Definitely channeling my inner Nicki Minaj and obsession for Barbie with Bianca B; a ‘pale white-pink’ lipstick from Giambattista Valli’s X MAC Cosmetics (MACXGBV) most recent designer collaboration of fabulous lipsticks. This matte bad boy is an extremely vivid, light baby pink color with a bold white emphasis. I’m sure many beauty mavens can relate and agree to the fact that anything with such a drastic white base usually means that EVERY little crack and imperfection shows through the application of the lipstick. Check out the stunning color swatch!
I find for best results and to ensure that the application doesn’t appear overly opaque and thick with lipsticks like Bianca B; it is crucial to plump your lips in advance with some sort of primer or quality lip liner. For this shoot, I used ‘Dervish’ lip liner from MAC Cosmetics: I lined my lips slightly, applied the lippie with a brush to ensure I was in between my lip lines and coated the lipstick with MAC’s lipglass ‘Fashion Scoop Cremesheen’ for a more wearable touch – which YES does defeat the matte purpose. Although, it is a pain in the rear end to apply; I find once it is on, it is really ON. This lippie lasts for four-five hours and eventually starts to crease into lip lines; therefore, the application looks a lot more smoother and cleaner within a few hours of wear. My absolute personal favorite little touch which is glamorous, too cute and down-right genius is the packaging of this bad boy – The soft velvet tube of the lipstick matches exactly to the color inside! YES. No more rummaging through my massive bag of lippies to find the fitting shade to complement my mood and current days outfit. Holla! Now … of course this color is not the ideal wearable shade BUT perhaps the one day you are feeling adventurous, brave and opting for something outside your comfort zone; Bianca B will be your bae. I like to think of this lipstick as a brilliant accessory and often find myself applying the technique of color blocking to create those neck breaker statements. I prefer pairing this lipstick with other edgy accessories or making it the pop highlight when I am wearing all white with a lighter washed chambray shirt.
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