The Red Crying Lip

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The Red Crying Lip

Have you ever cried in your car, or wherever, and happen to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and notice how pretty you look ? I know you have.

Your eye col­or is sud­den­ly translu­cent, cheeks are flushed, there is soft rosy halo around your lash line, and your lips…your lips deep­en as blood rush­es through them and cre­ates a beau­ti­ful, trag­ic look. This lip hap­pens to work well for day or evening and doesn’t require you to cry ! This method allows you to wear any lip col­or in a very nat­ur­al and believ­able way.

The secret to this look is cre­at­ing a soft halo around your lip line. Start by tak­ing your favorite lip­stick, stain, or chub­by lip pen­cil and sat­u­rat­ing the col­or just on the cen­ter of your lips. Then, take your fin­ger and blend the col­or over your lips as if you are rubbing.

I can’t wait for you to try the cry­ing lip. It’s so beau­ti­ful, it will bring you to tears.

Once the col­or starts dis­solv­ing into your lips, drag your fin­ger right on top of your lip line, bleed­ing the col­or into your lip — espe­cial­ly over your cupid’s bow. It’s like fin­ger paint­ing on a sen­su­al can­vas, lead­ing to the per­fect stain that will last for hours.

CityLifeStyle Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Collection NORDSTROM EXCLUSIVEThis tech­nique will also allow you to use those beau­ti­ful pops of col­or you’re always eye­ing but nev­er dare to buy, since the method will only cap­ture the color’s essence.

My favorite three col­ors to use for the trag­ic lip are a coral red, a clas­sic mauve, and a deep wine. The first col­or I used in the pic­tures is Yves Saint Lau­rent Rouge Volup­té Shine Col­lec­tion (which also made an appear­ance in this week’s lip stain roundup!) — the per­fect orange-coral stain, but you must work quick­ly with blend­ing as it sets quick.

The sec­ond look is the rosy-mauve Rouge Volup­té Shine’ Oil-in-Stick Lip­stick. This creamy for­mu­la feels so heav­en­ly on the lips and imparts the per­fect you-could-nev­er-go-wrong” col­or, giv­ing you a super-nat­ur­al, yet flat­ter­ing look.

The third col­or is the Rouge Pur Cou­ture Lip Col­or in a new gen­er­a­tion of emblem­at­ic col­ors — red, fuch­sia and orange — in a col­lec­tion of 18 viva­cious lip­sticks by Yves Saint Lau­rent. Win­ner of WWD magazine’s Pres­tige Brand of the Year’ for the ulti­mate in lux­u­ry and style. Hydros­pheres and nat­ur­al extracts pro­vide all-day com­fort and hydra­tion. Swipe this vampy col­or dead-cen­ter on lips and give it a good rub down to trans­form your mouth into a dead­ly weapon that kills silently.

The Pouty Red Crying Lip