How To Make The 'Wrong' Lipstick Look So Right! by Melissa Clyne - Musely
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How To Make The 'Wrong' Lipstick Look So Right!

posted in Beauty > Makeup
05/11/2014
  • Too dark: Dab a peachy-nude in the center of your lips and blend the edges with your fingertips to mix the colours. If your concealer is peach-hued, you can use that, too! Or you can use shimmery gloss. The shimmer in the gloss will reflect the light, making the color overall appear lighter!
    Too dark: Dab a peachy-nude in the center of your lips and blend the edges with your fingertips to mix the colours. If your concealer is peach-hued, you can use that, too! Or you can use shimmery gloss. The shimmer in the gloss will reflect the light, making the color overall appear lighter!
  • Too light: apply a sheer, reddish brown over the top to deepen the color ever so slightly. Work in thin layers so You can keep adding until the shade created has enough life.
    Too light: apply a sheer, reddish brown over the top to deepen the color ever so slightly. Work in thin layers so You can keep adding until the shade created has enough life.
  • Too cold: apply an orange hue to balance out the coolness and harmonize with your skin tone.
    Too cold: apply an orange hue to balance out the coolness and harmonize with your skin tone.
  • Too warm: top it off with a cool pink gloss. If it's still to warm, dab a white pigment on.
    Too warm: top it off with a cool pink gloss. If it's still to warm, dab a white pigment on.
  • Too sheer: if you're going for bold lips and your lipstick would require too many layers to achieve the look, try this. Shade your lips in the same colour lip liner first.
    Too sheer: if you're going for bold lips and your lipstick would require too many layers to achieve the look, try this. Shade your lips in the same colour lip liner first.
  • Too help with understanding the hues, I've added some examples that you can use.

  • MACS Peachstock for peachy hues.
    MACS Peachstock for peachy hues.
  • Clinique black honey lipstick for a reddish brown
    Clinique black honey lipstick for a reddish brown
  • Shiseido 'day lily' perfect rouge lipstick for an orange hue.
    Shiseido 'day lily' perfect rouge lipstick for an orange hue.
  • Chanel glossimer in shade 'sexy' for a cold lip gloss.
    Chanel glossimer in shade 'sexy' for a cold lip gloss.
  • MACS white lip mix for a white pigment
    MACS white lip mix for a white pigment

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