BEAUTY BAR: Gray Lipstick and Bold Chokers

As the end of November drew near, rainy days consumed Columbia. Across campus, the same tirade of Hunter boots, windbreakers, and sweats almost became Mizzou’s official uniform. I see rainy days as fashion opportunity days and so did this Fashionista, who stayed dry and fashionable with her bold gray lipstick, black jeans, and choker. Who knew gray could be the rainy day red lipstick?

Makeup is a definite art and an art that this Fashionista has perfected. Although many would fear a gray lip on such a dull and dreary day, she took a risk and it paid off. “I think a lipstick color makes an outfit because it creates a contrast and it’s another accessory” she says. With so many options on what to pair with such a subtle gray, she made a daring move by adding an attention grabbing gray and silver choker, adorned with charms. To make the outfit casual enough for class, she added simple gray top, black, jeans and Converse. Everyone knows that doing hair on a rainy day is an absolutely futile effort so this Fashionista still managed to add some trendy braids into her natural waves to top off this casual grunge look. Most Fashionistas wouldn’t dare to pull off a bold lip for a rainy day in class, but she successfully coordinated her entire look around her gray lipstick and stood out among a sea of messy buns and black Hunter Boots.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To bring this trendy look to your campus, you’ll need a few of this Fashionista’s essentials. Some of her favorites include MAC lipsticks, Brandy Melville and Free People chokers and Bare Essentials lip colors as well.  A bold gray lipstick, a choker, a casual coordinating top and black jeans can recreate this unique look for your next rainy day on campus.