Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How To Choose A Lip Color

one of the most common pieces of advice i get asked is 'how to choose a lip color?' it is not that lip colors are difficult to choose, it is that most often we are uncomfortable with so much color on our face. unless you wear full face makeup on the reg, bright lip colors, or any lip colors can feel maj.

the lip pencils picture above are the Urban Decay Super-Saturated Lip Color. they are bright, they are bold, and they look great. i will admit, the first time i put on that bright pink it felt pretty shocking. after a while i grew to love the boldness of the color and from the picture below, you can see it doesn't really look that bold.

looking at yourself, it may seem whoa! but from the perspective of a bystander, it is a fun, bright, pop of color.

the best advice i can give you on lip color is stick to your natural color palette. if you gravitate towards warm toned clothing (browns, creams) you will like warm toned lip color (oranges, nudes). if you gravitate towards cool toned clothing (greys, whites) you will like cool toned lip color (pinks, mauves). whichever tone you gravitate towards, don't be afraid to go to the extreme.