Why do women wear lipstick? Because it’s a statement. It’s more than just a dab of color on your lips, more than pigment in a tube. A lipstick is, simply put, our signature. Each woman has her own perfect shade, her own little tool of beauty that gives her confidence and makes her feel like she can take on the world. It’s the color of our kisses, the picture we paint when we want to tell everyone who we are. Regardless of whether you’re a makeup junkie or a natural kind of gal who merely dabbles in makeup, lipstick is something that can take you far, and it’s time to find your perfect shade.
A good base before we begin
If you want a smooth application, you need to make sure your lips are soft and well nourished before you use lipstick. A simple lip scrub once or twice a week, and daily application of lip balm will help with that. You can make your own lip scrub by simply mixing sugar and some honey or olive oil and then gently rubbing your lips to remove the dry skin. Another good tip is to apply a very thick coat of petroleum jelly on your lips before you go bed. You’ll wake up with creamy soft lips.
Everyday nude lipstick
A good nude lipstick is essential for any woman. It’s great for the office, but it’s also a nice way to offset your smokey eyes for evening looks. Every person has their own perfect shade of nude, and it depends largely on your skin’s undertone. Find your perfect nude tone, and then try out Bobbi Brown’s Lip Color which has a nice, sheer formula that is perfect for daytime.
If you’ve seen Selena Gomez’s Fetish video, you saw those perfectly plump, innocent looking lips that drew signs from all around. For girls who love that natural kind of allure, a lip-gloss is the perfect way to go. Easy to apply, easy to touch up throughout the day, and it gives you a perfect way to make your lips look sexy, kissable and sweet. In the video, she’s wearing a lovely peachy gloss, and this shade works really well on a lot of skin tones because peach is so universally flattering. Purple Peach online retailer has some pretty great options when it comes to lip-gloss, so find something that will give you that lovely, delicious glow.
Statement red lipstick
Practically the complete opposite from the subdued innocence of the lip-gloss, red lipsticks are bold, naughty and seductive. Taylor Swift is a fan of red, and you can really tell by her latest single – Look What You Made Me Do. Pick a brick red for a slightly more everyday kind of red, but when you want to really keep everyone’s eye on you, go for a sexy vinyl red that will snatch people’s attention and make you into a real temptress. MAC’s Ruby Woo, Russian Red and Lady Danger are some classics that you should check out.
Fun and bright, pink is the color that’s perfect for happy-go-lucky kind of girls, those who want their world to be filled with vivid imagery, romance, and fashion. Let your hair fall down your shoulders in wild curls, put on your pink lipstick, and add a dab of perfume behind your ears. You’ll be the perfect romance novel heroine, beautiful and light. Colourpop’s 1st Base and Solow are great options for wearable pinks or go with highball for something really vivid and bold.
Only for the style goddess
Okay, now we come to something only the brave can pull off. Dark or crazy colors such as green, gray, black and blue require you to coordinate the rest of your makeup and your outfit perfectly, but they can look so amazing if you have the confidence for them. Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks have a big shade range with some interesting options like Blue Blooded and Witches and they last all day and don’t feel drying on your lips. Think you can’t pull something like that off? Dark berry and burgundy shades some slightly safer options that still work well for a lot of people. However, we urge you to experiment and really push the limits. Just look at Kylie Jenner rocking a black lipstick and looking like a cool fashion diva.
Fill up your makeup bag with goodies, because lipsticks are fun, trendy, and they are an easy way to look good in under a minute. Keep your perfect shade with you at all times, and people will come to recognize it as something unique to you.
About the Author: Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie blogger in love with fashion, beauty, and style. Her mission is to inform the world of all the things she loves and enjoys. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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