Trying a Nude Matte Lip Hack

1:18 PM

Well, it's not really a new hack per day but I realised that I am totally missing out when it comes to matte liquid lipsticks (which is the current craze in the beauty world globally). It is kind of difficult to get my hands on brands such as Lime Crime, La Splash, Jefree Star and so on while living in Malaysia and we're down to either instagram sellers or whatever that is available in Sephora (which is still not as extensive in selection as in America). I needed to try out an earthy, nude look after seeing a tutorial on instagram and I definitely have about a gajillion eyeshadows in earthy shades. My immediate thought was 

"Why not try eyeshadow as a lip color?"

I tried twice, using a pink lipgloss and then clear lip balm as my base. Clearly my favorite would be the balm as it catches on the pigments better and my lips weren't as dry. If you have access to liquid lipsticks, they are definitely better in terms of coverage but I can't hate this hack cause I love how the color is more subtle yet highlights your natural lip shape, and you get access to almost every eyeshadow color you currently own. The downside? Having to reapply balm every time. 

Would you try this? Leave me a comment.

Product Details:

Base - NYX Pore Filler
Foundation - Marc Jacobs Beauty RE(MARC)ABLE in Bisque Golden (29)
Concealer - Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector (Peach 11) and Intensive Skin Serum Concealer (Natural 8)
Powder - Laura Mercier  Loose Setting Powder (Translucent)
Eyebrows - Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure Mascara (ash brown) and
Eyeshadow - Urban Decay Naked 2 (Sidecar > Buck > Half Baked)
Eyeliner - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (Black Scotch)
Mascara - 3CE I'm Good Mascara
Blusher - Sephora Microsmooth Baked Sculpting Trio
Lips - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil (midnight cowboy) > Burt's Bees Balm > Naked Palette (Buck)

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