Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Winter 2012 Trendy Lipstick Round Up
1.) Bright Red
The holidays are the perfect time to bring out this festive color. A bright red pout is just enough to add punch to an outfit without going overboard with color. This season, a popping vibrant red is all the rage. Pair it will flawless skin and a couple of coats of dramatic black mascara and you’re ready for a night out of town.
Our favorite reds include the classic Ruby Woo by MAC for those with bluish undertones. If you want a warmer shade, try Lady Danger a bright red with tinges of orange. Shu Uemura’s limited edition Shu Shu Red from its Karl Lagerfeld collaboration is worth a try too.
2.) Vampy Blackened Purple
If you’re looking for Goth glam, without the Halloween vibe, a blackened purple shade lends just enough sophistication and drama to your look. This shade looks best with pale dewy skin and shimmery eyes. Ship the eyeliner though and keep the rest of the face minimalist so that the focus will be on your dark lips.
Check out MAC’s Rebel or Smoked Purple for a dramatic finish. The new MAC x Azealia Banks limited edition lippie in Yung Rapunxel is a great shade too. A good drugstore find would be Revlon’s Black Cherry, which offers great pigment with a fraction of the cost. If you prefer your lips shiny instead of matte, opt for YSL’s PUR Black lip-gloss.
Orange has been a color often ignored when it comes to traditional lippies. This year orange came back with a vengeance, with most make up brands releasing an orange hue to be part of its permanent collection. This Popsicle tinged color has a whimsical vibe that is reminiscent of childhood days yet it still exudes an eclectic vibe that makes it irresistible.
Bobbi Brown’s Jenna is a creamy matte orange that’s vibrant without looking gaudy. It’s a great shade to rock everyday too. Dior’s iconic Addict lipstick range has Lucky 536, another flattering orange. If you're not looking to invest in pricey cosmetics, Revlon’s Moon Drops is a great dupe orange that has gained a following too.
4.) Shimmery Nude
While most women shy away from nude, because it has a tendency to wash out, a shimmery shade is a great option if you want to rock smoky eyes. The trick in finding a great nude is to match it with the color on the insides of your lip because this is a fail-safe way to see which color is most flattering on your complexion.
NARS by renowned make-up artist Francois Nars has a couple of shimmery nudes, namely Viva Las Vegas and Promiscuous. Illamasqua, a brand known for its vibrant nail polishes has great longwearing lippies as well. Check out Melt, for a shimmery golden nude that will suit most golden complexions perfectly.
Posted by Samantha Shoemaker at 8:43 PM