Friday, May 2, 2008

Lipsticks And Their Shades

  • Ensure your lips are soft and supple by smoothing over moisturizer before you start.
  • Prime your lips by smoothing them with foundation, using a make-up sponge so you reach every tiny crevice on the surface.
  • Dust over the top of the foundation with a light dusting of your usual face powder, to help your lipstick stay for longer
  • Atleast once a week, smooth on some petroleum jelly and let it soak in and set for five minutes. Then, taking a toothbrush covered in warm water, brush your lips gently. This will work as a spa for your smile, making the end of dry and dead skin.
  • Rest your elbow on a firm surface and carefully draw an outline using a lip pencil, that it does-drag your .Make sure that you warm it slightly in your palm.
  • Starting from the upper lip,draw a neat outline and then repeatedly draw a neat outline on your lower lip. Finish by completing the edges of the outline to your upper lip.Use a lip brush to fill in the outline with lipstick, ensuring you reach into every tiny crevice on the surface.
  • Open your mouth to brush the color into the corners of your lips. You'll help your lipstick last longer if you blot over the surface with a tissue. It'll also give an attractive, semi- matte finish to your lips.
  • The upper lip generally appears thinner than the bottom one. As the bottom lip is your point of reference to balance out the contour of both lips, outlining the upper lip is must. The golden rule when penciling out the upper lip is that the width of the bottom lip should equal in proportion the width of the upper lip, from the pointed side of the cupid bow to the centre slit of the mouth.
  • Which Lipstick is being used it should be of branded company otherwise your lips can suffer.
  • Uses a lip brush and enjoys different shades of lipsticks.
  • Never use a test lipstick on your lips. It's just plain unhygienic. Instead of this, test lipstick shades on your fingertips. It's a closer fit to your lips than the back of your hand.
  • Use liner on your lips as a base. Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with the liner first. If you're using light lipstick, try a nude liner. Then slick your lipstick on top. Never use a dark liner with light lipstick.
  • Defined lips are great, but make sure the liner matches the lipstick or gloss. Dark liner and light lips is tacky.
  • Keep lipstick off your teeth with this trick. After applying lipstick, take your forefingure and pop it in your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come off on your finger rather than your teeth.
  • Lipstick can act as a crimson. But never use crimson as a lipstick.
  • The older you are, the 'creamier' your lips should look. Women over 50 should avoid matte or a gloss and stick with a creamy lipstick.
  • Don't throw out a bad color lipstick. Beauty editors know you can create a great lipcolor by coalescing lipsticks you don't like.
  • You can also color in lips with a darker liner before applying a lipstick that's too bright. For chubby lips, apply liner just outside your instinctive lipline.
  • Splash a bit of gloss in the middle of your bottom lip. Keep lip gloss on longer with liner. Lip gloss is ill-famed for wearing off fast, but if you fill in lips first with the liner, the gloss has something to stick to. cure- don't throw out -- a broken lipstick.
  • If your lipstick breaks off, simply take off the broken portion with a tissue, then slowly beckon a lit match under the broken piece of lipstick. When it's melted a bit, put it back on the base, pivot it down and put it in the fridge -- uncovered -- for 30 minutes.
  • Avoid orange or brown shades, including colour averaging a deep pink. They tend to make teeth appear yellow.
  • Disguise yellowed teeth. To downplay a yellow cast to teeth, try lipsticks with a blueish undertone. Shades that work include plums, pinks, vinos and purplish. Keep lipstick off glass. With discretion biff your lips before taking a sip from a glass. It works!
  • Experiment with blending lipsticks and glosses. Real lipstick buffs create their own lipstick shades by combining different color and even formulations. You can start with a lusterlessness lipstick, follow with a bright shade and ceiling it off with a colored gloss.
  • Lip liner is to apply first – however it is much more effective as a follower to the main color, and will help you to avoid that despicable line residue.
  • Press your lips together and you get a faker albuminoid boost that will make your mouth more beguiling and full of life.
  • A unique trick in the quest for a refurbished smile is often found in a little creativity. Don't be afraid to mix your glosses and lipsticks, creating a color it will look creative.
  • Applying little creativeness in mixing the shades you will be sitting jolly with your creation raising your look and bringing you enviable style.
  • Lipstick plays an important role do apply it directly from the tube. Using a lip brush or other tool to apply will help you to have color longevity, in turn, extending the life of your sexy lips.
  • Using a lip liner one shade darker than your general lip color will help your mouth to stand out and give you aelusive, yet dramatic enhancement to your makeup. Dark lipstick will help you to look marvelous. Be sure to smear to avert overkill. There is a fine line between beautiful and tacky when it comes to dark lip colors, so be carefull! However, if you do it right, you will look captivating.
  • A final tip for lips is to remember to always keep your favorite gloss and ointment on hand. Compulsive lip lickers will tell you that your lips will dry out quickly if you are perpetually licking away.
  • Using a medicated ointment or gloss regularly throughout the day will help to protect your lips and keep them going strong.
  • However, many women avoid harsh tactics and instead are enjoying the results of plumpers and traditional lip colors.
  • Sheer lipsticks allow your own lip color to shine through and are there fore more universal than more opaque lipsticks and less likely to overwhelm your features.
  • Sheer formulas have the added bonus of being very moisturizing and lightweight.
  • Cream lipsticks are the happy medium when it comes to lipstick - they're moist, but they wear longer than sheer lipsticks.
  • Shimmer lipsticks are very long wearing, but are not everyone's cup of tea. Unlike shimmery eye shadow or blush, a shimmer lipstick can be flattering at any age. Their light reflecting quality has the added bonus of making the lips look fuller. The downside is that shimmer formulas look terrible on dry, chapped lips.
  • Matte lipsticks are the longest wearing formulas. They are a good choice if you are trying to make a bold statement with your lip color. The downside of matte formulas is that they are extremely drying, so should not be worn by anyone with dry, chapped lips.
  • Your lips are the one area of your face where you can really play with color.
  • Use deep, rich colors in the winter (burgundy, chocolate, plum, reds), lighter.
  • More pastel tones in the spring (pinks, lavenders).
  • Any color in a sheer or glossy formula for summer and warm earth tones for autumn (brown-based mauves, nudes, warm golden reds).
Few Color Guidelines
  • If you are super fair, a little color goes a long way. Stick to nudes, beige tones, light corals, light pinks.
  • If your complexion is medium colored, try a brown-based mauve, sheer berry or spicy brown lipstick.
  • If your complexion is whitish, you will look great in red, especially) reds with golden undertones (rather than blue). Pink shimmer also looks great.
  • If your complexion is darker colors look best in rich, deep shades Dark burgundy, chocolate, plum in any formula.
  • These are just guidelines. You should select lipstick in any formula or color that makes you happy. Lipstick is, after all, a temporary fix. You can always wipe it off and try that new, hopefully perfect shade.

