An end of the summer take on work and office make-up. I've used pretty textures and shades which will enhance the last of your summer glow but at the same time feel quite professional. The lip colour...
Getting the perfect nude lip is a challenge as it's completely dependent on finding a shade that compliments your skin tone. Creating a great nude lip is about matching the right shade of lipstick (wh...
My favourite products that do double – and sometimes triple – duty! I love a product that can do more than one job and even better if it can do three. That said, even the most versatile...
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Getting the perfect nude lip is a challenge as it's completely dependent on finding a shade that compliments your skin tone. Creating a great nude lip is about matching the right shade of lipstick (which is neither too colourful and overpowering or too washed out) with the individuals skintone - and the same is true for pencils. Although I often don't bother using a lip pencil when creating a bright or bold lip (unless I'm changing the shape or increasing volume), I like to use one to give subtle definition to a nude lip. As long as its done well and looks natural it can prevent a light colour from washing you out and give a better finish.
The perfect nude pencil can be used alone, all over the lip, or as a base stain before lipstick for maximum staying power.
Here are some of my kit favourites and the different skin tones I find they work best for:
Very Fair/Light Skin
Bobbi Brown - Lip Liner - Beige. (Light Warm Beige)
Bobbi Brown - Lip Liner - Pale Pink (Cool Pastel Pink)
L'Oreal - Infaillible Lip Liner - Always Toasted 708 (Pale Neutral Beige Pink)
Light - Medium Skin
No7 - Precision Lips Liner - Nude (Light Browny Pink)
Mac - Lip Pencil - Subculture (Light Warm Peach Nude)
Clinique - Quick Liner For Lips - Baby Buff 10 (Light Pink Nude)
Mac - Lip Pencil - Boldly Bare (Medium Pink)
Urban Decay - 24/7 - Illegal (Medium Pinky Brown)
Rimmel - Lasting Finish - Tiramisu 050 (Warm Browny Pink)
Medium - Dark Skin
No7 - Precision Lips Liner - Caramel (Rich Pinky Brown)
Mac - Lip Pencil - Whirl (Medium Plum Brown)
Dark - Very Dark Skin
Mac - Lip Pencil - Hover (Deep Warm Reddish Brown)
Mac - Lip Pencil - Chestnut (Intense Warm Chocolate tone which mixes well with 'Hover' to lighten)
Fashion Fair - Lips Pencil - Dark Brown (Very Deep Neutral Brown)Back To The Blog
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