Flare's 'The Blackened Lip' Video Breaks Down a Dark, Current Look

 - Oct 16, 2012
References: flare & flare
Flare magazine followed the tips of its in-house 'Beauty Decoder' Hannah Johnson in 'The Blackened Lip' tutorial. The short film pays heed to the modern goth craze, seen in the rise of dark if not black lipstick looks.

The Beauty Decorder began her step by step process with exfoliation. A sugary Fresh product was used to smooth the lip, inhibiting the appearances of cracks or flaky skin. While few women follow this method, the overall benefits are clear in the film.

A Nars lip pencil and a vat of eyebrow gel are used as the finishing touches in The Blackened Lip. Johnson's inclusion of runway photos speaks to the current obsession with all things gothic, especially in the cosmetic realm.