In this photograph, you can see that my natural lipcolour is pigmented - its not overly pink, but it has a pinky-rose undertone. I feel I need a splash of spiced peach to create the ultimate natural look. Here is a photo of a lipcolour I really like on me next to the colour palette that I feel is my best. The interesting thing about this lipcolour is that its custom made (I had to mix a liner with a lipstick and then blend in a more nude shade just to the centre of my lips) - It was only through customizing, that I discovered that finding the perfect natural lip colour is not as easy as a quick swipe of one colour - the most original shades are a combination of 2 or 3 shades mixed together:
Here is a close up of the photo so you can see the actual makeup:
To create this custom lip colour, I started with Bronzelle lipliner (one of my all time favourite lip liners), swept on Sandalwood Beige by Revlon (a warm, peachy shade) and them mixed Siss lipstick by MAC in the centre of the lips - The combination of the warm peach with the neutral nude is exactly what creates this soft terracotta colour. I'd love to be able to say that my search is over, but we all know it never will be - I love the 'hunt' for the perfect lipstick products and now I love the idea of mixing and matching various shades until I can find a customized look that is perfect for me!!!