Oh, Outré: Violent Lips Glitterati Mix Gives You Instant Ombré Lips Friday 15 June, 2012
When I laid eyes on the mouths at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 show—full-on florid pink lips with a hit of deep aubergine smack-dab in the middle—I hoped the ombré lip look might gain traction in the beauty world. And while it hasn’t fully been recognized on the streets (come on, ladies! Let’s give it a [...]
When I laid eyes on the mouths at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 show—full-on florid pink lips with a hit of deep aubergine smack-dab in the middle—I hoped the ombré lip look might gain traction in the beauty world. And while it hasn’t fully been recognized on the streets (come on, ladies! Let’s give it a whirl!), one makeup company took note. Violent Lips, the makers of Lip Tattoos, released the Glitterati Mix Collection, 10 glittering lip decals that also feature an ombré fade effect.
Now, it takes chutzpah to try out two-tone lips—I get that. And these Glitterati Mix Lip Tattoos step up the brazen factor by asking you to not only coat your lips in two hues, but to do so in full-blown glitter. But whereas painting on your own two-tone pucker may lead to the colors bleeding and blending together—basically eradicating the design—Glitterati Mix is smudge-proof, allowing the dual tones to do their thing, separately. It basically takes out some of the ombré work for you.
That being said, Lip Tattoos can be a study in patience: You have to do a bit of measuring, which is facilitated with cut lines on the decal. My top lip decal was sadly cut down to the smallest line, affirming the fact that my upper lip is ridiculously tiny—especially in relation to my lower lip. And unlike with Violent Lips’ other designs, Glitterati Mix requires you to make an “Oh” sound, causing your lips to form a, you know, “oh.” (With other designs, you say “ah.”) Then you go through cutting, positioning and wetting the decal, and you’re left with lips that go blam! (Yes, blam, with an “l.”)
The 10 shades range from as subdued as you can get for glitter ombré (Black Cherry, seen in the main image above right) to crazy-pants in-your-face (Blueberry Dream or Honey Dew Right, take your pick). And while I’m not not sure where I’d wear a blue and pink ombré pucker, I’ve definitely garnished my deep red lips with a coat of glitter—and guess what? I spent the night picking glitter flecks from my teeth and arduously reapplying the glitter throughout the night. The good news: No such fleck stress with these decals, which last anywhere from four hours to eight. One less stress in my life—that’s good news indeed.
Let your outré beauty fly and visit violentlips.com to check out the Glitterati Mix Collection.
Which Glitterati Mix color do you like best?