Summer should be laid-back and easy, right? That should include makeup and hair styling short-cuts, which means more time to relax and enjoy life and less time fussing in front of the mirror. I actually like my own lip color and have never been one of those women who will not let anyone ever see them without a full-on lipstick, perfectly placed even without a mirror, the result of many years of applying it on the fly. I also don’t like glosses that won’t stay in place and end up on my face in areas other than right on my lips, or catch my hair and leaving a shiny streak on my cheek.
No one should look like they are trying too hard in summer, so I am using thick, sheer lip pencil sticks that are neither sticky, overly pigmented, or colorful. These two shades are both quite close to my own lip color and go on easily and without the need of a lip liner. They are one step up from a lip balm but with slightly more color which fits perfectly with just about anything you want to wear all summer long, either to work or play, and adds just enough polish.
Bonus: natural plum shades show off a complexion that needs only a BB or CC cream and a swipe of mascara to finish off a perfectly fresh summer look.
Ready for a burst of juicy, fresh color? Summer is the perfect time to let your skin breathe, to simplify your makeup routine, and to try some of this year’s more colorful trends. Pick just one feature and play it up for a big impact. Lucky in the lip department? This is your time to shine by wearing a bold lip color and skipping all the other bells and whistles to be ready in a flash. Nars “Schiap” is the perfect fuchsia lip color inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli who was famous for her love of a particular pink. Let your lips do the talking this summer and flirt with some fun colors. Don’t match your mani! Little shots of color here and there are much more on trend. Yum!
A semi-matte lip color looks right for both day and night this fall. A deep color pigment doesn’t have to be overpowering if you don’t layer too much. This Nars Semi-Matte Lipcolor in Viridiana has a rich burgundy tone and a creamy texture which doesn’t dry out your lips. Professional by day, enticing by night.