A big hello to all reading this, and a happy December to you all! Twelve days have already passed, and there’s quite a lot to do before the year ends. I have been absent on my blogosphere for a while now, and I can explain why- vacation time!
I was living it up in Kauai last week with my husband, and we were in vacation heaven! Look for detailed blog post on our Kauai vacation super soon, and you’ll be in the know too. 😉
Now, winter is the best time to experiment with makeup and wear more of it. While summer calls for light base and fresh makeup, winter is all about bringing out those heavier foundations and deeper colors to life.
Most women, from what I’ve seen, favor one makeup item a hella lot from the other ones. Yup, that’s lipstick I’m talking about. They are easily versatile to experiment with, can add brightness to a bare face, and can make a statement without relying on other accessories.
Here are two Pinterest pictures that play up the power of lipstick as an outfit’s accessory-
I’ve got my five lip color picks for all the warm-toned beauties out there (cool-toned girlies would look amazing in them too!) Dishing out the lipstick details from my stash in 3..2..1.. Go!
#1- Orange Red Lip Color
A classic red lipstick is a no-brainer for any makeup connoisseur out there- it is a holy grail makeup item. While cool undertones are said to look best in blue-based reds, warmer undertones are advised to pick orange-based reds. This is because it highlights the underlying golden notes of our skin beautifully.
This particular L’Oreal lipstick is a winner for warm skin undertones, because it is a subtle red that any person can carry off well. Whether it is for work, a day or a night out, this orange-brick red lipstick has got your back. It is not a bam-in-your-face red, applies very creamy and pigmented, feels very comfortable and does not make the teeth look yellow. The only con is its staying power, which fades away easily after a meal.
I would say that this lipstick would look amazing on fair, medium and dark warm skin undertones. I have worn in it during the daytime to the movie theater, and didn’t feel like my lips were super stark in attention (something red lips can do). It is the perfect festive red for the merry season ahead.
#2- Dark Terracotta Lip Color
NARS, once upon a time, was a brand I thought was very exclusive and expensive looking. But with the launch of minis, the dream to own a lipstick from their brand became reality for me. I got the velvet matte lip duo with “Walkyrie & Damned” a few months back, and have been loving them ever since. Walkyrie, in particular, is a wonderfully wearable dark lip color for warm skin undertone.
Though the shade is described as a warm coral red, NARS’ Walkyrie is a warm, dark terracotta rose lip crayon. The formulation is velvet matte as the name suggests, getting more matte by the minute as it dries down. It is a little drying, to be honest, so applying a lip balm is a necessity in this case (don’t forget to remove the lip balm before applying the lipstick). But it has quite good staying power, and doesn’t budge so easily from the lips. I think this is the perfect fall and winter shade, tailor made for those who like dark lipsticks without too much of the overpowering dark color.
#3- Fuchsia Pink Lip Color
Pink lipsticks are super feminine, easily flattering shades to wear and the most wearable ones on an everyday basis. But hot pink lipsticks are not everybody’s cup of tea, because hot damn, they scream “Honey, I’m hereeeeee!” But if it is precisely head-turning that you desire, smear some of this bright, vivid pink lipstick and go forth. You will surely get everybody’s attention, and you can own it with confidence.
Rimmel’s Stay Matte liquid lipstick in ‘Heartbeat’ is not for the faint of heart. It is a vibrant, deep-fuchsia pink which warm skinned women can pull off very beautifully. It doesn’t have any neon undertone to it, which I think aids our yellow-tinged skin. Out of all five lipsticks mentioned here, this one is surprisingly the most long-wearing one. Also, think one-swipe whopping pigmentation in a frosted plastic tube- this Rimmel lipstick packs a punch on a super cheap price note.
#4- Coral Lip Color
I was introduced to Tarte’s Lip Paint by a friend, who said she loved the ‘Tbt’ shade from this brand. I remember going to Ulta, and swatching many shades from the range. I loved ‘Twerk’ a lot, but didn’t know how often I would wear a bright color like that. And so, I made a beeline towards the more nude shades, and found my winner sitting right there.
Her name is Bounce; she of the nude-coral-rose family. Bounce goes on smooth, pigmented and has a thin liquid formulation. She can be a little demanding with her out-and-out matte attitude, and so you need to coax your lips beforehand with exfoliation and a lip balm. But expect her to stay for long, and she might elude you that way. Food with oil in it will get Bounce to literally bounce off of your lips. But if it is a vegan and cruelty-free liquid lipstick you seek, Tarteist Bounce is a good shade to try.
#5- Nude Pink Lip Color
You can’t pick favorites among your children, but I have made an error and picked mine- MAC’s Twig. This lipstick has been going places with me since September, and has consistently been my most used lipstick when I go out.
MAC’s Twig lipstick is comfort in a lipstick for me, and my safety net because of its muted, warm nude brownish pink color. The packaging is minimalist and compact, meaning I can carry it in my small crossbody bag as well as in my jean’s pocket. It goes on creamy, settles down to a satin-matte finish and does not fade away unevenly after 6 hours of wear. It would be my first pick for formal interviews and conducts, passport photographs and casual days spent with families. It blends in easily, but enhances my look in a natural manner. This is the best nude pink lipstick for warm skin undertone, and gets a star on its forehead each time from me.
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What is your skin undertone, and what are your favored lipsticks? Do let me know in the comments section below. 🙂 Until next time, see you.