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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Trickery and Disguise

Glossy sultry Lips,
Perfectly arched eye brows,
Eye lashes about an inch long,
Complexion with speckles of gold dust.
Ah, women and their makeup!

I was looking at a couple pictures of mine and I noticed that some of them had me with brownish
lipliner that was a shade too dark than I would have liked.
I am not a beauty expert but when I see people with really dark lip liner or eye shadow on as if they are in a circus act, it really irks me. I have always considered makeup as a way of enhancing or improving ones own features but when you go beyond that and start looking like a clown, you need a second opinion! Some will argue that Make Up is an Art form and if that is the case, then you should be able to express yourself through that. Fair enough, but in doing so, I believe we should make it as natural as possible. I don't really believe much in trends. I'd rather be classy and go with a classic fun look than what new today. Oh by the way, Fall trend for lips is apparentlly super dark shades! Grrr...

How to apply LIPLINER:
1.Outline your lips with a lip liner that is a little darker than your lipstick color. 2.Apply your lipstick using a color that closely matches the lip liner. 3.Use a lipstick brush or your index finger to blend the lip liner with your lipstick. 4.Apply a sheer lipgloss. You just have to keep practising until you get it right.
There are certain occasions which do call for a little bit more than the usual mascara, lipgloss and foundation or concealer. The worst is the fake eyelashes which look like giant tarantulas trying to eat the eyes out! Why people, why at all do we do this to ourselves? I remember my sister took me to a beauty parlor in Ghana about a week to my wedding to get my eyelashes filled in. Mind you they are already long. They were individually filled in and looked quite natural but it hurt like crazy too. I wondered for a minute in that chair I was strapped in, if this was some sort of torcher chamber. It could very well have been with the kind of painful moans and groans from different corners of the room.
I guess my point is, keep it natural and not too harsh or severe!

By the way, Ken Reynold's CD's are now available and can be previewed here It also has links to where you can purchase it. I have been blessed by this CD and I hope you will be too! God Bless!


Kaduna Girl said...

So, what happens if u don't wear lip stick? I don't use lipstick. that is bcos i hvnt found a good color. i just stick with drk liner and VS Lip gloss.

u know me, and im sure u know my lips :-) any recommendation? lol!

Maxine said...

I'll say just go with the lip gloss. I don't do lipstick much either. You can put on the lip gloss or lip balm, use a lipliner that's clos to your lip color(not black! or dark brown!). Just something close to your lip color or even a shade of wine or burgandy, blend it in, then apply the lip gloss over it:)

Sankofa said...

I belong to the school of "make-up as art" and I firmly believe in experimenting with make-up but I absolutely abhor make-up that's not put on right! I agree that practising is the best way to get it right. I love colour and I'm not afraid to wear it but there's definitely a time and a place for everything and even crazy colours can look classy if applied correctly. I'm also not a huge fan of lipstick and I've found that a reddish lip stain with lip gloss over it works best for me.

Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and I think I've fixed the comments now

Sankofa said...

Forgot to add that I'm completely with you on the fake eyelashes. As with all things in life, moderation is key. I fear for some of these girls in London and how they can blink with 2 inches of false eyelashes!

Maxine said...

Sankofa, I know what you mean. Sometimes people just make you wan to shake your head at their makeup!