I look kind of funny in lipstick. No really, I’m not being mean to myself…just stating a fact. I think this unfortunate truth has something to do with my cartoonishly bowed top lip. The peaks are as pointed as mountain tops which isn’t much of an issue in my standard clear lip gloss, but throw on anything with color and those points make me look like a lady who is trying just a tad too hard.
Even with this knowledge firmly planted in my mind, I was still lured in by the array of stunningly vibrant lipstick colors on display at Target last weekend. In my momentarily dazzled state I managed to convince myself that somehow in these new bolder shades, I would surely be transformed into a glam chick who rocks a magenta lip like nobody’s business. Well, suffice to say, even though I ended up with three colors so pretty that I could cry, they, as predicted did nothing but draw a neon pink spotlight to my overly-arched kisser. Le sigh!
So while my dreams of breezing around Alt Summit with a color-saturated smile are all but gone, I decided that I could still make that lipstick worth something. Behold the Free Love + Kisses Photoshop Brush Set (download using the button above)! There are two lip prints and several different love-themed words and phrases in the set for good measure. And since they are photoshop brushes, that means you can use them with any color you fancy (they don’t have to be shades of pink and red like mine here). Use the set to spice up a love note, smother a Valentine-themed blog post with, etc. etc. I’d love to hear what you make out of them! xo Ez
P.S. I’ll be leaving for Alt Summit early tomorrow morning. If you’d like you can follow me and my adventures over on instagram (creaturecomforts) and Twitter (creaturecomfort). I’ll see you here for regular posting next week! xx
Photoshop Brushes Tip 1: The lip prints are slightly transparent (it makes them look cool layered over other things)…but if you want them to look darker just click your mouse 3 or more times in one spot to build up the color and make them less transparent.
Photoshop Brushes Tip 2: If you’d like a little help on loading and using photoshop brushes, you can watch my video tutorial: Basic Tips for Using Photoshop Brushes that I created last year. *You can find the Inky Brush Set used in the video right here.
Note: I use Photoshop CS3 and I’m unsure of how these brushes will work with older versions of Photoshop. Fingers crossed that they will work for you.