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Makeup Monday: 7 Tips For Wearing Bold Lip Color

#MakeupMonday- 8 Tips For Wearing Bold Lip Color from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

With Fall and Winter right around the corner (I know, it’s still hot here too, but give it a few weeks!) bold, intense lip colors are going to start cropping up everywhere. Bright lips can be a very intimidating look to even attempt, let alone pull off with panache. I used to always keep my lips neutral because I thought they were too big and might look clownish if I wore red lipstick.

Maybe you think your lips are too thin… or uneven…or your teeth aren’t nice enough… or you’ll mess them up right away…or a bunch of other excuses I’ve heard women use for shying away from trying a bright lip color. But you know what? Pretty much anyone can wear intense shades on their lips, if you know how to do it best for you.

#MakeupMonday: 7 Tips For Wearing Bold Lip Color from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

There are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Shade

Choose either a warm or cool shade based on your skin’s undertones. Also, if you have very thin lips, choose a bright, perky shade rather than a very deep one, as dark colors tend to minimize. If your teeth are less-than-white, stay away from orangey shades as they can make the teeth look even less white. (Then brush with baking soda to gradually and gently whiten your teeth!)

2. Prep

Prepare your lips by doing a little bit of exfoliation. I lightly scrub my lips every few days with my toothbrush after I brush my teeth; it takes about 4 seconds longer than usual and keeps the flakey, dry skin away. I also keep lip balm on my lips all the time. This is a comfort thing for me; I don’t like the feeling of dry lips. But it’s a good habit to get into to prevent chapped lips. Right before you apply your bright lip color, use some balm while you do the rest of your makeup, then blot it off. This will ensure your lips have absorbed the pure moisture and are ready to hold the color.

3. Define

Use the Flat Brush to touch up the skin around your lips with a bit more foundation; since you’re drawing attention to your lips, you’ll want to make sure your foundation is flawless right around your lips. Apply Lip Balm to your lips, then dip your Small All-Over Brush into the color of your choice (you can use any blush or eye color to customize your look). Outline the natural line of your lips with the brush, then fill in your line with more color, making sure to get the color all the way toward the inside of your lips.

4. Balance

To keep your look from being too “made up” and garish, use very minimal eye makeup. I like a dash of Champagne Pearl or Sandstone Cream all over my lids, a very light dusting of a neutral in my crease (I love Lavender Shale or Cinnamon Rose) and Matte Black Eyeliner, applied sparingly.

Mascara is a must! You can still contour and highlight your skin, just be sure to use a light touch of blush in a color that has the same undertone as your lip color.

5. Pack

Bring your color (and a mirror!) with you when you go out. You can go all 1940’s movie-star glam and pull out your shiny makeup mirror from your evening bag and touch up right at the dinner table… or you can do what I do and dab on a refresher in the rearview mirror of my car. 😛

6. Retrain Your Brain

If you are trying something different than your usual look, you will probably have a little freak-out moment (I think mine went something like “OHMYGOSH, huge red lips! Take it off!!”) but if you give yourself some time, you can train your brain to recognize the “new” as “normal”.

7. Confidence

You may feel slightly self-conscious when wearing a bold lip for the first time in public, but nothing, and I mean nothing beats self-confidence. Hold your head up high, look people in the eye, and smile… rock what ya got! Chances are, people might not even realize that your makeup is different, but they will notice your boost of confidence. And you definitely don’t need lip color to do that, though it helps sometimes!

Do you incorporate bold lips into your looks on a regular basis? Share any tips we might have missed in the comments or on Facebook!

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Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Woodland Eyes

#MakeupMonday- Woodland Eyes from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

As summer is just beginning to mellow into Autumn, my thoughts start to turn toward all things cozy and fall-ish, including more muted makeup colors. I thought it would be fun to do another look in our Inspired by Nature series; this one takes its cues from the waning greens of summer, the deepening browns of nature, and the rich golds of early Fall. #MakeupMonday: woodland eyes from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

What You’ll Need:

Start off by applying Sandstone Cream to your brow bone with the Small All-Over brush, and add a dab right over your pupil area of your lid. Then, using the same brush, grab up some Army shadow and stamp it all over your lid, working around the spot of Sandstone Cream in the center.

Now take your Angled Crease Brush and dip up some Fen Gold; using a slightly circular motion apply into your crease, starting at the outer corner and working your way in to about the center of your lid. Be sure to blend, blend, blend; we really want these greens to meld together and create a nuanced look. For an extra touch of bright green, add a touch of Moss eyeshadow right in the center on top of the Sandstone Cream.

Now, using the Smudger Brush, dab a little bit of Sandstone Cream on your lower lid in the inner corner, then some Army in the center, and a bit of Fen Gold on the outer third of your lower lid. Again, be sure to blend and smudge those all together really well. Use your eyeliner brush to finish off the look with Rich Earth and a generous coat of mascara.

I like to pair this rich eye look with a warm blush such as Cherry Bloom or Warm Rose. I used Kiss of Ruby lip shimmer on my lips to add just a hint of warm color. Check out more Inspired By Nature looks here!

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Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Peachy Keen!

#MakeupMonday: Peachy Keen! From Beeyoutifulskin.com

Is there anything that says “summer” like fresh, juicy peaches? To me, they are the quintessential taste of the season. I thought it would be fun to put together a makeup look that mimics the color of sweet peaches: soft, light, and fresh.

#MakeupMonday: Peachy Keen! From Beeyoutifulskin.comYou will need:

We’re going to start with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin, then apply your foundation as you usually do, and fill your brows.

Now, grab Peachy Cream and stamp it on underneath your brow bone using the Small All-Over Brush, extending it into the inner corners as well.

Next, we’re going to use Peaches & Cream blush as our lid color. (The awesome thing about our makeup is that because each color is made up of only minerals, they can actually be used interchangeably as blush, eyeshadow, or lip color!) Use the Small All-Over brush to apply Peaches & Cream to the lid.

Define your crease with Cinnamon Rose, using the Angled Sculpting Brush, and use the Eyeliner brush and Chubby Blender to finish off your eyes with Rich Earth, and then add a coat of your favorite mascara.

For your face, use Peachy Bronzer and the Small Kabuki Brush along the hairline, temples, hollows of the cheeks, and under the jawline, blending well to give you that warm, sun-kissed glow.

Then we’re going to mix it up a bit again by using Apricot Shimmer Eyeshadow as the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and Sandstone Cream on the lips to add just the right amount of soft, peachy color. (Or try Kiss of Coral Lip Shimmer for a soft, nude look.)

Now hop on a plane and fly to Georgia, you peach!