The perfect nude lipgloss or lipstick… It takes a while before you find one, IF you find one! If you’re one of those girls who just can’t seem to find the right nude lip colour that matches her skin tone, here are three tips to create your own! The best part of this tutorial: it’s one for every skin tone! All you need is a concealer and a lip product! Which lip product? Keep on reading to see which one matches your preference! (more…)
Have your ever just changed your hair color so dramatically and now you can’t figure out what lipsticks to wear? I just recently had this problem switching to bright blonde to a very dark brunette. I have fixed my little problem and thought I would share my top 5 new lipsticks that look great with my newly dyed dark brunette hair.
Red lips are the way to go this Valentine’s Day! No need to be intimidated by this bold color because there are some great daytime alternatives to this bold look. Master the look of full, classy, statement making red lips for the daytime and night this Valentine’s day.
Option 1: Natural true-red matte lip
Used: NYC Lip Stain in 498 Berry Long Time
Lipstains are transfer resistant and last longer than the traditional lipstick. This is your best option for a subtle and quick red lip look for the daytime without having the feeling of having something on your lips. These are also great for layering. You can apply a lipstain before lipstick or gloss for long lasting color and less touch ups. The downsides are that it can settle into lines if they aren’t exfoliated and moisturized and the lipstain itself be drying so apply chapstick on top to finish it off. (more…)
Lipliners are more waxy and saturated with pigment than a typical lipstick. They’re designed to keep our lipstick in place longer, so they make a fantastic long lasting lipstick substitute!
As a woman of color I know how difficult it is to find an appropriate nude lip color. I’ve gone through many different brands, finishes, colors ect. Some are too light for my skin tone and make me look washed out. Some are too frosty. The list of issues is endless. My advice: Look for lipstick that is only a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone. One’s with brown or red undertones look great. Finding a nude lipstick that is perfect for you is a great addition to your makeup collection. These can be used when you want to have the focus off of your lips. Perhaps with a smokey eye or bronzed skin. Another option is a “your lips but better” nude. This color will not be something that will hide the lips, but accentuate them. This can be a neutral toned lipstick with red undertone (as picture) or even a tinted lip balm. Anything that makes your lips pop.
For this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make that lipstick that is too light work for YOU. Let’s get to it! (more…)
After 4 years of boring plain Jane, our favorite candidate is finally here! The perfect red lip, that is!
Fall is finally here which means bold lips will definitely be taking front row in this season’s top trend. As the weather gets colder will start to see less light pinks and peachy tones and more deep tones. Burgundies, reds, plums and deep nudes are all part of this fall trend colors. Of course if you’re really daring you can go for those really dark vampy bold lips. In this tutorial, I’ll show all of you girls with yellow undertones how to apply a dark red lip color in six easy steps.
Red lips will never go out of style. The lip-look is a classic way to spruce up any outfit and is elegant and timeless. For those olive toned girls, try a warmer red, which brightens up the face.
Lipstick used: Ruby Woo by MAC
Although, I am not quite fair right now (hi, summer, how are you?), I still abide by the fair skin colour rules – don’t go too light, yet don’t go too dark… unless you want to. The fact is very light and very dark colors can wash us out beyond belief, therefore I always stick to four families: Berries, Reds, Deep Pinks and Browns. These add just the perfect hint of colour that will brighten up your complexion. My favorite are:
Just like everything else ombre, the lip ombre look is totally in for the season. Just like ombre hair, ombre lips change a look while adding a fun, unique touch. However, unlike ombre hair, lips are simple to create and obviously temporary. So if you’re trying to make ombre moves, the lip ombre is a really easy place to start.
Here’s how to achieve the look:
A little bit of advice regarding the application of the rest of your makeup: keep it simple! Make the lips pop by keeping the rest of the colors used in your makeup application muted and simple. This will ensure that your lip is not only the center of your look, but that your overall look is not too overwhelming.
Have fun experimenting!