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Hello all and welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Skincare with Anne.
This newsletter is a summation of the live I did on my page on April 3, 2019.
Lipstick can take a look from the workplace to evening almost immediately. With just a few easy swipes, you can change up your look completely.
One of the focal points of a woman’s face is her lips. Lips play an
integral part of portraying who you are and your mood of the moment. I refer to Lipstick as: Lipstick is to a woman : shined shoes on a man.
In other words, lips are important and it is important they get the attention they deserve. Just as your face has a treatment regimen, so do your lips: Exfoliate, Moisturize and Protect.
Do your research — sounds funny? Yes, do your research…. Be careful to choose the right lipstick with the same care and concern that you give to your foundation.
One Word -
ChooseBased on Undertone
There are two types of undertones: pink and cool or yellow and warm. The vein test is the simplest way to determine your skin’s undertone.
Look at the veins that you can see on the inside of your wrist. Do they look blue or green?
People with blue veins have a pink undertone, while veins appearing green means that your undertone is yellow.
Every shade of lipstick has an undertone, which is why the same shade of red or pink that looked great on your friend may not or will not look great on you. You just have to find a shade with the undertone that matches your skin.
People with cool undertones generally look great in blues and greys, while people . with warm undertones tend to wear more greens, pinks, and cream-colored garments.
Choosing Based on Finish
Once you’ve figured out which shades of lipstick work best for you and your undertone, the next step is to select the FINISH.
There are a variety of different formulas and finishes which influence the final look of your lipstick. The way your lipstick is formulated also affects how it is applied and how long you can reasonably expect it to last.
The most popular types of finishes are:
While most of the lipstick sold fits into these three categories, there are some
lipsticks which have different finishes, including
- high-shine; and
The most common type of lipstick is cream. It is smooth and is super hydrating. Cream lipsticks have a tendency to bleed or feather especially if you have lots of fine lines around your mouth. Use a matching or clear lip liner to lock in color.
Satin lipstick is the second most popular finish. It is long-wearing and provides more staying power than cream lipstick, thus gives a gentle shine.
Matte lipstick is a little bit more difficult to wear since as it tends to be drying. It does last for longer period of time as compared to cream and satin, so it’s an ideal finish for an all-day event or time when you need your lips to be flawless from morning to night.
Choosing Based on Longevity
Lipstick fans can choose from various formulas including liquid lipstick, lip stains, and lip glosses. All these different formulas affect the way that you can build and layer color and will also affect how it wears throughout the day.
Gel stains layer extremely well — so you can swipe on additional coats to boost your color and give lots of vibrant color.
Layering is another form of prolonging the longevity of your lipstick. You can choose to begin with a stain and then add a cream or a coat or lip gloss. Another way to layer your lips is to completely fill your lips with a lip pencil (lip liner) and then layer on the lipstick or gloss as desired. A word of caution - use a lipstick that is close to the shade of the liner so that should your color begin to fade, it will be near the original application.
Until next time choose to
Look Fabulous…. Feel Beautiful… Be Confident