I adore lip art makeup, so this year I wanted to try my hand at it. I created three different looks suitable for my favorite season. It was really fun to play with makeup this way and apply colors and textures to my lip, where I normally just add a red lip or a quick gloss.
But as it turns out, my perfectionism almost stopped me from publishing these. To be honest, I got into a bit of a rut. So I decided to share the photos along with three promises to myself. These work as my new year’s resolutions too. If you struggle with perfectionism, demanding always the best, always giving your 100%, even if you were exhausted and never giving yourself a break – well, maybe you need to hear these things too.
3 x Christmas/winter lip art makeup
Winter snowflake lip makeup
This wintery lip makeup is my favorite out of all these, even though the snowflakes turned out to be a bit of a mess. But still, I love how cute this looked! Weirdly, I love blue lipsticks and blue lips, even though I rarely wear that. It’s just such an unconventional color, so powerful and cool. Here I used blue face paint though, since I currently don’t have blue lipsticks (now there’s a mistake that needs to be fixed).
Get the look:
Promise #1: Stop comparing yourself to others and be on your side.
This one just seems impossible, yet it’s probably the most important one on this list. Life is not a competition. You’ll never be like someone else, because that’s not you. Try and turn that comparison into awe and inspiration. Try and be happy for other people. Think of it this way: isn’t it great that there’s only one you? Only one person to compete with, and she/he is on your side? Make sure you are on your side. Life opens up to you differently, once you have a clean canvas – one where you’re the only one making strokes.
I know this one is tough, but every time you find yourself comparing yourself to others, stop and remind yourself of this promise. No one is you and that is your super power.
Christmas tree inspired lip – Green with colorful diamonds
This look makes me think of a christmas tree with colorful baubles. It also makes me think of christmas lights and presents. I always take out green eyeshadow this time of year. It was fun to experiment with green lips too.
Get the look:
Promise #2: Try to let go of the little worries.
When you start worrying about little things, try and look a bit further. Does it really matter or is it an “unneccessary” worry? Try and think with your brain and look further ahead. Does it matter five years from now? Does it even matter a year, a month from now? If you can’t seem to let it go, give yourself five minutes to mope about it, then move on.
Let go of the little worries. Because life does gives you actual big worries too. Try to be relaxed when you can.
Red glitter lip makeup for Christmas
Now this final look is quite simple, but powerful, as red lips tend to be. I chose one of my fave reds, which is Jane Iredale Gwen lipstick. I topped that off with glitter primer and glitter from my glitter palette. Now when it comes to red lipsticks, I have listed all my favorite classic reds here, and all my favorite orange reds here!
Promise #3: Talk nicely to yourself and treat yourself like you would treat a friend.
It’s natural to have negative thoughts and feel bad about yourself every now and then. But you wouldn’t call a friend lazy, dumb, ugly or fat – would you? Every time you hear yourself saying a bad thing about yourself, stop and fix your thinking. Say a positive thing instead.
Talk nicely to yourself.
What was your favorite lip? And did any of my resolutions resonate with you?