Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lipstick In Rio!

Do you remember that huge sports event that ended a week ago?  We saw the live action, the replays, and pictures of the hard working athletes, making their wins look easy, as they caught that gold, silver, and bronze!  Until the next 4 years past, let us not forget. You know what else we can’t forget; that lipstick game! Did you notice Track and Field Star Elaine from Jamaica and Gymnastic Artist Gabrielle Aka Gabby? (Of course you did!) Both of these ladies donned rich, dark matte lip color, which I thought was perfect. With dark lip color, you don’t need much else on your face.
 If you have never worn any shade of dark lipstick, it may take a minute to get used to. To get the right dark shade for your skin tone, go to a makeup counter. This way you can test the color, rather than going to Walgreens and holding the lipstick tube up to your arm to see if the color “matches”!  (Once you know what shades match your skin tone, then you can call Walgreens and tell them you are on the way!) The wrong dark shade can age you or make you look like a ghost. The right shade can be beautiful and dramatic or less dramatic. Either way, the lip color says enough.
For any heavy lip color, sometimes it's easier to apply with a lipstick brush if you don't have a steady hand. But if you are like me, you apply lipstick from the tube at random: check out lines, at a red light, walking to the car, etc.! However, with dark lipstick, I will suggest you look into a mirror and apply slowly to avoid giving yourself an extra lip line or crooked lips. When you do have the extra time, use a lip liner and then fill the color in with a lipstick brush. Check out my pictures and captions below where I’ve used Black Cherry 477 by Revlon. By the way, this color has great lasting power throughout the day, especially when you apply it over chap-stick. Please share your makeup tips with us!

Here I am in Black Cherry w/ no foundation, no mascara, no blush. I applied the color as heavy as I possibly could without covering the complete bottom half of my face!

Here is a much more polished look; still heavily applied lip color with foundation, mascara, & black liner on my top lid.
Here is the color up close and personal; no chaser.

This shows Back Cherry with pink gloss I applied over it. That's a technique you can use to soften the dark shade. 

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