Makeup Art: Matte Lip Mousse

Meg Biram's Makeup Art

I’ve had the idea for this series for a long time and have finally started it! I receive a lot of makeup in the mail to test out, more makeup than I can test and wear. Which is why I do beauty giveaways on my Instagram Stories, send my family packages, give it away to friends, and donate it. I feel like it’s my duty to put it to good use.

One day I had the idea — what if I used some of it and just played with it — to make art. Not art to sell, but just for fun. Like a creative exercise. Sometimes using materials you wouldn’t normally use for something forces you to be creative and you can create things you wouldn’t have never otherwise created.

New Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse

My first victim — the new Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse. Urban Decay says that this product is weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color and provides high-impact color with a velvety soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing. I can absolutely vouch for all of that. If you like a matte look that feels like you are wearing nothing, this product is great.

Personally I don’t wear much matte lip color, so there weren’t any of these that I wanted to keep to actually use, so I used them all for my art project.

Makeup Art - Meg Biram - Urban Decay on Fingers

First I wanted to get a feel for the product and do some swatches. You can use your finger to apply the product, or it also comes with what looks like a little eyeshadow sponge brush for your lips. So I did both.

Makeup Art - Meg Biram - Urban Decay

My first creation was just trying to get a feel for the product. See how it would deposit on the paper.

Makeup Art - Meg Biram

Since the product is matte, it felt like a crumbly soft crayon or sort of like a pastel (but much harder to work with).

Meg Biram - Makeup Painting - Urban Decay Matte Lo-Fi Lip Mousse

Once I messed around with the product enough I wanted to do a little abstract painting.

Meg Biram - Makeup Painting - Urban Decay Matte Lip Mousse

Meg Biram - Makeup Painting - Urban Decay MatteMeg Biram - Makeup Painting - Urban Decay

Meg Biram - Makeup Painting

I could have made 10 of these, but wanted to keep testing out different methods of working with the product.

Meg Biram - Urban Decay Lip Mousse Art - Makeup Art

Once I was done using the product in the pot, I dug them out to start playing with them with my fingers, but when I dug them out, they looked like this, and that in itself was beautiful to me.

Meg Biram - Urban Decay Lip Mousse

I love these photos.

Meg Biram - Urban Decay Lip Mousse Art

As I moved these into perfect place for the photo, I got the idea to lightly move them around the paper and see what that would look like (below).

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Urban Decay Matte Lo-Fi Lip Mousse Painting

I don’t know why I love looking at these so much. The white space. The way that I couldn’t make these types of marks with typical art mediums. I love the colors together.

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Urban Decay Matte Lo-Fi Lip Mousse

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Urban Decay Matte Lo-Fi

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Urban Decay Matte

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Urban Decay

And then sometimes you look down and you just see art (below).

Meg Biram Makeup Art

While this is just makeup scooped out of a pot and smushed together (like my artsy terms), I could also see it as a huge sculpture. I love these colors together.

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Lip Mousse Stamp

Once the makeup was out of the pots I wanted to see what else I could create. So I started stamping it (above).

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Holding Matte Lip Mousse Stamp

Stamping it doesn’t deposit a lot of color, but I loved the abstract shapes I was getting with it.

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Matte Lip Mousse Stamp

Then things got messier. I started rolling the clumps of lip mousse all over the paper (below).

Meg Biram Makeup Art - Matte Lip Mousse

And I thought it was looking really cool. The longer I would roll, the wider the product got, and the more cracked.

Rolling Makeup as Paint - Meg Biram

Using Makeup as Paint

Meg Biram - Makeup Art - Roll

Meg Biram - Makeup Art - Lip Mousse - Roll

By this time all the colors were mushed together, I had made a mess, and my hands were all sorts of colors, but I was so happy and satisfied with the outcome!

Urban Decay Matte Lo-Fi Lip Mousse Swatches

Can’t do a makeup post without swatches! Ok, you can but I did them for you anyway.

Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse Swatches on Paper

Urban Decay Matte Lip Mousse Swatches

This project gave me the perfect opportunity to test out these Garnier Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes, and they worked like a charm. Very moist! I hate it when towelettes like this don’t have enough moisture.

Meg Biram - Makeup Art - Garnier Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes

Hope you guys enjoyed my new column bringing together art & beauty!

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Photos by Meg Biram

This product was sent to me by Urban Decay & Garnier. This is not a sponsored post.