Mahogany, Gold Shimmer, Mossy Green
I am loving my new vintage sunglasses from online sunglasses shop: Firmoo.com. These are John Lennon style sunglasses with antique styled round lenses. They are unisex, designed for both men and women. Produced with high qualified metal, they are so lightweight but feel solid.
I was worried at first that these beauties would slip off my petite oriental nose (as many pairs of spectacles do), but the plastic arm tips surprisingly add stability and more importantly, comfort to wear.
Firmoo.com is an online shop for prescription and non-prescription, tinted and non-tinted eyeglasses. They are committed to offering customers quality products at affordable prices. Made from high quality material, metal, these sunglasses are durable, not easy to deform.
Most of their sunglasses can be made into prescription sunglasses.
FYI -- all these photos were taken 3 whole hours after the makeover. I blotted some excess oil built up, but I did not touch up whatsoever. I am so impressed with the quality of these products and how the foundation held up, and I foresee another NARS visit in the future!
An instagram of the look fresh from the makeover
"Emphasize your eyes OR lips - not both."
These are just my opinions, but I believe in the saying that when wearing makeup, the emphasis should be on eyes or lips, but not both. I find that wearing heavy shimmery pigmented eye makeup with dark lips can be a bit too much, leaning over to drag queen ish (unless it's the look you're going for).
I find that dark berry lips look best with minimal eye makeup - like in the models above with matte skin-toned eyeshadow, winged black liner and mascara +/- false lashes - vintage/retro style. Among the celebrity looks above, I like Lana del Rey's and Jessica Alba's the most. The peachy shimmers on Emma Stone and Rihanna's eyelids seem a bit too much for the overall look.
"Lip Liners are a must with dark lipsticks."
When it comes to dark lipstick shades, wearing a lip liner is a must.
Lip liners prevent the product from bleeding outside your lip line.
Lip liners also help you apply your dark lipstick with more accuracy.
When I'm in a rush, I tend to use a lip pencil as an overall lip colour, then I top it off with some clear gloss if I want the glossy look. If you're on a tight budget, you can just purchase a single creamy dark lip pencil and you're set for this trend!
Here are my picks from my personal collection:
MAC Brick lip pencil, MAC So Scarlet lipstick, NYX Mahogany lip pencil, MAC Dark Deed lipstick, NYX Currant lip pencil, MAC Rebel lipstick, MAC Mahogany lip pencil, MAC Kittenish lipstick
MAC So Scarlet lipstick, MAC Kittenish lipstick, MAC Dark Deed lipstick, MAC Rebel lipstick
Sleek Mossberry Kohl Pencil, NYX Currant lip pencil, NYX Mahogany lip pencil, MAC Mahogany lip pencil, MAC Brick lip pencil
As I implied earlier, MAC Rebel lipstick was the popular shade of last year's winter, and I just added it here for comparison.
For lip pencils, I recommend MAC, NYX, Rimmel and Maybelline. I know these brands provide lip pencils in very creamy consistencies with minimal tugging.
If you're not used to dark lips, it can be intimidating to try out this trend. It takes confidence to wear but I'm sure if you apply this shade correctly and wear appropriate eye makeup, you can definitely pull it off!
MAC Brick Lip Pencil and MAC So Scarlet Lipstick, Neutral colours for eyes