Hi there my Lovelies!
It’s been awhile since I made a lipstick related post and I missed it very much. As I rummage to my make up kit, two nude lipstick has been ignored much. I love nudes, but the problem is Nudes doesn’t seem to like me. As much as I want to make it a staple like of the others, I alwyas end looking so washed out. It could also be a matter of pairing though, I know. Should I wear a Nude lipstick, my eyes should hold attention. But could I think of anything that would make these lipstick more of use rather than on an ocassional basis? I thought of two: Coral and Gradient.
Making your nude on a coral hue concept was of Joy from Style with Joy. If my memory serves me right, I was hooked with her idea of making coral hues from layering orange with nude. On that point, my mindset was to make my orange lipstick be of action again since it’s been long sitting in my drawer. Now, I could make use of the two. I use my Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Mauvey and CMX Lipstick in Mandarin Maiden also a matte finish. I put a lip balm first before applying the two for it’ll tend to dehydrate my lips.
Next is the Gradient Lips or just-bitten lips which has been a trend in Korea since last year. The natural look it gives has made a huge following though some might find this a litte “lacking” to the feel because you don’t totally cover your lips with lipstick. There are at least three that I know to achieve the Gradient Lip or ombre/bitten lips. Again, my orange lipstick could be of work to this and a lip tint. Apply the lipstick first then apply the lip tint at the inner part of your lips. Carefully open and close your lips for the color to blend.
Korean Make up has this Lip product that has a smudger on the other end to smudge the outer part of your lips leaving the inner part more intensified for that gradient effect. Or you could simply use a lip tint and apply in the inner part of your lips.
For my Gradient lips what I used is the third kind wherein you got to apply your nude lipstick first then carefully dab the inner part with a bright or bold lipstick and again carefully open, close lips for blending. For my nude listick, I used my M&Co. Eur Color in Biscuitand Loreal Color Intense in Intense Fuschia
Have you tried layering? How do you glam up your lippies? I would love to know yours.