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Lipstick: A Belles Favorite Accessory and How To Work it


This season is all about the lips! But with so many bright colors out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, we’ve researched the three hottest shades for Spring, and discovered when and how to wear them! Here is your guide to achieving the picture perfect pout. Ladies, pucker up!

Red

The ultra classic look that never goes out of style is now yours. We have seen this popular shade on every fashionista from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga. That just goes to show that any girl, no matter what her style is, can rock a red lip.

When to wear it: Since red has become a timeless look, it serves a double duty for a fun night out or a black tie event. Surprisingly, it has taken on a neutral quality of its own. Whether you’re pairing it with the year’s safari trends, a leather bomber or even floral print, the darker the red, the more compatible it becomes. Just remember to keep applying and consulting the mirror to avoid looking like a hot mess.

Which Shade of red is right for you?

Red is a risky color, so you don’t want to get this wrong. To really pull off red lipstick successfully you need to think about how well your shade is going to match with your skin tone and hair color. Get it right, and your lipstick, complexion and hair color will all blend into an effortlessly pulled together look.

If you’ve got:

 Brown or black hair and warm complexion, look for shades of red with a brown base. Lipsticks that use words like, deep orange, golden red and coral to describe the shade is what you’re looking for. If your complexion is on the cooler side then try cherry reds, plum and burgundy.

Blonde hair: with a warm complexion can get away with coral red, orange red, or copper red. Cool complexions should go for dusty rose, plum pink, light red/rose or any red with blue undertones.

When to avoid:Remember, if you’re going to match, do it right: if you’re wearing a dress that’s the classic shade, stay away from a pinky tone or one that’s overly brown.

Pink

Every girl looks great in a pretty in pink shade. Although pink doesn’t have the sexy affect on your lips that red does, you should never underestimate the power of a great pink lipstick. As if the awards seasons red carpet trend wasn’t warning enough, the runway has been full of pink pouts.

How to wear it:

Keep it simple! With such a bright lip color, you’ll want to make sure you go easy on the eye makeup, especially if you’re planning on wearing this as a casual, daytime look sure not to overdo it with the blush. Too much pink on your face isn’t going to be a good look for anyone! If you do wear blush, try selecting a nude color.

Day or night hot pink lipstick is also a great alternative for those nights when you want something bold and daring but don’t want bright red lips it’s also a Perfect spring and Summer alternative to a classic red lip.

What color is best for you?

Pink lipstick is pretty universal, but here is a quick tip on shades and skin tones.

Cool undertones look great in blue-pinks while warm skin tones look great in orange-pinks.

Orange

Summer is near! And what color screams fun in the sun more than orange? Now I know what you’re thinking, can I pull off the orange lips? The answer is absolutely!

How to wear it: Once you find a shade that suits you, the rest of your makeup should be kept simple. A light matte bronzer will work best on your cheeks. Keep the eyes simple by lining the top lash line with a gel or liquid eyeliner, and wing it out at the ends to create a cat eye effect if you want. The eyeshadow should be kept very simple, nothing more than a bit of light brown eyeshadow on your lids

Choosing the right shade: Orange lipstick can come in a variety of shades – from bright neon oranges to rusty brownish orange shades. The first step to pulling off orange lipstick is choosing a shade that looks good on your skin tone. In general, on warmer/duskier Indian skin tones, rusty oranges, brownish oranges and brick-orange shades go much better than bright or neon oranges.

What do you think?

Now that you have a little more knowledge on how to master the lipstick jungle out there, do you think you will take a risk and try this trend? Or do you still think they’re to “out there”? If you’ve already tried these looks out, how did you wear it? Any colors you personally recommend? Comment below and let us know!

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One comment on “Lipstick: A Belles Favorite Accessory and How To Work it

  1. awkwardcelebrity
    April 3, 2012

    I have tried the pink lipstick and I love it! I have dark skin and usually dark skin women stray a way from bright or bold colors on the lips. It takes some getting used to but I love pink lips. I also swipe on a light tinted pink gloss on top of my pink lipstick to tone down the color for a day time look.

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