Give dry, flaky lips the brush-off; add "brushing your
lips" to your morning ritual using a soft toothbrush
or terry washcloth. Now add some lip balm to smooth the way
for lipstick-worthy lips!
Apply moisturising cream before going to bed. Always give
your lips a touch of clear, rich moisture at bedtime. Do it
each night, and you'll wake up to softer lips in no time at
Avoid over-exposure to the sun, which can dry your lips the
way it dries the rest of you. If you spend a lot of time outdoors,
we suggest a 'triple' lipstick, with moisturizers and sunscreen
built right in.
How to find more suitable
Most important things for right colour choosing are skin colour,
hair colour and shape of your lips.
For light skin and blonde hair: all shades of orange, pink,
For dark skin and dark hair: all shades of red, violet.
For light skin and dark hair: all shades of brown and beige.
For red hair women: coral-red, brown and bronze colours.
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Beauty's latest crush is with shimmery lip colors in golden
shades and iced pastels. Keep your lips looking sweet with
moisturizing lipsticks or glosses in pearly nude, candy pink,
lilac, silver and gold.
Party season demands high profile lips! Treat him to flavor-filled
kisses with fruit-flavored lip-glosses. For that techno, ultra-gloss
look - apply a dash of metallic lip-gloss over lipstick in
the center of your lips.
Pucker-proof lips are a sure thing when you use a lip pencil
to fill in your entire lip area (not just the edges) and then
top with gloss in a slightly lighter color.
Red and wine colors rock on lips. Choose a sheer shade to
be safe or if you're daring, try solid color. Reds with yellow
or orange-bases suit darker skin tones whilst reds with blue-bases
suit fairer skins.
Gloss is more fashionable than lipstick and you can get away
with it at school. So think baby lips - hints of pink and
a natural shine. We love Poppy Shine, Blistex Lip Conditioner
and Clinique Glosswear.
Chapped lips don't look pretty and aren't nice to kiss, so
make sure yours are always smooth and soft by applying lip
balm every day. The best ones to soothe dry lips are Blistex,
Bonne Bell, Body Shop and Carmex.
For smooth, lush lips, smear a little lip balm underneath
your lipstick or a dab of thick gloss in the center of your
lips. We love pinks and berries for March.
Lipcolour Shades That
Best For Your Skin Tone
you a fair skinned and want to wear a red lipstick? Or maybe,
you're a medium olive skin tone, looking for a pink lipstick
that will look right for you. Here's a guide for most skin
tones to help you chose the correct shade of lipstick that
is most suitable for you.
Deep plum reds: Soft berry and wine reds with a blue undertone.
Avoid reds with an orange undertone. These can make you look
washed out and ashy. Sheer medium brown with pink undertones
or beige lipsticks with a pink undertone flatter fair skins.
Browns: Mocha browns, and darker brown/pink lipsticks are
also flattering for an evening lip look. Extra pale browns
with yellow undertones, make fair skin look washed out.
Pinks: Pinks look fantastic on fair skin. sheer, light shiny
pink lipsticks with blue undertones work well. Pink with a
slight gold shimmer also enhance this skin tone very nicely.
Dusty roses with or without shimmer are good ones. Stay away
from hot pink lipstick as it overpowers fair skins.
Deep reds are most flattering. Blue-reds brighten medium skin
with a yellow undertone. Brown, warm reds will soften and
look warm on medium skin.
Browns: Browns that are very pale can make medium skins look
ashy and washed out. Stick to rich caramel shades, medium
brown with yellow or pink undertones, and creamy coffee colour
browns. Sheer browns in these varying shades can also be very
Pinks: Rich and deep pinks which tend to fall on warm look
best on medium skin. Also pinks with brown undertones enhance
and flatter medium skins very well. Sheers, creams, and mattes
can all be tried and tested with much success using these
shades of pink.
Rich, deep brown reds and deep, dark berry shades. Stay away
from orange/reds and pink/reds.
Browns: Browns with a red or auburn/mahogany undertone work
well with this skin tone. Also, rich browns that resemble
coffee, toffee, and chocolate colors work well.
Pinks: Deep berries, rich rose, and soft to medium plums are
very flattering to this skin tone which have very strong yellow
undertones. Avoid pinks that are to cool and too light as
these pinks can make complexion look draining.
Try red with a blue undertone, which are deep and rich. Also,
mahogany, and deep plums, and wine reds are worth trying.
Avoid orange and pink reds here.
Browns: Almost any shade of brown suits black skin. Sheer
and shimmery light browns to a rich, dark, coffee brown.
Pinks: Medium and soft sheer pinks are very flattering. A
hint of pink in glosses and sheers with a touch of beige can
really enhance this skin tone. Berries, deep roses, and plums
also flatter this skin tone.