So, earlier this afternoon, the following exchange happened on my Instagram page under this lip swatch I posted of Candy K last night:
“rudeperson: That is horrible
niceperson: Um that is rockin. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
neutralperson: @niceperson think they mean it’s too over lined”
With a small following, I haven’t really experienced much hate before, so this is my first experience with it. The only reason I bring it up isn’t to whine about it, but to use it as a learning tool.
People are careless and brave behind a keyboard. They don’t mind making cutting comments because there are no repercussions.
But guess what? I love my over lined lips!
‘Over lining’ is a technique that involves going outside the natural border of the lip with a liner in order to make the lips appear fuller and plumper, and was originally practiced by drag queens. The technique has taken off into the mainstream over the past year after being popularized by Kylie Jenner. I tend to over line my top lip, especially for swatch photos, because it gives me a better top-to-bottom-lip ratio.
Makeup is about making yourself feel beautiful, confident, and mostly about having fun! I enjoy the ritual of lining my lips to Angelina Jolie proportions, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, tonight we’ll be talking about True Brown K. And yes, my lips are over lined in the picture (:
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