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Breaking Down Beauty: Let’s Talk Lips!

By Sheila Arkee

Eyeshadow is definitely one of my focus points, but I do make an effort to make sure I have a coordinating color on my lips everyday. Here’s what I’ve been doing lately – along with a couple of lip enhancing tricks to make your pout really stand out.

Nudes are typically the colors I go for, and recently I’ve been wearing MAC’s Fresh Brew quite often. It’s a light caramel color and tends to go with pretty much anything I have on my eyes and cheeks.

Along with Fresh Brew, here are the other products I used on my lips – MAC’s Tan pigment for shimmer, MAC’s Fascinating kohl to highlight, and MAC’s Stone lipliner.


Lip Tip #1: Highlight!

To give your lips a little subtle something extra, line the edge of your cupid’s bow with a white liner. You could also use a bit of eyeshadow or highlighting cream for this purpose.

Blend well, and you’ll find that this gives your lips nice dimension.

Lip Tip #2: Conceal where needed.

One of the most common areas for women to have discoloration is right above the upper lip. Hormones and sun damage are bound to happen, but a bit of concealer will always help. Since the discoloration tends to be brown, counteract with a pink-toned concealer. For a point of reference, I use MAC’s NW25.

Lip Tip #3: Shine on!

To give my lips a little shimmer without going overboard with the gloss, I’ve been using a little shadow on top, a trick I picked up from Kate in one of her tutorial videos.

What colors have you been wearing on your lips lately?

  • http://cosmeticsaficionado.blogspot.com Leticia

    I have been busy this week, so it’s just been tinted balms.

  • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

    I’ll have to try the shadow on the bottom lip thing, though I’ll probably have to carry a bit of the shadow around with me since lip products last all of 3 seconds on me XD

    I’ve actually been stepping out of my comfort zone this week and wearing a lot of lipstick! I own a ridiculous amount of lipstick considering I hardly wear it, so I’ve worn Revlon’s Pink Pout, MAC Pink Nouveau and Rimmel’s Coral in Gold this week :)

  • admin

    Silhouette – good for you! I have the same affliction – a ridiculous amount of lipstick and diproportionate wearing time. :)

  • http://coloreddove.blogspot.com Meta

    I never wear lip products and i wish i didd. I just always think they look so ridiculous on me. Even plain glosses. I try to put something on when I remember but it’s just not something I worry about. I need to start using all my glosses and such!

  • Erica

    My current lip obsession is lip stain with a glitter gloss over it. Lip stain is soo awesome!!! Just remember to scrub your lips smooth and bare before applying. Personally if I don’t my lips peel throughout the day and I’ll end up with patches missing color, ew.