From the moment I heard that makeup artist Moani Lee melted lipsticks backstage at La Perla, I couldn't get this Modern English song out of my brain.
You see, Moani was eager to create high-drama red lips using Hourglass Cosmetics. La Perla designer Giovanni Bianchi was inspired by the moody color palette of Francisco Goya and the embellished livery of bullfighters. The perfect rich ruby was just screaming to be created.
First, Moani prepped lips with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Oil (launching summer 2013).
Then she melted two shades together (Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick
in Icon & Raven). The proportions were “one part Icon and three parts Raven. The mixture of blue red and orange red makes for an opulent and regal fall statement. I applied the new color with a lip brush. Although vibrant, it’s not an especially sharp shape. It’s still fresh, delicate and elegant.”
If you decide to try the look, guys, just promise me one thing. Make sure you hit up iTunes to get the right soundtrack. . .
“I saw the world thrashing all around your face. . .I’ll stop the world and melt with you.”