Fashion & Beauty

Different Shade of Frankie

Lipstick,lipstick,lipstick……I just don’t get it when certain ladies say “lipstick don’t suit me”. How can it not suit you, it all depends on the shade. That’s the key with everything or even certain fashion trends. You need to make it your own. You just can’t wear a certain shade because all the girls are wearing it, it’s important that you know what suits you as an individual.

For the past couple of months, red lipstick has become very popular. Believe it or not, anyone can wear red lipstick; the only thing is finding the right shade to match your complexion. Lipstick can really make you if you pick the right colour or break you if it’s wrong.

I’m very daring when it comes to lipstick, I like to experiment and I’m up for new shades and different textures. Lipsticks always complete your look, so I ensure that I have different shades to complete my different looks. My recent purchase was from Mac and it’s called “cyber”, this shade is very dark plum bordering black. I know you’re all thinking ewwwww but I love it. I noticed that it was very dark so I decided to tone it down with a lighter shade in the middle of my lips…and it was perfect.

With lipstick, always try on different shades to find what suits you and most importantly what you’re comfortable with!!! Have a look at my pictures to see the different shades of lipsticks that I wear…they are all purchased from MAC.

Lipstick may look easy to apply, but when it comes down to making your lips look fab,this take a little bit of know how. Before you roll your lipstick up out of the tube and lay it on those lips, take a look at these tips on wearing lipstick:

Tip #1: How do I Choose a Lipstick Shade?

Choose your lipstick colors based on your own skin tone. Anyone with darker skin tones will look fantastic in deeper reds, wine tones and plum colors. Light brown and beige colors with either a pink or orange undertone will look great with lighter skin. Olive skin tones will benefit from any light browns, raisin colors and rune red shades.

Those with a warmer skin tone should choose more orange-based lipstick shades. Those with cooler skin tones should go for lipstick colors that have a blue undertone.

Nude and neutral shades of lipstick work great during the day. More dramatic shades of lipstick can be worn at night.

Your lipstick does not need to match the color of the clothing you’re wearing!

Tip #2: How can I get my Lipstick to Stay On?

Many lipstick brands promise that their lipstick shades will “stay on” or are long lasting, but this isn’t always the case. To really get your lipstick to stay on, try any of these tips:

  • Before applying your lipstick, put foundation on top of your lips. This will help set your lipstick once you apply it.
  • Buy a lip sealing product. After you apply your lipstick, put the sealer on top. Your lipstick should last up to 12 hours

Tip #3: How can I get my Lipstick to Stop Bleeding Outside of my Lip Line?

Nothing may be less attractive than having lipstick bleeding outside of your lip line. To get your lipstick to stay put, follow these steps below:

1. Apply foundation to your lips and, after allowing it to dry, dust on a light translucent powder
2. Line your lips with either a nude shade of lip liner or a color that is similar to your lipstick shade
3. Color your lips in with either a lipstick brush or the lipstick itself (lipstick brushes allow you to more precisely fill in your lipstick color)
4. After a few minutes have passed, dust more translucent powder of your lips to let it set

If you do need to touch up your lipstick throughout the day, be sure to completely remove the lip color and follow up with a reapplication of foundation, powder, lip liner and lipstick