As much as I am convinced I am meant to be a princess, I am equally sure that I was meant to be a Kardashian. Only drawback: I would need to change my name to one starting with a K. Hmmm – anyone know any pretty Persian girl names with K? yeah no.. probably not going to happen then after all, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be the queen of my own reality TV show, right? Goals, people.. we all need goals.
Now back to the Kardashians.
Being an active user of social media and a complete sucker for trends and what’s “in”, I soon became obsessed with Keeping up with the Ks. I mean, just take one look at the current makeup crazes: contouring, big lips and butts are all the rage, and yup, you guessed it, the Kardashians are the ones we can
worship thank for that (whether you like it or not).
I wrote an article about their first trend (contouring) when I worked at MADAME. This was brought to life by Kim, the second oldest sister. I didn’t actually start contouring my own face until I got my hands on Benefit’s “HOOLA”. I’ll be posting my tips as soon as I’ve received the pictures my friend took for me 🙂
Today, we talk about big lips – a trend the youngest of the clan (Kylie Jenner) brought to life. Although there is still plenty of dispute over whether or not she actually had lip surgery done, we can’t deny the magic of overdrawing lips with lipliner before filling them in with lipstick.
Still trying to perfect the look myself, I don’t think I have enough tips and tricks to share with you just yet. Every single time I attempt an overdrawn lip, I end up redoing it over and over again thanks to feeling like I looked like a clown. So bear with me while I continue to practice, and I’ll be sure to post an actual tutorial ASAP 🙂 Until then, here are some of the times I actually was quite pleased with the look #lipspiration
For those of you who are feeling adventurous, here are the steps I’ve followed:
- Conceal on and around your lips and top with some powder -> this is to blur the outline of your actual lip
- Apply lip liner first above the cupid’s bow. Depending on how extreme a look you are going for, you can either apply your lip liner right around your actual outline or leave a bit of a gap. Make sure to return the liner to your actual outline before the transition to your lower lip (I aim to trace my actual lip for at least 1-2 cm)
- Same procedure goes for your lower lip; start in the middle and return back to your actual lip line.
- Fill in the gaps and your lips with the lip liner
- Trace over lip liner with lip stick in matching colour
- To complete the look, you might need to retrace your overdrawn lips with more lipliner, and then surround your lips with some more concealer and powder to set.
Enjoy your big lips 🙂
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo
Lipsticks: Mac, Chanel, Nars
Lipliners: Smashbox, Esteé Lauder, Makeup Forever