8 Kasım 2013 Cuma

5 Lessons Nora Learned From Wearing Green Lipstick for a Day.

• Get your Crest Whitestrips ready: Green lipstick doesn’t have nearly the same teeth-whitening effect as red. My mum commented that my teeth seemed to be reflecting the grassiness of my mouth, even though the color hadn’t actually smudged — a bit like how your teeth look after eating a green popsicle. your Crest Whitestrips ready: Green lipstick doesn’t have nearly the same teeth-whitening effect as red. My mum commented that my teeth seemed to be reflecting the grassiness of my mouth, even though the color hadn’t actually smudged — a bit like how your teeth look after eating a green popsicle
• One application isn’t enough. Dolce & Gabbana’s green lipstick went on more sheer than I’d expected. For a full-on emerald pucker, you really need to apply about three layers — and possibly put on concealer first. It’s also important to blot the insides of your lips so the color sticks.
• Even if you think your green lipstick is staying within the boundaries of your lip line, it might not actually be. Unlike red-based lipsticks, which aren’t really noticeable if, say, you get it on your finger and ever so slightly touch another part of your face, green lipstick willshow. You really need to have makeup remover and Q-tips on you at all times, just to be safe and avoid the seasick look.

• If you’re looking to get attention for wearing unusual makeup, don’t be in New York. The entire eight hours I wore the lipstick, only one person — a guy working at the MoMA — said something to me about it. (Exchange: Guy: “Are you cold, miss?” Me: “Not really, why?” Guy: “Your lips are turning blue!! Hehehehe.” Me: “Actually they’re green. But um… yeah.”) I’d doubt anyone else even looked at me twice.
• It won’t stain your lips. Mid-dinner, I decided to wipe off my green lipstick with a dry napkin instead of reapplying. I expected I’d need to put on some matte red over it to cover up any residual Wicked Witch of the East-esque green tint, but when I looked in the mirror, I was pleasantly surprised that there was no trace of greenery whatsoever.