The grunge lipstick was so trendy in the ’90 but I was way too little back then to wear it… Actually, to wear lipstick in general! And to be honest, I would’ve definitely lacked the courage to wear it anyway! Even as a grown up! Haha!…
If you followed my blog for a while, you’re aware that I have a little obsession with dark lipsticks at the moment, and to discover now that it’s an actual trend sure makes me feel ahead of times! Anyway, I’m happy I can wear all of them now.
There are so many lipstick options to create a grunge lip. The majority of them are dark, with brown or deep purple undertones, or even with grey undertones for the most audacious/badass of us. Here you have some of the lipsticks in my collection that fit into this description, more or less… And I’ll be starting with the more dramatic ones and slowly go for the most wearable that still give away that grunge vibe.
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Alasdhair was one of the best selling lipsticks in this collection! It’s such a particular colour, a deep purple with grey-ish undertones! See swatches and read more about it and all my “Boys” here.
Revlon Va Va Violet is the only high-street lipstick in this post! Surprised, right?! I was drawn by the colour of it and the cream finish! But, unfortunately it was a pain to apply and to wear as well! It was all patchy and went all-over the place ( fine lines, teeth, I found some even on my tongue!… ).
Next is NARS Ingrid, that I just wrote a review on last week so make sure you check it out ( link here )! Again a deep, dark, bold lipstick perfect for this kind of look.
Another NARS Audacious option would be Deborah, a true dark chocolate brown you’ll see on my blog soon! It’s not exactly a proper grunge shade, but for me it just does the job! Can’t wait for you to see it and share your opinions on it!
And the most wearable of them all and the most versatile at he same time is another one from Tom Ford, a Matte this time, Pussycat ( review ) – a purple, lavender shade with grey undertones!
If for the other options I’ve mentioned above I’d keep the rest of my makeup rather simple – soft colours on the eyes, a beautiful feline flick and obviously lots of mascara, with Pussycat I’s go straight for a deep smokey eye on an evening out. For a day look with Pussycat on my lips, a soft smokey eye works the best though!
As you can see, my dark lipstick obsession went to another level! Here I’m wearing the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick #663 Va Va Violet, close to a true grunge but not close enough for me!
But let me tell you how grunge I would love my lipstick to be… I would want a mix of dark purple and grey, ashy undertones on a brown base!
Do you know a lipstick that looks like that? Please let me know!
Thank you so much for reading and as always see you soon, Beautiful!
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