Fall Lipstick Picks from a Professional Makeup Artist
It’s that time of the year again -- when we pull out our big comfy sweaters, our favorite coffee drinks hit the menu, and new makeup trends arise! Fall is the perfect time of the year! We interviewed professional makeup artist Paige Pelfrey on the breakdown of what's hot for fall makeup, especially when it comes to our favorite staple item, lipstick.
PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST PAIGE PELFREY'S PICKS & TIPS FOR AMAZING FALL LIPS!
ON FALL MAKEUP TRENDS:
Fall is coming up, and all beauty lovers know what that means... Darker lips! This season dark lips will take a twist with liquid lipsticks that provide extreme long wear and intense color pay-off. Matte formulas have been big for the summer, and Paige thinks it will carry into fall. Her trick for capturing all of these trends in one? Adding a bit of gloss on top of a long-wearing matte lip to create dimension and shine!
PAIGE'S FALL LIPSTICK PICKS:
1. Vamp by Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick: This one is a keeper because it provides an amazing dark fall color as well as the beautiful shine of a liquid lip product.
2. D for Danger Matte Lipstick by MAC: It's rare to find a maroon color with such beautiful pink undertones. It is not too harsh for fair skin, stays for hours... oh and BONUS it's matte!
3. Hot Pepper Nourishing-Mint Smoothing Lip Color by AVEDA: Aveda lipsticks are amazing because they're made with spearmint and pomegranate so they smell amazing and leave a light minty taste on the lips.
ON CHOOSING THE PERFECT SHADE:
With so many color options to choose from it can be a struggle to pick the best one for you. You can solve this problem by asking yourself one simple question... "What feature do you want to complement by wearing this lipstick?" Typical answers include: eye color, clothing color, or undertone of your skin for an everyday lip. After choosing the feature we want to "pop" or complement we then turn to the color wheel.
For example, if her client is going to wear a blue-green dress and they want to complement that dress we would find blue-green on the color wheel and see that red-orange is the complementary color. I would suggest a red-orange lipstick or gloss to complement the dress! Knowing your skin's undertone is very important when on the hunt for the perfect everyday lipstick.
ON THE PROPER LIPSTICK APPLICATION:
When it comes to the application techniques of lipstick, there are a few ways you can apply. If you are looking for the most opaque color pay off she suggests applying directly from the tube, then finishing off the application with a lip pencil for a polished and professional look. If your goal is to achieve a more sheer wash of color, then she suggests using a lip brush to apply so you can control the amount of product that is being applied.
ON MAKING YOUR COLOR LAST ALL DAY:
When trying to achieve a beautiful and long wearing lip color, it is important to make sure that your lips are exfoliated and hydrated prior to application. She suggests using a lip pencil all over the lip before applying any lipstick to get a lasting effect.
So, which trends and colors will you try this Fall? Tell us in the comments below!
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