|You wouldn't guess that all three of these photos feature the same lipstick, but they do!|
Do you remember my article about different eyeshadow bases? This got me thinking, what would happen if we use different bases for our lips? Can we change the colours in an equally dramatic way? As the photo above suggests, indeed you can!
The lipstick that I was going to experiment with is MAC's gorgeous Girl About Town. A fuschia-pink with cool undertones that looks good on nearly everybody. It's very bright, very opaque and very creamy with a lot of lasting power.
|Girl About Town swatched on my lips without any lipliner|
Girl About Town is interesting enough on its own, but what if you want it to be slightly warmer and you have a warm toned lipliner pencil to spare, what would that look like?
I picked a lipliner that was a raspberry colour, so a colour that was still pink, but almost red. It was a bit darker than Girl About Town and quite a bit warmer. The end result being that the lipstick turned a deeper, slightly warmer pink.
I also wanted to see what would happen if I combined it with another pink colour, but much lighter and cooler toned.
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When you look at the full face shots, you can clearly see how different all of the lipcolours look, even though I used Girl About Town in every single one of them! This might be good for people who like their lipcolour but would like it slightly warmer or cooler since lipliners are often cheaper than buying another lipstick. It's also good to know that lip liners do influence the colour of your lipstick, so if you want the true colour of the lipstick to show you should probably either apply it without lip liner, or with a liner that's very close to the colour you're applying.
I'm not saying you should go purchase lots of lip liners in lots of different colours, but it's something to keep in mind for if you already have a few laying around or if you want to change the colour of your lipstick either subtly or dramatically.