October…Breast Awareness Month and we feel ‘ pink lippy’. Although I’m not that bold when it comes to wearing colour on my lips, pink is the perfect color for every occasion. I know you probably think ‘no way’ because Barbie doll springs to mind but wearing pink doesn’t necessarily mean fuchsia pink. The trick with this colour is being able to pick the perfect shade for you, establishing your skin tone for guidance and knowing your undertones. ‘What on earth is an undertone’? Your undertone is the colour underneath your skin and to determine your undertones you can just check out the colour of your veins on your arms.
Fair skinned beauties with blue veins point to pink undertones, so you should be looking for a true baby pink shade. I love Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Petal Pop. A lightweight liquid lipstick which covers lips with lush pigment and a modern matte finish. Moisturizing formula with built-in primer provides a smooth, even glide so lips feel as fresh as they look.
If you’re looking for a brighter pink, then you must try Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Frenemy. The vice range has a creamy formula which is loaded with nourishing ingredients. It is hydrating, and leaves lips soft, conditioned and never dry.
Medium Skin Tones with green veins indicate more yellow undertones and so I love pinks that lean towards brown and caramel. Clinique Dramatically Different™ Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour in Rosette is one of my faves because it’s a pink/caramel shade and compliments skin tone. Clinique Dramatically Different™ Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour in Glazed Berry on the other hand is a pink/coral shade that also compliments medium skin tone and delivers more than just color. Clinique’s Dramatically Different line has a 3D pearl centre core that instantly sculpts and contours, providing an immediate appearance of a smoother pout which over time, lips definition is improved.
If you are anything like me with a combination of blue/green veins, we need to look at more neutral undertones. Since our skin tone is fairly neutral too we don’t have to worry about finding the ‘right’ hue to complement our undertones. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Pin Up Pink is the perfect nourishing shimmery coral pink matte liquid lipstick. If you prefer something a bit rosier the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kidman’s Kiss is the perfect choice!
Finally, women with a deeper skin tone unquestionably glow in bright colors, so don’t hesitate to go bold! Choose a bright pink with magenta or fuchsia undertones my favourite being MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous – the perfect electric pink shade.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” Eleanor Roosevelt
Till next week…