Attractive lips are not the ones who got from mother-nature the shape, color and perfect size. Some tricks about how to nourish them and how to mark them out better guarantees you lips that will make even Angelina Jolie jealous.
Don’t cast yourself to any color just because is in trend. On you may not look so great. Don’t test the lipstick color only on the back of your palm. On the lips surely it will look different. Try to consider you skin color, shape’s lips or combination of colors from your wardrobe to make the perfect choice.
What’s you skin gotta say?
Depends on your skin color look what lipstick color is best for you.
- Peachy shades, coral, pink rose are perfect for those with very white skin. Test Color Perfection from Max Factor, Citrus shade.
- For those with bright skin I suggest rosy or neutral shades: beige or light brown. Try Ultra Color Rich from Avon, in Sparkling Warm Rose shade.
- Choose gold or brown, because choosing extremes (dark or light lipsticks) is the best solution for olive skin. Try Ultra Color Rich Mousse from Avon, in Cappuccino shade.
- If you have a dark skin, the perfect shades for you are dark purple, plum or any shade resembling forest fruits colors.
Follow the shape of your lips!
Your lips don’t have the dreamed shape? Don’t rush to try collagen injections, appeal to a trick: use the lipstick color and you’ll see quickly the change.
Thin lips: Light purple and plum shades, are ideal, because they make the lips more full and sensual.
Thick lips: Looks better if you apply a creamy or matted lipstick in neutral colors, which are not in contrast with skin color.
Unequal lips: If you have asymmetric lips, avoid dark colors and use beige shades or light pink glosses.
Protect your lips from UV!
Unfortunately, lips don’t contain enough melanin to protect themselves naturally against sun rays. Before using the lipstick, apply a lip balm with SPF 15, doesn’t matter if it’s summer of winter! Use a product rich in emollient substances like beeswax, glycerin or vitamins C and E. Like this, you’ll have velvety lips in every season!
Alternate your products!
As you already know there are two types of lipsticks: the one with a strong shine and the one which gives a mattifying effect. The glossy one is more hydrating than the other which has a strong toner but less hydrating ingredients which makes it last longer. Depends what kind of treatment do you want for your lips!