Beauty Secrets: - How to Choose And Apply Lipstick For The Perfect Look
by Zornitsa Ivanova
Lipstick is one of women's little beauty secrets. Just a little smudge of the right color on your lips can change your face and your entire look. These four secrets will help you learn more about how to choose the ideal lipstick and how to apply it for a killer look.
1. The color.When choosing lipstick, aim to match your own coloring, not the color of your outfit. Cooler tones (purple and red-purple) are best for fairer skin, while warm colors (red and orange) match darker skin better. Shades of lipstick that look good on most people are gentle pink or nude mixed with gold or bronze.
2. The type. The wetter the texture of the lipstick, the shorter the time it will last. On the other hand, you don't have to be too careful when applying gloss because you can fix any mistakes quickly. So, gloss and sheer lipstick are better to use during the day, when you are in a rush. Be careful not to go overboard with the shimmer, though - it is more appropriate for a night out than for the office. Save the matte and stain lipstick for the evening, when you have more time for your make-up.
3. The occasion. When choosing your lipstick color, consider the time of day. Opt for creamy shades during the day - more pink and less red. For an evening occasion, you can be bolder and choose fuchsia (if you have fair skin) or brick red (if you have olive skin).
4. The application. First, outline the edges of your lips with a liner in your natural lip color, not in the shade of your lipstick. After outlining, use the liner to gently fill the entire lip. Second, use a lip brush to apply your lipstick - start at the center of your lip and color outward. When you are finished, blot your lips with a tissue. Last, outline the outside of your lips with a little concealer, to prevent the color from bleeding.
Whether you are on your way to the office, the store, or a dinner out, remember to "dress up" your lips with your shade and type of lipstick and let your confidence soar.
Zori Ivanova is the Editor-in-Chief of the blog Balanced Life For Women. The blog is dedicated to helping busy women find more personal time and make the most of it. For more beauty secrets, wellness tips and women's lifestyle, please visit http://balancedlifeforwomen.com