How to makeup perfect nude lips
This season, (and every season, for that matter!) nude lips are an essential makeup must have for any lip shape or size. Whether you want to mix with a smokey eye, long lashes and killer dress for a party, or wear for the office or lunch with the girls, this lip colour suits everyone and every occasion. And getting it right can be easy, with the right preparation and the right products and shades in your bag.
The key to nailing this all-rounder look, is the condition of your lips. If the weather, your diet, air conditioning or heating has caused chapping, dryness or dullness, try applying a balm or lipsalve before bed and letting it soak in overnight. When you wake up, buff both top and bottom lip with a dry toothbrush, just enough to boost blood circulation and remove any dull, dry skin. Obviously, don’t brush too hard to cause damage or pain… just enough to give a little lift and wake up. Now – you’re ready to apply your colour of choice!
Some people like to have a balm or base underneath any colour, to keep moisture locked in. However, with a sumptuous lipstick such as Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-stick, it is super moisturising by nature and you can skip any pre-lipstick-application steps in your makeup routine. Our favourite for this trend is Nude Lavallière. It is a lovely shade and long lasting, as well as being very caring for any skin and lip type.
For a classic, “go-to”, subtle shade for everyday wear, try Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Lettre. It’s long lasting in colour as well as offering moisturising hydration. As you’d expect, it comes in a super beautiful and Chanel classic tube. This lipstick is, again, as you’d expect from Chanel, simply divine to apply and will be fabulous in any beauty lover’s stash.
Clinique’s playful shade to look out for, is their High Impact Lip Colour in Nearly Violet. There are loads of other shades to choose from, all of which would sit well within the “nude” bracket, but this is our favourite! It’s gorgeous to apply and looks stunning in its Clinique mirror tube. To top it off, it is long lasting and leaves lips in a conditioned and cared-for state, and (as the name promises) is a High Impact shade for all seasons and occasions.
This is craze to splash out on a fabulous quality lipstick as, unlike some of the more high maintenance colours (Marilyn red, anyone?), you can get away with not buying an accompanying lip liner to edge the colour. With these gorgeous shades, all you need to do is apply. Low maintenance, high impact – perfect, right? Check out the above lipsticks and others available now, at perfumesclub.co.uk