Notes from my past life as a Make-Up artist. I’ve literally done it all. Many people have asked about my make up from my photo sets on my website and yes I did it all. I worked for MAC for 5 years, and have worn every trend imaginable.
What to wear during fall or winter? Make-up wise?
The simplest way to update your fall/winter make up is finding a new shade of lipstick. Inexpensive, but makes a huge difference.
Each fall/winter season we watch runway shows, and we see the extreme of fall/winter make up trends. For the everyday woman, we do not need to go to such extremes.
Picking out the right shade of red lipstick is the trick for winter and fall make up trend. Each season red lipstick is in, with slight variations. One season it can be more of the classic blue -red lips stick (think pinup) the next may be that bordoux wine shade.
As far as trends go, I am a firm believer of taking trends in with a grain of salt.Do what works for you, instead of wearing something that you are uncomfortable with just because a magazine says it is in.
Red can be a very intimidating color to wear, for many woman who are not use to lipstick. So start off easy with a red-hued stain or gloss and graduate to more saturated color lipsticks.
Red looks great on every one, it is all about picking the right shade for your skin tone refer to Glamour’s Best Red lipstick for your skin tone, to help you pick.
You will notice this season shades focuses on a lot of wine color reds which looks amazing on most skin tone.
My tip is on how to perfect the red lip:
- Always wear a lip liner close to the lipstick shade, it will aid in crisping your lip line. In addition making the red lips stay put (we want Dita Von Tease red lip perfection not Courtney Love
- For extra staying power Fill in the entire lip with the lip liner and then add the lipstick on top with a lip brush for extra stay power (no one wants to be in the bathroom constantly checking for smudging at a party…)
- To crisp up the line use, a straight edge make up brush with a little bit of concealer to erase any smearing, finish off with a light dust of transparent powder for staying power.
Some of my favorites for you to try:
MAC Red/ or RUBY WOO- Creamy Classic Pin up red/ Ruby Woo super MATTE
MAC Dubounet: Perfect for Most skin tones, wine shade
MAC Viva GLAM I- Classic Matte Red (100% of the proceeds goes to MAC aids fund)
Cover Girl in Really Red- Pinkish Red
Revlon Top Tomato- The oh so beautiful orange red, also try my fav LADY DANGER by MAC.
for more reviews check out Best Red Lipstick
As you can see the last three pics is me in three different shades of red lipstick so don’t be afraid to venture out the box despite what “rules” state, rules are made to be broken.