Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nude vs Warm Rose

I have always admired women who can wear a nude-beige lip and not look like they have swiped concealer on their lips.  I think the nude lip is just so feminine and pretty and it looks amazing with a smokey eye.  For some reason, it just doesn't seem to work on me (at least I don't think so) - Check out this makeup look I tried today, my moms comment to me was that I looked 'dead and blah' - not necessarily the type of feedback you want - lol:


For this look I used my usual base, mineral fusion foundation in warm, NC 30 concealer, MAC's bronzer (this time I used refined Golden).  For my eyes, I used brule as a base, copperplate shadow from lid to crease, coffee eyeliner and smudged deep truth shadow into the upper lashline.  I used Zoom lash mascara in lofty brown.  I then applied NARS Madly blush and used Lancome's Bronzelle lipliner with MAC's Honeylove lipstick.

Although, this look is okay, the richess seems to be gone, something is lacking, so I went back to using more of a golden-brown on my eyes, by re-applying coffee liner and smudging NARS Bengali into the upper lashline - I then changed the lip colour to Chanel's Rose Cuivre lipliner topped with MAC's Plink lipstick:



I think that this last look with a warm rose lip brings a little more colour to my face - the lipstick seems more elegant looking to me - I seem to handle a little bit of colour much better than a nude-beige lip - but I would love to hear your opinion - which is better on me - the nude? or the warm rose???

9 comments:

Countess Claire said...

I think you look also pretty with the nude lipstick! (first photo)
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Sonia Nirmala Devi said...

Unequivocally, the warm rose. It looks like your lips are rose petals and I love it!

Margo said...

Renata, my choice for you is the warm rose lipstick.

Snezana Mahoney said...

I definitely agree that you can handle colour, but I think a big reason the second photo is better is that there is some shine on the lips and the cheeks seem more iridescent too (but you didn't add anything there, did you?). You look good with that glammy touch (IMO).

I wonder if you could work the nude better if it was a glossy or shiny nude.

Renata said...

I never considered that Snezana - perhaps its worth a try - I wonder if a gold toned gloss or shimmer would make a difference - for me, its also an issue of the nude appearing slightly ashy/grey - I feel like If I do a nude lip, it should perhaps be more brown toned vs beige toned???

Anonymous said...

Hi, For me - nude (fix you as well and you looks younger then rose. Btw. have you been thinking that you are a Clear Winter season? (sometimes called Bright winter). It is a cold season but with some Autumn influence. For me you looks a bit like that but by internet is dificult to be sure.

BW palette: http://www.google.es/imgres?imgurl=http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing%3F.out%3Djpg%26size%3Dl%26tid%3D53773742&imgrefurl=http://www.polyvore.com/bright_winter/thing?id%3D53773742&h=300&w=300&sz=29&tbnid=OynFj6f6ZMU8mM:&tbnh=85&tbnw=85&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbright%2Bwinter%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=bright+winter&usg=__tFgfPTqVVn1z8X46BC0Yp-8oEl8=&docid=lGWsLdIt4zAIVM&hl=pl&sa=X&ei=50HeUKSKOpGo0AXpuIGIBQ&ved=0CC4Q9QEwAQ&dur=249

Renata said...

Thank you Anonymous, actually I have been considering winter lately as a better option for me than autumn lately, and I've been thinking about deep winter actually, but my eyes have always been a striking feature, so perhaps bright winter may work - thank you for these links and suggestions, I will have to play around with this some more!!!

Jess Kahele said...

Warm rose!

Anonymous said...

Def not the nude lip :) You need color :)