are an integral part of makeup. Moist, smooth lips hold colour
best. Look beautiful by following these basic tips for healthy
and great looking lips.
Give dry, flaky lips the brush-off; add "brushing your lips"
to your morning ritual using a soft toothbrush or terry washcloth.
Now add some lip balm to smooth the way for lipstick-worthy
Apply moisturising cream before going to bed. Always give
your lips a touch of clear, rich moisture at bedtime. Do it
each night, and you'll wake up to softer lips in no time at
Avoid over-exposure to the sun, which can dry your lips the
way it dries the rest of you. If you spend a lot of time outdoors,
we suggest a 'triple' lipstick, with moisturizers and sunscreen
built right in.
How to find more suitable colour
Most important things for right colour choosing are skin colour,
hair colour and shape of your lips.
light skin and blonde hair: all shades of orange, pink,
For dark skin and dark hair: all shades of red, violet.
light skin and dark hair: all shades of brown and beige.
red hair women: coral-red, brown and bronze colours.
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Beauty's latest crush is with shimmery lip colors in golden
shades and iced pastels. Keep your lips looking sweet with
moisturizing lipsticks or glosses in pearly nude, candy pink,
lilac, silver and gold.
Party season demands high profile lips! Treat him to flavor-filled
kisses with fruit-flavored lip-glosses. For that techno, ultra-gloss
look - apply a dash of metallic lip-gloss over lipstick in
the center of your lips.
Pucker-proof lips are a sure thing when you use a lip pencil
to fill in your entire lip area (not just the edges) and then
top with gloss in a slightly lighter color.
Red and wine colors rock on lips. Choose a sheer shade to
be safe or if you're daring, try solid color. Reds with yellow
or orange-bases suit darker skin tones whilst reds with blue-bases
suit fairer skins.
Gloss is more fashionable than lipstick and you can get away
with it at school. So think baby lips - hints of pink and
a natural shine. We love Poppy Shine, Blistex Lip Conditioner
and Clinique Glosswear.
Chapped lips don't look pretty and aren't nice to kiss, so
make sure yours are always smooth and soft by applying lip
balm every day. The best ones to soothe dry lips are Blistex,
Bonne Bell, Body Shop and Carmex.
For smooth, lush lips, smear a little lip balm underneath
your lipstick or a dab of thick gloss in the center of your
lips. We love pinks and berries for March.
Lipcolour Shades That Best For Your Skin Tone
Are you a fair skinned and want to wear a red lipstick? Or
maybe, you're a medium olive skin tone, looking for a pink
lipstick that will look right for you. Here's a guide for
most skin tones to help you chose the correct shade of lipstick
that is most suitable for you.
Deep plum reds: Soft berry
and wine reds with a blue undertone. Avoid reds with an orange
undertone. These can make you look washed out and ashy. Sheer
medium brown with pink undertones or beige lipsticks with
a pink undertone flatter fair skins.
Browns: Mocha browns, and darker brown/pink lipsticks
are also flattering for an evening lip look. Extra pale browns
with yellow undertones, make fair skin look washed out.
Pinks: Pinks look fantastic
on fair skin. sheer, light shiny pink lipsticks with blue
undertones work well. Pink with a slight gold shimmer also
enhance this skin tone very nicely. Dusty roses with or without
shimmer are good ones. Stay away from hot pink lipstick as
it overpowers fair skins.
Deep reds are most flattering.
Blue-reds brighten medium skin with a yellow undertone. Brown,
warm reds will soften and look warm on medium skin.
Browns: Browns that are very
pale can make medium skins look ashy and washed out. Stick
to rich caramel shades, medium brown with yellow or pink undertones,
and creamy coffee colour browns. Sheer browns in these varying
shades can also be very flattering.
Pinks: Rich and deep pinks
which tend to fall on warm look best on medium skin. Also
pinks with brown undertones enhance and flatter medium skins
very well. Sheers, creams, and mattes can all be tried and
tested with much success using these shades of pink.
Rich, deep brown reds and deep, dark berry shades. Stay away
from orange/reds and pink/reds.
Browns: Browns with a red
or auburn/mahogany undertone work well with this skin tone.
Also, rich browns that resemble coffee, toffee, and chocolate
colors work well.
Pinks: Deep berries, rich
rose, and soft to medium plums are very flattering to this
skin tone which have very strong yellow undertones. Avoid
pinks that are to cool and too light as these pinks can make
complexion look draining.
Try red with a blue undertone, which are deep and rich. Also,
mahogany, and deep plums, and wine reds are worth trying.
Avoid orange and pink reds here.
Browns: Almost any shade
of brown suits black skin. Sheer and shimmery light browns
to a rich, dark, coffee brown.
Pinks: Medium and soft sheer
pinks are very flattering. A hint of pink in glosses and sheers
with a touch of beige can really enhance this skin tone. Berries,
deep roses, and plums also flatter this skin tone.