Lipstick fixer:

First apply a thin layer of lipstick. Then, scoop out a blusher (or eye shadow in a matching shade) with a cotton bud or a lipstick brush before applying it on the lips. Apply a second layer of your lippy and you are ready.

Lipstick Sealer
For the lipstick to stay you can apply lipstick sealer as it seal and holds lipstick. After putting on lipstick simply brush it lightly all over the lipstick and keep lips apart until dry. The lipstick will last longer. Always remember that what ever the shape A rounded cupid gives a fuller more sensual smile while a pointed angular one signs a more assertive outgoing personality.
After exfoliating, consider using lip liner to accentuate your mouth after applying your lipstick.

MAC Lipstick

  • Britiny spears and other celebrities support the Viva Glam Lipstick. These lipsticks were first introduced in 1994, and they are still extremely popular.
  • Viva Glam is the original. This is an intense bluish-brown matte red.
  • Viva Glam II is a muted pinkish brown shade. It has a satin finish with a subtle hint of shimmer.
  • Viva Glam III is a muted brownish plum lipstick with a matte finish.
  • Viva Glam IV has a mid-tone pink color with a subtle gold shimmer. It was introduced in 2002.
  • Viva Glam V this is a neutral pearl-pink lipstick has been flying off shelves ever since.
  • Viva Glam VI is the latest and this is warm terracotta plum shade has a subtle pearl shine that looks good on almost everyone.

Lipstick Collections
MAC offers a wide and diverse collection of lipsticks to suit your every need.

  • Lipstick Collections.
  • Type of Lipstick .
  • Significant Qualities.

