December 16, 2010

holiday lbd: date, red lipliner

This is part three in an eight part series based on one lbd styled for various festive occasions with different lip-colors in mind. Photos of me were taken by Malin Laney. This outfit channels my dark romance style for a date -worthy look for the holidays.
(*1940s heart shoes: Deluxe *earrings: Cargo, made in Mexico from recycled plastic bags *)
Because they are velvet, these shoes were magnet for the dust in the studio, but I wanted you to see a close-up anyways.

The fatty lip-liner is "Dragon Girl" by Nars and was my first foray into bright lips, not to mention my first ever red. I chose "Dragon Girl" for this look because quite frankly, it is very kiss-proof and super long-lasting. If you can use a crayon, then application is easy. The semi-precision of the pencil makes it great for re-creating 20s-style bow-lips. Although similar in color to MAC's "Ruby Woo," Nars's formula is not nearly as dry. It has a wonderful matte finish when worn alone, but also looks great layered under lipgloss.
Do you remember your first red lip-color?

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