) I use the glittery, gray gloss whose name I just forgot over it.
    It’s the best. Kudos for being brave and coming to the dark side!

  • Emi at Project Swatch / February 5, 2012

    this look FANTASTIC on you. i love black lipstick so much! occ lip tar is my favorite one :)

  • sarah / February 7, 2012

    you pull off black lipstick SO WELL! its not fairrr. haha. love these pics. so cute.

  • Batfish / February 13, 2012

    You can really pull this off! I love that you paired it with a cream sweater and yellow nails, it really makes the black lipstick look less stereotypically Goth :-)

  • Michal / February 14, 2012

    I picture post that simply make you smile.

    You’re so beautiful!

  • Jen ! / February 20, 2012

    Beauty ! :)

  • Shalini / March 3, 2012

    Lovely look especially eyes

  • Nato / May 5, 2013

    My God !! You’re sooo gorgeous and seriously rock it ! I came to your blog through Song of style who recommended you, and I think you’ll be in my favorite from now on. Keep on, love it! xxx Nato