You see a lipgloss that looks like this …
…and what’s your immediate reaction:
1. Sheila is off her rocker.
2. It’s not Halloween yet.
3. Um, NO.
The truth is that green lipgloss is not as scary as it might appear! This particular green lipgloss is MAC’s Lustreglass in Spring Bean. Yes, it does still look green when sampled on my hand, as seen here …
But when combined with the natural undertones of your lips … it’s like liquid honey, as a former coworker of mine used to say. It all goes back to the same color theory from the post about covering blemishes.
Here’s the green lipgloss as I most prefer to wear it, with a neutral lipliner underneath as a base. In this photo, I’ve used MAC’s Stripdown as the lipliner.
A bit of green lipgloss, and now you have a gorgeous neutral lip … and you can’t see a trace of the green!
Now, what happens when you layer the green over another shade of lipcolor, say a red? In this case, it’s the most perfect red I’ve ever tried on myself – NYX Cosmetics’ Electra lipstick* (i.e. the best red I’ve ever worn!) lined with MAC’s Mahogany lip liner.
Before green lipgloss:
After green lipgloss:
And there you have it … a gorgeous kick to your red lips.
The moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to try colors that are not conventional! I’ve also found that lavender and purple lipglosses add a gorgeous rosy tone to the lips, but that’s another post for another day!
Have you ever tried unconventional colors?