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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nude Lips Are Always A Favorite

 My all time favorite look is a smokey eye with a nude lip which you can always find celebrities wearing.  There is just something about a nude lip that always grabs my attention. I always get asked about how to achieve the perfect nude lip.  If not done right a nude lip will may you look like your dead.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a nude color that will fit you.
  • find a shade that is about 2 shades of your natural lip color or 1 shade lighter.  If you go too light it will make you look washed out.  If you go darker than it's really not a nude lip anymore 
  • Before applying your lipstick apply a lip balm for the lipstick to glide on your lips better.  Also exfoliate by using a little bit of sugar to scrub off some of the dry skin. 
  • A lip liner is a must when wearing a nude lip color.  You want your lips to be defined and not to blend in with the rest of your face.  When choosing the right lip liner find a shade that is close to your natural lip line.  Line your lips to create shape and definition and softly fill it in.  When your lipstick begins to fade it will fade evenly and at the same time prevent feathering.
  • Blush
Here are some of my favorite nude (either beige or pinky) lipsticks that work for me. (NC40-42 MAC Foundations med/dark skintone)
  • MAC Nude Beige Lipsticks use with MAC Oak Lip Liner
    •  Siss (MAC stores only), Viva Glam Gaga 2, Creme d' Nude, Myth, Frenzy 
  • MAC Nude Pink Lipsticks use with Subculture Lip Liner 
    • Creme Cup, Angel, Shy Girl, Modesty, Blankety, Cherish, Hue, Viva Glam Gaga, Hug Me 
  • MAC Lipglosses/Lustreglass/Creme Sheen
    • C-Thru, Underage, Florabundance, Viva Glam Gaga2, Prrr
    • Instant Gold, Luminary, Sinnamon
    • Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, Boy Bait, Fashion Whim
  • Smashbox  use with Light Nude Pencil 
    • Charming, Splendid Lipsticks
    • Pixel, Aura Lip Enhancing Gloss 
    • Enduring, Infinite and Limitless Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss
  •  Revlon - Soft Nude (more nude than pink but deff not totally nude) with Peach Petal Lip Gloss.  I really love this combination for a drug store brand nude lip. 
  • Wet n Wild - 901B and  903C)