Hello, March! It is so lovely to see you and your warmer weather and brighter days *wink*
“March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.”
― L.M. Montgomery
This month on VIP, I am embracing sweet, ladylike hues like blush and subtle blues/grays not only in my wardrobe, but also in my makeup. These colors truly complement the beginning of spring and the fun times to come!
So, for this week’s Beauty Tues, I decided to kick off the first day of March in blushing style *wink* But…there is a twist! Instead of going out and investing in a new lipstick, I decided to blend two different colors to create my own blush lips. See the products I used below + some tips on blending your own lipsticks.
Laura Geller NY Soho Nude, Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lipstick, 240 Pamplelune
Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer
I absolutely love blending my lipsticks to create one-of-a-kind colors; however, the process can be a little bit tricky. Through a lot of trial and error, I learned the ways of which hues + textures blend best. So, to save you from lots of lipstick removal troubles, here is a handy dandy VIP Lip Tips to help you get your lipstick blend on *wink*
VIP Lip Tips:
1. Before you put on your lipstick, prep with a primer. If you do not have a fancy lipstick primer (Trish McEvoy has one I LOVE!), you can use foundation primer or even foundation. All this does is help create a super smooth surface which will help tremendously in blending. Note–if you are trying to blend darker colors, I suggest applying a smidge of foundation to your lips. This will create a blank canvas, if you will, that will help the darker lipsticks stay true to their hue.
2. Just like when picking out clothes, it is important to pick out lipsticks and compare them side by side to see if the shades “match” or “complement” each other well.
3. When blending darker shades with lighter shades, ALWAYS–and I mean ALWAYS–start with the darker colors first. Keep the dark colors true around the perimeter of your lips to create a stately outline then blend in the lighter color from there.
4. Keep in mind that you are not limited in how many lipsticks you can blend together at once. I have been known to blend 3 or 4 colors together to achieve a particular look. It is all about what fits your taste!
5. Personally, I prefer a matte lip; however, matte lipsticks are notorious for drying out my lips. So, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon THIS new product from Smashbox that turns any lipstick into a matte finish without jeopardizing color or moisture. Click here to learn more about the product that I am head over heels for this month *wink*