Magical Matte Lips: Paint Your Pout With These Stellar Shades
It's time to shake up your make up regime for Spring/Summer 2016. Instead of reaching for the old faithful lipstick you've been wearing day-in, day-out, for years, why not try something new? When it comes to lips, glossy is out and matte lips are in, which is a relief to me, as there is no bigger annoyance than getting strands of hair stuck to lip gloss with the slightest of breezes.
Matte lips are equally as stunning as glossy lips; they have a great velvety finish that is so eye-catching and irresistible. However, with matte lips, any imperfections are more visible, so use a lip scrub a few times a week to remove any dead cells and dry skin. And before applying, use a lip primer to give the best possible surface for your matte lipstick. Here are a few striking matte lip products to try this season.
Nude matte shades are perfect for everyday chic and to team with your smoky eyes for that night out with the girls. Use a lip liner in a slightly darker shade; this will give the lips crisp definition, as well as making them appear fuller. Take a look at some of these stunning nude mattes that are perfect for your dewey spring beauty looks..
Nicely Nude: 1) Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream; 2) Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Matte Nude; 3) Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick in Nude; 4) Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Starknaked; 5) Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin.
If you feel like embracing your feminine and flirty side with some pretty pink matte lipsticks, there are plenty. For a look that is fresh for spring, team your matte pink lipstick with a subtle sweep on bronzer over the nose, cheeks and bronzer, highlighter on the cheekbones, and finish with a gold shadow across the lids...stunning! So what pink will you choose? Subtle pale pink, or an eye-popping hot pink?
Pretty Pinks: 1) Clinique Long Last Lipstick Matte in Beauty; 2) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington; 3) Nars Semi-matte Lipstick in Schiap; 4) Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipstick, Neon Azalea.
To make a real statement and for some serious glamour, it has to be a ravishing red, and when worn matte, adds an extra chic touch that makes it just as wearable during the day as it is on the evening. For retro glam, team your matte red lips with black winged eye liner, and maybe some false eyelashes. Or for something a little more subtle, add a single coat of brown mascara and just a gentle sweep of bronzer over the cheekbones.
Ravishing Reds: 1) Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick in Gigi; 2) Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick in Red; 3) Nars Semi-matte Lipstick in Heat Wave; 4) Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipstick in Volatile.
One of the hottest beauty trends of the Spring/Summer 2016 season is the deep berry lip; the darker and richer you dare to go, the better. I know that dark shades are not for everyone, but fear not as there is a wide range of shades and tones of matte berry lipsticks available. Make the look strong, with bold, sculpted eyebrows, or soften it up with a nude shimmer across the lids, and highlighter on the cheekbones.
Beautiful Berries: 1) Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in After Dark; 2) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red; 3) Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick in Wine ; 4) Topshop Matte Lip Bullet Lipstick in Get Me Bodied.