Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos (just like the ones we used to wear as children, but obviously not on our lips) are definitely a bold make-up statement. Generally, the product has provoked a ‘marmite reaction’ amongst my friends – let’s face it, only the more daring beauty junkies are going to be happy sporting these striking designs on non-fancy dress nights out. The tattoos come in a variety of different and daring designs. I love the glittery red and pink leopard print designs but at the same time, I loathe the tacky rainbow and fishnet prints.
Red Zebra Temporary Lip Tattoo
It seems that temporary tattoo inspired make-up is currently having a mini beauty moment. Chanel started the trend with the release of their temporary tattoo collection in Spring 2010. Even Dior have jumped on the temporary tattoo bandwagon with their recently released Velvet Eyes Adhesive Eyeliner Patches (exclusively available at Selfridges).
The Verdict – There is no denying that the concept is fun and striking. However, I do think they should be strictly reserved for fancy dress purposes only… unless you are Lady Gaga/Kitty from X Factor.
Blue Hues – Les Jeans de Chanel Collection.
Blue Rebel, Coco Blue, and Blue Boy are yet another set of limited edition nail varnishes released by Chanel for the recent Vogue Fashion Night Out. The inspiration behind these blue hues was denim (obviously) which has long been a wardrobe staple for pretty much everyone; these shades are set to become beauty gold dust and will join the ranks of other cult status Chanel nail colours (Jade, Khaki Vert, Nouvelle Vague et al).
Everyone seems to have been talking about Chanel’s aquatic wonderland set for the Paris show this year. But here at OHMYBLUE! we can’t help but notice that this theme has cropped up in more than one Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
So (with some trepidation) I ask the question: will we all be dressing like mermaids next summer?
No doubt about it we shall be seeing these designs filtering down through to the high street next year. Add this to the latest phenomenon of every other girl dying her hair red or orange, and we may well see Disney’s Ariel brought to life en masse. Lovely. Personally, it will take some convincing before I am seen with large starfish and seahorses attached to or printed on my clothing.