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Even if you don’t wear any other makeup, lipstick is key ingredient to a fashionable face for fall 2012. Each season there is always an avalanche of cool lipstick brands and colors to choose from, but if you’re looking for something a bit different, check out Violent Lips.
Violent Lips are an interesting and fun alternative to the traditional tube of lipstick, gloss, or pencil. According to their site, Violent Lips are temporary lip appliques that are easy to apply to “lips of all sizes,” and “they give your lips a smooth feel and glossy finish that lasts for up to 8 hours.”
The story of how the product came about is just as interesting as all of the colors, prints, and patterns available to choose from. The website tells the story of how Violent Lips was created by entertainment industry veteran Jeff Haddad and his daughters, Isabella and Sophia. At 13, Isabella and her sister were playing with their mother’s temporary Chanel tattoos and she put them on her lips; thus the idea for temporary lip art was born. Two years later, Violent Lips is one of the fastest-growing beauty trends. In fact, the site notes that Allure magazine hailed it as being the “Future of Lipstick.”
It’s a clever idea, and I just have to give this item a whirl, partially for the cool leopard print and partially out of simple curiosity. The site states the three applications come with instructions, but I am guessing you may need a more steady hand to apply one of these than when you put on lipstick or gloss. My first thought is once you make a mistake placing it on your lips, that’s it, but we will see. How hard can it be? After all, the site also states the applications include directions, and there is an online tutorial to help with the product.
What is also appealing is the product is FDA-approved, vegan, and as the site states, “tested on supermodels not animals.” The product is also 100 percent Latex and gluten-free. It appears to be as harmless and as fun as temporary tattoos.
I don’t really see this item as an alternative to lipstick, but I think it’s definitely a clever idea to achieve the patterns and prints that are a major part of the whole trend. The idea of leopard lips sounds like fun, and as much as I love leopard print, I can’t imagine trying to achieve the look without one of these cool decals.