Be careful while choosing the lip color and try it out in a cosmetic salon first and let them assist you in your color choices. For women with large lips, muted colors such as purples, browns and bronzes are the best choices while women with thinner lips should use light colors. Wine, berry, cappuccino and mauve colors suit light blondes best while coral, apricot and shades of peach are suitable for blondes that have a golden hue. Warm peach, brown and terracotta shades are for blondes that sport olive skin tones. Redheads may use warm colors such as shades of terracotta, cinnamon and peachy brown while shades such as terracotta, cinnamon and reds with hints of brown are the most suited colors for brunettes.
Make your lipstick smudge resistant and matte by blotting the excess
color on lips using one sheet of two-ply tissue, reapplying the
lipstick and blotting it again to absorb the excess oils. Mature women
should not use matte lipsticks though, for a little gloss can make their
lips appear softer and lip liner will keep the lipstick from melting. In
case, the lip color or brush slips from your hands accidentally and stains
your clothes, apply the glycerine on the area and rub it gently,
before washing it as usual. For an instant makeover, try a pink creamy
blush to add rosy ness to your cheeks and lids and use plump shade on
your lips and you are ready to flaunt your beauty.
A clear lip balm is the best thing for everyday use while sheer
application of a colored lip gloss on lips, cheeks and eyes looks quite
subtle and sexy. Glitter lipsticks and lip glosses are for special
events and funky night parties that highlight your lips immensely.
There are lip glosses that literally make your lips plumper and appear
fuller and much more luscious. A very light film of pink or red
lipstick gives you the look of that carefree beauty that every woman
yearns for. Become an attention-grabbing vampiress, who is hot and
trendy these days, by using a blood red lip liner to make precise lip
lines and apply two coats of lipstick of same color, blotting the extra
oil in between with the tissue paper.
Lipsticks contain waxes, oils, pigments and emollients that one must
pay attention to for a quality product. Wax gives shape and ease of
application to the lipstick and often natural beeswax, carnauba wax
made from the leaves of Brazilian wax palm trees and candelilla wax
processed from the plant of the same name found in Mexico is used for
the purpose. Oils and fats such as castor oil, cocoa butter, lanolin,
mineral oil, olive oil and petrolatum are used in the manufacture of
lipsticks. However, castor oil is the most common ingredient as
it forms a shiny film after drying that does not smudge easily. Many
lipsticks also offer aloevera, amino acids, collagen, moisturizers,
vitamin E and sunscreen to keep your lips soft, moist and protected from
the weather conditions.