Lips are one of the last areas where you apply make-up because it is the last feature that can make or break your overall look – especially if you’re going for a soft, natural effect. Stylist Jennifer Carlson gives us some lipstick tips and takes us through the do’s and don’ts.
Pink, peach, nude and soft browns suit soft/neutral looks. However, you need to be wary of your skin tone, especially when it comes to red lipstick.
Here is a list of some colours that suit…
Pale skin tones – peachy nude-coloured glosses. Red lipstick is your bold colour for a night out. Also be wary of dark chocolate and burgundy tones.
Light skin tones – flesh tones and bronze. Try to avoid purple.
Olive skin tones – peach, but also be wary of purple.
Dark skin tones – coral is an excellent bold colour. As for other colours, choose one that suits your mood.
Your lip liner doesn’t have to match the lipstick and you don’t need to have that line to begin with.
“What you do is get a cotton bud and you smudge the lip liner. It just needs to match your lip colour,” Jennifer says.
Rule for eyes and lips
The general rule is to have a contrast. Stronger eye make-up requires a softer-coloured lip, but for darker lips go for soft eye make-up.