There are times when a vampy lip is necessary to brighten up a drab day, and YSL Rouge Volupte in 12 Forbidden Burgundy was my vamp of choice most recently. Each time I lay eyes on the colour I think of Larie from Eye Heart It and this post from Making up 4 my Age, and I think my adoration of those two ladies brings my feelings for this lipstick up a few notches. Here is how I make a strong vampy lip wearable!
Anytime a deep red or burgundy lip comes into play I tend to neglect my blush for a liberal dusting of bronzer (bring on the #blushfiend shame...) and my bronzer of choice right now is the beautiful Colour Theory Bronzer in Sunkissed, which I bought from an Amcal pharmacy. Even though the brand is a lot more affordable than high end bronzers, I've found that this blends a lot nicer than the pricey powders I've tried! Warming up your features is important when wearing a dramatic lip, especially if you are very fair like I am.
I kept the eyes pretty simple with a wash of a pale shimmery shade from the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette and a tiny bit of MAC Mystery run through the crease. I rarely go without eyeshadow if I've got any makeup on, and a bit of subtle definition like this really makes a difference to the overall look. I think a nice champagne shade is a staple in most makeup collections, it is the easiest way to really brighten up the eye area.
I feel much more comfortable in a vampy shade like this than in a true red, and after I took these shots I blotted down the shine with a tissue and the colour lasted all day and well into the night (even after eating dinner with Mister Bovary!) This YSL Rouge Volupte formula is a bit slippery if you don't blot, but having the option to wear it both ways is definitely a great thing with deep wine shades like this. Blotting or dabbing on lip colours with fingers can make them much easier to wear!Charlie Bovary, photo-bomber extraordinaire, sitting atop my new office couch chair!
Vampy lips for colder weather - I'm in! Do you find dramatic lip colours easy to wear?
YSL Forbidden Burgundy is a certified stunner in my book, do you agree?