black lips a la moschino cheap and chic

Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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black lips inspired by moschino cheap and chic at lfw a/w13

So after spying the gorgeous Kenneth Cole ombre lips at NYFW and then giving them a go at home, I was keeping my eyes peeled for another lip trend at LFW and it did not disappoint. There were quite a few hot lip looks, but the one by MAC for Moschino Cheap and Chic was a whole new level of awesome. Why? Because it was a simple black lip. Yup, you heard it, a black lip. All the MAC team (led by Hannah Murray) did was simply use MAC's Kohl Power Eye Pencil across the lips and finished with a flush of pink on the cheeks.

For my look, I decided to do a soft brown smoky eye but keep it really neutral. I played up the pink cheeks inspired by Moschino and I used a Rimmel black pencil to define and colour in the lips. My immediate thought upon application here was "oh god." But it quickly changed to... "ooh I quite like this!" It definitely lends itself better to a plainer face so the key is prepping skin for perfection and keeping the rest of the face plain and simple - the last thing you want to do is go all out with your eyes, in fact it's probably best worked with no eye makeup, or just some soft brown like mine.

I decided to wear mine with a little Gaga inspired Paparazzi vibe, by donning some shades for effect.

I think black lips definitely divide opinion, with some people hating it and some people loving it it's definitely not for everyone. The Moschino catwalk showed that while they may be penning it as an A/W trend, I can't see it being embraced that hugely on the high street. Or maybe it can? With the ever changing consumer makeup brands becoming more alt-friendly and the vibes and ethos of the DIY punk era ringing true through our ears, can we embrace the black lip? Or is it gone for good? Will you be giving a black lip look a go, or is it not for you at all?

Love, Zozo
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Disclaimer: The Rimmel pencil mentioned was sent to me free for consideration. Silly glasses for Gaga effect only!

24 comments:

  1. Love this look! I've done it before and had some very strange looks from fellow commuters!

    I like how you've paired it with neutral make-up

    Jade xo
    www.jadorejadex.blogspot.com

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  2. I think this look is beautiful, but I'm not sure I have the confidence to carry it off myself :S

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  3. I think it really suits you, especially how you've left the rest of your make-up really simple, and I've seen it work really well on some people, but personally I will not be wearing it as I would look ridiculous! It suits some people but it isn't for me haha. xx

    parmavi0let.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This suits you really well! I doubt I could ever pull it off! xx

    linerlipsticklemonade.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I did a post on an almost black lip on my blog - MAC's cyber lipstick and the comments were soo divided. but I love it!

    http://www.aztecmess.com/2013/01/review-mac-lipstick-in-cyber.html

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  6. This looks fantastic on you but when I try black lipstick, i just look dead! nightmare.
    Love the Gaga glasses

    Roxy's Box of Tricks  

    xx

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  7. I quite like it on you, since you're pale with fin coloured hair you can pull it off :) I think it's a trend that's been kicking about since 'nu goths' (uuugh hate stupid names like that) spawned all over Tumblr.

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  8. It actually looks pretty amazing on you! I wanna borrow your black lipstick. I thought about trying this last year just for the fun of it. I think any other colour would make me look girly but black is gothic, and might work.

    Jai'me
    www.BoyMeetsFashion.com

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  9. amazing! it looks so good with your new hair xo

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  10. Love it, and you are giving me the courage to try it myself! Thanks!

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  11. It looks great! Not sure I'd dare go out in it but I'll most certainly give it a go in the comfort of my own home and see how I like it x

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  12. Your hair is amazing and you look so gorgeous, I'd love to suit dark lips, but they look awful on me haha

    A little bit Unique

    x


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  13. Somehow you can actually REALLY pull of black lipstick! I know I can't!! :)

    xo
    aly

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  14. This is such a cool look, it works so well with the colour of your hair too!
    Eleanor x

    Www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

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  15. Well, I have to say, I bloody love this. I've always fancied trying a black lip but never dared go any darker than a deep purple. This *may* have just given me the confidence to try it... Love it with the muted brown eyes too - perfect combination!

    Eve xxx

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    1. ps. how brilliant is it that my mention of the colour deep purple ended up linking to a Deep Purple box set on Amazon! haha x

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  16. I love the black! its such a great look you :D you pull it off really well!

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  17. I've always wanted to rock the black lip but I could no way pull it off but you look amazing! Pretty sure you'd look amazing in a bin bag though to be honest!

    Kerry x

    fashionandflame.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. It takes alot to pull black lipstick off but you look amazing!! x

    khxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You really pull the black lipstick off and look amazing! I'd definitely not be able to do that!

    Beth-Lou's Beauty Blog

    xx

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  20. I'm not sure how i feel about black lipstick for myself, haha.
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  21. If there is one person that can rock black lips, it's you. Without a doubt.

    X

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  22. such a strong look for you! love you hair up-do, your make -up and your shades x

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  23. Love your blog. :) Maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC?

    Please leave me a comment on my blog and I will follow you!

    http://kstylick.blogspot.com

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