Valentine’s Day – the official holiday of smooching – is nearly here, so it’s time to think about your luscious lip plan.
Today I am giving you 3 date night lip options combined with a little color theory class, breaking down some color options for those of you with a cool complexion and those of you with warm undertones.
Read on and pucker up!
Valentine’s lip number one is for those of you who don’t want to do a big lip, but feel like more than just chapstick. Try using a lipliner to shape your kisser, and top it off with a colored lip gloss. In these images we’ve left the liner where you can see it, but in real life blend through it with your lip brush and make it invisible.
Icy and pink glosses look fabulous on girls with a cool toned complexion, while soft peachy tones are beautiful on a warm toned girl.
Valentine’s lip number two is all about your pink game. Moving into a full lipstick our warm undertone gets a lovely coral based pink which compliments the olives and golds in her skin.
Our cool undertone model got a blue based pink, breathing magic into her complexion and making her teeth look super white.
Valentine’s lip number three is a feisty bold red lip – the ultimate Valentine’s lip! Girls with a cool toned complexion look amazing in a blue based red,
while warm toned girls are best in a true red or an orange based red. (pictured here in a true red).
The lip models in this story were actually 2 of my makeup assistants! Whitney is our cool toned girl, and Therese is my warm complected model.
Here are a couple of bts shots.
Therese in the makeup room getting a soft, glossy lip
Whitney on set getting a muted red lip
This story was originally written for Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine. Check it out here: