Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Gettin' Lippy With It

Gettin’ Lippy With It
A selection of must-have lip colours that will carry you through all seasons
Lip colour is one of the simplest ways of adding a pop of colour to an otherwise bland outfit. Many people are afraid of bold colours and stick with the basic cherry Chap Stick. While, Chap Stick is beneficial, many lipsticks offer the same smoothing agents but add a little spice into your life. If you are unsure as to what colour to buy or where to buy it hopefully these tips can brighten your day .
Pop of Pink
A bright pink lipstick is essential. It is a colour that looks great on everyone, and adds a little excitement to an outfit. It is not necessarily a great daytime look, but put a coat of  a beautiful fuscia after work and you are ready for a night out on the town. A great pink is NARS’ Schiap (Sephora, $26) it’s a creamy application that goes on matte with an amazing staying power. Disclaimer, NARS itself calls it a “shocking pink”, so just be aware it is not for the faint of heart.

Lady in Red
          Every lady needs a great red lipstick. It adds a glamourous aspect to an outfit. We have seen many celebrities rock the red from Rihanna to Miley Cyrus; it is their go to. Do not be afraid of wearing a great red lipstick during the day, it will complete your outfit. Red is also said to attract the opposite sex, so who knows you may even find a man simply by applying some burgundy. Our favourite is Tarte’s Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Wild (Sephora, $26). This lipstick glides on so easily, you do not need constant reapplication y because it stays put for hours. Perfect for the office, you do not want to have to make a bathroom run every few minutes.

Nearly Naked            

Many looks  recently seen on the runway for Spring 2014 have included a nude lip. A nude colour lipstick is a simple way to seem casual, yet sophisticated. By wearing this colour you let your outfit stand out, so wear bold colours to compensate for the lack-there-of on your lips.  Finding a great colour is a little bit of a difficult task, some can have too much of a peach hue or some can be too much like your natural colour. The key to a nude lip is having it a little lighter than your skin tone.  A great nude lipstick is Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Nude Attitude (Drugstores, $9.59). This lipstick goes on great and stays on for a good amount of time. A perfect nude!

Come to the Dark Side            

Okay, so you have fallen in love with the bright pink, you have rocked the red and have dabbled in the nude, now is time for something completely different. Oxblood, which is a dark, almost black, red lipstick. We have seen many fashion houses send their models down the runway with this colour on their lips. Surprisingly, this colour looks good on everyone. By rocking an oxblood colour, go simple with the eye make up, so you do not take away from your lips. The lipstick of choice is NARS’ lipstick in Fast Ride (Sephora, $26). NARS never steers you wrong with their lipsticks, it goes on matte and stays on for a really long time. Oxblood has been seen in clothing for a few seasons now, so it is only right that we should wear it on our lips.

Well there you have it, a list of lipsticks that every woman needs. From pink to oxblood colours will not disappoint. If we have learned anything today, do not be afraid from colour. Lipstick is a great option for those who want to look straight off the runway, without spending thousands on a Chanel dress. Lipstick is something that cannot only brighten your day, but your lips as well!



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