Saturday, March 13, 2010

    nude or rouge?

    new trend alert?

    The explosion of the statement red lips began several seasons ago, proudly exhibited by celebrities, models and socialites. Has the world now turned to barely-there nude lips?

    I, myself, have always been fond of the nude lips, having been partial to dramatic eye make-up. As such, there's always a need of balance in everything in life, including make-up. Dramatic eyes go lovely with nude lips while vampy red lips should be paired with simplicity. The basic tips below will help you on your way to looking and feeling as glamorous as those celebrities that are rocking it on the red carpet now:

        how to wear nude lips?   

    • Concentrate the heavy make-up on your eyes. Smoky eyes look amazing with a nude lip.
    • Matte texture for the day; A hint of gloss for the night
    • Nude lipstick/lip glosses come in an array of colours, it's important to pick one that will complement your skin tone, not wash it out or clash against it.

        how to wear red lips?    

    • Keep the rest of your face as simple as possible. Hold back on the blush and the eyeshadow.
    • The key tools to use to still dress up your eyes: Mascara & Eyeliner. Dark dramatic eyelashes and cat eyes (wing-tip eyeliner) will bring you to a full femme fatale status once paired with deep red lips.
    • To accentuate your features without going overboard, use highlighters and illuminators sparingly.
    • Keep things age-appropriate, keep in mind the glamorous pin-up look is not an everyday look so reserve it for a special occasion where you can make a grand entrance.

    Leaving with a final note: Could the Twilight era have inspired us with this dark vampiresque look? 

    Future trend alert? Yay or Nay?

    Until next time lovelies!


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