As the staunch fashionista that has developed of me, I have made an unfortunate disregard for beauty and have thus become completely and utterly inept in the world of makeup. Let me just completely bypass the serious obstacle of the “smokey-effect” and pull the bus into the cat-eye parking lot…fail. OCD tendencies with the most sincere desire to illustrate symmetry leaves me in the gulf of unmitigated failings.

HOWEVER, before you skip the beauty chapter in your monthly issue of it’salifeSTYLEe‘s bible, Harper’s BAZAAR magazine, back the bus up and take serious regard for the STATEMENT LIP. There’s no need to enter that eye-makeup warfare with your remover-soaked Q-tip: keep it simple, stupid!

The only artillery you need for statement makeup is your LIP-LINER and LIPSTICK!

BAMMM! Clean-faced beauties with snow white skin and light eyes can make the ultimate statement this winter with a true red lip. Makeup legend, Bobbi Brown, suggests finding a tone one or two shades darker than your natural lip color.

BOOOOM! If you’re like me and have more of a darker complexion, look for that of a plum shade like the one Chanel Iman is so effortlessly rocking.

BEAUTY TIP: smear the lipstick evenly onto your lips and then utilize your lip-liner POST lipstick to shade from the center of the lip out to the corners. For a more distinct color, use a lip-liner that matches the shade of the chosen lipstick. For a more discreet statement, opt for a neutral lip-liner to tone down the color tint.

Everything else on your face should be clean and simple, so why not have fun on this adventure?! Wear it with CONFIDENCE…no one finds insecurity to be an attractive quality.

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