Be honest: was your first reaction “get me some of those!” or “get her to a doctor!”? It’s the new trend that’s on the lips of celebrities from the Kardashian-iverse and beyond. Pioneered by a music manager and his teenage daughters, Violent Lips takes the science of temporary tattoos straight to your kisser.
Just check out all of the stars who’ve been spotted (or, dare I say, checkered, sparkled, and flagged) sporting this funky lipwear.
The facts: Said to last 4-8 hours, they go on with water, just like the temporary tattoos from childhood, and come off with baby oil or any standard makeup remover. Animal-lovers will also be happy to know that all designs have been FDA-approved, certified vegan, and “tested on supermodels, not animals”.
Now, I’m all for taking risks in the style/beauty department, but if we’re being candid here, I’m having a hard time not hating these. The reviews are mixed, (I’ve read some less-than-stellar ones), but my main reservation is perfectly exemplified above by Snooki and Keyshia Cole. Get the picture just a little out of focus and… it easily looks like you either kissed the barroom floor with fresh lip gloss (oh, Snooks), or you have some hideously chapped and inflamed infection (coral giraffe, above, is not my pattern of choice).
I think the key here is to stick to patterns that look completely unnatural and crazy-loud, and keep them safely stashed in your drawer until Halloween, theme parties, and out-of-the-ordinary functions. By all means, ladies, please prove me wrong.