I’m late to this, but I finally tried and purchased three of the latest colors in the OCC Lip Tar selection…
I dug into the Senna Naturals palette to see how the products performed. First run… very impressed. The shadows held up well, and didn’t go muddy as they wore throughout the day.
This look was inspired by a look that Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge did on an X Factor regular. She did a soft winged eye, strong brows, a pale pink cheek, and a pale pink lip. I found the look soft but sultry, and I really wanted to see how it would translate on my warmer skin tone:
By Terry Touche Veloutee
If you thought finding the perfect peach anything was difficult, try searching for the perfect nude lippie! I’m always perplexed by the ‘nude’ selections from any given makeup line, as in truth they are more like an unflattering pink for any skin tone darker than ‘fair.’
In the past, to get that perfect nude… I’d typically have to mix three or four shades from lip liner to lip gloss to get the ideal shade.
But these days, it looks like more and more universal ‘nude’ shades are showing up… WHOO HOO!!!! From lip liners to lipstick, to lip cremes, and lip gloss… the idea of an actual nude lip on a person of color is more of a reality than ever before.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Chanel’s lip pencil in ‘Cognac’ is more nude than brown. The neutral color stays cool without going ashy on darker skin tones.
Same goes for Chanel’s lip pencil in ‘Nude.’ It’s ACTUALLY nude on darker skin tones, instead of pink or ashy beige.
Make Up For Ever makes a great waterproof version with their lip pencil in 1C. It goes on a deep nude for fair skin tones, and an actual nude on darker skin tones. I’m on my third pencil… this one gets a lot of use on clients and on me.
There’s an unexpected treasure at your local Shiseido makeup counter: a lipstick called BE333. It’s a beige color from their ‘Perfect Parfait’ line. Shockingly, it’s a universal beige … with little to no pink undertones. I was so nervous about this color until I actually tried it on. It’s a creamy formula that wears all day, and never goes pink on my warm skin tone. I bought a backup. It’s that good.
There it is… my pics for the perfect nude lip this Holiday season… and any season beyond. Thanks for indulging me (yet again). Ciao for now!
A pair of twins showed up at my door Halloween night… wondering if I could make them look less human and more feline?
But of course…
Shayla wanted to look more like an actual lion. She planned to make the hair wild… and put together her look with a little fur and a lot of flair.
Nina wanted to go a little more glam. So she just went halfway with the feline look, then topped it off with blood red lips.
Let’s forget the egregious action of NOT blending Nina’s foundation into her hairline (later corrected), and those couple spots of liptar (also later corrected). Otherwise, I thought they looked good. They both seemed very happy… so a couple of excited hugs and smooches later, they were off to party the night away!
ON BOTH FACES
Dior Forever Founation in 040
MAC Pigment in Gold
Stila Smudgepot in Black (brows and eyeliner)
NARS Multiple Bronzer in Rapa Nui
Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Toko
Glamoureyez White False Lashes
Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner in #1 (whiskers)
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle (to fill in leopard spots)
Sonia Kashuk False Lashes
OCC Liptar in Vintage
For those interested in creating the perfect ‘color’ smoky eye… Dior has something for you:
I was watching CNN this afternoon and anchor Fredericka Whitfield had the most awesome makeup. Strong brows, nearly naked eye, and an orange/red lip. Really nice. So when I got home tonight, I thought I’d do a little something similar: