Lipstick 101

Hiya Poutlings!! ♥

We have had a few different requests from all over and they have all gone along the lines of:

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE PERFECT SHADE OF LIPSTICK FOR MY SKIN?

To put it simply, there is one general rule when it comes to lipstick:

IF YOU LIKE IT, WEAR IT.

Figuring out how to wear a bold lip can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to wearing lipstick. (Or if you’re basically used to ignoring the fact that you have lips on your face altogether) do not deny it, you have put lipstick on before and immediately taken it off because you didn’t know your lips looked like that… Am I wrong? Nah. It happens to the best of us.

The incorrect shade can wash you out, or make you look just plain ill or ready to go to a fancy dress party. And when you’re wearing a bright, bold lip color you just can’t help but feel so out there in the open.

Bright lipsticks can be fun, dramatic and sexy! Do not fear them.

First off, most people have either a yellowish undertone to their skin or a pink undertone to their skin.

How do you determine YOUR undertone?

Quick method: Have a look at your veins in your arm, if the veins appear green yellow undertones are present, which means your skin tone is warm. Veins that appear to be more blue indicate pink undertones which indicates that your skin is cool. Some people are in the middle, or what you’d call neutral.

If you have yellow undertones, pick shades that are blue in tone. If you are pinkish, go for orangey shades.

“If I had to teach someone just one thing about lip color it would be this: Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup.” — Bobbi Brown, “Beauty”

MORE IMPORTANTLY:

HOW CAN I PICK THE RIGHT SHADE OF RED LIPSTICK?

Many women wrongly believe they can’t wear red lipstick. The secret to choosing the right red lip color is in the undertones. Pink undertones should go for a cherry red lipstick. Those with yellow undertoned skin can wear fire-engine red. Ethnic skin looks great with deep reds. One big red lipstick no-no: It’s best not to match lips to your outfit.

missfitz RED lip “stain” tip: if you think it’s rather daunting to wear a red lip, then put some quality lip ice on your lips and apply the correct red shade lipstick using your finger for the application on top of the lip ice. Try it. It works.

 I HATE THE NEW LIPSTICK I JUST BOUGHT 😦

This is the worst thing. You buy something and are all excited about it but when you get home and try it, you wonder why you wasted your money. Under any circumstances dear Pouters – never throw out a new lipstick, even if you really don’t like it – that is a sin. You can create a great shades of lip colour by blending lipsticks you don’t like. For lipstick that’s just a bit too bright, tone down the colour with a darker liner before applying a lipstick.

WHY MUST I USE LIP LINER?

To keep lipstick from wearing off so fast, fill in lips with liner before applying lipstick. Almost as though you are colouring them in. It works because it acts as a colour base, so when the lipstick wears off you still have the lip liner colour on your lips.

missfitz lip liner tip for lipstick virgins : line your lips once you have applied your lip colour – this will define them, without looking like you’ve drawn them on.

Kirsten Maarschalk rocking a red lip by www.ngdphotography.co.za Makeup by missfitz

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**missfitzzz 

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