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Lisa Loves - Monday - 13/05/13 - 8:00pm
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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