Lipstick revelation

black cherry

A little while back I wrote about Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry as part of a favourites post. I mentioned that I liked to wear it as a stain but actually, this was the only way I thought I could wear it. As much as I longed to whack it on full density, every time I tried I ended up taking it back down to a sheerer colour because I just didn’t think it suited me any other way.

My fellow Beauty Stylist at BeautyMART, Diana, has since enlightened me and I’m not exaggerating when I say that, with a tip that now seems pretty obvious, she has revolutionised my lipstick wardrobe.

Di said, ‘Of course you can wear Black Cherry, you just need to do some sh*t-hot contouring!’ (I added in the expletive for effect, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Diana swear).  The crucial thing she also said was, ‘DON’T WEAR BLUSHER’.

I’m not kidding, since learning this tip I feel a whole new world has opened up to me. Another shade I adore but had resignedly put to the bottom of my make-up bag thinking it did my face no favours, is Revlon Colourburst Lipstick in Fuchsia. Now, since the contour-and-no-blusher rule came into my life I have been wearing it with aplomb. I’m truly delighted!
(N.B. Argh, has this been discontinued? Seems to be on the Revlon website but can’t find it available to buy…)

At the moment I’m enjoying wearing Black Cherry with a slick of either Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey or Face Stockholm Lipgloss in 46 over the top. Cosy, wintery,
red wine-y, log fire-y heaven.

Some clever ladies rocking their lipstick and contouring:

Image from stylebistro.com

Image from stylebistro.com

Image from kathleengonzalez.com

Image from kathleengonzalez.com

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Image from au.lifestyle.yahoo.com