Aubergine....sounds so much nicer than eggplant lips, don't it?
Meet Train Bleu, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
It's pretty dark on the lips, too!
As you can see, it's a color that you need super smooth lips to pull off. I apologize, obviously someone hasn't been exfoliating regularly. Yes, I disgusted myself after looking at this picture. Also, this is too much color for a day at the office. Date night, it's on - especially since Mr. Lex tells me he likes a dark lip. But I would still need to tone this down because it reminds me of my high school goth girl days!
I hope he's down for this dark a lip!
So how did I tone this baby down? With a pink pearl shimmer gloss, of course!
After blotting and applying two light layers of gloss, I got a shade that is office appropriate.
Again, eyes are kept very nude and simple. I used a berry blush with gold shimmer (NARS Sin). I really love this look. Eggplant is a very tricky shade to wear because it's very easy to go into Goth Girl territory. I'm not 16 anymore and I want to look vampy, not like I work at Hot Topic!
Here's a swatch on my NC 42 forearm:
Day 2 - successfully toned down a vampy eggplant into an office friendly berry shimmer!
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24
Available at fine department stores offering the NARS collection, Sephora and online.