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…)
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…)
After 4 years of boring plain Jane, our favorite candidate is finally here! The perfect red lip, that is!
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!
Olive skinned girls have no problem pulling off the hot pink lip look as long as the pinks are warm-toned. This is important because warm tones will work with the olive skin color. A good way to check to see that you are purchasing a good pink is to swatch it on your arm. A good pink will compliment the tones of your skin, rather than clash against them.
In case you are unsure how to judge what clashes and what compliments, I swatched four hot pink colors that will work for any olive skinned girl. The hot pink lip is the perfect option when you are on-the-go during the summer. It works in the same way that a red lip does in the winter months – a sophisticated look that works best with simple makeup, since the lips are such a powerful element to the look. (more…)
Orange is everywhere this season, however, not every shade of orange is for everyone. Once you have found your perfect shade of orange, there are only so many ways you can learn to master it. The first thing you want to do is make sure that the rest of your makeup is kept as simple as possible. For an orange gloss, I recommend using a light and matte bronzer so that your skin doesn’t reflect the same orange hue as your lips. Keep your eyes simple: opt for the cat-eye look by extending the lining on your upper lash line out a little bit. Add a touch of mascara to complete the look. Of course, keeping it simple is not for everyone, you can always play around by only wearing mascara and adding a peach colored blush to your cheekbones.
It can be difficult to find a flattering red lip color for olive-skinned beauties, but that does not mean it should be totally avoided. While the classic “true red” is usually too bright and tends to clash with olive skin tones, there are certainly some shades of red that do the job and compliment your skin color.
Before testing a red on your lips, see how it looks when you apply it to your hands. Generally if the color is clashing with the skin on your hands, it will clash amongst the skin on your face and it’s probably not a good pick. Any reds that have a cool “blue” toned base will clash with olive tones, which is why the classic bright red lip does not usually work. See the lipstick swatches on my arms to get a sense of what I’m talking about. (more…)
Lip colors can make or break your whole look, but it may not be for the reasons you think. Along with overdoing lip color, not wearing a color that compliments your skin tone can also throw off the finished product. With top lip trends constantly tempting us to push the envelope, keep in mind you may not be able to pull them all off- and that’s okay! But it’s important to focus on what will work best for you as an individual, without having to sacrifice the fun. If you have an olive skin tone, you’ll know that you have to be picky when it comes to selecting lip colors. Below are four beautiful shades that are sure to give you a complimentary glow.
Although it’s not the easiest shade to pick out, it doesn’t need to be avoided. The trick of red lips for an olive skin tone is to avoid a ‘true red’. The bright reds will clash. Opt for deep burgundy reds that have depth and shine to bring out the right tone in your skin.
This shade is always fun and subtle for a laid back look. Whether it’s done matte or played up with shine it’s super complimentary on an olive skin tone. If you like a peachy shade but want something with a little more wow factor you can also try out a coral shade. It’s a little brighter but still offers the same peachy base.
One myth when it comes to women of color, especially dark skinned women, is that we can’t rock pink lips. Over the past few years, many stars such as Nicki Minaj, have shown us that we can pull off the perfect pink pout. However, when choosing the right shade of pink, be cautious: stay away from light pale pinks because they do not compliment the inner hue of your skin tone. Instead, opt for deeper pinks, in shades of fuchsia, mauve, and magenta. Paired with a cute cat eye and lots of mascara, you’ll look like just hopped off the red carpet! (more…)