From time to time there’s always some songs or movies that’s been the IT topic on everyone’s lips, this time it’s a Korean drama called “You Who Came From the Stars”. I’ve been watching this drama for almost a month now and I’m crazy about it.
Apparently I’m not the only one. Almost everything the actress, Jeon Ji-hyun wears in the drama are sold out atm in Gangnam, especially YSL no. 52 lipstick she uses to create the signature look – Glowy skin, filled-in brows, tight-lined eyes, a light touch of mascara & last but not least, the statement lips.
But not all of us can afford YSL. Or in my case, there’s no YSL counter in Malaysia. (I know. It sucks.)
But that’s okay. We’ll come around.
#1 The Kissable Rosy Pink:
Putting YSL’s texture & pigmentation (that makes us love them even more) aside, here is some few cheaper alternative available to create the statement lips.
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Everyone loves NYX, especially the matte lip cream. Temptalia 2012 editor’s choice award, hello?
- Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Do not judge the colour by the tube. Both Sweetheart & Smitten look quite similar after application.
Also something I have to say – Not good on chapped/dry lips.
#2 The Classic Red:
No Iope in your country?
Both are fairly similar except that one has cool tone while the later is warmer. So it depends on your undertone whether which suits you well. Or you can just get both cause one can never have enough MAC.
Again, Revlon (try the colour “Really Red”) is the cheaper alternative but honestly, Ruby Woo and/or Russian Red worth the money.
#3 The Orange Lips:
(I ran out of ideas for name)
Fashion comes and goes, but orange is forever.
- Bobbi Brown
- NYX Matte
Funny how I was so close on purchasing this shade the other day.
Anyway, most dupes I found above come in matte so for a glossy finish, just add a layer of lip balm or colourless lip lacquer.
Also another tips on wearing heavy-pigmented statement lips: Exfoliate & slap on some lip balm. Put on foundation/concealer or fill up the lips with nude lip pencil before applying.
Pony’s tutorial on how to create the signature look.
Now off you go to the nearest Sephora or any drug store and good luck finding the right shade!