Tuesday 16 October 2012

Lana Del Rey Lips

Like many of you I'm sure, I adore Lana Del Rey. From her haunting voice to her gorgeous hair which is often adorned with a floral crown, I consider her to be major girl crush material. One thing I've always been jealous of are her super pouty lips. I think its pretty obvious thats she had some kind of fillers in them but they still look beautiful and the nudey colours she normally adorns them with are just lovely. Apparently her nude lipstick of choice is YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Blonde Ingenue. I tried this on at a counter and it just didn't look right with my skintone. So I've come up with a more flattering lip combo that can give you the ultimate power pout.

One of the best ways to make your lips look bigger than they actually are is to slightly over draw them with a lip liner. My nude pencil of choice is MAC Subculture. I have however found a perfect dupe for this in the form of No7's Perfect Lips Pencil in 20 Nude. Its a tiny bit darker and softer than the MAC one but if you want a cheap nude pencil, this is the one to buy. I then go over my lips with Illamasqua Lipstick in Test. This is a lovely pinky nude that works well with pale skintones. A lipgloss is a great way to add even more volume to your lips. Lana tends to go for a matte finish but I think the gloss is essential if you're lacking in the lips department. The shine helps to exaggerate them even further. So I finish off the look with a coat of Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Artifice. This gloss lightens the overall colour ever so slightly to make it a bit peachier. It isn't sticky and seems to last longer than most glosses I've tried. Illamasqua also do a Create Your Own Lips Set so you can get this lipstick and lipgloss for just £25. And voila, Lana lips! Now if only the rest of me was as beautiful and talented as she is...


  1. WOW, absolutely stunning <3

  2. This is a gorgeous lip combo and suits you so well! Lana is a GODDESS! xx

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  3. Despite the fact that Lana is a woman I could never have a girl crush on (she's too plastic für my taste) I really love the way she's doing her lips.
    The way you recreated that with more fitting colours is stunning, I'll add Test to my shopping list. Dunno why I never noticed this lipstick before, it's so pretty!

  4. I love Lana, she's beautiful. Love your recreation of her lips.

  5. Lovely post! Haven't come across a girl who isn't obsessed with her yet! x

  6. I've never tried nude lips but you make me want to give it a try. I will definitely try your tips out!


  7. Great post - she is amazingly beautiful, the lips look great x

  8. I adore nude coloured lips and your version looks stunning, I might have to give the lana version a try too- although £24 is a bit much even for a gorgeous lip!xo

  9. I love Lana :) The nude lips look lovely!

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  10. oooh I got that lipliner free in a gift set before and have never used it. I'm dressing up as Dusty Springfield for Halloween and wanted some 60s make up, this nude/pink lip would be perfect x

  11. waouw you have skills, such pretty lips ! xx

  12. You actually look like her you lucky girl! :D
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