Lip Color Lipstick

November 6, 2009 by The Gossip Chic  
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Lip Color Lipstick

Lip Color Lipstick
What color lipstick should I wear?

I'm a natural redhead with brown eyes, dark lashes and brows, pale skin (with yellow undertones), and freckles. My lips tend to get washed out/over powered by my light freckles when I wear lighter (pinkish) lip color. Dark reds and berry colors are too dark for my skin and wash me out in photos. I need to find a lip color for my wedding in two weeks. I will be wearing very light ivory if that helps. If you can recommend a color in a certain brand, that would be great. Most advice for make-up for redheads doesn't help me because I have dark eyes and some yellow in my skin, so I'd really appreciate some help.

What charmed said is absolutely right. You're an autumn and should be wearing colors in the fall pallet. I would recommend a long-lasting lipstick, like MAC, Clinique, or Mary Kay. Look for colors with names like: Raisin, Cocoa, Cappuccino, Peach, Spice, Pumpkin, Bronze, etc. These are all yellow-undertoned warm colors that will bring out the richness of your dark eyes and complement your lovely red locks. I would actually steer clear of Coral, because this is an orangey-pink color; it's really meant for Spring pallets and would probably be too light for you. If you're concerned with your lip color being too dark, you can always mix colors and lighten it up with a golden frosty gloss. They also have lip colors that are sheer...kind of like a gloss, only not as shiny. You get the pigment without the saturation of a regular lipstick.

I would recommend going to a department store's make-up counter, telling them you'd like to see lip colors in the above shades (or whatever their colors are called). Try on different shades. And MIX colors! You will be surprised at the gorgeous colors you can custom create for your own lips. I personally use at least 3 different colors at once. It's a little more expensive that way, but OH SO worth it when you get the perfect color for your face.

By the way, just because you have pale skin doesn't mean you can't wear dark shades of lipstick. I have a friend with your exact coloring and she wore a rather fetching (dark) shade of raisin on her wedding day. She was stunning!

Good luck, and CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming nuptials!

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Ways to Apply Lipstick – Look Marvelous

LIPSTICK is one of the easiest and quickest ways to transform your appearance. You don't need to co-ordinate your lip colour with your nail polish or wardrobe, but you may want to take into consideration what you are wearing. It is essential to ensure that your lip colour blends with the rest of your make-up look and also complements your skin tone.

Lipstick has been around for about 5000 years! It is the earliest and quickest way to give your face a focus and create an instant splash of colour. To apply lipstick properly, it is important to have the right tools handy for the best application of lip makeup and get the setting right, in sync with the occasion. The first step is to choose the best shade of lipstick according to the skin tone. Like the colors of rainbow, there are shades of virtually every color when it comes to coloring your lips.

Know your lips! This sounds foolish but it's very true. Understand which shades, kinds, and brands your lips prefer. Also take into account what kind of skintone you have. Pale-skinned people look very good with light, glossy colors and perhaps a little blush, moderate-skinned people look good with muted colors (bland pinks and even browns), and dark-skinned people look great with gold browns and even nude pinks. It can vary, however, so find a shade that matches you.

To make applying lipstick easier, rub a small amount of moisturizer on your lips.

Outline the center edge of your upper lip with lip liner. Draw a thin line along the edge of your lips with a lip liner whose color is one shade darker than your lipstick. Start at the center of the upper lip and work outward. Hug the very outer edges to open up thin lips, and line well within the edges to downplay excessively full lips.

But make sure the liner matches the lipstick or gloss. Dark liner and light lips is tacky.

Keep lipstick off your teeth with this trick. This is a trick I learned years ago from my mom. After applying lipstick, take your index finger and pop it in your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come off on your finger rather than your teeth.

If you have thin lips, use light shades to make them appear fuller. Define the lip using the neutral lip pencil from slightly beyond your natural lip line and then apply lipstick covering up lip defining line. Another trick is to apply white shadow on center of both lips over lipstick very lightly and spread it gently.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for your bottom lip. Since there is no "v" in your bottom lip, just start in the center of your bottom lip to begin your outline.

Close your lips and blot with a tissue. Reapply more lipstick with the lipbrush after blotting if you want to increase the wear-time of your lipstick.

Lip gloss is used to add extra shine after applying lipstick. It can be tinted or colorless and you can use it alone or over lipstick. Apply only to the center of your lips since it tends to 'bleed' beyond the lip edges. Lip gloss is not recommended for use on mature skins.

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