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Fall Lip Trends

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The hottest lip color trends this fall are subtle nudes and bold reds.  Picking the right nude or red lip color is easy once you know your correct skin tone.  Just flip your arm over in clear daylight and look at your forearm to check out your undertones.  If you see yellow, or orange you are warm-toned and pick those color bases.  If you see pink or blue you are cool toned and you should pick those color bases. Here’s some tips

Light skin- 

If you want subtle color- Opt for nude shades with pink, peach or soft apricot shades with your correct base tone. A great tip to achieve a simple and easy nude color is to use a lip balm, your concealer and a clear lip gloss as this should perfectly complement your skin tone since you are using your concelaer as your color.

If you want bold color-Vibrant bold shades in berry and true reds or with some golden with your correct base tone work great. To know you have achieved your perfect shade of red check out how it compliments your smile, if your teeth look whiter than it’s perfect!

Medium skin –

If you want subtle color- Choose nude shades in caramel and warm beige with your correct base tone.  To really make color pop first apply a nude lip liner one shade darker for a brightened effect.

If you want bold color-Deep pink, coral and rich brown reds with your correct base tone work fantastic. If you found that your red lipstick is a little too bright mix a little brown into it to tone it down.

Dark skin –

If you want subtle color –Pick nude shades in rich golden brown and coffee with your correct base tone. Remember lips should always be exfoliated prior to applying color so it goes on smooth.

If you want bold color-Rich dark blue, berry and deep rose reds are beautiful with your correct base tone. For precise color lines apply with a lip brush when wearing bold shades.

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics. To learn more, check out eyeslipsface.com/about-achelle}


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Consumerjo wrote:
1) 9/22/2011 11:38:24 AM
I've never thought about using concealer and clear gloss for a nude lip. Thanks for the tip! I have light skin so I tend to go towards more nude colors, especially for a daytime look. I'm also excited for berry colors for fall since there are so many great shades to play with.
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sexymami40824 wrote:
2) 9/26/2011 5:55:38 PM
Does that whiter looking teeth thing really work? I wear red lipsticks but I've never noticed what they do for my teeth.
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RoseTheMakeupLover wrote:
3) 9/26/2011 6:11:14 PM
I totally love this makeup lip trend!I'm totally going to try out the new colors!!! Thanks so much Achelle, your awesome :) I love e.l.f. :)
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Beautyseekers101 wrote:
4) 9/26/2011 6:36:28 PM
I love it Achelle! Definetly trying it out! <3 Nice job!
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eboonie wrote:
5) 10/3/2011 4:05:25 PM
Thanks for the great tips! I have a light complexion so I tried the trick you gave us for nude lips and I am so happy with the way it looks! Also, using berry colors this fall is going to be so much fun! I love e.l.f.'s mineral lipsticks. Now they are my favorite. Thanks again!
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Wana81 wrote:
6) 10/3/2011 5:19:51 PM
I totally agree with your advice! I ave medium skin tone and I have trouble finding a nice pick too show up on my lips! Any advice? Thanks!
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jessv4 wrote:
7) 10/3/2011 6:33:42 PM
so trying out the pink lipstick for light skin!
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musicnotes wrote:
8) 10/12/2011 10:29:22 PM
I have always loved subtle nude shades it gives a more cozy look.
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kinleysmommy wrote:
9) 10/28/2011 4:41:11 PM
I used to do dark reds & berry lipstick colors. Now I am using Runway Pink with Dazzling Diamond lip gloss over that. Sometimes I just use my $1.00 lip treatment with or without lip gloss. I used to have a lot of Avon & other various brand's. Now all I have is Elf & have convered many friends. And my 2 year old has her own kabuki brush or "pretty brush" she loves playing with my brushes when I am getting ready & loves getting makeup put on. I also use angelic on my lids & brows then browns/nude browns everywhere else. I love ELF!
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Michaela wrote:
10) 10/30/2011 10:20:37 PM
I'm not quite bold enough to sport the bright red lips...Thanks for the great tips though!
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Liz352 wrote:
11) 11/8/2011 8:21:21 PM
I have light skin so in the day I like to wear a natural rose color. And a brown toned red lipstick at night!
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Lovelips wrote:
12) 1/1/2012 8:40:42 PM
Thanks for posting! I'm never sure what to do with my lips this was very helpful. :)
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EmmaleighH wrote:
13) 1/17/2012 8:28:17 PM
This is definitely something I'll keep in mind next time I pick up a new lipstick. I'm very light skinned, and I find that true reds do compliment my skin tone and tend to make my teeth look incredibly white. I've never thought about a berry color though. I'm looking forward to testing out a new shade! :)
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