  • Raquel Welch Lipstick
    Has a glossy black casing with the collection’s signature tiger print pattern on the cover. This line offers six gorgeous shades, from mid-tone berry pink, to a creamy light coral, to neutral yellow-toned beige; this line has something for everyone.
  • MAC Couture Lipstick
    Worthy of the title couture, this MAC lipstick comes with unique packaging while the lipstick itself is luxurious, and ultra-creamy. This lipstick also provides medium to full coverage, with an intense shine. This line also comes in three shades:
  • House of Style: pearl rose pink.
  • Couture: plum mauve with a reflective pink pearl sheen.
  • Influential: darkened gold pearl peach.
  • Lipstick
    Simply named Lipstick, this is the original. This lipstick stands out with over a hundred shades of satin, matte, and gloss finishes.
  • Lip Varnish
    This is a liquid lip color that is full of high-gloss shine. It leaves a wet shine finish in a rich vibrant color. Lightweight and non-sticky.
  • Lacquer
    Packed with color and a high veneer gloss, it comes in eight colors; all that deliver the color you want and the shine you crave.
  • Pro LongWear Lipcolor
    This lipstick is applied in two steps. First, apply the specially formulated base coat. Next, flip the stick and apply the clear gloss. This lipstick is smudge, run, transfer, and feather proof.
  • Pro LongWear Lustre Lipcolor
    This is also a two step process, but it’s worth it for the lightweight color and mirror shine. This lipstick has sheer to medium coverage with a rich, moisturizing finish. Also transfer, feather, smudge proof. Over fifteen shades are available.

Pro LongWear Gloss Coat
Use this on top of your Pro LongWear Lipcolor to create a long-lasting application of color and shine. Available in Pearlizer, Crystalizer, Pink Iridesce and Mirror.

Putting It All Together
MAC is one of those rare companies that provide exceptional products while still retaining the very virtues it was founded on.

  • MAC lipsticks are some of the best in the world.
  • They provide comfortable, long-wearing, feather-light coverage in over one hundred shades.
  • Not only can you choose from this plethora of colors, but you can also choose the exact coverage you need.
  • Whether you desire high shine, matte, cream, or satin, MAC has the lipstick for you
Red Lipstick
  • Applying lipstick can truly be an art form. When you are working with red lipstick, the application is particularly important.
  • Red is a strong color and when applied to your face it will draw the eye to that spot. When everyone is looking at your lips, you want to be sure everything is in its proper place.
  • Start with a lip liner that closely matches your natural lip color – not the color of your lipstick.
  • If the liner color is too dark it will look harsh; your liner is merely a base to hold the color on your lips. Line the lips first and then fill them in with the lip liner.
  • Apply the lipstick next, ideally with a lip brush for a more accurate even surface. Then, blot the lips and cover with face powder. This will help the color to last longer. Reapply the lipstick and then blot again.
  • Lastly, check the look in the mirror with a big smile!
  • To prevent your lipstick from bleeding – a horrendous affect with red lipstick – place your face powder around the lips after applying your lip color. For additional protection, apply the powder with an extra lip brush to ensure that it holds into the little winkles around the lips.

The Looks of Red
There is certainly a time and place for red lipstick.

Expanding Your Lip Line

  • Red is a particularly good color choice for lining outside of your natural lip line.
  • Simply line with the lip liner pencil in a natural lip color around the outside of the normal edge of your lips and fill in with the red lip color.
  • The brightness of the red will cause your lips to comfortably look larger and fill in the additional area you have drawn.
  • Add red lipstick for the right about of contrast to your lips and face. Just make sure that the darker lips are matched with makeup around the eyes to balance out your face.
  • Nothing with freshen up your face and appearance quicker than a smudge of red lip color – even rub a small amount into your cheeks to wake up your face.
  • Add some long eye lashes and shimmer eye shadow to your red lipstick and off you go. For that extra touch, create a beauty mark just above your lips with a spot of black eyeliner.
  • A strong red is best for olive skin, while the medium tone Caucasian woman should wear a more delicate red color.

Tips for Red Lipstick

  • Cream or matte lip color is best for a strong red shade.
  • A true red is better bought straight from the store instead of trying to mix your own.
  • Darker shades are suitable on larger lips as the deep reds have a tendency to make lips look thinner.
  • Red lipstick is optimum for a younger woman, but not too young. The bright red color is too dramatic for teens and tends to make an older women look more aged.
  • When mixing your own lip colors, use red as an addition to brighten up your combination. Just add in small amounts.
  • If red is your favorite lipstick but it doesn’t work with your skin type, tone it down with a neutral color and create your own personalized lip covering.
  • Add a little shimmer to your red lipstick to combat the tendency that red has to make your lips look smaller.
  • Even if red lip color is definitely not your shade, keep a small tube around to seal your love notes with a kiss of red.

Types of Lipstick Lip color comes in many forms. Among them are:

  • Lip Liner - Available in pencils and automatic applicators, used to define lips. It also helps in improving lipstick's staying power and preventing "bleeding", particularly with older women.
  • Lipstick - The main component in lip color, used to shade the majority of the lip surface. May be frosted, glossy, or matte; available in thousands of shades.
  • Lip Gloss - A shiny lip covering, either colored, frosted, or clear. Gloss may be applied alone or to add shine to traditional lip color.

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