Rihanna threw a party to kick off New York Fashion week and invited all the who’s who, including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Wiz Khalifa, Joe Jonas, Alexa Chung, Catherine McNeil, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Lindsey Wixson, Chris Rock, Lily Donaldson, Jeremy Scott, The Weeknd, Maxwell. Never mind all them…that blue lipstick tho!!
I thought I’d give it a go…
I posted my photo with this caption…”Would you do…blue?” Funny; most of the women who commented said they wouldn’t dare, but the photo got nearly 170 likes, and more than 40 were men. I playfully suggested to the ladies that they might want to rethink their decision. I mean, there used to be a time when black women our shade weren’t supposed to wear red lipstick! 😉
I did a similar style of makeup as Rhi Rhi, with red shadow with gold at the brow bone and as a liner, with minimal black lining. I had a blue lipstick, thanks to my awesome NYX makeup bag gifted to me at the Face Awards last month. But I had a problem. The color, BLUE VELVET, came out like this…
But if you look at the photo below, the shade she’s wearing is a bit darker and has some black undertones. Again, NYX saves the day! I went back and primed my lips with V’Amped Up Lip Top Coat (VUTC 01)
That doing this got me a lot closer to her look.
For my eyes, I used Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in RUBY. I highlighted my brow bone with MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in INDIANWOOD. I lined my lower lid with OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Cream Color Concentrate in ICARUS.
Now for the boldness of blue…it’s definitely risky. If you wear it you better OWN it! It’s not an everyday look for me, but if I was in the mood to be playful during a night on the town, I’d certainly rock it.