Girls are getting more adventurous with what goes on your face. Among the latest trends is blue and purple lipstick. You might be a bit skeptical about trying out this look, it has worked for a number of celebrities Kenyan or otherwise.

1. Pick your shade wisely.

When figuring out which blue hue to wear, it’s good to think about what type of look you’re going for here. Do you want something dramatic or carefree? Playful or a little creepy?


2. Stay simple.

Yes, you could go totally wild with loads of black eye makeup and heavy bronzer, but…don’t. Just don’t. Blue lipstick may be odd, but that’s what makes it so lovely; it highlights and accents your lips in such a unique, new way. So why take attention away from that by applying a bunch of shadow or liner to your lids?


3. Keep it neat.

In addition to maintaining the good ol’ cliche “less is more” mentality, ensuring that the rest of your makeup is very neat also improves this look immensely. If you’re wearing a brightly colored lipstick with smudged mascara and uneven foundation, it’s like popping on a ball gown and then wearing it with muddy sneakers. Don’t do that.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16:  Lupita Nyong'o attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

4. Think about the overall picture.

Speaking of the rest of your makeup, you should ask similar questions as in #1 in order to determine what the rest of your beauty look should be. If you’re searching for a cutesy, sweet look, apply a bright blue lipstick, add a hint of blush to your cheeks, and just swipe a single layer of mascara on your upper lashes.


5. Use lipliner. (Seriously.)

Guys, #1 is serious business. I can’t emphasize this enough!

6. Own it.

Yes, you will get some odd looks on the subway or in the street, and at least four people will make an inappropriate joke about Smurfs or whatever, but whatever. You know you look rad, and that’s what matters. Experimenting with makeup elements will only make your “typical” daily look even better–and hey, maybe you’ll find that blue lipstick is the perfect hue for you and it will become your new daily look. You’ll never know until you find out, so go have fun with it!

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So with the adventure may come difficulty in finding yourself good quality lipstick in these colours, here are a few places you can look:

  1. Pauline Cosmetics based in Westlands (find on Facebook)
  2. Busu cosmetics- check out their site
  4. Super cosmetics – you could buy from their site or visit branches in Nairobi
  5. Mac Cosmetic store at the Village Market
  6. Beauty Wholesale at Old Mutual building

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