What is it about lipstick that makes women feel “put together”? Most of the time I wear lip gloss because I like how gloss just slides on my lips.
I do have lipstick that I wear when I’m in a sassy mood. The problem I have with most lipsticks, though, is that they don’t go on smooth enough. I usually have to put on chapstick first before I can apply any lipstick.
I got to sample L’Oreal’s new Colour Riche Anti-Aging Serum lipstick and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It’s creamy and has this inner core of conditioning including Omega 3 and Vitamin E. When I put on this lipstick, it just glides on.
My favorite color out of all the ones I sampled is “Compelling Coral”, although I do like “Robust Raisin” as well. I’ve never been excited about lipstick before. Crap, am I going to turn into a lipstick junkie?!?
And speaking of lipstick, the September issue of Women’s Health Magazine offers a guide to choosing the right lip shade for your skin tone. Follow these tips from celebrity make-up artist, Kimara Ahnert:
Figure out your skin’s undertones
- Look at the veins in your wrists under natural light. If they appear bluish, you have cool undertones; If they’re more green, you’re warm.
Don’t test lip color on the back of your hand
- Always test color on your fingertip. It more closely mimics the shade of your lips.
Pay close attention to your skin tone
- Fair skin tones should avoid bright shades of pink and brown that can look too severe against light skin
- Medium skin tones, stay away from nudes which can leave you looking washed out
- Olive skin tones should steer clear of orange-reds and pinkish reds which will make your face look green
- Dark skin tones should pass on anything remotely orange—it will bring out yellow undertones