Neutral lips are always chic, but if you can find a bright hue that doesn’t upstage the rest of your features, it can be fun to have a pop of color on your mouth as you minister — especially for social events. Bright lipstick is a statement and one to which you must fully commit! Like MARRIAGE! Remember the guideline: one bold feature at a time. So if you are doing a dramatic eye, keep the lips fairly neutral. If you’re doing a bold lip, keep the rest of your face clean and simple. Remember that bold lippy will look messy and crazy if not applied carefully. It will also highlight flaws in your skin, dark circles and bloodshot eyes, so be aware of that and paint up accordingly.
No one wants to be thinking about reapply their lipstick all the time, so I have thoughtfully purchased and tried some long-wearing formulas so that I might recommend the best to you, mon pigeons!
Here I am, all set for a fundraiser at our local museum and then a legislative action event. It’s absolutely freezing and pouring rain out, so I’m dressed warmly and simply. If it wasn’t raining I would have been wearing something much more interesting, and a skirt instead of pants. Whatever, Mother Nature, you’re a nasty broad right now.
I really can’t wear red lipsticks — they age me and highlight my jowls, so I like stick with more corally colors. This formula is very light and slips on very easily, so apply carefully (and I recommend a lip liner to help avoid Crazy Bette Davis As Baby June Lips). It doesn’t dry out your lips and actually doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything. It has pretty good staying power. I am wearing Tryst.
Vice Liquid Lipstick Comfort Matte
And here I’m wearing the same formula in Trivial:
I have topped the long-wearing lippy, which is very bright, with a lipstick by Soap & Glory called Sexy Mother Pucker in Rosy Chic to tone it down a bit.
Another long-staying lippy whose color I love but which dries out my lips terribly is a very affordable line called ColourPop.
I wore the shade Clueless almost every day this winter.
I think this color could look a little muddy and dead on many complexions, but they have a nice variety of shades to choose from.
Melted Liquid Lipstick by Too Faced is really pretty but definitely not for beginners because it comes in a tube and has an applicator that makes the color a little bit challenging to apply accurately. The colors are highly pigmented and stay on quite well without drying. This is more of a vanity splurge because the packaging is just so cute!I have Peony and a special edition called Melted Chocolate. That color Velvet looks amazing. Someone get that and send me a photo of yourself!
And now off to scrounge up some dinner before tonight’s shindigs. MWAH!