This look shouldn’t really work, but it does. I love it. There comes a point where there isn’t much more you can really do to lips (although maybe the lip tattoos I blogged about a few days ago disproves that point), but Caroline Barnes for Max Factor has used the trend for block colours to make a lip look that is both edgy and fun at the same time.
|Marina Diamondis wearing the ‘Pretty Punk’ Look|
|Max Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss in Orange Smack (bottom lip)|
|Max Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss in Impetuous Pink (top lip)|
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I love block lips and wear them quite often. I can’t imagine how you could possibly do it with a gloss though! I always use very dry lipsticks or pencils with little to know transfer so if I press my lips together the colours don’t merge. With a gloss I doubt you’d be able to move your mouth at all. Gorgeous picture though!
Edgy maybe – slightly too much hassle though methinks…
These glosses came into my store and I have to admit they do not look anything like they do on the model! They don’t give a very sheer colour at all, its very feint! I don’t like Max Factor products so much, they make them seem like they are incredible and runway standard but I find them very average!
I agree that block lips do work though, in the correct setting!
Lillian. that is a very good point.. how does it stay put without merging..? You might have to have your mouth open all day long..
Yes, a beautiful edgy look but impossible to maintain. You may as well wear it and embrace the “i’ve just eaten 2 mr freeze ice lollies”. I love both of the lip glosses though, amazing colours!
lol, “edgy”. twiggy rocked that in a shoot in the 70s, i have it as an inspiration image. everything old is new again