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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Summer is fast approaching, and the lipstick shades are out. How brave are you?

What a burst of color this seasons lipstick trends seem to be having. On the runway corals, plums and purples seem to be the style of choice yet although effective it takes a certain type of person to carry these looks off whilst wondering around the streets of London. 

So how do you compromise to incorporate trend and wear-ability?

The answer to that is pastels! MAC, Bobbi Brown, Dior and Channel are just some of the major players who have been releasing lashings of pretty pastels so color is not compromised during these hot months. 

Clinique Almost lipsticks spring summer 2012 Lipsticks Fashion 2012
Clinique Almost lipsticks spring summer 2012

MAC Pastel lipstick

Dare to go different?

Rather than the stereotypical hot red bold lip (although timeless and classic), the bold that is hitting our towns this summer is orange. Orange and coral lipsticks can be seen everywhere at present whatever your skin tone, so why not give it a go?

Tips, tricks and do it yourself

Buying a whole new set of lipsticks to 'fit in' with the seasons must haves is not always plausible, not to mention pricey! But here are a few ideas to revamp your current shades and make summer work for you.
  • Layering lipstick can give a two tone pastel effect. Pinks and purples work really well for this.
  • Apply, blot, and gloss it up. Give your lips a subtle hint of color with the lipstick you already own, and blot the heaviness of the lipstick away so you are left with a stain effect. Apply your favorite lip gloss which will enhance the color to a pastel effect. 
  • Experiment with lip liners. They are far cheaper than lipsticks. Apply all over the lips (creating the shape you desire), and pat color or lip gloss on to finish the look. 
  • For those of you who are daring (I wish I could be!) Apply a lip liner a shade darker than the shade of you lipstick color to really enhance the boldness of the color. 
  • When people think bold, they think bright red and fushia. Bold can be anything, from coral to purple, work what you have! 
  • To make a lipstick pop on a hot summers day wear some sunglasses. This will draw all the attention down to your lips giving a greater impact. 
  • Go for something you wouldn't normally go for. Experimentation is the key. I find I stick to the same color pallets as its what your comfortable with. But without trying you'll never know which color is best for you. 
  • Apply lip balm before applying any form of lip liner, lipstick or lip gloss as it will create an even base for your colors to hold onto. 



Elena Ringen said...

I love bold lip colors! One I have that is almost orange is the Dior High Shine Addict lipstick in the color 530 Bobo! I wore it all of last summer and every time I want to wear a "red" lip color, but with a twist!

Bella Rae said...

I will have to keep my eye out for that shade. xxx