Let’s talk about lipstick. We have loved it since we started stealing it out of our mother’s purses… No you weren’t the only one, let’s face it we all did it. So let’s hold hands in our united shame and move on. So let’s talk about how we dance that delicate balance between flawless goddess with a purely natural look and a diva…
Natural vs. Dynamic Lip Color
Before you start thinking of a particular shades of lipstick, you should first decide what kind of look you are going for. Are you going for a natural beauty like Natalie Portman or a bold look that says I have a Sephora card and I know how to use it style like Nicki Minaj.
What’s the difference you ask, everything! Natural makeup goes unnoticed, when people look at you they just see a beautiful face. You want them to ask, is she wearing lips stick or is that rosy blush natural? Bold makeup, is a fashion statement like red spiked stilettos. If your makeup is as much a part of your outfit as your shoes then that is bold makeup. Think Tyra Banks in the Next Top Model.
Natural Makeup for Every Complexion
If you want natural shades then you should select colors that are only one or two shades off of your natural color with just a hint of pink or red. Look the handy guide below to help you make your selections.
Fair skin beige, beige with a hint pint or a soft pale pink
Mac Cosmetics – Fleshpot
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche - Doutzen's Nude
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche – Julianne’s Nude
Medium skin pale beige or peach
Mac cosmetics – Freckle tone
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche – Eva’s Nude
Dark skin chocolate brown, deep rosey pink, golden honey brown
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche – Jennifer’s Nude
Lancome Color Design – Tendy Mauve
Mac Cosmetics –Double shot
Bold Makeup for Every Skin tone
If you want a bold shade think red, bright and deep. For especially dramatic effect try matte.
Fair skinned beauties need a brilliant blue-based cherry, cranberry or wine reds to set off the pink undertones in fair skin and make your lips pop.
Mac Cosmetics – Relentlessly Red
Medium skinned darlings look their best with deep berry color or and orangey red
Mac cosmetics – So Chaud
Dark skinned lovely’s skin is set off by vibrant reddish berry reds, medium oranges like tangerine or deep wine reds.