If you ever need a bold and opaque lipstick in outrageous yet splendidly playful colors, Lime Crime. You will need make-up remover and a few cotton balls to get it off your face, but totally worth the bold look. I would suggest a lip primer underneath it though! Nothing worse than chapped colorful lips. This remarkably sinister Serpentina is perfect for any and all Medusas, Poison Ivys or anyone who wants a sparkly green accent to their holiday outfit. Unfortunately, it’s sold out on the website, but thankfully Amazon has three available (at the time of this draft).
The website also claims to have a lip stain that not only dries to a matte. velvet finish, but is kiss- proof! I would love to test this theory, however the Velvetines collection is not currently available on their site. There is a silver lining; The latest color is set to release on November 29th.
My biggest problem with goth fashion is that if it’s not done right, it looks cheesy and cheap. Ovate has got the sleek and sexy look down to a science. Every item on their website is a crucial piece of their image, a well constructed collection of black that isn’t boring. No tacky fabrics, no gimmicky buckles. Everything borders on the line of simple and intricate: The pieces are easy to add into your existing wardrobe and yet they have a sense of style that is hard to come by.
My favorite piece would have to be the Valhalla Hoodie, mostly because hoodies are sexy to me, and I can’t really explain why. It’s over-sized in the hood, but fitted in the arms. I like the open cardigan styled (as opposed to pull-over) because I can still show off my vintage Cure shirt while wearing it. However, the wool cloak is heavenly and by far the most gorgeous cloak I have ever seen. The clasp is a scythe, which is also featured in their jewelry as earrings or rings. The mismatched scythe earrings speak to my love of asymmetry.
“Ovate is an independent clothing line designed by Audrey Cantwell and made in Montreal.” Check out their website, instagram and tumblr.