Like so many of you, I am obsessed with Kim Kardashian. Well, actually, I'm just obsessed with her lipstick. When Kim speaks, I don't even hear what she says because her voice is so annoying I block it out she's found the absolute perfect shade of lip color. It's like the color was created just for her. It's subtle, so what we mostly see are her enormous, saucer-sized eyes. And yet there's just the right amount of gloss to make her look polished. How does she do it?
I'm curious because every lip color in the universe looks awful on me. Lipstick and I do not get along. Maybe it's my thin lips, but reds just sink my mouth farther into my cheekbone-less, moon pie face, and pale colors look weird and chalky on me. I've been looking for the perfect "nude" color for some time. I never thought I would find it on Ms. Kardashian!
Relationship advice from Kim? Never. Fashion tips? Hardly. But makeup -- tell me more. What I'm looking for is the perfect "nude" lip -- but not just that "no lipstick" look -- something with a touch of rosy gold, and some gloss. And I'll take help anywhere, I am that desperate. Even from the Kardashian blog! Makeup stylist Mario Dedivanovic's lip recipe for Kim (as seen at the Unbreakable launch, anyway) is as follows:
- Josie Maran lip liner in Natural
- Mac lipstick in Half 'n Half
- Eye M Glam AcryLip gloss
Hmm, come to think of it, she's Armenian and I'm Mexican, so her "nude" lip color is probably not exactly my "nude" lip color. We're not that far off from each other, but she's more tan and I'm more olive. Maybe what I really need to do is pay a visit to the cosmetic counter so I can try on 300 different shades of nude to find the exact shade. Like I have the time!
And like most busy moms, I don't have the time for three different products just for my lips. For my one-product approach, I've been using Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Surreal. But I'm still on the hunt. Would it be weird for me to carry around a picture of Kim with me to the stores? It's been about 18 years since I last carried a picture of Jennifer Aniston to the hairdresser (memories, shudder). Am I too old to still be doing that? Maybe this time I'll go with the more dignified approach and trust my instincts.
Do you like Kim's lip look? Have you found the perfect glossy/nude formula?
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