Recently, while perusing some drugstore makeup, I found an interesting shade that I had never seen anyone wear before: Rossetto from the Lasting Finish by Kate Moss line of light-reflecting lipsticks that's "infused with black diamonds" (and yet still $4 somehow).
This is quite a sheer lipstick and it looks mauve—a '90s favorite—in most lights. I think it's quite a unique and versatile colour, though, and it definitely generates attention.
Here are two different, retro looks I created with it.
For this look, I swept a super-shimmery silver eyeshadow all over my eyelids. Then, I subtly lined my eyes with a black pencil liner and applied mascara.
I applied the Rossetto lipstick and kapow! I turned into a snow queen (June is the when winter starts here in Australia, after all). I didn't use any lipliner, which made the shade look even more mauve on my lips.
This is quite a dramatic look! I made my brows super-bold, and I applied mascara and a little smudged-out pencil liner for the eyes, since I knew I was going to play up the lips.
Then, using a black pencil, I lined and filled in my lips to manipulate the color of the the lipstick. After that, I applied the Rossetto. This created a more gray shade.
Now you're done! You can channel your innermost vampy goth girl.
- Which do you prefer?
- Do you find mauve lipstick wearable?
- Do you think gray lips could become a trend?