Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The New Trend: Bright Lipsticks!

Hello ladies! Been meaning to update for a while, and here is my latest tip:

Experiment with some bright new shades of lipstick!

Believe it or not, red lips are back! I'm sure you've seen red lips from magazine covers to girls wearing it on a night out. And when I say red, I do not mean maroon. I am talking about the red that you once thought about buying but didn't because you thought it would make you look .. cheap? Haha, well cheap or not, it's all over the media, gives a refreshing look to play with, celebs love it, and its catching on! Here are some photos from this year to prove my point! :)

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2011

The March 2011 cover for Cosmopolitan India

Deepika Padukone at the Mickey Contracter MAC bash

Doesn't Deepika look lovely? The red on her just shows that red lipstick can also suit (and look fabulous!) on olive skin tones, as long as you wear it right! In my opinion, wear red lipstick when you're applying make up that's slightly heavy, ie. with coverage. Also, when you wear a bright colored lipstick, make sure that the lips are the only defining feature for your make-up on that occasion, otherwise it can look like too much is going on. For example, I would simply apply foundation, kohl, light colored eyeshadow, hints of bronzer/blush/highlighter with a bright lipstick shade. Smoky eyes together with heavy bronzer and a bright lipstick is just a no-no. Leave something for the next party!

If bright red is just NOT your color (like me), opt for a tone of red that is softer. I use the following, and LOVE it. Highly recommended! :)

Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame, Prolong, Sweet Ever After,
Till Tomorrow, Unlimited

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Perpetual Flame

This is a creamy lipstick which provides a longlasting color and leaves your lips moisturized. Apply with a lip brush for best results. By doing so, you properly define the shape of your lips. This is important and somehow always underestimated with lipstick. Also smile while applying (thereby stretching your lips), so that you can also fill the gaps that form.

Hope you liked my post! Enjoy with the new look!

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