Every woman carries at least one lipstick in her bag at all times. Lipstick is the ultimate choice for anyone who wants a long wear on their lips. Well, now that fall is just around the corner and we know everyone is wondering just what colors are fall worthy and wearable for other seasons – take a look. Here are some rules to live by on lipstick basics for any season.
Prime Your Lips
Start by using Motives Lip Lock, it will give you a lasting effect and will fill in any lines or imperfections you have in your lips.
Avoid Too Much Sparkle
Having too much shimmer can sometimes make you look seem cheap. Look for lipsticks with a creamy finish. Light reflection should come from moisture in the formula, not metallic pigments.
Be Bright and Be Right
Choose a bright shade based on your lips’ natural color not your skin tone. Women with pale lips look best in cheer red or coral; for naturally reddish lips, try hot pink, orange, or cranberry; for dark lips red and burgundy are ideal. Try Motives Rich Formula Lip stick in Red Coral if you have pale skin, Hot Summer Nights for reddish lips, and Venetian Red for darker lips.
Look Good Nude
The best nude lip color is only slightly brighter or deeper than your skin tone. If you have pale skin look for something that has a hint of pink in it; like Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Natural. Those with yellow or olive undertones or darker skin look best with sand beiges like Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Flesh.
The Vampire Effect
Blue or black based shades that are too dark can be severe which causes you to look older and possibly even scary. Look for lipsticks with a berry undertone instead like Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Berry Sexy.
Forget the Liner
Liner is no longer a must; todays lipsticks don’t bleed. To enhance your cupid’s bow or add symmetry, use Motives Lip Liner that best matches your lips, not your lipstick.
Careful application is good; however, clinical precision is not. Just smudge the border of your lips slightly to achieve a softer lip.
Start in the Middle
When applying any shade of lipstick, start at the center of your lips and blend color out towards the corners of your mouth.
Don’t Over Do It
Prevent a strong lipstick shade from looking too heavy by swiping it on just your bottom lip, pressing lips together and using your finger to distribute the color over your mouth.
Don’t Forget to Blot
To make you lipstick last longer, apply it straight from the tube, blot with a tissue and then swipe it on again. This will create a base and the second coat will then add shine and more coverage.
What do you think? Do you have any other tips that use use on a regular basis? Tell us!