From ’20s screen siren Clara Bow to millennial beauty idol Kylie Jenner, lip liner has always been associated with daring, IDGAF kind of women. This particular approach to wearing it calls for ’90s Drew Barrymore/Naomi Campbell kind of guts. Think of it as the next evolution of the decade’s frosted puckers trend that’s been re-embraced by stylists as much as Kylie-philes in the past two years. And as it was then, it’s not meant to be blended in. Helping to champion it is kitschy pop accessories designer Yaz Bukey, whose second Shu Uemura tie-up focuses solely on the lips. The Magic Metallic Lip Liner stands out for its unexpected shades (gold, bronze, pink and gunmetal) and painterly liquid formula. Not for the demure or timid, but in these times, who wants to be?
Photography Zaphs Zhang Styling Imran Jalal Makeup Manisa Tan/Paletteinc, using Shu Uemura Model Lera/Mannequin
This story first appeared in Female’s April 2018 issue.
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