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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…

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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.

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