Posted on November 19, 2013
Orange is the new red! It is futuristic yet simple, not too overwhelming like red, and has more attitude than pink.
It doesn’t matter if it is creamy, matte, neon or pastel – every single shade of orange looks fresh and strong!
The “chemical peach” style of pastel orange colour gives you an instant freshen-up day look. Before you put on the lipcolour, it is very important to buff the dead skin off, no one wants to have orange chappy lips! And if you are using the matte lipstick, it’s always good to put some lip balm before, so the matte colour will look smoother and last longer. Because the colour is very light, you want to dab some foundation to cover up your own lip colour before applying the lipstick, in order to show the true pastel shade. To achieve this fresh day look, just keep the rest of the face matte and clean, with only sheer highlighter on the high points (brow bones, cheek bones and bridge of the nose), finish with one coat of black mascara. Wolah! Done!
Silvery metallic nails are the perfect pair with this “chemical peach” fresh look. File your nails square and short to make the nail colour look chic.
Bright, neon orange colour is great for a night out! It brightens up the face and makes the eyes sparkle. And it is very easy to transform the day-to-night look. Again keep the face matte and fresh with only highlighter on the high points, to balance the neon lips, you can dust golden shimmery shadow on the eye lids, along with winged-out black eyeliner, finish with two coats of black mascara.
Finish the bright night-out look with a pastel orange nail colour as a contrast of the lips, or with “go big or go home” high-shine sparkle metallic nail polishes.
I really love these orange shades on my lips, I hope you enjoy yours too!
Posted on October 27, 2013
I’m sure most of you have tried or at least heard of matching lipstick colours with blush or nails, but do you know it is totally cool to play matching games of your ear candies with colourful painted lips?
So how to pick a winning pair? First you need a pair of statement earrings – bold colours, strong lines or unique designs are the go-to ones. Then pick the lip colour that matches or even slightly lighter than the earring colour for a subtle look, or go for a contrast colour for a bold and fun look!
From top left: Flamingo earrings, Topshop. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L’ECLATANTE. Golden ball earrings, H&M. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 300. White acrylic earrings with gems, Marni for H&M. Chanel Rouge Allure in EXTATIQUE. Multi-colour bumble bee earrings, Forever 21. CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Intense in Grandest Grape. Blue and green gem earrings, Zara. Maybelline Vivids COLOR SENSATIONAL in Electric Orange. Charcoal crystal ear cuffs, Topshop. Stila Stay all Day Vinyl Lip Glass in Hot Pink Vinyl. Black beaded earrings, H&M. CoverGirl Lipstain in EMBRACE.