Over lined lips. 90’s vs 2014.
Have you all heard that song All About That Bass? I can’t stop singing it.
That had nothing to do with this post, obvi. Alright, so since everyone is a buzz with the Kylie Jenner lip trend I wanted to speak on the differences between it and what most people associate an over lined lip with, which for me, is ol Pammy up there.
First off let me say I have no problem with the 90’s way if that’s your bag, let’s face it this is just a similar version of that. I would also like to say I see others trying to do the “Kylie Lip” but it looks a lot like the 90’s one. So, I want to stress two things: 1) lip liner matches lipstick and 2) it’s a not overly glossy almost a matte finish. Where as in the 90’s it was usually several shades darker lip liner and either gloss or metallic finish in a totally different lipstick shade.
My tips for the “Kylie Lip” is try a mauve lipstick or maybe a plum, I like Syrup from MAC, and use a lip liner which is similar. Also I’d like to add that instead of doing the whole 90’s style, which was over line the entire lip, pick the parts of your lip that need the extra plump. If you feel like your whole lip does then that’s fine over line it all. What I’m saying is that when doing this on myself I over line the sides of the Cupid’s bow but not all the way to the corners and I round out the peaks of the Cupid’s bow so the don’t look super sculpted. As for the bottom lip I don’t over line a whole lot I over line the sides some and don’t really over line the center as much basically I just try to make the whole lip look equally full which is what I feel is the “Kylie Lip” . Now I have done some more dramatic over lining in some recent looks but in general I think this is the most similar way.
My next thing is texture. Her lips look incredibly soft or, “pillowy” if you will. So since I used Syrup and it has a luster finish I would add a little bit of OCC Hush lip tar in the middle which was completely matte. I will post a look of just my lips for you to see. If you don’t want to do that I also like to dab my finger into a pressed powder, I just used a face powder but if you wanted to you a similar blush or matte eyeshadow be my guest, and I would dab it lightly over the center and out slightly to take away some of the shine. I didn’t over do it I just lightly done it so I’d have the soft affect rather than looking completely matte or really shiny or metallic.
Now just from my natural shape my lips don’t look as plump literally as hers. I have a good shape and size but I don’t have the fullness like she does mine are more flat. By saying this I want you to just modify the look to work best with what you have. If you’ll do something with tweaks that suit your shape more it’ll look flattering instead of really really noticeable like if you done something over the top the exact way someone done it on theirselves.
I hope this was helpful, also I’d like to add done forget to moisturize with a good lip balm for a few minutes before you start it just helps the texture and usually helps when applying liner and such.
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