Have you ever tried wearing black lipstick? Do you think it’s tacky and only for Halloween? (If you said yes to the last one then wow you must be boring) Do you like dark/unique lipsticks? I recently finally got my hands on one of Kat Von D’s lipsticks called Slayer and I immediately rushed home to try it on. It’s a bit pricey ($21) but I think it’s worth it since it’s better than my old black lipstick that I hated (Fergie’s Pagan Angel, dried up and never stuck on). I’ve gotten questions from friends about how to make black or any dark lipstick stick on and here’s a few tips I use.
Fill in your lips beforehand with eye liner.
I used NYX’s jumbo eye pencil. It made the black lipstick look more rich and dark.
Then I applied Slayer.
(The packaging is really badass by the way, the lipstick even has KVD’s initials on it)
After I finished that I gently put on some black eye shadow to help set everything. Personally this worked well for me. Use eye shadow that’s closest to the lipstick color.
These pictures are a bit blurry, oh well.
Overall, I dig Slayer. It applies smooth and doesn’t tug on your lips. It stays on for a decent amount of time. Though after wearing it for a few hours it does start getting patchy on your lips and it shows. However, I feel like if your lips are hydrated before you put it on and you prepare your lips like I have in this “how-to” it can last longer and look better. I have heard that some of KVD’s other lipsticks aren’t so good like Motorhead and Homegirl and that Wonderchild and L.U.V. are very identical so be careful if you want to buy both of those.
Another lipstick I enjoy using is Kleancolor’s After Hours.
I got it from a store called No Clothes, I believe. Their shades come in all sorts of unique shades.
This goes on super smooth, but it takes a few applies to get it to a cool sorta sparkly blue with hints of turquoise.
To make it look even more awesome I used Revlon’s Electric Shock lip gloss and holy shit it looks good.
The BIG con to this is that you can’t eat or drink with this, even just wearing the lipstick will make it rub off easily. I only paid about six bucks for this so I can’t complain. This lipstick and lip gloss are just for looking like a cool alien so if you’re hungry you should eat and then put this on. Maybe drinking from a straw would be okay with this on. It’s such a unique color and it’s cheap so that’s why I still like wearing this.
Are there any other guys like me that enjoy wearing make up? I never see any around… You all should see some of the looks I get when I wear some out. The joys of living in a homophobic and bigoted state…
I haven’t been making much jewelry lately due to lack of creativity and motivation but last week I made a new necklace.
It’s simple but awesome. I just used an old glass eye, fixed it a little, stuck it in some polymer clay and sculpted around it, baked it, and painted it. I’m still debating whether or not I should open an etsy or not.
Next week I’ll be traveling to Dallas and I’ll be working on a cool goth/alternative/japanese culture/art/music guide to all the sweet places I’ll visit. This should be very exciting so stay tuned!