When it comes to achieving a jaw-dropping, head-turning smile, all you really have to do is flash it with confidence. But, wearing the right lip colour can help you gain confidence while enhancing your smile’s appearance.
Try one of these five lip colours to help maximize your beautiful smile.
When a star becomes known for her lips, it’s often because she’s chosen to take on a red hot signature colour! Think about it — Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift and Rosario Dawson have all smoldered in a spicy hot lip colour. It’s not just your lips, that benefit, though. All that attention to your mouth will guarantee a noticeable smile. To take on a subtley-sheer, but bombshell-red lip shade, try Glomineral’s Lip Plumper in very cherry. When you’re ready to pump up the volume, try Glomineral’s Lipstick in siren or pencil on MUD’s Red Lip Pencil before adding a layer of their Lady Bug Satin Lipstick.
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For a bright, flirty smile, pick up a berry lip shade in red or purple raspberry. Not only will these colours enhance your lips without overtaking your face, but they also have a slightly blue undertone that’ll help teeth appear whiter. We love Korres Liquid Lipstick in raspberry for a bright, bold lip, while ‘Tini Beauty’s Starlet Cocktail by Terri Apanasewicz for Liptini is perfect for a darker, more sultry lip.
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There’s something sexy about lips that simply look wet and shiny. But, if you’re going to draw attention to your lips with a more natural appearance, it’s important that you do a little prep work. Get your lips in tip-top shape by exfoliating and hydrating them before applying your wet and shiny gloss. Products like the Bella Il Fiore Lip Lovely set will do the trick, offering a delicious sugar lip scrub along with a nourishing lip treatment. Once your lips feel soft and supple, bring on the shine with wet-looking glosses like Exude’s Lip Gloss in clear or ‘Tini Beauty’s Liptini Gloss in vodka.
Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year is mango tango, and this bright, citrus colour is finding its way into the beauty scene. Don’t let the opportunity to wear orange-shaded lip colour pass you by! A citrusy smile is attention-grabbing, especially if it looks glossy and sheer. Try Mary Kay’s Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in mango tango or for just a hint of colour, NARS Lip Gloss in giza will do the trick.
Pop of pink
Put your pale pinks away! Shocking pink lips are the perfect summer accessories to show off your smile. The colour is young and inviting, keeping you from looking overdone during the day. Opt for products that are a true pink, but are still similar in tone to your natural lips. We’re loving the Saint Germain Paris Lipstick in pink, but if you want something a little less concentrated, try the Brash Lip Stain in pink lace.
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To pick the right shade for your skin tone, visit a cosmetics counter where you can try on colours in-store.