How to go Nude:
This cold war between nude and red lips is a never-ending saga. The bright stained lips have had enough publicity, and Napoleon says this fall, the pout needs a warm nude shade. “Pop of colour on a dreary winter day is classic, but we can change things around. Everyone will be making a statement with their eyes while toning down the lips,” says Napoleon. But if you’re a bold lip enthusiast, then read over our spring lipstick colours guide.
Steps by Napoleon Perdis:
1.Dab the lips with a cream-based concealer. Stay on the outer edges to form an outline around the lip.
2.To pick a shade best suited for your skin tone, compare the colour of the nude lipstick to the inside of your lips. The lipstick should be one or tones darker.
3.Use a lip brush to paint the lips, starting from the centre.
4.To finish off, dab some loose powder over the lips for extra effect.
5.If all else fails, simply pick a nude gloss. It’ll conceal the natural pinkish hues of the skin.
How to go Bold:
As a general rule, moister finishes are more appropriate for causal, everyday wear, whereas matte finishes are best suited for more dramatic evening affairs. Beware: because matte products are more drying and severe, they can accentuate wrinkles around the mouth and make you look older.
-Fair skinned ladies should opt for a red with blue or cool undertones.
-Ruddy skin (with reddish undertones) looks best with pinkish reds that have tinges of violet or fuchsia.
-Olive and darker skin colors look great in warm reds with orange, golden, or brown bases.
-Dark brown skin looks stunning in brighter fuchsia reds.
No-fail selection: keep in mind that a blue-based red is flattering on most skin tones and will set off a sparkle in your eye, make your teeth appearwhiter, and give your skin a luminous glow.
For fuller coverage that lasts:
-Line lips with a lip pencil that matches your natural lip color.
-Smudge this lining with a Q-tip or your finger to soften the outline for a more natural look.
-Set down a base layer by lightly applying the lip color (lipstick or gloss) with a professional grade lip brush, spreading color from the center of your lips and moving out. Since a little red goes a long way, using a brush helps you apply just the right amount of product.
-Blot lips with tissue. Carefully apply a second coat.
-For extra dimension and the appearance of a fuller, more sensual pout, finish with a tiny dollop of pearlized gloss in the middle of the bottom lip.