Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tutorial: How To Achieve The Perfect Nude Lip Look

A pair of hot lips are indeed weapons to kill. Agree or No? Soft nude lips has been recognized as the biggest look for lips nowadays. Many of you might think that nude lips does make you look like you're sick and lifeless, but with the correct way and method you can achieve lips like Angelina Jolie.

In fashion way, nude lips are a dramatic look where natural color is taken out of the lips and this is often contrasted with a smoky or dramatic eye. I guess that is the reason why I've been in love with nude lip colors nowadays.

Wearing nude lips can be tricky. Keeping the definition of your lips is key. So here's a little tips for me to share with all of you. (It does work very well for me) 
1) Selecting a right nude lips:
- If you have a fair skin, you can go more peachy, pink, or even washed-out and totally nude. Your pale skin will only enhance any and all of these shades.
- If your have a medium/dark skin (like me!), you can go for more peachy, beige, or something more warm in color. Do must stay away from truly pale beige, creams or white tones or you'll look like a ghost.

2) Moisture your lips with lip balm
- Always moisture your skin before any makeup application - same goes on your lips! This will make your application easier and long-lasting.
Am using Hada Labo SHA Moisturizing Lip Balm
3) Define your lips
- Most of you may skip this step but giving your lips definition is the second most important step in achieving a nude nude lips. You don't want to look like you don't have mouth/lips at all in your photos right? :p  Define your lips by using a lip pencil that is a shade or two deeper than your skin tone.
Am using Lancome Lip Liner
4) Conceal your lips
- You may skip this step if you're using a nude lipstick. Personally, I love using concealer to conceal my lips because that would help to conceal the natural tone of your own lip color (especially with pigmented lips like me) so that the true lipstick/lipgloss shade shows better. Besides, it fills in the cracked line on your lips.
Am using Candydoll Lip Concealer
- Dap on your lip concealer or foundation (if you don't own one) on the your lips, and lighty pat on with your finger. Do not apply the concealer like putting lipgloss on, otherwise it will be very thick and gloopy.

5) Color your lips with a nude lipstick
- Now swipe your favourite nude lipstick on to achieve a nice nude sheen. =)
Am using NYX Round Lipstick in Circe
I believed that there are some of you may skip this step if you're using a lip concealer.

6) Finish the look by using a nude lipgloss
- Lipgloss gives you a 3D effect to your lips making them juicy and kissable? :P
Am using Rimmel Vinyl Stars Mirror Shine Lipgloss
And we're done!! Here's the picture before and after:
Tip: Always remember to exfoliate your lips so that the dry flakes on your lips will be eliminated for a smoother lip application. (Don't follow me, I am a truly lazy bump - I don't exfoliate my lips and my lips are very dry indeed which is very bad I know :p )

Now you can have lips like Angeline Jolie!! =))
Pls ignore my Rabbit tooth :p
Now here's the nude lipstick that I personally recommend:
- MAC 'Creme D' nude' Lipstick
- MAC Hue
- Revlon Nude Attitude/ Soft Nude
- Rimmel Nude Delight
- NYX Round Lipstick in Circe
- Canmake Melty Nude Lipstick

This will be my first tutorial pics ever, not very good indeed but just for sharing ya~~ ^_^
And I do hope my lips doesn't scare you off. :p Do share with me how do you think on this and let me know what is your favorite nude lippie. Viola!! :D


pinkdalina said...

Great tutorial!!! I always have problem with nude lipstick...but want to wear it too as i see others wear it so pretty!!! Thanks ya!!

Isabel said...

I'm almost always wearing nude lips. What a coincidence. Just wanted to write a post on nude lips lol I don't use a lip pencil though. Don't have one =/

Ee Von said...

great tutorial! ooh juicy lips :D my fav is MAC Blankety :) I like Circe too!

Charming Vanity said...

Love the tutorial! Very helpful indeed. =)

bangbangsheshoots said...

definitely lucsious nude lips going there! i think it makes me look sick but what youve done compliments you well! thanks for the tutorial :D

Ashley said...

Interesting but actually fair people doesn't always carry nude off well. Or is it just me? NYX Circe is almost my skin shade and everytime I put it on, people ask if I'm sick or something. T.T

Nani said...

Love it : D

Gaby said...

Wow, it looks very pretty! I'm not fond of nude lips, but maybe it's just because I haven't found the perfect nude lipstick/lipgloss yet! Thanks for this (=

~Lisa said...

AHh! I've always wanted to try the Candydoll Lip Concealer and the Canmake Melty Nude Lipsticks & Lipglosses! I've seen so many beautiful nude lips done with these products and they make me feel so jealous cause I can't get them here =(

But ooh, your lips do look so luscious afterwards!! Haha, I find your rabbit teeth quite cute! xD Matches with the rabbit year =P

Starryxuan♥ said...

Nice! i love nude lips too~ <33

Camie said...

Great! I'm always looking forward to have nice nude lips~

Fruity Lashes said...

the technique is really cool. i love the result hehe. so sexy.

btw i gave you a shout out on my blog =)

mint said...

your lips are look awesome~ i think your last photo looks cute. xD i gotta try this out, thanks for the tut!!

Rahainah said...

Great tut! However I can't never pull off wearing nude lipstick without looking washed out. I'll try your tips and see how it turns out :)
Thanx for this!

Rinny said...

Great tut; usually in the tutorials I've seen where they use concealer on the lips, it comes out looking very dry and cakey, but yours looks very nice and moisturized :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Beautiful job, Cynthia! :D

(Thanks for entering, doll)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Beautiful job, Cynthia! :D

(Thanks for entering, doll)

April Hollie said...

I have several tricks to get a perfect nude lips but the easiest way I do it is by using my Revlon super lustrous lipstick in Almost Nude and top it of with my Maybelline watershine lipstik in B22 (it works like a gloss)!

Jennifer said...

what's your mac shade my dear :)?

i tried 2 nude lippies but they completely washed me out :( dont think i can wear nudes again ><

Temi said...

I love nude lipstick!! This was a really helpful tutorial, great blog!

celly snowflower said...

Now I know how not to look like a pale ghost, I probably got the wrong shade of nude haha! Thanks for the great tip Cynthia! Now a new follower ^_^

<3 Celly

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