Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Blurred Lips

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Wearing: Topshop Lipstick in Clueless

You read that right, not blurred lines, blurred lips! It's the trend that's set to make the imperfect, perfect and looking damn cool in the process. It's time to get out your leather jacket, backcomb your hair, crack out your best cat flick and then try this neat little trick on for size.

This is the most simple makeup trend going, and all it requires is your favourite lipstick and one of your fingers. I opted for a deep, vibrant pink as it's set to be big for this coming S/S, but don't forget the Pantone colour of the year (Radiant Orchid). There's no messing about with a lip brush, just apply the colour directly onto the lips from the bullet, building up the colour in stages after blotting. Once you've reached your desired opacity, use a finger and press along the lip line to give it a blurred and soft edge. If you prefer an even more extreme version, only apply lipstick to the centre and use a lip brush to blend outwardly. This way you can achieve a true gradient and turn those night time colours into ones you can wear to work.

The less defined the better, you want that lipstick to almost bleed into the outline of your lips. It's got such a grungey vibe to it, perfect for shaking up your typical red lip or going crazy with an old favourite. I will be using this on most of my looks going forward, to hell with lip liner!

Adrienne | www.latenightnonsense.com

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  1. Such a cool trend, I always forget to wear lip liner and I am always forever messing up my lippy so this much be a trend made for me hehe! Can't wait to start wearing pink lippy again for spring!
    Becki xx


  2. You have such gorgeous eyes <3 and that's such an attention grabbing colour, I don't think I could dare to wear it! Ever! :)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

  3. Love this colour!! The trend seems pretty cool to be fair :)

    Tiny Alis

  4. This colour is amazing! I might try this technique out :)

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

  5. I do this all the time with pigmented lipsticks...works really well with the YSL Rouge Voluptes as they're so creamy they smudge out so nicely. I think it's a subtle approach to color, but not as soft as a balm or gloss :)


  6. I love this look, it gives such an effortless vibe. No fuss makeup is the best makeup x

  7. I love this look, that shade is beautiful!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  8. This looks very easy to do. Love the colour too.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  9. I love this color on you! I have a lipstick that seems to bleed on me no matter what I do... I think I should just embrace the fact and try something like this :)

  10. I love this color.
    I have a similar color in Nars! It's named Yu.
    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  11. Definitely going to try this! I love the whole edgy smudged look. Thanks for the tip :) x

  12. It's unfair how good a photo you take...

    Vickie xx | vickieblogs

  13. This is so gorgeous! The colour looks fantastic on you!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  14. Considering I don't own a lip liner (I know, shame on me as a beauty blogger haha) this trend actually seems pretty much my area of expertise. Also, on a separate note, your eyes look ah-mazing in those photos! I love the contrast with the bright lips and dark hair. All in all, beautiful look.
    Lovely Notions

  15. Girl, can I have your eyes? They're so pretty! I love this lip trend, finally an excuse to why my lipstick is always not perfect aha.


  16. This looks gorgeous :) I really like that colour!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  17. this looks awesome, the color is so sweet as well <3


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