It’s always been a love\hate relationship that I have with my nudes. At times they look oh so lovely on my arms but seldom on my lips. I guess I haven’t succeeded yet in finding my true match. But that didn’t stop me on acquiring more. Let’s just say “practice makes perfect” best applies here or should I say ” the more the merrier”?
So I ended up with a collection in search for the one.
I’ve always love the drama neutrals give. Some might give you youthfulness or look of naivety. Then there are some who makes you look fierce and bold like “speaking to my soul” eyes. The mystery that pulls out the sexy in you. That’s why even if I find a tube giving me a ghostly figure on the mirror, I just set it aside. No tossing to the other bags\drawer stuff. They just sit there, until I could find my life drama that I could pull them off.
With my warm skin tone , I find nudes with a hint of pink wearable. As the profesh said, it has to look alive or you have to look breathing on nudes kind of lipstick not gasping for air. And the following are the ones that gave me daisies in the summertime. *wink*
And then you want to flaunt your eyes. I believe that aside from my lips, my eyes were a gift. If making my selfie with that nude lippie going on as my default lock screen on my phone as my narcissist proof, I don’t know what any adulation could fit. If only I could master my moods and have a perfect blending ability on steady with my eye shadows, I don’t think there would be a problem. But I guess those bipolar moods could be of handy not a liability. It just fills that spot at the right time. Something that you wouldn’t feel monotonous. And here are my picks.
To date, I recently purchased another batch of mauvey nudes or maybe not until I find my “the one”. How about you? Show me your NUDES?
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.