Planning to plant a HUGE Valentine’s day kiss? Before choosing the lip colour that you’d like to wear on your date, make sure to prep your lips by properly scrubbing it a soft-bristled toothbrush (in circular motion, please) and moisturizing it well with a lip balm before applying any lipstick. Remember, nobody wants to kiss dry, flaky lips on Valentine’s.
Anyway, here are my top 5 lippy shades for this year’s kissfest day!
FOR THE BUBBLY CHICK
Who doesn’t know Nyx Round Lippies? This has got to be one of the most affordable brands of lip colours out there that has a wide range of shades to choose from. Nyx Round Lipstick in Pink Lyric is actually one of my favorites. It’s creamy bright pink shade is my best pick me upper. When I feel like my day’s a ho-hum, I put on my Pink Lyric and it instantly gives me an exciting, youthful and fresh look. Dust a little translucent powder in between coats so it won’t kiss off.
You can purchase Nyx Round Lippies on Multiply.
FOR THE BARBIE GIRL
If you think only Barbie can pull off a shiny hot pink lips, you’re WRONG! Go for an electrifying cherry pout with Natasha’s Shine Spalipstick in Pink Diamond. This Valentine’s, the bold Barbie-pink lips is definitely a showstopper. What’s great about it is that this shade goes well with almost everyone–not just for blondes with hot boyfriends named Ken.
Get your tube from Natasha.
FOR THE PROM QUEEN
Pastel pink lips spell innocence. Nyx Matte Lipstick in Summer Breeze is perfect for those who want to keep it low but still wants to look polished. Pale, petal pink lips may be a little trickier to pull off. Stay away from being a Snooki-disaster by keeping your whole make-up light. The key here is you want to send off that young, naive, baby-ish look–so ditch the smokey eye, falsies and heavy blush, keep it simple with a winged eyeliner and a cheek tint.
You can purchase Nyx Matte lipsticks from here.
FOR THE COQUETTE
So flirtatious–I love love love orangey, peachy lip colours! Forget the nude lip trend, add a little coral into it and use Barry M Lip Paint in Peach. It’ll transform your lips into a perfectly playful and sun-kissed pout. Also, since orange flatters almost any skin tone, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect shade. Again, since your lips is already screaming attention with this shade, it is best to keep it simple with the rest of the face.
You can purchase this shade here.
FOR THE FEMME FATALE
Take control. No one should be intimidated by red. Red lips will never go out of style on Valentine’s Day. It’s timeless and–at the same time–seductive. When I got my very first red lipstick from Carmen Claire, I absolutely adore it. The staying power of their lipsticks is impeccable. This year, I suggest you get your hands to Carmen Claire Cosmetics Matte lipstick in Sanguinello. It’s the perfect shade of rich firey-red for your Vday date.
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