Ok, maybe I’m a little late hopping on this bandwagon, but I’m about to embrace the Black Lip. The Lip of Death they called in back in ’09 when Luella, YSL and Giles paraded it down the runway in ’09. But dang, it was scary. I wasn’t ready for it back then. I mean, I’ve only started wearing lipstick in the past 3 months. I flirted with a bit of red, then came the neon pink and now it’s time for the true bastion of outré make-up* – black lips. To tell the truth, me and lipstick haven’t really seen eye to eye. I never learned how to ensure longevity with the red, my neon pink Mac lippie went walkabouts after two wears(you can see my piece about neon lips here) and I’ve no idea how I’m going to tackle this black beast.

*For me anyway, the Lipstick Virgin that I am.

There’s been a smattering of slebs who’ve dabbled with it, obviously with make-up army to hand, but gee-whizz, they look fierce. However, the celebrity aspect does kinda render the black lip as something only the magical and the powerful can possess…

Rachel McAdams

Scarlett Johansson


But when I came across these pictures of Intrigue Me Now on LookBook (also duly noted by GlamRocksUna), I knew it was mine for the conquering. Anything you (Joe Public) can do, I can do better. Joking, joking – this lady is clearly a model in the making, but she’s signified to me, it’s time to paint the streets black. Will keep you updated with my progress.

Intrigue Me Now

Intrigue Me Now