During LFW Spring/Summer 2012, temporary lip tattoos dominated as a street style beauty trend – cheetah prints, stripes, and ombre styles galore. While lip tattoos are certainly nothing new, they are moving towards the mainstream and today was the first day I tried my hand at them.
I learned a few things:
- Even if the pack recommends you cut the design to the shape of your lips, don’t. It is easier to clean up ‘extra lip’ than it is to get the design to spread to other areas (see below!)
- Let the water SOAK on the non-product side of the lip applique. If you remove it too early, there is no way to achieve your desired look besides starting with a new pack.
- To clean up edges, dip a Q-tip in baby oil and apply to edges/excess product.
- If you avoid extra lip products and greasy food, these suckers don’t move. All day. I am confident they are the longest lasting “lipstick” around, next to permanent cosmetic make-up.
The lip tattoos above (L-R): Violent Lips silver glitter, Union Jack “Passion” lips, and Stargazer – “pink dots sexy pout”.
When it comes to designing shoes, especially your perfect pair, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking the cost would be astronomical. That is, unless you are blessed with Louboutin-esque talent and resources.
Which – let’s face it – is unlikely.
Lo and behold, I recently stumbled on a company called Shoes of Prey who let you design your own pair of shoes for less than the cost of a Giuseppe Z or Jimmy C.
Yep – that’s where the shoes (above and below) came from, and I couldn’t be happier. With a 4 1/2-inch silver glitter block heel and base woven underneath cream-coloured snake skin, I finally have my dream shoe.
Post-creation, it took about two weeks to receive the heels and they arrived alongside comfortable shoe inserts, a shoe bag, and a sleek black shoe box. The attention to customer service went as far as a red wax seal stamped with the silhouette of a shoe.
When it comes to wedding shoes, prom shoes, or simply treating yourself to ‘dream shoes’ (from stilettos to oxfords!), Shoes of Prey is an incredible service.
Last night, Odette Yustman – or her stylist – put together a red carpet look worth gushing over. This stunning black Versus Fall/Winter 2011 dress knocked ’em out at yesterday’s “Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Party” in Los Angeles. The sexy off-the-shoulder cocktail dress boasted a sheer bodice and was decorated with silver glitter details that should be an enforced LBD requirement.