Sunday, June 26, 2011

Make-up Inspiration for Summer 2011: A BRIGHT LIP

When it is hot, like it is now, as it is Summer in the U.S., you probably don't want to wear a lot of make-up.  I live in Miami, so it is very HOT, and the last thing I want to do is put on gobs of make-up.  The solution to maintaining a pulled together look without a lot of make-up is a bright lip.  LUCKY MAGAZINE shows us how celebs pull off this look.
You can easily pull off this look by keeping your face clean:  just moisturizer with a minimum SPF 15 (if you have really good skin,) or a tinted moisturizer with SPF (if you have moderate good skin,) or a liquid foundation of your choice, on top of moisturizer with SPF (if you have some imperfections you'd like to cover up.)  Go ahead and apply your choice of bright lip color.  Add a cheek stain -- a little will go a long way, since you don't want your cheeks to compete with your lips.  (I prefer a cheek stain over blush because it looks much more natural.  Blush is powdery and sits on top of your skin -- it can look obvious.)  If you want to add an extra touch, go ahead and apply some mascara.  Remember to keep it simple -- the bright lip will be plenty to look at.  No need for eye shadow, and definitely do not mix with a smokey eye.

Starting this Spring, a bright pink or an orangey-red has been very on-trend.  I love this look, and I have been wearing it out since then.  I mention it on a previous blog, Fabulous Inexpensive Lipstick: Covergirl Lip Perfection.  This has been my go-to look, especially when I am in a rush or just plain lazy.  Give it a try.  You're going to love that it takes little time to look so pulled together.  Mwuahhh & Kisses...

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