Lip colouring can be tricky with so many options in the market. Here are a few tricks to creating juicy lips.
Just like fashion, summer and winter make-up are different. In the season of the sun, colours are brighter and lighter. In cooler weather, they are darker and stronger. It isn’t exactly a rule, but we tend to think this is the right way to go.
So the first important tip is to avoid diving into a trend just because it is in this season. You must look at factors like your skin colour and lip shape before choosing the right shade and lipstick texture.
This autumn/winter 2013 trend spotted on the runways of Marni and Dior is one of the most commended in the beauty department. The lipstick doesn’t uniformly cover the lips. The colour is concentrated towards the centre; the edges aren’t deeply painted. Combine more than one tone to get a smudgy effect. Sometimes, catwalk looks can’t be reproduced in real life. Would you try this?
For pallid skin types, medium tones are the best. Nude or skin colour shades will make your lips disappear. Adding a strong hue will contrast with your skin (which isn’t a bad option for Halloween parties). Opt for salmon or rose pink and Persian or terracotta red in a matte finish.
Light or deep colours are ideal for darker skin tones. Maroon and burgundy are good hues if you want to paint your lips red. Bronze tones and light pink with a bit of shine work as well. There is nothing wrong with medium shades. They just won’t have a big effect.
LIPSTICK OR LIP GLOSS?
The texture of the product highly affects the end result. Matte finish lipsticks are big in winter, defining your lip shape. Glosses can be worn alone for a wet effect. However, they won’t offer the perfect outline. You can apply it over your regular lipstick to add volume. Lip liners are a great tool. Always use a similar colour to the lipstick.