9.16.2010

Hello Concealer Lips!

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.

Bare lips

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:
Bare lips
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

Success! 

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?


21 comments:

  1. Omg, thats exactly what i use my Natural Nymph for!

    Well, not for revlon's baby pink because it's not in my possession, yet, but for all my other pink lippies :)
    Great Post!

    -Sofia

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  2. glad that you were able to make it work :) it's a bummer it doesn't work on it's own though, i hate when that happens!

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  3. Oooh, I'm going to try this with Barry M 101. Actually, now I think about it...I don't think I actually own any sheer, light lippies! Great idea though :)

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  4. I hate seeing my products going into a waste too. I will try to figure out a way to use it unless the product is really THAT bad that I can't find any other way to save it than to chuck it away.

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  5. such a great idea! will definitely be trying this out soon :) <33

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  6. Oh great idea I have a few lipsticks that are too light for my skintone now I know how I can put them to use and thank you for this post I was interested in purchasing that lipstick but i'll have to pass now.

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  7. great idea honey, thx a lot ;)
    xoxo

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  8. I like how you paired it with other glosses.:D

    I do the same, try to make a fail product work with a product that does.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. Combined they are gorgeous. Love your eye make up in these pictures.

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  10. I have the exact same problem. I have very pigmented lips. I often will use this type of nude lipstick to block out my natural lip colour and then put a brighter colour over top. It helps keep the original colour of the bright lipsticks.
    Goodluck
    Alicia

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  11. I had a hard time with natural nymph too, it's very concealer-esque as you said, glad you made it work!

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  12. i love the lighter colors lips on your.
    they look really great.<3

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  13. That's great that you made it work!

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  14. I think it makes a great lip concealer, but i dont like on its own. It looks like jsut plain concealer as lipstick! Now i remember that one post where you have this makeup and excused th corpse lips lol!

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  15. That's so great that you could make it work for you :) nudes often look so weird on me, so I should try using another colour on top.

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  16. this is what i always do with lighter lip shades :) i use nude ones as concealer and then layer a baby shade over it to get it to show up better. looks great!

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  17. i love this post! i'm glad you made it work! fabulous!

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  18. @ Sofia: Thank you! That's great that you use it for the same purpose :) I'm not sure most people would be able to wear it on its own as it is quite pale.

    @ Beauty's Bad Habit: Thank you :) I don't have Barry M 101 but I've heard that it can be very concealer-esque :/

    @ Ansa: Thank you Ansa! I actually have two different eyeshadows on, haha

    @ FunnyFaceBeauty: Great tip! Thank you!

    @ Aranza: I agree it's not very wearable on its own for me :( Thanks for remembering my commenting about the corpse lips, lol.

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  19. I love mixing things up like this - you get a so much more personal colour that definitely suits you that way! And allows you to use products that don't really work on their own. x

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  20. Thanks for posting this cuz I learned something=pigmented lips. I was wondering why when I buy lipsticks and I smear it on my wrist it's the color I like but when I put it on my lips it's not the same color. So after reading ur post I just put on concealer on my lips, then the lipstick, and wow the color shows. =)

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  21. it look horrible on you

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