Yesterday, I decided to do a look and swatches for one of my favorite recent lipsticks, Sorceress by Notoriously Morbid. It’s a deep magenta with a very vivid blue shift. GORGEOUS. I sort of rolled the dice on this one– most matte liquid lipstick formulas don’t play nice with my lips. They tend to dry me out and give me wrinkly old lady lips, or they flake off after an hour. I wore this to dinner on Sunday and had none of those problems. While it’s certainly not emollient or moisturizing, I didn’t feel parched, and I only had to lightly reapply after 3 hours. It is not transfer-proof, so keep that in mind. And a clear liner (I like Urban Decay’s Ozone) will keep it from smudging outside the lipline.
I really liked this look– I rarely do smoky eyes because it generally doesn’t agree with my coloring, but I though it looked nice with this bold lip. My husband even complimented me twice on my eye makeup, so. Success!
Face: A mix of Kat Von D Lock-It foundation and the new Urban Decay Illuminating Naked Skin (review forthcoming).
Cheeks: Rituel de Fille cream blush in Desire (review forthcoming), Darling Girl Cosmetics Lumos Shimmmering Pearls in Celestia as highlight (review forthcoming).
Eyes: Ten Three Labs shadows in Hayden and 7 Hills, Darling Girl Cosmetics Lumos Shimmmering Pearls in Celestia, Darling Girl Cosmetics ChromaGlow in Jupiter Rain (review forthcoming), Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Asphyxia, BareMinerals Lash Domination mascara (review forthcoming), and Stila liquid liner (NOT cruelty free!). I did my brows with an older Kat Von D brown eyeshadow and set them with a clear Nyx brow gel.
Here’s Sorceress by itself:
When I opened it up, a volcano of lipstick kersploded all over me. Weird pressure bubble or nastygram from the makeup gods? You decide. At any rate, it did come out of my pants, thankfully.
I also thought it looked nearly identical to Ten Three Labs’ Heartbeat Bridge in the tube, so I swatched them. Thankfully, they look nothing alike when worn!
If you are on the hunt for gorgeous duochrome lipstuff, DEFINITELY check out Sorceress, even if matte isn’t usually your thing. I was pleasantly surprised!