You’ll Never Guess What Kylie Jenner Used As Lipstick Before Lip Kits Were on the Scene
We all know Kylie Jenner’s obsession with lipstick is beyond serious: Girl’s lip kits have a cult following! Despite some criticism from beauty bloggers, it’s pretty clear she knows her stuff when it comes to all things lip, and that includes dreaming up new hues for her infamous pout.
If you were hoping to get your hands on her latest release, Dead of Knight ($29), which dropped Friday and sold out in just half an hour, dry up those tears because Kylie just shared THE ultimate black lipstick hack, no lip kit required.
We recently showed you how to hack Majesty, a shade of metallic black-blue, using nothing more than black lipstick and eyeshadow, and now, the reality TV star-turned-beauty mogul is showing the world how she herself used to hack matte black lips using something we all have in our makeup bags.
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Taking to Instagram, Kylie revealed the old standby she used to use as her black lipstick go-to. “Black Lips Forever,” she captioned this collage. “I used black eyeliner when it wasn’t as easy to find matte black lipstick.” Wait, WHAT? All those pics were straight up eye kohl? That’s genius! And so affordable!
We’d be none the wiser, and as it turns out, even Kylie might be longing for the good old days of lip simplicity. She also posted this throwback photo to her personal account, explaining her reasoning for replicating her latest shade. “I did it for her,” she wrote of her former self. “Back when I only dreamed of having my own lip line. 16-year-old me would be so proud. This new lip kit is so important to me.”
Awwww, how sweet, Kylie! We’ll keep looking for the real deal to be restocked, and in the meantime, looks like we can all now replicate one of Kylie’s biggest looks without spending a single cent. Today is a glorious day, indeed!
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(h/t Bustle, photos via Dimitrios Kambouris and Nicholas Hunt/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)