One of my favorite pieces to write about, PINK LIPSTICK. This reminds me so much of college days- Theater class. Part of an icebreaker was to go around the room describing our fellow classmates in three words. When it was about me, an undergrad named Jack had said “Honey?!…Uhhh, long black hair, dangly earrings and pink lips.” Statement lipstick back in the day was too bold and daring. But whaddayah know, nothing changed. In style or not, I still wear pink lipstick up until today. 😉
And I’m so happy that in the fashion world, statement lips aren’t going anywhere this season. More specifically, fuchsia pink.
Fresher than red, fuchsia is a mix of naughty and nice- cool and luxurious, trendy but still ladylike. It’s the perfect alternative to the classic red lips especially during spring and summer.
First time trying out this show-stopper look? See below for tips on how to wear it right:
*Make sure you’ve exfoliated your lips so that they’re smooth and soft.
*Keep it simple. Choose base makeup that’s subtle but defined enough so the bright pink shade doesn’t wash you out. Yes, you can still wear eye makeup, but go easy on your eyeshadow choice.
*If you have cooler skin, select a lipstick one with blue undertones. and if you have warm undertones, opt for something more orange or red-based.
*For a longer-lasting effect, pat a bit of concealer or foundation over your lips to anchor the color.
*Apply one coat of color, then blot with a tissue, and apply a second coat. This helps absorbs any moisture in the lipstick so that the color looks bolder. The second coat helps the color stay on longer.
Need ideas? My personal collection of pink lipsticks are below: