Inspiration: Heart Lips
by Cinya Burton
Published Feb 09, 2012
Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like hearts do! Celebrate the romantic holiday by contouring the cute shape where it naturally exists: your lips! Get some inspiration on how to rock the flirty design in three unique styles.
It may seem like a dramatic effect, but the heart-shaped pucker is actually a vintage style. In the ‘20s, many women rounded their cupids bow and lower lips to create a smaller pout. To mimic the flapper look, apply a touch of foundation around the corners of your mouth so they blend in with your skin. Then use a deep wine lip color to darken the center.
For a silly theme party with your gal pals, layer two hues of pink together. Apply a slightly lighter lip color to your pout. Then use a darker pencil to draw a heart in the center of your mouth. For a more precise shape, be sure the bottom is pointy. Or create the effect with two different lipstick textures (one matte, one with shimmer) for a more subtle look.
Dark and lovely! Michelle O went for a Gothic take on Alice and Wonderland's Queen of Hearts. Her bold black lipstick contrasted the delicate lavender heart. This look might be fun if you are going to an anti-Valentine's fête.
Will you try out the heart lips? Share your thoughts below!