Today was a “Fairytale”

I bought this

Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in Fairytale swatches and review on BeautyJudy

As much as I will do bold colors on my lids, I haven’t gone too deep into the colorful lip trend. It’s just not something I’ve been interested in.

Until around the time I turned 40, last month. Sure, I’d tried a dark blue lippie prior to that, and some deep, dark purples, but I hadn’t yet ventured into the bright blues, greens and even yellows that you can find today.

Right before my birthday, I picked up Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Fairytale, a beautiful blue-green shade in a liquid matte formula. The more I saw it the more I fell in love with the color. I didn’t know HOW I would make it work for me, but I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in Fairytale swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Here I am with just Fairytale on my lips:

Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in Fairytale swatches and review on BeautyJudy

I’m an honest person, and I know this does not look good on me. And that’s OK. Makeup isn’t always about enhancing your natural beauty or trying out the latest trend. It’s also about art, expression, and experimentation.

I knew Fairytale would be a lippie I layered.

The first time I tried layering with it, I channeled all those beautiful lip accounts on Instagram that create art with lips. I didn’t create something I personally would really wear out of the house, but I had a vision using Mehron Rose Metallic Powder and the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette. So one night after I put my toddler to bed, I played!

After applying Fairytale, I lined my lips in an obvious way with the Rose Metallic Powder mixed with the Mehron Mixing Liquid.

After the liner dried, I took the Alchemist Palette and dabbed all four colors in random patterns across my lips. I was shooting for something ethereal.

Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in Fairytale Mehron Metallic Powder in Rose Gold Mixing Base on BeautyJudy

You can see if you look closely that the light is reflecting off my bottom lip and the pink or purple and green/blue colors from the palette. The liner in this lighting looks almost silver or lavender, but it is a rose gold (I’ll actually be reviewing this powder and mixing liquid in a separate post!).

I had fun creating this look!

The second look I created, I actually did wear out, which was a little outside my comfort zone! It was a Sunday, and my husband and I went to the local flea market with our daughter; the only other makeup I applied to my face was foundation, brow powder and wax and bronzer.

After letting Fairytale dry, I took Lime Crime Diamond Crushers in Strip and added it on the middle of my lower lip. I blended it out, then added it to the top lip. I spread it out to the line of my cupid’s bow and dabbed to blend out from the center of my upper lip, as well.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Fairytale Lime Crime Diamond Crushers in Strip lip look BeautyJudy

Tarte Tarteist lip paint Fairytale  beautyjudy

I was SO excited about this. Again. I didn’t think I looked “great.” The base color just isn’t all that complementary for my skin tone. But bold lips are in and I even got some compliments and ended up showing one of the vendors at the market the two lippies I used to make it happen!

I don’t regret buying Fairytale. I am having a blast trying different ways to express creativity with it.

Have you picked up Fairytale? I bought it at Ulta for I believe $20, although I just checked their website and it’s listed for $14 now. It’s a beautiful piece of the Make Believe in Yourself summer collection.