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"The 4 Lipsticks Every Woman Needs"
Contrary to popular belief, a woman really only needs 4 lipsticks TOTAL in her wardrobe. However, most women have at least one drawer full of lipsticks (most of which are never worn). Just as it is important to wardrobe your clothing, it's also important to wardrobe your lip colors. This will help you avoid wearing the wrong shades. If you stick to these guidelines, you are sure to always look polished and you still have enough options to switch it up and play around with different looks. So, here we go...
1st: a NUDE lip color
Choosing the right nude lipstick can really be a challenge. Not every nude is going to look good on everyone. It depends on skin tone and depth of skin. The best way to find the perfect nude is to try it on. Once you find the perfect shade, you still need to partner it with a gloss. Nude lip colors worn alone (without gloss) can give the illusion of a band-aid over the lips offering a "washed-out" look to the lips. A lip gloss over the top will give it life and create a sexier, poutier look to the lips. I love this lip look when partnered with a smokey eye.
2nd: a NEUTRAL (go with everything) lip color
I always describe this type of shade as "your lip color with the volume button turned up just a bit." This is the perfect go-to color that works with everything. It can be casual or cocktail. It's that lip color that's always in your purse because IT JUST WORKS! You may find yourself with 2 or 3 of these at a time. One in your purse, one in your makeup bag, and one at your desk. It's like your AMEX... Well, you know the rest!
3rd: a CLASSIC RED lip color
Just like a nude lip color, a red shade can be hard to find as well. Here are a few tips. Select a neutral red. One that is not blue-red or red-orange. Opt for a more brick red type of shade. It is truly complimentary on all skins. The beauty of the perfect red lipstick is that it is the "star of the show" so you can wear less makeup and and still have a big WOW factor! Red lipstick is also a teeth whitener and a confidence booster. It's THE power lipstick! With that said, if you are feeling down and need a pick-me-up throw on a red lipstick and feel the power.
4th: a METALLIC lip color
Metallics continue to be a huge trend in fashion. In fact it's almost like animal prints, it's becoming a classic. So, that makes having a metallic lipstick a MUST HAVE! The key here is having the right metallic shade. I recommend more of a bronze-metallic type of shade. I love this because whenever you wear this type of color it looks progressive and modern. It looks great on a 20 year old or an 80 year old. This is the perfect lipstick for evening and it's also great to tone down a red lipstick if it's too bright. This over the red will compliment it while taking it down a notch. An absolute must have. (I'll be featuring i'M honorable creme lipstick from iMpact on the model.)
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