Apr 26, 2010

Think Pink for Spring

Pink lips are a fun, flirty Spring trend that's been popping up all over the red carpet lately. You don't have to be a 13-year old girl experimenting with makeup for the first time, or need to throwing your annual cheesy 80's costume party to wear it either.
  Dancing With The Stars pro turned country singer, Julianne Hough sported a sweet light pink pout at the Country Music Awards last week and looked amazing.
Celebrity makeup artist, Troy Surratt, created the girl-next-door glamour. "I lined the lips with Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Sakura then dabbed the lips with [the new Summer 2010] Chanel Rouge Allure in Genial (not available in stores till May) for a stained effect," he says. Surratt then placed Clark's Botanicals Lip Tint in Carlotta Pink in the center of the upper and lower lip to create a 3D highlight.
If light pink lips won't work on your skin, try a more pigmented color. Julie Hewett, makeup artist and creator of one of my favorite lipstick lines, Julie Hewett Noir Lipstick Collection, shared her lip tips with cosmopolitan.com. "The darker your skin tone, the more pigment you can wear," she said. According to Cosmo darker-skinned women look fantastic in darker pinks with a purple cast. Try Lipstick Queen's Rose Sinner, a deep beautiful pink with a matte finish. Fair-skinned women should go for a sheer hue without any blue cast to it like a mauve or pale rose. Cosmo recommends trying Clinique Different Lipstick in Heartfelt.
Also try for a gloss or stain first if you're not ready to commit to a lipstick. Try Dior 'Smoothing Lacquer" Lip Polish in 002-Fresh Expert Pink. Gloss lover and D.C. resident, Rachel Quintner says it nurtures and softens your lips has a handy roller brush for smooth application.
Thanks to Stylelist.com and Cosmopolitan.com for the additional information. 

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