How to Rock A Vampy Lip | Supernovabeauty X Always Cleia

Hey everyone! Nova and I have teamed up once again for a collaboration! Today we’re both bringing you inspiration on how to rock vampy lipstick this Fall. If you aren’t familiar with Nova’s blog you should check it out, she’s so talented with makeup and writes a lot of unique series on her blog from her Wow! or Waste? series to her Beauty Sale Scale.

Fall is one of my favourite seasons for Makeup. I love all the beautiful orange, yellow and brown leaves that we see changing colours and it’s fun incorporating that colour palette into my daily looks. One thing that is very Fall in my mind is vampy lipsticks. Nova & I have each created two makeup looks with a dark vampy lipstick. I’m featuring a look from each of us on my blog today, and she is doing the same on hers featuring two different looks. Here’s her collab post!

How to wear Vampy Lipstick ColourPop Mamacita

Tips for rocking vampy lipstick:

#1: Use a lip liner that closely matches your Vampy lipstick
You can take this with a grain of salt because Nova told me she doesn’t wear a lip liner most of the time. Her lipstick for this collab (and always!) looks amazing so it’s clearly not a necessity. I like to wear one to prevent feathering when I over-line my top lip. I also prefer wearing a drier, waxier lipliner. It grips to the lipstick better and won’t move around like a creamier formula.

#2: Use a lip brush!
I can’t reiterate this enough, a lip brush is so important when working with clumsy applicators. When I wear my ColourPop Mamacita Ultra Matte Lipstick I never use the doe foot applicator, I find it too hard to keep the edges precise. My lips aren’t very full so a lip brush allows me to carve out exactly the lip shape I want and keeps me from going over my lipliner. Sometimes darker lipsticks can stain the lips & skin so keeping your application precise is key!

#3: Clean Up The Edges With Concealer
I use another small brush for this. If the edges of my lipstick aren’t sharp and smooth I go over them with a tiny bit of concealer. It looks cleaner and more polished!

How to wear Vampy Lipstick ColourPop Mamacita

Mamacita: My Vampiest Lipstick Ever!

I love creating different makeup looks for my blog and instagram. I’ve been dying for a good post to feature this ColourPop Ultra Matte lipstick in. It’s a deep burgundy wine that is Vampy AF and I love it! I applied this lipstick lightly so it’s not as deep as it usually appears on me. Mamacita really stains my lips so I’ve been applying it sparingly. Mamacita is part of the ColourPop Iluvsarahii collab. This Ultra Matte liquid lipstick is still available!

For Eyeshadow I wanted to match the burgundy wine tones in my lipstick to my eyes. To do this I used the new MUR X Soph Extra Spice Palette. I posted a first impressions of the Extra Spice Palette on my blog yesterday! Onto Nova’s makeup look…

How to wear Vampy Lipstick Supernovabeauty

Nova’s Makeup Look

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in “An Affair”

For my second look I decided to go all out. On my blog you will see that my first look was all about balancing the overall makeup. If you go heavier on the lip, then go lighter on the eye. That is the viewpoint that most people seem to follow, and I do most of the time too. But makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts seem to be breaking “makeup rules” more than ever these days, and why shouldn’t they? So I decided to join in and go all out in this look.

The vampy lip that I am featuring is the Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in “An Affair”. This formula is so emollient, hydrating and pigmented! If this line wasn’t so boujee, I’d get more! For the eyes I went with a relatively smokey all matte look with the extremely affordable Revolution Beauty X The Emily Edit The Wants Palette. The quality of this palette is really quite amazing. I usually have zero hopes for drugstore palettes, but as you can see in this look, and the Palette Bingo look I created a while ago on my blog, these shadows can really perform!

How to wear Vampy Lipstick Supernovabeauty

Isn’t this look so pretty!?

What is your favourite vampy lipstick for Fall?

If you want to see the other looks we came up with you can check out Nova’s 4 Ways To Wear A Bad Bitch Lip blog post. This collaboration was fun, I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did! It’s such a privilege collaborating with other bloggers, I encourage you all to try it. Thank you for reading! xx



  1. October 9, 2018 / 6:06 am

    You both look gorgeous!! Love these looks! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 12:54 am

      Thank you, this was such a fun collab to do!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 12:40 am

      Thank you so much! xx

  2. October 5, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Great tips! I like vampy lipsticks and actually am not afraid to rock bold, statement shades – I love lip colours! I’d love to add a proper dark, berry red or purple to my arsenal but the ones I have tried so far have patchy formulas and it’s put me off 🙁 cool collab! <3

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 6, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      I need to get out of my comfort zone and get used to wearing more reds and bright pinks now! I wish that darker lipsticks didn’t always stain my lips so bad, that Mamacita shade is a nightmare to remove sometimes lol.
      Thanks for stopping by Chanelle!

      • October 6, 2018 / 5:21 pm

        Clinique Take the Day Off balm is good to remove stubborn dark colours 🙂

        • AlwaysCleia
          October 11, 2018 / 12:39 am

          Good to know! Thanks!

  3. Makeup by Erin
    October 5, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Oooh, these are so stunning! You guys look amazing! 😍

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 6, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Erin! I love a good vampy lip for Fall 🙂

  4. October 5, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    i’ve never tried a lip brush, but it sounds like it would make it SO much easier to apply! loving these vampy lip looks 🙌🏻

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 6, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      It’s great when you need to be extra precise! Thanks! 🙂

  5. October 5, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Such a beautiful look!! I love vampy lips during autumn🍂

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 6, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Rebecca! I do too 🙂

  6. October 5, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Wow! I especially love this look that you created! And that lipstick is really beautiful! I find Colourpop lippies always stain so bad!
    It was such a pleasure to collaborate with you again 🙂 I think we both need to pick up NYX Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies now that two people have suggested it lol.

  7. October 5, 2018 / 10:44 am

    A vampy lip is always a good idea. I love cherry skies too!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 5, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Thanks for the suggestion! Cherry skies is new to me, I will stop by my local nyx store 😊

  8. October 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Fall season makes me excited for makeup alone but mostly for my darker lippies. I have so many idk which is my favorite lol. Maybe NYX Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies lol.

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 5, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Two people suggested that now! I need to check it out!

      • October 5, 2018 / 11:20 pm

        The doe foot wand isn’t the best but the formula I love. It’s not drying on my lips but I have heard other people say it didn’t work out for them. I personally like them very much.

        • AlwaysCleia
          October 6, 2018 / 4:41 pm

          I could always use a little brush instead so the applicator isn’t a deal breaker for me. I’ve heard good things about them too, I’ll add it to my list for my next drugstore purchases!

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