Monday, September 16, 2013

Liptember 2013 | Kiss Away The Blues with Liptember Purple!

Hi lovelies!

I'd like to share a very special post with you today. It's September, otherwise known as Liptember! If you aren't familiar with Liptember, it's all about having fun with lipstick for a serious cause - Women's Mental Health, which includes anxiety, depression, post natal depression, menopausal change, dementia and self-image. All funds raised in September are donated to Liptember's mental health beneficiaries, the Centre for Women's Mental Health and LIFELINE.


You can participate in Liptember through three different ways:

a) Purchasing an official Liptember lipstick from My Chemist, Chemist Warehouse and My Beauty Spot (there are two kinds - Revlon lipsticks and 'challenge' lipsticks made independently by Chemist Warehouse);
b) Fundraising by pledging to wear an official Liptember lipstick every day during the whole month of September, and asking your family and friends to sponsor you (it's never too late to join in!!!); and,
c) Sponsoring someone who is participating in Liptember by donating on the website.

Need more convincing? Let me share some information gathered from the Liptember website:
  • There is little mental health research based on women;
  • More focus needs to be placed on treating men and women separately when it comes to mental health;
  • Suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34;
  • One in three Australian women will suffer depression or anxiety during their lifetime;
  • Women are more susceptible to anxiety and depression than men; and,
  • Post natal depression affects 15% of women within the first year after childbirth.
I was offered the chance to participate in a special way, by creating a signature look using one of the official Liptember shades. The shade I was sent was Liptember Purple, which is one of the challenge shades created by Chemist Warehouse (there is also a blue, pink, yellow and mint shade available).
Liptember 2013 Purple (challenge shade available exclusively from Chemist Warehouse).
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and pigmentation of this lipstick. The deep purple looks quite confronting in the tube, but it's actually surprisingly versatile; it goes on quite soft and creamy for a natural, berry lip, but you can also build it up to a deep purple for a more intense look. After some deliberation, I decided to come up with a rather creative look to do this lipstick justice, but I will also include a more natural look with the lipstick at the end of this post, to show you just how versatile it is!

This look was created using 3 layers of Liptember Purple on my lips, and then I gently pressed some of the eyeshadow used on my eyes onto the centre of my lips to give it a duochrome look. 
Keep reading after the jump!

Liptember 2013 Purple (challenge shade available exclusively from Chemist Warehouse).
And here is the quick snap of Liptember 2013 Purple applied lightly on lips, isn't it remarkably wearable?!


Products used to create the creative look:

Face
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Lifter Foundation in Honey Beige
Colorevolution Mineral Powder in Creme Caramel
Illamasqua blush in Allure

Eyes
MUA Pearl shadow #9
Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner
Eyelure Katy Perry lashes in Cool Kitty
Eye of Horus black smokey eye pencil

Lips
Liptember 2013 Purple Lipstick
MUA Pearl shadow #9 
If you'd like to know more about Liptember, you can visit the website, or follow them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

What do you think of this look, lovelies? Do you think you'll be rocking a bright lip for Liptember? Go on, get involved!

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: Liptember 2013 Purple was kindly provided as part of the Liptember Blogger Collaboration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

28 comments:

  1. LOVE the PURPLE!!! A beautiful look you have created. I wish I was creative like you, always coming up with really amazing makeup looks!

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    1. Thank you! :) Oh, you are, don't underestimate yourself! :)

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  2. Wowza that look is amazing! You look so gorgeous! I love the look of that lippie too! xx

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I owe it all to my mineral powder (looks amazing with flash) and bathroom lights...if only I could carry it around with me everywhere. :)

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  3. Oh wow I love the looks you've created! I totally wasn't expecting it at all!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I love surprising people! :)

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  4. I love the striping across your eyelids, it looks incredible when your eyes are open as well :) The natural look is great, it makes me rethink a lipstick I would have bypassed as being too intense for a daytime look.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Krissy! I love being able to wear lipsticks in different ways, but this one is surprisingly wearable, particularly if you don't put too much on! :)

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  5. I love the look you created and the lip colour is absolutely gorgeous on you.

    Kayte
    imminentbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Wow! that lip colour looks fabulous on you! I have never heard of liptemober, what a great cause!

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  7. You can do no wrong, hun! Your looks are amazing xx

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  8. Gorgeous! I love your eyes! I was wondering what you were up to!!! And for such a great cause! xx

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  9. Just so beautiful, your eyes looks amazing and I think purple is your colour!! The contrast against your skin is just incredible, I love it!
    Claire x

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  10. This is incredible - seeing the strong purple in the tube I'd NEVER buy it, but it looks great, strong or soft. You've done a fabulous job with the whole look. Brilliant.
    Love, Trish

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    1. Isn't it amazing how wearable it is, Trish? Thank you so much! xx

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  11. This is a fab post! The look reminds me of that lead singer from the Pussy Cat Dolls, Nicole I think it is. You look so fierce and gorgeous :) And your skin texture looks much smoother. Love it girl

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    1. Yes, it is Nicole! I adore her, so that's the biggest compliment, haha! Thank you so much!

      Not quite there yet re the skin but hopefully getting there!

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  12. You've definitely made a scary looking lipstick work beautifully. I love this look!

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  13. First time I have ever heard of Liptember. But what a great way to bring awareness. I love what you did here, very cool!

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  14. Oh my gosh, gorgeous photos! What an awesome lippy :D your hair is lovely too!

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