Glam grunge: a ’90’s-inspired look

title As much as I hate to admit it, summer is almost over.

Although I love the warmer months, my favourite season has always been fall.  There’s something to say about the chilly air, the crunchy leaves, and lots of layers.  Also, two words: pumpkin spice.  So although I’ll be sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to things cooling off around here.

Although I love rocking a nude or pink lip, I have been obsessed with this mauve/Kylie Jenner-inspired lip shade, which is a Lime Crime Velveteen in the colour Faded.  Although the brand has been under a lot of scrutiny these past few years, I was happy to get my hands on some products and try them out for myself, since I often see them all over YouTube.  Regardless of the controversy, the products are amazing. I received this one, as well as Cashmere, and I love the consistency on them. They go on liquid and then dry to a matte which doesn’t budge and lasts all day.  Although this shade has never been me, I’ve actually recreated this look a few times since I love it so much. There’s something to say about a neutral eye, fresh skin, and a ’90s lip.

Final 1 Steps 1. Starting with the face, I decided to change up my foundation routine and apply Dr.Hauschka Foundation in 01, which is quite sheer.  Before applying powder to give me more coverage, I went in with Maybelline Better Skin Concealer then went over top with Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Powerless powder foundation in Classic Ivory.  After, I filled in my brows using the Brow Bar To Go palette by Gerard Cosmetics.

2. For the eyes, I placed a cream eyeshadow down to act as a primer.  I used Lise Watier 24 Hrs Glam in Sexy Glam.

3. For the eyeshadow, I used the Urban Decay Naked Palette to keep things neutral.  Starting on the lids, place down Sin.

4. For the crease, I used a fluffy crease brush to keep things light and worked Buck into my crease.

5. Combining Buck and Darkhorse, using a pencil brush, apply this lightly under along the lower lash line. For both the brow bone and inner corner highlight, I used Virgin.

6. Curl your lashes and apply generous coats of mascara. I used Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch mascara.

7. To finish up the face, I contoured with the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer, kept the cheeks neutral with NARS blush in Madly, and gave myself a nice highlight with the highlight from the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in 01.

8. For the lips, I applied Lime Crime Velveteen in Faded for a grungy-pink look.

Final 2

Although this lip colour is totally not “me”, I definitely see myself rocking this look lots in the future, especially on nights out (to wear a shade other than pink or nude on a Friday or Saturday night is just unheard of…).  It’s hard to find a mauve that is flattering enough that I can see myself wearing more than once, and this product is definitely it.  Plus, these guys totally smell like cupcakes, and what’s not to love about that?

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