With news of Lorde's upcoming collection at MAC, I thought it fitting to have a go at a "Lorde Lip" with a few drugstore products I already own.
I've always loved Lorde's dark look (and THAT HAIR, my god) but find it tough to wear something like that day-to-day, in real life. I wanted to create a wearable dark lip that I could actually pull off. I think? You tell me.
Maybelline Color Elixir in Caviar Couture (#50)
Milani Lipstick in Black Cherry
But here's the twist- apply the Color Elixir FIRST. I know, I know. Lip gloss first is sacrilege. But this is a trick I do often to help lipstick glide on easily and to help shear out my lipstick color a bit. I've found it even helps to avoid that weird ring around the lips that happens after lipstick fades throughout the day.
For this look, I paired it with a pale pinkish brown eye. Lorde usually wears a dramatic cat eye but that isn't quite "wearable" for everyday. I wanted a neutral eye that put all the focus on the lip. But don't forget about your brows! Even though the eye look is minimal, a strong brow will help to balance the face.
So what do you think? Will you try the Lorde Lip?