I was really excited to win an e.l.f. lipstick in Natural Nymph in Justine's giveaway recently, but after applying it to my lips I realized that it just does not work with my skin tone. Case in point:
Hello concealer lips!
I hate seeing products go to waste, though, so I was determined to figure out how to make it work. One of my main issues with wearing lighter colored lipsticks is that they often do not show up true to color because my lips are so naturally pigmented. For example, let's take a look at Revlon Color Burst lipstick in Baby Pink.
Revlon Color Burst lipstick in Baby Pink
As you can see, while Baby Pink is a pale, frosty pink with medium coverage, it only adds a slight frosty pink sheen to my lips since my lips are so pigmented. I decided to first apply Natural Nymph and blend it into my lips to nude out the natural pigmentation before applying Baby Pink to see if that would allow Baby Pink to show up more true to its pale, frosty pink color.
e.l.f. Natural Nymph
Revlon Color Burst in Baby Pink applied over e.l.f. Natural Nymph
Clockwise from top left:
Revlon Baby Pink on its own
Baby Pink over Natural Nymph
e.l.f. Natural Nymph on its own
e.l.f. Natural Nymph Baby Pink over Natural Nymph
Here they are swatched on my hand:
Natural Nymph is the 3rd from the left; Baby Pink is 4th from the left
What do you do with a product that just doesn't work for you?