We’ve been put on notice today — theNotice, that is. The faboo Rae of theNotice blog shares one of her favorite lip tricks with brown liner.
Brown lip liners… What can I say about them other than “Hello, ’90s”? Here’s the thing: I think they’re ugly, and not normal ugly, but, like, horrendous.
We’re not talking about sheer browns or reddish-browns either. We’re talking about true brown lip colours — opaque browns — like Paula Dorf’s Voodoo pencil ($20).
It would make a stunning eyeliner. In fact, I’d call it perfect, with its gorgeous chocolate brown base and the most wonderful gold flecks.
But it’s not an eyeliner. Oh, no. It’s not.
I wanted to see what kind of lip Voodoo I could do with Voodoo, so I started by layering it underneath a coral gloss.
The experiment failed…
Luckily, a true beauty addict never gives up! When a product calls to you, you make that baby work.
Next, I figured I’d try layering it with a red lipstick — something from my stash that people rave about, something like MAC’s infamous Dubonnet lipstick.
As much as I like Dubonnet, I can’t wear it without layering the heck out of it — sometimes over a burgundy liner, other times topped with black gloss.
On it went overtop Voodoo…
*Cue the heavens opening and choir songs*
I think the brown in Voodoo tones down the fire truck red/orange tones in Dubonnet, giving it more of a berry edge.
I couldn’t stop there. Wanting a holiday lip look, I topped it with Sephora’s Bronzed Beauty (smells rank, but I do adore the colour).
TA-DA! And to think — this started out with a gross-looking brown liner!
Lesson of the day? Don’t judge a book by its cover. Try a brown lip liner or lipstick beneath a red that’s too va-va-vroom for you. It may just work miracles!
This post was written by Rae, the beautiful brains behind theNotice. Beauty blogger (with a wicked penchant for lip looks), student and makeup enthusiast, Rae can’t remember a time when she didn’t love makeup.