Matching nude lips with your skin tone may be tricky but Syahirah Mokhtazar has some tips.
BESIDES dominating the fashion world, Victoria Beckham has also created a buzz in the beauty scene with her new make-up line.
The range of make-up includes eyeliner and eye shadow. As fans of the former Spice Girls say, the most exciting of all is her lip products called Your Perfect Pout.
In this collection, there are six neutral-toned Lip Definers and Bitten Lip Tint.
What’s great is that the Lip Definers come in six shades designed to complement every skin tone.
Colours range from pale peach to rich chestnut for those who want deeper coloured pouts. Each is packed with vitamin E, is vegan and waterproof.
Victoria’s love for nude lips goes back to the 1990s when she was more fondly known as Posh Spice.
In an interview with Allure, she said everybody deserves the perfect nude and she’s not wrong.
You can never go wrong with nude. We should all be able to rock nude lips despite our skin tone. We just have to know the type of nude which suits us best.
Here’s a guide to get the perfect nude lips:
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Nudes are seemingly easy to pull off, but you may find it hard to find the right shade.
A shade that’s too light will make you appear like you have painted your lips with foundation two shades lighter, while a shade too dark may suck the life out of your radiant complexion.
It’s important to consider skin undertones. You know yourself well, so this shouldn’t be a problem.
A shade formulated for fair skin may look great on your friend who has warm undertones but will look washed out on you with cool undertones.
A tip to determine whether you have warm or cool undertones is to check your veins.
Experts say that if your veins are green, then you have warmer undertones. If they appear blue, you have cool undertones. If you’re unsure or can’t really tell, then it’s assumed that you have neutral undertones.
For cool undertones, try products with hues like rose pink nudes such as Burberry Beauty in 529 English Rose or Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love in Petal C — Cool rosebud.
For neutral undertones, try any hue. A neutral beige shade like MakeUp For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick in 1 Uncovered and Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Prom Night are worth a try.
For warm undertones, look for peachy pinks to rich golds like Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow or MAC Cosmetics Cremesheen Lipstick in Peach Blossom.
Whatever the undertone, don’t go lighter than the natural colour of your bare lips. When you do so, the colours will make you appear washed out.
Consider the texture of the lip product. Mattes are all right but they can come off as too dry, while frosty colours tend to make you look grey.
The best option is to go for a creamy formula to keep lips supple. You can top it up with a touch of gloss if you like.
Before applying the nudes, prep your lips first. Keep them scrubbed and moisturised and then apply a thin layer of foundation on your lips. This helps with those who have lips that are naturally darker than their skin tone.
As for lip liner, it’s best to use one in the same shade as your lips to achieve a plumper effect with more staying power.
A nude lip calls for an opportunity to pair it up with smokey eye make-up. With nude lipsticks, you can always go heavy on the eyes.
Even if you’re not into smokey eyes, you can spice up the overall make-up look with vibrant eyeshadow colours. If that’s not your cup of tea, go for a defined look by drawing black eyeliner on the top and bottom of your lash line.
Dressing up a nude lip doesn’t always mean you need to go all out on the eyes. Spice them up by applying a warm bronzer to the underside of your cheekbones and use a highlighter to give cheeks a glowing and sun-kissed effect. More damaged than before and less resistant to chemical, environmental, physical and heat damage in the future.