Have you found Beyoncé's one beauty blunder in this otherwise perfect look yet?! If not, look a little closer before you continue reading...
Leave it to Bey to pull off simple yet elegant makeup with just a subtle kitten eye and berry matte lipstick. But is it flawless? Take a closer look at Beyoncé's mouth. What happened to the cupid's bow of her lip?
Instead of carefully applying lipstick with a brush around her upper lip, it looks like Queen B took a tube of lipstick and swiped it in one motion across her upper lip. Maybe she was en route to the event when her car hit a bump and her lipstick took on a mind of its own.
Unfortunately, we all know that if you make a mistake with a longwearing lipstick, you'll need more than a tissue to fix the problem. Because if you simply try to wipe away the flaw, the lipstick is going to smear, leaving you with a long-lasting scarlet mustache.
Beauty Bailout: We have to tell you how to fix the lip before we delve into the rest of Beyoncé's otherwise flawless look. If you're going to wear a longwearing lipstick and you're prone to draw outside the lines—or if you're afraid the three glasses of wine you drank while blowing out your hair may impair your ability to apply lipstick—make sure you leave the house prepared:
You need to throw a couple Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks and a stick concealer in your evening bag. If your lipstick runs outside the lines, simply go over the offending areas with the makeup eraser stick, blot with a tissue and lightly apply concealer to the area. Make sure you blend the concealer upwards and outwards to ensure you don't look like you have a milk moustache.
Get the Look: Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about how to get this simple yet gorgeous look. For the eyes, you need a black eyeliner pen (a pen makes it easier to apply with precision), like Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black.
Start at the inner corner of the eye and draw a thin line, making it thicker once you pass the pupil of your eye. To get that kitten wing, use your pen to make the line at the outer corner even thicker and then at the top outer corner of the line, draw a thin small line towards your temples.
To get Queen B's berry stained lips, try a longwearing chubby lip pencil that's a lipstick and lip pencil all in one, like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned. By using one of these convenient lip pencils, you're practically making the application process dummy proof. The only excuse for drawing outside the lines or going over your cupid's bow would be several shots of tequila.
We support Beyoncé's decision to leave her lipstick snafu "as is." She probably didn't have the right tools with her and knew the potentially disastrous results if she tried a quick fix. Let's face it, only makeup psychos like us noticed anyway.
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