Sure, earthy neutral tones are good and nice. But that story was published ages ago (in 20 15). As the saying goes: new year, new face. Or at least a new shade of lipstick.
Something Hung Vanngo said last time he was in the office got us thinking about branching out a little. After a full afternoon of making up (then remaking up) the perfect canvas that is Josephine Skriver, the makeup artist said, “Sometimes if you add a little color, it gives a little youth to the face.” Point taken—but what about a lot of color?
So he started removing any and all traces of product on Josephine’s lip and replacing them with bright pink. “We’re just playing, you know what I mean? This is going to be a look for a girl who loves to play with color.”
Hung prepped her face with the Glossier Phase 1 Set (Priming Moisturizer, Perfecting Skin Tint, and a bit of Balm Dotcom), then went in on the pink. He started with a CK One Color Lipstick in Wow, a matte fuchsia. “We’re going to do a reverse stain—fill it in with a pink Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil liner afterwards.” Then he tapped on the cream side of the CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo.
The ‘Do’s’ here are:
+ Very dewy skin that contrasts with the matte lip
+ A defined lip shape. Touch up the edges with concealer and a brush.
+ Other colorful accoutrement. Josephine’s jacket is by Karen Walker.
And, of course, Hung also shared his list of ‘Don’ts’:
+ Don’t wear mascara: “A smoky shadow is fine, but lashes are too much.” Hung added a touch of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Silver Sky all around Josephine’s eye area. Blend well.
+ Don’t use gloss: “I can add a bit of Lip Shine after I do the color if I want, but never lip gloss to start.”
+ Don’t wear too much blush. If anything, stick to cream. Better to err on the shinier side of things.
As we type this, it’s a blustery 30 degrees outside (without the windchill). Staying in and playing around with pink lipstick seems like just the activity to properly distract. Drop us a line if you’re doing the same thing wherever you are.
Josephine Skriver photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by Hung Vanngo. Styling by Anna Santangelo.