Kirsten's thoughts: I have the lips of 14-year-old Kylie, pre-plumpers, so the canvas I was working with was pretty small. I basically went into the experience with the mentality of a fourth-grader: just try to color within the lines. I wouldn't say I nailed it by any means, but I actually got a couple of compliments on my galaxy lips, so that was fun. I think these tutorials are really fun to try, but tbh I can't imagine making this part of my daily makeup routine. The precision was really tough for me. I was using a black matte lipstick, which meant if I went even a little outside of my lip line, it was QUITE noticeable. It was also hard for me to keep pace with the tutorial. By the end of it, I was sweating, had lipstick on my teeth, and realized I really need to wax my upper lip more.
Would you try an artsy lip tutorial again? I would totally do this for Halloween, but for a normal day at work? Probably not. It's fun to experiment with makeup, and I give people who can execute it well MAJOR props. Seriously, it is an art form.