So I’ve done a Poison Ivy costume before a couple of years ago for my birthday and it was pretty much perfect, really was pleased with that one so please check it out! That time it was inspired by the Uma Thurman film version, this time I was messing around with some new products and decided to do my own inspired by. I wanted to do the Hush version of Poison Ivy as I’ve recently read the comic, but with the lack of green face paint I thought this would be nice instead.
Excuse lack of costume/props, this was just a make up experiment as I wanted to try out this ace new Kiko Cosmetics cream eyeshadow and the Glitter Lips Enchantment lip product and this seemed like a fitting occasion for it, especially with us being so close to Halloween now!
I used Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette for the brows, blush and for some depth to the eyes, I love this palette and use it a lot and it’s by far one of my favourite colour cosmetics brands. I used one of my fave Illamasqua Pure Pigments, in Berber for the inner corner of the eye, it’s a great rusty red shimmer which is very unusual, the matte green is a vibrant cream product from Kiko Cosmetics which I’ve previously been using for liner, it worked great for a bold line and solid colour.
For the overall look I’m not sure this shade of Glitter Lips was the right choice as it photographed more blue than green, I think it’d work far better in a emerald green or red, but you can see the effect of the product. With these kits you get a doe foot applicator tube of white gloss that dries clear which is in effect some kind of lip safe PVA glue (the colour and texture is so similar) and you get a double ended brush with both a sponge and brush end along with your little pot of sparkles.
For the best results with Glitter Lips you want to apply to clean, dry lips. Use the glue to coat the area you want to sparkle and then use a slightly damp sponge applicator to press on the glitter (the wetness will help pick up the particles) once you’ve done you use the brush to dust away excess, I also found that pressing lips together helped to firm down the colour.
Glitter Lips does feel weird to wear as it makes your lips rough, but it does look good and it stays put, you’ll find you get a little cracking from movement though. You’ll need a oil based remover to take it off (I used coconut oil and hot water with a flannel) I’m pretty sure you could get the same result with lash glue and any glitter but these kits mean you’re using lip safe products. You can find Glitter Lips at the fabulous BeautyMART.