Tuesday’s Tip: Lip color

Ask any woman of the Winter or Spring seasonal pallets, and she will tell you, if she could only grab one cosmetic for her survival pack, it would be her lipstick. Of course if she is a Natural or Gamin Img.ID, she would prefer to use the space for something more practical, but I’m just saying we women have certain needs, and sometimes they are as simple as a lip gloss!

It is often said that they eyes are the window of our soul. For this very reason, the focus of every makeover should be the eyes. For women with strong, clear contrasting colors in their hair, skin and eyes attention is drawn to the eyes when color is applied to the lips, making their whole appearance more radiant and alive.

This is why lip color is essential in some survival kits.

Whether lip color is vital to you or not, be sure to make your choices according to your color chemistry, or you will feel as if you are “all lips.” Also, allow the color to set a few minutes before deciding if you like it or not.

Common questions answered:

  • Yes, Lip color is usually the last step for a makeover. And no, we have not yet discussed eye liner, eye shadow, or loose powder; but some Img.IDs do not do well to wear eye liner and/or shadow, so I am addressing the lips first, since this is their final step, at least for everyday makeup.
  • Lip liner is a great look on the Dramatic and the Gamin, but may be a bit too strong for other Img.IDs, unless the liner color is very close to the lipstick color. Liner is a great tool to create illusion of a fuller, or thinner lip simply by lining the outside or inside of the lip (respectively)
  • Your lip color will last longer if when you apply your liquid foundation you also cover your lips. Also using a quality product makes a difference in it’s lasting power.
  • One final point: Lipstick is made of oils that do expire and go rancid after some time; if your lipstick has a funny aroma, and tastes a bit off, it is time to discard it.


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