Ah, lipstick. How I love thee! How I love the fact that the addition of a perfect lip color can change the entire makeup look, dressing you up or down or simply making you look like a trendsetter. I was at work the other day and one of our security guards, a particularly burly man who never does more than grunt a “hello” in my direction stopped dead in his tracks at the sight of me. “You look different today,” he remarked, trying very hard, I could tell, not to cross the line of appropriateness. “I do?” I inquired, in the name of research, of course. I knew I looked different that day but I was eager to see if a very masculine, very un-beauty obsessed individual would know why. “Yeah, your lipstick’s paler. It looks cool!” Well, that was as high as I was going to get out of him on the compliment meter, but I took it.
I remain impressed by the fact that a beauty outsider would notice a change from my standard posy pink or red lips to a shimmering, glossy beige. You will be pleased as your husband/friend/child/neighbor makes the same don’t-you-look-lovely observation when you step out in your new spring lipstick. There are two very different trends emerging for spring that, despite their opposite-ends-of-the-spectrum status, might just be your top two go-to’s in the coming months. Let’s discuss.
A bold pink says you’re a fierce, hot mama with a girly side. Go for a color that makes you smile and remember that when you wear bright pink lips, you can ease up on the rest of your makeup. Make sure any blemishes or other redness are covered up because bright lips make red spots on the face appear more obvious. I often do hot pink lipstick to work with nothing else on my face except some mascara and concealer. Instant glam!
Beige lips are ultra-sexy, and they’re appropriate for the school run, church, or groceries but will also add that special touch of pretty you’re craving. Try an opaque cream-hued lipgloss and apply evenly in two layers every couple of hours, or go for a rich nude lipstick topped off with clear gloss to create a fuller looking lip.