Sexy, addictive, unexpected and quite honestly, high maintenance are the lips that were baptised as vampy by some magazine I don’t know and I don’t intend to invent. I, however, do know that to achieve the perfect vampy lip the acknowledge of your skin tone is highly needed. Are you more yellow-ish or olive like me? Warm tones will suit you best, those that include a lot of red in them. Or are you more like cold toned? This is when silver jewelry looks great on you, so you need to find the lipstick on a more purple shade. While this look is ideal for certain occasions and special nights, I also find that, depending on the finish of your product, you can easily evolve it from day to night.
Perfect for everyday, due to its low maintenance and gradual fading, you don’t need to be careful with it. My favorites are Tony Moly Liptone in Dark Night and Holika Holika Bloody Oil Tint in RD801, because obviously, no one can make better tints than the Korean ones.
Tony Moly Liptone in Dark Night,
NYX Soft Matte Lip in Copenhagen,
MAC Media, Maybelline Color
Sensational Divine Wine,
Holika Holika Bloody Oil Tint in
RD801, Gorjana rings
My favorite finish which, thanks to technology, is also one of the easiest to maintain. Personally, I believe it looks amazing for everyday (ok, maybe not so much for a lazy Sunday) but it’s a lipstick I like to carry with me just in case I have an unexpected plan. It’s easy to apply, easy to take care of and you’ll make an impression, guaranteed. There are a bunch on the market, but the best value for your money is Maybelline ColorSensational in Divine Wine.
Save this finish for special occasions, dinners or formal parties that allow you to retouch this lip, ’cause you’ll need to. To obtain the perfect finish apply two coats of a satin lipstick (my favorite is MAC Media) and finish it with a super shiny lipgloss. A dupe for this lipstick is NYX in Copenhagen.
MAC Media + Lip gloss,
Zara turtleneck top
WHICH FINISH ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?