It’s Thursday & we’re discussing: LIPSTICK.
I love lipstick.
But it’s most definitely one of those added touches that looks really, really banging or it’s just done WRONG.
Lipstick shades are like highlights. It’s very easy to rock the wrong shade. Like for instance with highlights, you want to look at your skin tone, eye color, face shape, etc.
Same goes for lipstick shades.
For me, I have bright blonde hair and a light to medium complexion ( depending on whether I went with Mystic Level 1 or 3 ). My best red shades tend to be blue-y reds. An orange-ish red brings out the wrong colors in my hair & sometimes brings out brown tones in my skin. As we discussed, if I go near the sun, a full blown mustache appears above my upper lip. #CHIC.
Needless to say, I avoid orange tones like the plague.
My advice on finding the right lipstick shade FOR YOU: go to MAC or the Nars counter at Nordstrom or Sephora & ask one of the salesgirls. They’re super happy to help. Also, Google is your best friend. I’ve found my favorite shades by utilizing Google.
To get my lips ready for a Friday night out, I ALWAYS BRUSH MY LIPS with a toothbrush. It’s a trick I picked up in high school & I swear it’s the best for getting circulation to the lips & keeping them exfoliated.
( Side note: I’m always on the hunt for weird tips & tricks like this, so if you have any, leave them below. The weirder the better. )
Anyway, I’m getting real into the YouTube scene ( it’s fun, right ), so here’s a little tutorial of my favorite Friday night lip. Make yourself at home, grab some popcorn, & enjoy the show:
Another lip tutorial ( aka how to plump up your pout ) can be found here.
Patiently waiting on my jaw surgery swelling to go down so I can do a bunch more beauty tutorials for you guys. What do you want to see next? Anything specific? Subscribe to my channel for all updates!
I’m off to watch Housewives drama, drink Perrier, & eat scrambled eggs in bed.
Happy almost weekend, lauryn
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