Is This The Perfect Statement Red Lip?

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Untitled-1Photo: Courtesy of Beauty Is Boring.
Despite Robin Black's self-professed love/hate relationship with beauty, the photographer-cum-makeup artist behind Beauty is Boring is bent on capturing the faces of everyone from top models to friends to perfect strangers with her vintage Big Shot Polaroid camera, complete with Magicubes & film — after she does their makeup, of course. Get your bookmarks tab ready, ladies.

This Polaroid was a make-up and hair test for a shoot I did that is featured in the February 2014 issue of Elle Magazine. I wanted to play with the concept of the modern bombshell, which was mainly an excuse to get carried away with mascara and bright red lipstick. Hair stylist John D referenced classic updos but added a disheveled texture to keep the look relevant.

Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony, $32, available at Hourglass; Make Up For Ever False Lashes (I mixed singles and a strip), from $16, available at Sephora; Dior DiorShow Black Out Mascara, $25, available at Sephora, Dior Rouge Dior in 999, $34, available at Nordstrom; Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (on eyelids and as contour), $48, available at Chanel; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, $43, available at Laura Mercier; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3, $33, available at Laura Mercier; Laura Mercier Secret Finish, $27, available at Laura Mercier.
Despite Robin Black's self-professed love/hate relationship with beauty, the photographer-cum-makeup artist behind Beauty is Boring is bent on capturing the faces of everyone from top models to friends to perfect strangers with her vintage Big Shot Polaroid camera, complete with Magicubes & film — after she does their makeup, of course. Get your bookmarks tab ready, ladies.