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Green Lipgloss: Don’t Be Scared

By Sheila

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?

*Product provided by PR for consideration.
  • http://thevinylwordandothermusings.blogspot.com Deb

    I have the yellow gloss from MAC’s Style Warrior collection (I can’t remember the name offhand). It certainly doesn’t tint my lips yellow. It adds a nice shine with a hint of gold shimmer.

  • http://liptontee.blogspot.com Tee

    I’ve never tried a bright colored gloss like this but after seeing you with it, it makes me want to wear it one day.

  • http://www.rubysbeauty.com Lisa

    I just purchased a few days ago two of the new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipglosses, in Peach Petal and Lilac Pastelle. I love the peach one, my lips are really pigmented, and with that on, it tones them down to the perfect pale pink. I have only tried the lilac one once, and need to get used to it I think. :)

  • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

    I’ve been wanting this for ages, but I dont think it’s sold in Australia anymore :(

  • Jamie

    Awesome. Because of your post, I’m gonna try yellow and green glosses. I notice a lot of Asian’s wear yellow and it seems to add a neutral yet peach enhancing lip sheen.

    By the way, that’s an awesome red you’re wearing. I’m gonna look for that color too.

  • Rexcatz

    I have that one too, and I also like the golden shimmer and shine it gives my lips.

  • Rexcatz

    Depending on the green and how much pink is in your lips it can give a lovely brownish tint to the lips. Complimentary colors and all that.