Makeupbee & Violent Lips collaboration!
My beautiful readers! How are you all? I’ve missed you terribly. I hate that I’m on a one-post-a-week schedule (thanks to school) but I’m going to make the most of it. I have a BIG post for you today – two looks and a review! Let’s get started.
So – I recently received two packages of Violent Lips Lip Tattoos in the mail thanks to Violent Lips &MakeupBee. I had to create two makeup looks inspired the designs that I chose. The two I selected were “Silver Gliterati & The Red Cheetah”.
I have to be totally honest with you – I was really skeptical about how these would turn out/look. I’m going to reserve my full judgement until the end of the post though. First I want you to see the looks & the lips! First off: “Silver Gliteratti”
The first thing I thought of when I saw these lips was “Oh my god, I look like I made out with a disco ball.” So, go big or go home right? I call this look “Discoballin’ out of control”.
I slapped a crapload of glitter on my eyes to match the lips and glued approximately a thousand mini mirrorballs all over my body. It ended up looking more like glamorous chicken pox than tons of tiny discoballs, but whatever. It could still be a fun, last minute Halloween look. Or just go as “Bling Barbie” or something, I don’t know. Moving on!
The next lips were The Red Cheetah – which, don’t get me started on. These are leopard spots, not cheetah spots BUT ANYWAYS! Here’s how The Red Cheetah lips turned out.
Hahahaha. Sorry, those are my boyfriend’s lips. Okay, for real this time.
I had to do something ferociously feline on my face to match this pretty kitty kisser – here’s what I came up with.
Meow!! This look is Cheshire Cat meets Sigfried and Roy and I LOVE IT. If you wanted to make this look extra dramatic you could draw leopard spots all over your eyes/face. However, being artistically challenged I was pleased with the twenty I managed to do successfully and wasn’t about to start pushing my luck by trying any more. Super fun look, really pleased with this one.
THE REVIEW of Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos
Sorry, I know – way harsh. But I always say I’m going to be totally honest with reviews – and I was not in love with these at all. They are great for a halloween gimmick, and they have some fun patterns but I really can’t see much use for them outside of costume parties. Plus at $5.00 per/tattoo ($14.95 for 3) they aren’t cheap for a few hours of wear (mine lasted two hours w/talking & eating). Here were my main pet-peeves:
1. Not so easy to apply.
I went through two pairs before I finally got it right – that’s why they give you three pairs!
2. I had to do MAJOR surgery on the cut-outs
I could not just cut on dotted lines to get them to match my natural lips.
3. When I relaxed my lips there was a lot of creasing
My boyfriend also said they felt ‘hard’ when I kissed him.
4. After about two hours this happened…
My lips friggin’ fused together and I couldn’t talk!! Total Matrix mouth moment!
Well, all in all I’m glad I got the opportunity to try them because I’ve always been curious, but I’m filing these under ‘not for me’. I’d rather spend the $15.00 on a nice tube of lipstick.