Quicky: Would you LOVE to have your own signature lipstick color?
When it comes to make-up, I'm boldest with my lip colors. I may not always go for a full on rainbow eyeshadow, nor do I play around too much with a winged linear, I kinda keep those classy, but I do love wearing interesting tones on my lips.
These days I really like an earthly, brown red, a neutral shade, not too orange, not too pink, to fit my olive under-toned skin or just some wacky purple to break down the entire color scheme of my overall look.
So, one of my most desired make-up products, as you can imagine, was a lipstick of sorts that would unleash my full creative potential.
I've been craving this palette ever since I saw it first released, over on Anastasia's Instagram. That's why I decided to write a Quicky (a short article that features one single thing I really, really like) just about it.
Just like my desire to find or create that signature scent, the perfume that would define me, I've always secretly dreamed of having my own shade of nude, a dusty warm pink and a deep, seductive red.
Now, I can certainly do it. And you can too.
This palette practically invites you to mix the colors, to create new variations of your very favorite shades and to change them up every single day, or keep your secret recipe to yourself and stick to it for ever and ever.
The texture is rich and matt, it has a great coverage and it's consistency really has a long life-span on your lippies.
So yeah, I totally vouch for it. And, by the way, this is not a sponsored post. I just really love this alternative to a classic lipstick. A lip-palette is better fit for an artist. - And I love to see myself that way.
As an artist, not just a consumer.
So, let me just give you a few ideas of what you can create. At least, these are the first colors I wanted to mix for myself. The base lip colors are also beautiful just as they are, you don't really need to mix them if you're on a hurry, but you could come up with a few surprisingly beautiful make-up finishes if you do.
So, here we go:
1. Natural looking nude
Everyone loves a good nude lip, you know, the no-make-up make-up look, but the thing is, we all have VERY different skin shades and we all have undertones, so it's really hard to fit all variations in a single category and make just 1 color for all of them. In order to get your perfect nude lip, you need to add colors that are already in your complexion. You should go slightly warmer or cooler in order to make your lips blend in with the rest of your skin. Always go for a shade darker than your complexion, it will make it look more natural.
2. Vixen hot Red
We all agree a red lip is sexy, don't we? But which type of red? Should it be more of a dark, full color or slightly coral? Should you have it pop out with brightness or dim it down with a tip of marron? The answer is up to you. Now you can try a few different types and compare them until you get the go-to color for those naughty nights.
3. your mysterious side
I love-love-love a dark lip. One of my all time favorite lipsticks is Living Legend from MAC. It's an almost black plum shade. I can't really put my finger on it, but it's something like half dark purple, half deep red. - Nonetheless, it's gorgeous. What's your option for a dramatic lip?
4. your own shade of crazy
This one is more of a summer time jam, but I kinda like going a bit wild with bright colors every now and then. For me, it's usually a juicy orange or just a plastic purple. Whenever I go for such colors I feel more updated and cool. Pop culture nowadays is a lot about doing everything bolder, so yeah, sometimes I'll leave my sassy-classy comfort zone and just jump in a different persona, playing a different role.
What is your favorite?
Alright, now I'm just dying to know what YOUR favorite colors are. Whare are your favorite lipsticks? What brands do you use? What do you wear every day for work, for school, for whatever? Let's talk art today. Make-up art.