Layering our clothes has long been our method to getting through the bleakest parts of winter. Tanks over sweaters under cardigans? Sure, why not? Throw on a scarf and some jewelry on top of that? Do it!
But with our beauty routine, we usually keep to one shade when we paint our lips. It's either red, pink, purple, orange, or none of the above--but it's never all of the above.
So color us a little surprised when we first saw the makeup look at Costello Tagliapietra's fall '13 show at New York Fashion Week. On first glance, it's your typical, pretty fresh-faced look, courtesy of MAC. But look closer and you'll see that there's not one but two shades of lipstick on the models.
Now, we've seen two shades before, but usually it's one color on the top lip and another on the bottom. But what MAC makeup artist Maki Ryoke did was line the outer-edge with Lady Danger red and then added Process Magena on the center of the lip. Where they overlap, a third (unnamed) shade emerges.
Ryoke describes the end result as, "Elegant, sexy, out-of-this-world. Futurisitc." As for us? We think it's a very cool, romantic-edgy look. If we did the whole Valentine's Day thing, we'd suggest it's the perfect look for a date--but we don't, so instead wear it to your favorite dive bar, wear it to see your best friend's band, wear it to your book club—and if you happen to pair it with layers of sweaters? That's works, too.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
WANT TO GET THE LOOK? HERE'S YOUR THREE-STEP PLAN:
1) MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
to even out your skintone.
2) Line your lower lashline with MAC's Rich Purple Chromographic Pencil
and then add on lots and lots of their Haute and Nuaghty Lash Mascara.
3) Apply MAC's Lady Danger lipstick
on your lips, and then add Process Magenta in the center of the mouth.