Lipstick Mixing with Lipcote
As a make-up artist I have used many different things as a paint palette: the back of my hand, the lid of a can of soup, a business card and many more weird and wonderful things that have just happened to have been in the right place at the right time. At shows especially make-up artists need a container to hold all the specific cheek, lip and eye colours given to them by the head artist or the MAC team.
Never once however have I actually gone out and got myself a proper artist’s palette for my professional mixing, which is why I was thrilled and rather excited to be sent just such a thing by Lipcote last week. Lipcote challenged me to do some serious colour mixing and create my very own lipstick shade for a night out. Luckily for Lipcote’s sake, lipsick is something I have quite literally tonnes of! So I got out my favourite liptick box (1 of 4) which holds a mere (!) 35 shades already and got started.
My favourite lipstick box from my kit
I planned to wear my navy jeans and new navy coat that evening so I thought I’d go with some variation on a hot pink sealed with Lipcote to help it last- especially important for bright colours which have a tenancy to run all over my face. This is the shade that I created – a bespoke hot pink with a touch of nude and a hint of orange/coral. I think I’ll called it ‘Sailor’s Delight’ because of my navy outfit.
The shade I created 'Sailor's Delight'
My final shade in the palette
I have never actually used Lipcote before – I’ve never really seen the point of it – and have always been of the opinion that Lipstick is just something rather ephemeral in life, that reapplication is a given. I knew that Emma used it a lot and got on very well with it. After I had painted on my glossy lips and pressed them with a tissue, I applied a layer of Lipcote seal. My lips tingled for a couple of seconds and then relaxed. The Lipcote layer dried in seconds and was almost instantly unnoticeable (ie didn’t effect the colour of the lipstick at all.)
Although obviously I couldn’t feel that I was wearing something different, one thing that I did notice was that I was a lot less bothered by my lipstick. I carried on life as normal as if I wasn’t wearing a bright colour – I wasn’t afraid to eat or drink or rub my lips together. Obviously the lipstick gradually faded over the evening but I was very impressed that it never bled once over my lip line.
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